UGA Summer Conference

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UTAH GENEALOGICAL SUMMER CONFERENCE

Hosted annually by Utah Genealogical Association, the 2011 event will be held August 19–20 at Salt Lake Community College – Miller Campus.

THEME: OUR FAMILY: OUR HERITAGE

The conference will combine excellent presenters with a wide variety of topics for beginning to advanced skill levels.

Presentation topics include International Research; Technology; U.S. Research; Writing Personal and Family Histories; Printing; New FamilySearch and FamilySearch; the Research Wiki; Community Networking (Blogs and other social media); and Artifact Preservation.

  • There will also be technology training and hands-on labs, including computer classes in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel. Participants can try personal databases, research sites, and photo restoration.
  • ICAPGEN (International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional GENealogists) has expressed interest in a complete track for becoming a professional genealogist.
  • A FamilySearch representative will teach computer labs on Indexing, the FamilySearch Search Engine, the Research Wiki and Forums.
  • Vendors will also teach hands-on classes in the labs.

The keynote address on Friday is from 8-9:00 a.m. with class sessions to follow.

There is ample parking which will also be free to participants.

Further details will be posted soon at www.infouga.org.