Family history, a week of conferences
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Family history researchers and enthusiasts from around the nation and other parts of the world converged in Salt Lake City the week of April 26--May 1, as four genealogy conferences took place simultaneously, offering more than 200 workshops.
The centerpiece of the conferences was the National Genealogical Society Family History Conference commencing April 28. It was the first time in 25 years the conference has been held in the Utah capital.
Other events were the BYU Conference on Computerized Family History and Genealogy, the BYU Family History Technology Workshop and the FamilySearch Developers Conference for software developers.
Church members with callings as family history consultants could attend one of two three-hour training sessions at the Conference Center. They met that evening in the Salt Lake Tabernacle for a fireside featuring a talk by Elder Allan F. Packer of the Seventy.
On this page, some of the Church-related events are summarized; coverage of some of the National Genealogical Society conference will be in future issues of the Church News. Other news articles can be found at the Church News or Mormon Times websites, www.ldschurchnews.com www.mormontimes.com.