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Friday, July 24, 2009

Great Family Search Genealogy Conference - October 10th in Plano, TX!

The website is up (, the flyers are out and registrations are now being accepted for the 2009 Great Family Search Genealogy Conference on October 10, in Plano, and is sponsored by the Family History Centers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of Carrollton, Plano & Richardson. The full day conference is completely free, but registration is limited and usually fills up, so be sure to go to the website and print off your pre-registration form and get it mailed in. You may pre-order a CD with all syllabi from the conference for $2, and if you are attending, you may also pre-order a box lunch from Kuby's Deli for $10. Pre registrations must be received by September 26, 2009.

This year many new classes are on the list to choose from, along with a couple of perennial favorites. Classes include:
  • A Survey of Internet Resources for Genealogical Research
  • Exploring Options for Implementing Your Family Website
  • FamilySearch Indexing
  • Cracking "Cold Case" Genealogy Problems with DNA
  • Using at a Family History Center (for free!)
  • Where are MY Family's Stories Online?
  • What's Cooking at Familysearch Labs?
  • Deciphering Old Handwriting
  • Microsoft Photo Story3 for Windows XP
  • Effectively Search the Online Family History Library Ctalog
  • Avatars, Blogs & Tweets (Oh My!) Social Networking for Genealogists
  • Books, Vital Records, Census & More at
  • What I Wish I'd Known 40 Years Ago
  • Canadian Research
  • Using MS Word 2003 for Family History & Newsletters
  • Early LDS Church Records & Mormon Immigration
  • Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced Hispanic Research (3 separate classes)
I am really, really excited about the classes I've been asked to present this yearand am having so much fun preparing them. The class list should offer something for everyone, so do try to attend.

Again, the day-long event is completely free, but you really should pre-register (and I'd order the CD for sure!) You can print off the registration forms at or if you have any questions, e-mail

1 comment:

Greta Koehl said...

This sounds like a great program; I'd love to attend because so much of my family is from that area, but unfortunately it's too far.