Welcome to the 50th annual BYU Conference on
Family History and Genealogy

July 31–August 3, 2018

Held at the BYU Conference Center in Provo, Utah.

We are excited to announce that Elder Bradley D. Foster will be our opening plenary speaker on Tuesday, July 31 at 8:30 a.m. Come join us!

Elder Bradley D. Foster


In celebration of our 50th anniversary, we are excited to announce a new exhibit called, The Evolution of Family History, that will be displayed throughout the conference.

We also welcome you to our Tuesday night reception on July 31 from 5:00–6:30 p.m. in the Harman Building atrium (adjacent to the BYU Conference Center) where you can view the exhibit and visit the vendor hall.

The 50th annual BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy will offer more than 100 classes, including a free track on Friday for Family History Consultants, allowing participants to gain new skills and helpful information. Class topics include:

  • FamilySearch 
  • Writing Your Family History
  • Online Genealogy and Technology
  • DNA Research
  • Organizing, Preserving, and Sharing Photos
  • ICAPGen ® 
  • US Research
  • Methodology, Records, and Resources
  • International Research
  • Scandinavian Research

ICAPGen Luncheon

The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen) is pleased to once again host a networking luncheon at the annual BYU Genealogy Conference. This networking luncheon provides an opportunity for those with a serious interest in genealogy to eat and talk with Accredited Genealogists and get more insight as to the application and testing process, as well as learn more of the practical benefits of achieving the AG® credential.  It also allows for discussion about research strategies and tough research problems.  It is a great way to end the conference.

We want to invite you to join us for this event.  We hope to have many Accredited Genealogists in attendance to help interested candidates learn more about becoming part of our group.

Lunch will be held on Friday, August 3rd, the concluding day of the conference.  The location will be in the Harman Building Ballroom B-C.  The menu will be a buffet of Chicken Cordon Bleu, house potatoes, green beans, green salad, rolls and BYU Creamery ice cream for dessert at a cost of $15.  Pre-registration is required, as the catering service requires a final head count prior to the start of the conference.