Wednesday, July 30, 2008

BYU Family History Conference July 29-Aug. 1, 2008

I decided to attend the BYU Family History Conference after hearing about it on the Sunday afternoon show "Relatively Speaking" on KSL Radio in Salt Lake City. It is every Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at KSL 1160. Jackie McKay is the moderator and Mary Slawson is the expert who answers the callers' questions. Sometimes there are other guests as well. You can also listen to it over the Internet at the KSL web site archives.

I have done some family history research in the past and have enjoyed it very much. Now I want to take my research to the next stage and (1) computerize it and (2) post it in appropriate places on the Internet.

It has been a lot of work getting ready to go to the conference. I drive about 45 minutes each way and I wondered if I should find someone to carpool with or arrange to take the bus. But I decided to just drive it alone and that will give me more time to get my work done in the mornings and the evenings. I can compensate for the cost of gas by taking my own lunch.

There are many wonderful knowledgeable speakers and a thick syllabus. I am attending mostly the classes on the Computers/Internet track. But there are a variety of classes with a Beginner's track, a Preserving your History track, a Methodology track, a United States/Canada track, and a British Research track. I want to make short reports of each class and will make each one a separate blog. That way my family/friends who want to learn more can pick what they are most interested in.

The purpose of this blog is to share my family history adventures and to keep me better organized.

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