Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Mesa FamilySearch Conference - Registration opens September 9, 2015

The Mesa FamilySearch Library has been closed since last November and there is still no estimated date for reopening. However, that isn't stopping them from sponsoring the annual Family History Conference. Here is last week's official announcement:
ANNOUNCING THE 2015 Family History Conference sponsored by the Mesa AZ FamilySearch Library on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at the Tempe Institute of Religion on the ASU Campus in Tempe, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:10 p.m.  The Library may be closed, but family history work goes on!

This year’s conference will feature a keynote address by Todd Powell of FamilySearch.  Mr. Powell is a Senior Product Manager for the FamilyTree Department at  He graduated from BYU and has over 25 years working in technology and business leadership.  Todd is a native of Phoenix and the Gila Valley and enjoys visiting extended family in Arizona.

This year’s theme is “Putting It All Together” and provides a wide variety of over 50 class choices for all types of learners, from beginners to the most advanced genealogists.  Come and learn how to be more effective and efficient when doing your research.  Learn to trace your roots with DNA.  Learn to document your sources.  Get specific information on various ways to research in specific countries.  If you are new to family history, come learn the basics.  Some of the most popular classes are repeated in an effort to accommodate everyone.   Spend all day or come for a single class or two; you may attend a maximum of five classes.

Registration will begin online on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.  At the time of registration, registrants will be given the opportunity to purchase lunch from Jason’s Deli.  Otherwise, the conference is FREE.  See you in October!
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Did you see that? It's FREE! So, arrange your carpools and visit the Mesa FamilySearch Library website on September 9 to register. Last year, registration closed very early because they reached the maximum number of attendees allowed. If you want to ensure a seat this year, be sure to register as soon as possible after registration opens. And while you're on the website, visit the Annual Conference Archives for the handouts for the 2012-2014 conferences, also FREE.

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