Thursday, June 14, 2007

Upcoming Genealogy and Family History Conferences

I wanted to let everyone know about the upcoming genealogy and family history conferences that either have some (minimum of one) classes on Hispanic genealogy or are Hispanic genealogy focused.

  • BYU Family History and Genealogy Conference: I will be teaching a couple of classes, one of which will be: 'Mexican Family History Online.' The other classes I will be teaching are not specific to Hispanic genealogy, but may interest you. The conference usually has a wide range of topics. It is a good chance to network with others, learn about upcoming and new things in the genealogical community, and learn other basic genealogical skills.
    • when: July 31 thru August 3, 2007
    • where: BYU Campus in Provo, Utah
    • notes: See link above for registration, conference organizer information, and conference schedule
  • Nosotros Los Tejanos - Hispanic Genealogy Conference: The 28th annual on genealogy and history. This will be a great conference for those of you that have early Mexican ancestry, especially southwestern roots.
    • when: September 13 thru September 16, 2007
    • where: Austin, Texas
    • notes: See above link for additional conference details
  • Annual Hispanic Family History and Genealogy Conference: I believe that it will be the 10th annual conference this year...I've lost count. This is normally a two day event with the bulk of the classes being on the second day. Full release announcements have not been made yet, but I will be providing them as soon as I get them.
    • when: October 19 and 20, 2007
    • where: Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah
    • notes: registration for the conference last year was free. The year before it was $5 or $10 dollars and it included lunch (expect this year's registration will be free). I would suggest coming a few days before the conference and doing some of your family history research at the largest genealogical library in the world. Classes are taught by professionals and BYU Hispanic genealogy students.
Any others? I hate when there is a conference and I miss it, because I didn't know about it. Let us know if there are any other conferences out there...thanks!

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