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, UT

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 through 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

In an effort to lower prices and make family history training more accessible to youth The myFamily History BYU Youth Camp has changed their structure from an overnight camp to a day camp running the same time as the adult Conference on Family History and Genealogy. Our adult participants will receive a $20 discount on their registration if they also register a youth. Please go to the myfamily.byu.edu website to register your youth first, then return to this website to register at the discounted price. (You will be given a promo code in your confirmation email.)

ICAPGen Luncheon

The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen) is pleased to host its fourth 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.

Last year's ICAPGen luncheon was a popular event, and we  encourage early registration to ensure a seat. To register, please click the Registration tab at the top of this page and add the ICAPGen Luncheon option to your cart.

The luncheon will be held on the concluding day of the BYU Conference on Family History & Genealogy: Friday, August 3, 2018from noon to 1:30 p.m. in room 2260ACost for the event is $22.