This Is the Place!—To Read Summaries of the Annual BYU Genealogy Conference

November 25, 2019  - by 

For more than half a century, family history enthusiasts from around the world have been gathering in Provo, Utah, each year for the BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy.

And not just enthusiasts! Whether you are an expert in genealogy or just beginning to make your first pedigree chart, the annual BYU family history conference is an experience you don’t want to miss. (Check out the conference home page each year for dates and registration information.)

But if a trip to the bustling Utah city named after Etienne Provost (a French explorer) isn’t able to appear on your calendar any time soon, then be sure to bookmark this blog article. It’s about to become an important resource for you. 

Conference Archives—Long-Distance Learning

Girls attending The BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy.

Each year, the FamilySearch blog team sends its finest and brightest writers to attend the BYU Genealogy Conference, and then they write about it—so that no matter where you live, you too can enjoy some of the fruits from this truly inspiring event.

Recent conferences have included forays into such topics as DNA research, African American research, the latest and greatest in genealogy technology, deciphering military records, having fun with 16th Century Danish Land Records. . . . The list goes on.

But really, you’ll have to explore the archive for yourself to see what interests you. You’re sure to find something worthwhile. Maybe something will help you make that big breakthrough you’ve been hoping for, the one that connects you to your ancestral homeland and dozens, if not hundreds, of ancestors. 

Be sure to check back every now and then for updates. This is a living, breathing, growing archive—with new summaries, highlights, and other content from past conferences being added all the time.

Highlights from 2019

More from Past Conferences

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  1. Several years ago I attended several BYU Genealogy Conferences. I would like to do so again, when the next Conference is held.