Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Final Details on the Week of Family History in Salt Lake City

The following is from FamilySearch. 

April 6, 2010
Dear Family History Consultant:

There are only a few short weeks left until genealogy week begins in Salt Lake City, April 26–May 1. In previous correspondence we have tried to keep you informed of and give you opportunities to participate in the events of the week. With this e-mail we want to give you some more details on the many events surrounding the conferences.

1.       April 27, Consultant Training. This consultant training consists of three classes that will be taught twice. There will be a three-class session in the morning, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, and an identical session in the afternoon, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. All sessions will be held in the Conference Center’s Little Theater on the west side of the center. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. The afternoon session will have overflow seating available.

2.       April 27, Consultant Fireside. Elder Allan Packer of the Seventy, and an Executive Director of the Family History Department, will give a fireside address in the Tabernacle on Temple Square, starting at 7:00 p.m. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis, with overflow seating available if needed.

3.       April 27, Church History Library Open House. This open house is especially for consultants and will offer LDS pioneer ancestry research assistance along with fascinating demonstrations of state-of-the-art conservation methods for photographs, audio recordings, and books. Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Located at 15 East North Temple Street.

4.       April 29, Mormon Tabernacle Choir with David McCullough and Henry B. Eyring. Do not miss this unique, multimedia tribute to family history and mini-concert. “Celebration of Family History” will be held Thursday, April 29, 2010, at 7 p.m. at the LDS Conference Center. While tickets to this event are no longer available, there may be small blocks of tickets made available from time to time in the weeks before the event or that evening at the door. Please check the status of these free tickets online at Since this event is in high demand, those of you with tickets should plan on being in your seats at least thirty minutes before it starts.

5.       May 1, Genealogy Kids Camp. This free event is for children in grades 4 through 12. It offers fun classes, games, and storytelling and includes classes to help Boy Scouts achieve their Genealogy Merit Badge. Saturday, May 1, 2010, 9 a.m. to noon at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Space is limited. Register early at

6.       April 28 to May 1, FamilySearch/Genealogy Technology Exhibit Hall. Hundreds of vendors and product demonstrations will be available starting Wednesday, April 28, through Saturday, May 1, at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Open admission.

7.       April 27 to May 1, Free Research Consultation. The Family History Library hours are extended to 11 p.m. during the week. Extra staff will be available to provide personal research assistance. (Note: The library will close from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 29, for the “Celebration of Family History” performance at the LDS Conference Center).

Additionally, for those who may want to pay for and attend only one day of a conference or a particular workshop, you can visit specific conference Web sites at:

·         The National Genealogical Society 2010 Family History Conference:
·         Brigham Young University 2010 Conference on Computerized Family History and Genealogy:
·         Brigham Young University 10th Annual Family History Technology Workshop:
·         FamilySearch’s 2010 Developers Conference:

Parking will be at a premium during this week, so we would encourage you to use public transportation, especially parking at an outlying site and taking the light-rail train, called TRAX, to the convention site. Public transportation options can be found at

For more information or to register for any of the conferences or free events, go

Please direct any questions or concerns to:                                                                                                                                               
Toll free in U.S. and Canada: 1-866-406-1830                                                                                                                
International: Go to for toll-free phone numbers in other areas.

We hope this information is helpful to you. 


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