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Family History Library Hosts Ninth Annual Hispanic Family History Conference

The Family History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting the ninth annual Hispanic Family History Conference on 13-14 October 2006.

The conference is free to the public, and all classes will be conducted entirely in Spanish. Attendees will also receive free genealogy software.

Co-hosts for the conference are the BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy and Legado Latino, the Hispanic chapter of the Utah Genealogical Association.

A course on advanced Hispanic research will be offered on Friday, 13 October, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This daylong class will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Those who are just beginning to explore their Hispanic family history should attend on Saturday, 14 October. Registration for the free Saturday classes begins at 9:30 a.m. in the lobby of the Family History Library, located directly west of Temple Square.

Various classes will be taught throughout the day on Saturday; all will be taught in Spanish. Class topics include:

  • How to begin family history
  • Research helps
  • Latin American resources
  • Hands-on computer workshops
  • Spanish resources on the Internet
  • Finding records in Spain and Latin America

Research consultants will be available throughout the conference to provide free help with individual family history questions.

Attendees at the conference will also receive a free CD entitled Latin America Family History Resources which includes research guidance outlines and a genealogy software program for recording, managing and preserving one’s personal family history in Spanish, Portuguese or English.

The Family History Library maintains the world’s largest repository of genealogical resources with vital records from over 110 countries, territories and possessions. There are over 4,000 branches of the library (family history centers) in more than 70 countries.

For additional information, please contact Carlos Alvarez at (801) 240-6084 or Ruth Gomez Schirmacher at (801) 240-1530, or go to

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