(Picture owned by Rayanne B. Melick)
The Family History and Genealogy Conference is coming up July 27-30, 2010 at BYU. If you have never taken the opportunity to attend this conference, this year is the year to attend! All of the classes are fantastic and you get to spend your time talking with people whose eyes don't glaze over when you mention family history! Great deal! Here is a sneak peak at the keynote presenters:
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Rooms 2258 & 2260 CONF
Elder Dennis B. Neuenschwander – “It Is More than About Names”
Elder Dennis B. Neuenschwander served a mission to Finland as a young man and presided over the Austria Vienna East Mission from 1987–1991. Prior to his call as a General Authority, he was responsible for the acquisition of genealogical sources throughout Eastern Europe. Called as a general authority in 1991, Elder Neuenschwander served in the Presidency of the Seventy from 2000–2004. He is married to Joni Kay Lee. Elder Neuenschwander was granted emeritus status at the October 2009 General Conference.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Rooms 2258 & 2260 CONF Curt B. Witcher – “This I Believe: The Urgent Need to Record Living History”
Curt B. Witcher is the manager of the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, IN. He is a member of the Genealogy Committee of the American Library Association, a former president of both the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the National Genealogical Society, and the current as well as founding president of the Indiana Genealogical Society.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Rooms 2258 & 2260 CONF Daniel C. Lawyer – “The Future of FamilySearch (Something Big is Coming Soon)”
Daniel C. Lawyer is a senior product manager for FamilySearch where he develops the FamilySearch.org web site; the integration of new FamilySearch, Record Search, and Research Wiki, Forums. His vision is to evolve FamilySearch into a site that helps friends and family work together to connect to their common roots.
To register, go to http://ce.byu.edu/cw/cwgen/
Discount for family history consultants if you register by phone!