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Apr 28, 2022

The Society of Genealogists Conference: Count Down to CONFERENCE – The Future of Genealogy – Young Genealogists at the Helm

The following announcement was written by the Society of Genealogists:

Count Down to CONFERENCE

The Future of Genealogy

Young Genealogists at the Helm

Saturday 7 May 2022 8am – 8:15pm (BST)

The Society of Genealogists, in collaboration with The Family History Federation, is looking forward to hosting this exciting online Zoom event on the 7th of May.

The conference provides a platform for genealogists under 35 to come together, exchange ideas and support each other. This is an international event to connect young people from around the world and help shape the future of the genealogy community. Youth-led, sessions will include a facilitated safe space to discuss what young people want from the community and family history societies, with a range of presentations, panels and discussions.

This event will be led by our young genealogists but is open to all to attend. If you are a genealogy society officer or programme secretary or educator looking to engage young family historians then this is the conference to learn about their expectations and interests.

The conference programme includes ten diverse sessions from young genealogist influencers and historians who will look at sources, resources and the world of genealogy from their perspective. Talks will include (amongst others) – The Effects of DNA Testing Results on Biological and Family Identities; Building a Bridge between Generations; Using Family History to Comprehend the Roots of Climate Crisis: Reflections on Personal Experience.

Representatives from commercial organisations including Ancestry, Findmypast and My Heritage as well the Society of Genealogists and Family History Federation will take form an industry panel from leading genealogy organisations and young family historians to discuss the issues, answer questions and hear the insights and concerns of young family historians.

A PDF copy of the programme is attached and online line here Layout 1 (prismic-io.s3.amazonaws.com)

Cost is £1.50 which covers your registration fee. Everyone is welcome, come for all or part of the day

Bookings can be made Conference: The Future of Genealogy – Young Genealogists at the Helm – Society of Genealogists (arlo.co)

Door prizes and prize draw donations for attendees include:

• TWO free annual memberships from Society for One-Place Studies

• One £20 voucher to be spent with Devon FHS (either on membership, attending an event or publications)

• TWO FREE COURSES (for any course, without assessment) from Pharos Tutors

Other offers and discounts available to attendees include:

• 20% off your first year of Society of Genealogists’ membership

• 60% discount from MyHeritage for first-time users