By 'Editor, LDSCaNews'
Large Family History Conference Coming
LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, CANADA -- In about a month, Lethbridge residents will
have the opportunity to attend perhaps the largest family history conference
ever held in Southern Alberta. The conference to be held the evenings of
10-12 May 2001 will have a line-up of nearly 90 classes and almost 60
Of particular interest is Friday night's keynote speaker Dr. Scott Woodward
of the BYU Molecular Genealogy Research Group. According to Gordon Anderson,
one of the conference's organisers, the research group will be there to
collect volunteer blood samples. These will then be used to add to an
existing database of DNA."Eventually there will be a DNA database built up
to trace where people are from."
The conference, which will cost 25$ per person, will be split up into 80
classes for the general public and eight classes for local priesthood and
family history leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The general public classes will cover topics ranging from finding family
history on the Internet and publishing family history websites to writing
family histories and creating family heirlooms.
LDS leadership classes will be covering such areas as organising effective
family history programmes on the ward and stake level and the review of
priesthood guidelines. Classes for this group will include President and
Sister Heber C. Kapp of the Cardston Alberta Temple; Blaine Hudson, Family
History Area Advisor; and Elder Blair Bennett, an Area Authority Seventy
living in Edmonton.
Lethbridge Herald, 03 Apr 2001
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