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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 instructors.

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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