Family History Conference
October 25, 2014 — 9:00am to 1:30pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
590 Bryan Drive, Apex, NC 27502 (beside the post office)
19 genealogy classes
Beginner to advanced
Free to the public ages 12+
Review our class descriptions below and then click the sign up button to the right to register for classes.
Searching for Your African American Roots
How to conduct African American genealogy research.
French Research 101
Do you have French ancestors and don't know where to start your research? This discussion will focus on the basics of the French records system, particularly since 1789, and the implementation of civil registration.
Subscription Databases Available at the Family History Center
Learn all about the subscription online services that you can access for free at your local Family History Center.
Intro to DNA for Genealogists
This RootsTech 2014 recorded session will introduce the concepts and methods used in applying DNA results to genealogy pursuits.
Using YouTube for Family History: Setting Up Your Own YouTube Channel
This RootsTech 2014 recorded session will show you all you need to know about setting up your own YouTube channel for family history.
Mapping Your Family's Past
How to use Google Earth to map out and learn more about where your ancestors lived.
Share Your Family Story Using Technology
Telling your family story requires more than "just the facts" or a few photos. Learn how to plan your message and use the technology available to help you tell it effectively and share it with friends and family.
Or, "What do you do with two million rolls of microfilm?" How YOU can help make the world's records readily available to everyone.
Capturing Your Family in Family History: Fun Family History Activities
I'm too BUSY for family history! I'm too YOUNG for family history! I'm too FUN for family history! Well then you are PERFECT for this class! Come join us to talk about how to get the whole family involved in family history.
Claves y Pautas Para Encontrar Ancestros Hispanos (in Spanish)
¿Se ha dado usted por vencido con su historia familiar? O ¿se le dificulta encontrar a sus familiares cuando hace búsqueda en el Internet? En esta clase va a aprender maneras de hacer búsquedas para encontrar datos que faltan en su Árbol Familiar, cómo buscar descendientes, y varias maneras de romper los muros que nos impiden avanzar en nuestra investigación genealógica.
Introducción a Genealogía (in Spanish, por miembros LDS)
En esta clase preparará su cuadro genealógico, pondrá la información en FamilySearch y podrá hacer un cuadro de su Árbol Genealógico para su familia. Para los participantes que son miembros de la Iglesia, prepararán un nombre para llevar al templo.
From the Tree to the Temple (for LDS members)
This class for LDS Church members will help you get started with your family history using FamilySearch.org and who you how to prepare names to take to the temple.
Temple Descendancy Searches (for LDS members)
Feel like you're at a dead end searching your family tree? Descendancy Research, a different approach to doing family history work, is perfect for beginners and those finding it difficult to take their lines futher back.
Using Family History in Primary, YM & YW (for LDS members)
This class for LDS members and leaders helps you understand your divinely appointed responsibility to help Church members in the work of saving their families across generations.
Find a Name (for LDS members)
This class will be one-on-one assistance in finding a name to print and take to the temple. Please bring your own laptop. Consider attending Temple Descendancy Searches before attending this class.
(YOUTH) Discover Family History
Discover Family History with a dynamic father/daughter team — President and Sadie Bingham!
(YOUTH) Finding Our Ancestors & Cousins
Please bring a laptop or tablet.
(YOUTH) FamilySearch Indexing
How YOU can help make the world's records readily available to everyone. Come learn from your peers!
Elder Neil L. Anderson challenged all youth "...to prepare as many names for the temple as you perform baptisms in the temple." Join this activity to start putting this #TempleChallenge into action. (Please bring a laptop or tablet, and get an LDS Account if you don't have one yet. Bring that username and password with you.)
How to get an LDS Account:
1. Register for an account by going to the account registration page on lds.org
2. Enter your membership record number (look on your temple recommend or ask your ward clerk) AND your birth date 3. Set up your user name and password