The South Davis Family History Fair-possibly the largest genealogy convention in the country-will be held Saturday, March 7, 2009, at Bountiful High School, 695 South Orchard Drive, Bountiful, Utah.
“Walk With Me in White” (Rev. 3:4) is the fair’s theme, and an invitation to all.
The Fair will begin at 8 AM with a keynote address by Don R. Anderson, Director of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and also Director of the Church’s worldwide FamilySearch Support.
Select from an amazing array of 90 classes-geared to beginning, intermediate, or advanced levels of experience. New this year: Four of these classes will be taught in Spanish. Meanwhile, vendors display a variety of genealogy aids in the gymnasium, and a sack lunch is served in the cafeteria.
Here’s your chance to get tips from the pro’s-whether your ancestors were Scandinavian, Latin American, Native American, Colonial American, Canadian, Swiss, German, Dutch, Italian, Irish, Welsh, English, or a mix of all-called U.S.
The Fair is sponsored by eleven stakes in the South Davis , Utah area. Patrons within those stakes register through their family history consultants. Patrons outside those stakes may register by downloading the registration form available at www.familyhistoryfair.com.
To preregister and order a syllabus of the class handouts, mail your registration form and $10 to P.O. Box 1654 , Bountiful , UT 84011-1654 . Make checks payable to “North Canyon Stake.” Your preregistration must be postmarked by February 8, 2009. After that date, you may register at the door (beginning at 7 AM on March 7th), but we cannot guarantee that you will receive a syllabus.
For a complete class list, class descriptions, bio’s of the presenters, a map to Bountiful High School , and other details, please visit www.familyhistoryfair.com.
Here’s a sample of the offerings, these taught by Meridian writer, James W. Petty:
1) Stumped? Come Climb Your Family Tree with a Professional! – (Brickwall Solutions from a Career Professional)
2) Big City Research: New Resources for the Population Centers of the World – (Beyond the ordinary – Productive Research)
3) Handwriting Horrors: If you can read it, you can research it. – (Skills for deciphering old handwriting)
4) A Record Worthy of All Acceptation – Documentation & Sourcing – (The Key to Accuracy)