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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Major Genealogy Conferences Coming To Salt Lake City

People interested in genealogy and family history research will converge on Salt Lake City beginning on April 26. Much of the activity will be centered around the LDS Church's Family History Library, near Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City.

Ksl.com has this report about the conferences. Below are excerpts.

Family history buffs will be all over Salt Lake City starting April 26 and filling The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Family History Library. Jan Alpert, with the National Genealogical Society, can't rave enough about it.

Alpert says the society picked Salt Lake at the same time as three other family history conferences to make it easier for everybody. She says the conference is already on pace to have double the attendance of last year's meeting in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Alpert says new family history shows on television have also increased interest. She teaches classes and tells students it's not as easy as it looks on TV, but it's much easier than it used to be.

Alpert says people can register for all week or just a day at a time. They will also have free vendor exhibits and a free class for librarians. Click here for more on that.

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