BYU Family History and Genealogy 2007 Conference

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July 31-August 3, 2007

Theme: Strengthening Ties That Bind Families Together Forever

The 39th annual Brigham Young University Family History and Genealogy Conference will be held four days, from July 31 through August 3, 2007, in the BYU Conference Center.

More than 100 classes will be offered throughout the conference, allowing participants to gain new skills and helpful information. Class topics include Beginning Family History, Family History Center Support, Computers and New Programs, Europe/Nordic Research, British Research, U.S. Research, Methodology, and Publishing Family Histories. We invite you to attend the conference to learn new techniques and to build and strengthen your family ties through genealogy and family history.

Keynote Presenters:

Elder Gary J. Coleman of the First Quorum of the Seventy is and Assistant Executive Director for the Family and Church History Department. He has served as mission president of the California Arcadia Mission, counselor in a stake presidency, and bishop. He has also served as associate director and instructor at Weber State University Institute of Religion. He has master's and doctoral degrees from Brigham Young University in counseling and guidance.

Shirley J. Riemer is the author of The German Research Companion and editor of the award-winning Der Blumenbaum Journal. She has a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

Fred E. Woods holds a PhD in Middle East Studies from the University of Utah. He is a professor at Brigham Young University and author of six books and over 50 articles. He has lectured at universities around the world.

Craig Miller serves as director of the Member Needs Division of the Family and Church History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is responsible for the research, product strategy, design, and marketing of the Church's family history products and services.