More than 100 classes and workshops will be featured at a major conference of the Federation of Genealogical Societies in Salt Lake City Aug. 15.
Thomas E. Daniels, public relations manager of the Church Family History Department, said the conference has the support and involvement of Church personnel, although it is not sponsored by the Church."Windows to the Past" is the theme of the conference, co-hosted by the Utah Genealogical Association.
Amateurs and professionals may attend the classes and workshops to be held at the Salt Lake Hilton and Little America Hotels, according to Annette Tanner, public information chairman.
Classes on computers, family history, immigration, European research, colonial American research, and numerous record sources are scheduled. Other features include exhibits and computer genealogy demonstrations.
The instructors are nationally known experts from the United States, Canada and England. They include representatives of the English Public Records Office, the Library of Congress, the National Genealogical Society, the New England Historic and Genealogical Society, the Church Family History Library, the Association of Professional Genealogists, and various state archives.
Popular singer Helen Reddy will be the banquet speaker. An accomplished genealogist in her own right, she will share the motivation that led to her long involvement in her search for her roots. Much of her research has focused on her ancestors who arrived on the first fleet of ships in Australia.
For conference details and information, write to Windows to the Past, P.O. Box 1144, Salt Lake City, Utah 84110, or call (801) 240-2325.