During the week of June 20 – 24, a family history workshop for the deaf was held in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City, Utah. This workshop was focused on meeting the family history needs of the deaf community throughout the Wasatch Front.
This genealogy workshop for the deaf offered a wide variety of classes that taught family history skills covering a range of topics from using naturalization papers to citing original sources; from using census records to interpreting tombstone symbols. The workshop was very well attended with more than 120 people with hearing disabilities in attendance.
Conference attendees also took part in outside activities, such as a visit to the local Salt Lake City LDS Temple, a conference banquet and a Sunday devotional. Those who attended the workshop were enthusiastic about the information they learned as well as the enjoyable opportunity to socialize with so many others who deal with the challenges of being hearing impaired.
This family history workshop for the deaf is held every other year. It is usually free to everyone within the deaf community.