Join Me at the 43rd Annual BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy!

BYU has done it again! This coming July 26-29, 2011 at the BYU Conference Center in Provo, Utah, once again thousands will “enter to learn and go forth to serve” in the mighty work of family history with knowledge gained from the best!   With BYU’s 43rd Annual Conference on Family History and Genealogy, over 100 classes are being presented chock-full of the techniques, tools and technology for “Strengthening Ties That Bind Families Together.” This four-day conference on the BYU campus has something for everyone in its multiple topical tracks of instruction for all levels of genealogical expertise. Classes are being offered on a non-credit and credit basis to meet the family history educational needs of the attendees. Come learn new skills and useful information from over 50 professionals to help you accomplish your genealogy goals. Space is limited so be sure to register early and secure your opportunity to participate.  Click here for easy Registration.

All week long experts will cover professional tips and the intricacies of methodology and research which are at the heart of successful genealogy and family history research: creating a record worthy of all acceptation.  Check out the Schedule for the specifics and choose the classes that are just right for you. Learn from such great genealogists like Roger Minert PhD and Warren Bittner CG the latest updates and most modern research methods, theory and best practices.  Meridian’s own, “Moi”,  James W. Petty, AG, CG, will be there to share my 40 years’ of “doing genealogy.” Let’s visit during the conference!    

What do you need?  BYU has it!   

Are you interested in learning how to research and use the records in a specific location or country?  The conference offers a wide variety of tracks with classes all day long on the records and research of the US, British Isles, Germany, International, Scandinavian, and Church Records Worldwide. Learn from experienced researchers such as George Ryskamp, Karen Clifford, AG, and Heidi G. Sugden on how to tackle and conquer your challenging ancestry research.

What’s available for LDS records, research, and resources and writing your family history?  Try the how-to tracks for LDS Records, FamilySearch, NewFamilySearch, Family History Centers, and Writing Family Histories.  Professionals Ruth Maness, AG, David Dilts, Loretta Evans, AG, and others are prepared to help you with these valuable LDS assets for Family and Temple Work Submissions and to learn the ins-and-outs of getting your family genealogy and stories written and published.

Are you hooked on your computer and all the bells and whistles of technology and scientific advancement in genealogy?  Then these special tracks are for you:  For help with online searches, computers, and technology, computer whiz Alan Mann will join other skilled teachers like Daniel Lynch in presenting in-depth classes about Internet Research, NewFamilySearch, and Google.  And if you want to get the most out of your genealogy software, check out classes on RootsMagic, Ancestral Quest, Legacy and Family Insight. You will be able to meet with the developers like Bruce Buzbee and Gaylon Findlay and others to ask those nit-picking questions about their products.  How about real hands-on computer experience? Join pros Barbara Ann Rennick and Jill Crandall for 2 days of the Computer Tools Lab (Workshop) and increase your technical skills in power-point and harnessing the power of your computer.  Are you ready for in-depth instruction on DNA and Related Research? Participants have 5 classes to delve into these exciting topics with the likes of Ugo Perego, PhD, and Cynthia Doxey Green, PhD and others.   

Make plans now to attend!

This special family history and genealogy conference comes but once a year.  It is a unique opportunity to be at the premier educational institution of genealogy (BYU) and just down the street from the heartland of worldwide family history (FHL – Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.)  Go through your genealogy today and pick out a line or two you really want to do something with this summer.  Come join me and my fellow professionals at BYU’s 43rd Annual Family History and Genealogy Conference and let’s work together to make this a breakthrough-year for you and your kindred dead.

James W. Petty, AG, CG is the Board-Certified and Accredited Professional Genealogist, “Climbing the Family Tree Professionally Since 1969”.  He is President of HEIRLINES Family History & Genealogy, Inc. (, the “Salt Lake City, Utah BBB Accredited Business” trusted professional genealogy research services firm, providing genealogical and historical research for a world-wide clientele.

For Heirlines-Quality professional genealogy services, resources, and products including free genealogy, LDS Family History advice and expert answers to commonly asked ancestry questions, visit Jim’s website for free consultations and ordering custom family tree research services, and his genealogy blog