Thursday, October 30, 2008


Seems like I just attended their last great annual conference, yet we can already mark our calendars for next year’s big St. Louis area genie event:

2009 StLGS Family History Conference
39th Annual Conference

Next year’s Family History Conference has already been scheduled for Saturday, 2 May 2009. We will return to the Maryland Heights Community Centre next year.


We are excited to announce that our featured speaker for the event will be David Rencher, AG, CG, FIGRS, FUGA, Director of Records and Information Division, Family and Church History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons). This organization has taken on the project to convert the Church’s vast collection of microfilmed records into indexed digital images, which will then be made available on the Internet.

David’s current assignment promises to transform the way genealogists access original documents pertaining to their family history research. We hope you will mark your calendar for 2 May 2009 to hear the latest on this project from the man who is directing it.

This all-day conference is the largest such single-day event in the Midwest. This year’s conference features nationally-recognized speakers, outstanding local speakers, a large and bustling vendor area, and an optional lunch.

Between 1 February and 30 July, audio CDs/cassettes of some of the lectures of the 2008 Conference are available for purchase. Click here for more information or to place your order online.

For a history of the Society's Family History Conferences, click here.

NOTE: It’s hard to believe, but they’ve been holding their annual conferences since 1970!

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