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2016 Conference on Family History and Genealogy at BYU


BYU_fh_2016_bannerhomeThe 48th Annual Conference on Family History and Genealogy, scheduled for July 26-29 at the BYU Conference Center, has opened up registration.  Make plans now to  attend!

With over 100 classes offered throughout the four days, including an ICAPGen℠ track designed to educate researchers interested in credentialing, this conference is an outstanding opportunity for genealogy education.   Researchers at all levels of experience will find what they need, including classes on U.S. and international topics, DNA, technology, and methodology.

The conference runs concurrently with the BYU “My Family History Youth Camp” and will also have some classes geared toward youth in genealogy, along with LDS family history consultants.

Once again, the final day of the conference (Friday the 29th) will feature an ICAPGen luncheon from noon to 1:30.  This year a panel of Accredited Genealogist® professionals will  answer questions from the luncheon attendees, so be sure to add the “ICAPGen luncheon” to your registration cart when you check out..



Free Online Genealogy Courses from Brigham Young University

According to the ICAPGen℠ Mission Statement, one of our organization’s central functions is, “recruiting, encouraging, mentoring, and educating genealogists.” Because of that, we are pleased to share links to quality educational opportunities for the genealogical community.

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One of the best opportunities around is the series of university courses offered by Brigham Young University. BYU has ten free online genealogy courses, and if you are looking to sharpen your research skills, prepare for accreditation, or just learn something new, it would be worth your time to check into these classes:

  1. Introduction to Family History Research
  2. Writing Family History
  3. Helping Children Love Your Family History
  4. Family Records
  5. Vital Records
  6. Military Records
  7. French Research
  8. Germany Research
  9. Huguenot Research
  10. Scandinavia Research

No university credit is offered for the free courses, but if you want to go the full university academic degree route, BYU does offer a (not free) bachelor degree in Family History – Genealogy, with 55-77 credit hours required.