If you live in the Salt Lake City area, or are looking for another excuse to head that way to do some genealogy research, you should plan your schedule to take in an excellent conference, “Saving Lives, One Story at at Time,” sponsored by the Utah Chapter of the Association of Personal Historians, on October 15 at Westminster College. Twelve workshop options will be offered between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., presented by professional personal historians. In addition to the workshops, the conference will include a Video and Readers Theater featuring polished sample stories, panel discussions, product displays and more. The keynote address will be given by Jeanne Archer, past president of the Association of Personal Historians. The cost is $65. Drop by the conference website, personalhistory conference.com, for more information and where you’ll find a great article by Rainey Christofferson titled “Ten Tips to Help You Jump-Start Your Family History Project.”
Utah APH is a chapter of the Association of Personal Historians, a not-for-profit international trade association dedicated to helping individuals, organizations, and communities preserve their histories, memories, and stories. APH provides personal history resources to the public and education, training, and networking opportunities to professional personal historians. I have been a member of this organization for several years. It’s a great resource for people looking for a professional to ghostwrite, edit, scan and edit photos, create family history videos, and create beautiful keepsake family books.
I am excited to be giving two presentations at the conference and was interviewed recently by Deseret News, one of the two primary Utah newspapers, because of my participation. My interview was published in yesterday’s edition of the Deseret News. You can read it here.