The following announcement was written by the Association of Personal Historians:
Personal Historians Set to Convene in Salt Lake City
Want some expert help in preparing a personal history? Looking to organize piles of family records, stories or photographs? Not sure how to video an interview? Ask for the assistance of a professional personal historian!
Members of the Association of Personal Historians (APH) have the skills to capture the stories of a lifetime in print and/or video. To sharpen those skills, personal and family historians will convene this fall for the fourteenth annual international conference. Registration is now open, and new participants are invited to attend.
The 2008 APH Conference will be held October 29-November 2 in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. The keynote address, "Oral History: Use It or Lose It," will be presented by nationally respected family historian, author and speaker Sharon DeBartolo Carmack. Best-selling author, Dr. Terry Warner, will present "The Decisions We Make: Mini-Crossroads in Our Lives."
The conference theme is Crossroads in Personal History. Successful historians from across the nation will share their expertise at seminars, panel discussions and 30 outstanding workshops on topics such as building a business, bringing stories to life, conducting meaningful interviews, editing for clarity and accessing the resources of the Family History Library, the world's largest genealogical repository.
Preserving personal and family history has always featured prominently in the culture of the Intermountain West, which is why APH is reaching out to oral historians, writers, journalists, genealogists and videographers in western states to take a look at this opportunity.
Co-chairing the APH Conference Program Committee are Neal Harmon of Burley, Idaho, and Paulette Stevens, a native of Salt Lake City. For more information, visit the APH website: http://personalhistorians.org/conference or contact Paulette at 801 261-5203. Early registration discount for APH members applies until July 31.