Welcome to the 51th annual BYU Conference on
Family History and Genealogy

July 30–August 2, 2019

Held at the BYU Conference Center in Provo, Utah.

The Call for Papers is now open. We are seeking experienced presenters in the field of Family History and Genealogy. The deadline for proposals is Sunday, January 13, 2019. View the Call for Papers


The 51th annual BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy will offer more than 100 classes, including a free track, this year on TUESDAY, 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 2nd, the concluding day of the conference.  The location will be in the Harman Building Ballroom B-C. 

  Pre-registration is required, as the catering service requires a final head count prior to the start of the conference.