2017 Family History and Genealogy Conference


July 25–28, 2017, BYU Conference Center, Provo Utah

730 E University Parkway
Provo, Utah 84604

Proposals are now being accepted for the 2017 BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy which will be held Tuesday, July 25 through Friday, July 28, 2017 at the BYU Conference Center in Provo, Utah.

 Proposals are accepted through the BYU recruiting system. You will be required to have a BYU Net ID. If you do not have a Net ID, create one now. You may submit up to eight proposals.

If you missed our July 2016 conference, you can still purchase a syllabus.

Purchase Syllabus

Join us in July for four days of inspiration, learning and fun. 

About the Conference

The 49th annual BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy will offer more than 100 classes, allowing participants to gain new skills and helpful information. Class topics include:

  • Youth and Genealogy
  • LDS Family History Callings
  • FamilySearch Family Tree
  • DNA Research
  • Google Genealogy
  • ICAPGen
  • U.S. Research
  • Methodology
  • International Research
  • Scandinavian Research

Construction Update

You will need to enter the BYU Conference Center using the south doors on either level due to the expansion of the Harman Continuing Education Building (HCEB) on the north end. The entrance on the lower level does not meet ADA requirements. Please use the handicap parking outlined below if needed.

Early Check-in Option

You can check-in on Monday, July 25, 2016 at the Conference Center from 3:00–5:00 p.m., this is especially helpful for those using campus housing.


All handicap parking is now located at 1550 North 900 East in Lot 23A, southeast of the BYU Conference Center. The rest of Lot 23A is reserved for those with an "A" permit. In the event that all handicap stalls are occupied, a handicap permit allows you to still park in this lot.

Free visitor parking is available in Lot 20Y located at 730 E. University Parkway, west of the BYU Conference Center. Parking is also available in the Marriott Center's Lot 19Y. Please do not park in stalls or areas identified with "Service Vehicles" or requiring an "A" permit.

Parking and Entrance Map

ICAPGen Luncheon

The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen) is pleased to host its second annual networking luncheon. This event provides an opportunity for those interested in becoming an Accredited Genealogist to talk and eat with AG® professionals 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.

We will have many Accredited Genealogists in attendance to help interested candidates learn more about becoming part of our group. This was a popular event last year, and we encourage early registration to ensure your seat at our table.To register, please click the “Registration” tab at the top of this page and add the ICAPGen Luncheon option to your cart.

Lunch will be held on Friday, July 28, the concluding day of the BYU Conference on Family History & Genealogy, from noon to 1:30 p.m. under the BYU Conference Center Pavilion.  Cost for the event is $20.