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March 15, 2013

Family Research Conference to teach about genealogy

NORMAN — Event hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

OKLAHOMA CITY —People who want to learn more about their families across the generations are invited to the Pathway to Family Research Conference hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The free event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 13 at the FamilySearch Center, 5020 NW 63rd St. in Oklahoma City.

“The conference is to teach the participants how to find their ancestors using the website available for free through familysearch.org,” said Donna Waddle, senior assistant director of the FamilySearch Center.

FamilySearch.org is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. The website allows users to research their personal family histories, take online research courses and connect with others in discussion forums.

Conference participants can choose from three concurrent classes per hour based on their personal interests and family history expertise. Class topics include learning how to research ancestries from various countries, utilizing multiple genealogy websites, Internet safety, how to create a blog and much more. Several classes are available in Spanish.

The conference is open to the public. Pre-registration is available, but not required. Day-of registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Participants who register in advance have the option of pre-paying for a $10 Jason’s Deli lunch box and purchasing a $2 information packet.

For more information about registration or the event, call 225-8700 or 721-8455 or visit the Oklahoma FamilySearch Center Website at OKCFHC.org.

For more information on FamilySearch visit familysearch.org.

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