Brigham Young University holds a great conference every year that focuses on the use of computers to aid in genealogy research. This year's even promises to be even bigger than last year's event. Here is the announcement of this year's conference:
The tenth annual Computerized Genealogy Conference at Brigham Young University has been scheduled for Friday and Saturday March 16 and 17, 2007. This conference is designed to be a how-to guide for everyone-beginning, intermediate, and advanced researchers. The focus of the conference is to help everyone learn how new computer programs and advancements in existing programs can help them be more effective in genealogy and family history work.
The featured presenters for this conference will be Alan Mann, Family History Library Salt Lake City, and Dick Eastman, author of a weekly online periodical, called Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter. He loves to share technology "finds" that can help both new and seasoned genealogists. He is an author and world-renowned lecturer. There will also be representatives from the Family and Church History Department will be introducing new LDS Church family history databases and programs.
Last year, more than 600 participants attended the computer conference learning how new programs can simplify and enhance research. Topics at this year's conference will include improvements in genealogy software, managing genealogical databases, and finding useful tools on the Internet. Some of our participants summed up their experience at the last conference by saying, "I learned everything I hoped to learn," and "I'm full of new ideas, enthusiasm, and new skills, ready to get to work when I get home!"
Vendors will be available throughout the conference to showcase their products and provide demonstrations. Mark your calendars now for our March 16-17, 2007, Computerized Genealogy Conference, which will introduce to you the newest ideas in genealogical research. The conference is sponsored by BYU Religious Education, BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy, LDS Family History Library, and BYU's Division of Continuing Education. Anyone with an interest in genealogy is invited to attend, and meet with fellow genealogists and computer enthusiasts. You will also be able to learn from each other and leaders in the genealogy community-faculty, vendors, and other presenters.
For pricing or additional program and registration information, contact:
BYU Conferences and Workshops
136 Harman Continuing Education Building
Provo, UT 84602-1516