The annual New England Family History Conference will be held on Saturday, March 26th, 2011 at the Franklin LDS chapel at 91 Jordan Road, Franklin, MA. Although I am not a member of the LDS (often referred to as Mormon) Church, I have been going to this conference for several years now. Everyone is welcome. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in genealogical research who lives within driving distance of Franklin. Click here for the list of classes. Click here for an overview of the entire program. Each participant can sign up for four classes. There is another bonus. The conference is free. It is an exciting selection and extremely difficult to choose. The only costs are a boxed lunch, if you choose to buy one, and the syllabus of the classes, if you would like a complete one printed up and given to you in your registration packet. Both costs are minimal. It is a good idea to register as early as possible. Classes can close up quickly. For more information click on the conference highlighted title in the first sentence above and Frequently Ask Questions here.
LDS has always been in the forefront of genealogical research. It’s members are extremely generous with their time, helping everyone from beginners to the most experienced, LDS and non-LDS alike. Their website is undergoing a major revision. They have an ongoing indexing project that is huge, staffed entirely by volunteers. To check out their new site, click here. To take full advantage of this new site, take a look at their instructions in pdf format here and their interactive online guide here. If you like the old version and wish to use it again, click here. When you read the pdf, you will discover that there is still a large amount of material that is only available in the older version. Explore, enjoy, learn, discover.