Free Family History Training for Youth and Leaders
By Meridian Magazine
The Family History Department is offering several free sessions and activities specifically for Church members and youth on Saturday, March 23, in the Salt Palace Conference Center in Salt Lake City, in conjunction with the RootsTech Conference March 21-23. For more information about RootsTech 2013 or to register for the conference, go to .
8:30 Keynote-Dennis Brimhall, Syd Lieberman, Josh Taylor
11:00 The Future of Genealogy-Thomas MacEntee and panel
1:45 Tell it Again (Story@Home)-Kim Weitkamp
3:00 The Genealogists Gadget Bag-Jill Ball and panel
4:15 Finding the Obscure and Elusive: Geographic Information on the Web -James Tanner
8:30 Keynote-Jyl Pattee and Tim Sullivan
9:45 Researching Ancestors Online-Laura Prescott
11:00 FamilySearch Family Tree-Ron Tanner
1:45 Google Search… and Beyond -Dave Barney
3:00 From Paper Piles to Digital Files-Valerie Elkins
8:30 Keynote-David Pogue and Gilad Japhet
9:45 Using Technology to Solve Research Problems-Karen Clifford
11:00 Digital Storytelling: More than Bullet Points-Denise Olson
These are just 13 of more than 250 classes available at the conference.
12:40 Hearts, then Charts
1:45 Secrets of Success
The Church’s Family History Department is offering several free sessions and activities specifically for Church members and youth on Saturday, March 23, in conjunction with the RootsTech Conference.
On Saturday, March 23, youth ages 11-18 are invited to participate in a number of classes and activities at the Salt Palace Convention Center, including a Genealogy Merit Badge and Personal Progress Booth, a class by popular EFY speaker Ryan Sharp, and a youth panel discussion.
David L. Beck, Young Men general president, will speak to youth leaders about how family history work can bless the lives of youth. That evening, Sister Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women general president, will be the speaker at a special devotional for youth at 6:00 p.m. in the Salt Palace Convention Center, Hall 2. See for more details and to register.