Family history conference coming

There’s a family tree for everyone in the forest of genealogy, say organizers of a family history conference coming to Red Deer in mid-April.

There’s a family tree for everyone in the forest of genealogy, say organizers of a family history conference coming to Red Deer in mid-April.

Find Your Tree in the Forest opens on the evening of Friday, April 13, with genealogy detective Gena Philibert Ortega, who will talk about ways people can dig up information from their family’s past.

The next day, sessions open with a keynote address by Dick Eastman, who will talk later in the day about photographing old documents and pictures and using Google to search family records.

Breakout sessions explore an array of tools and methods through the experiences of a wide range of experts, including Red Deer historian and archivist Michael Dawe and former Advocate editor and Calgary Herald columnist Nancy Millar, author of historical books including Once Upon a Tomb, a compilation of stories based on the epitaphs she found in Canadian graveyards.

Find Your Tree, hosted by the Red Deer Branch of the Alberta Genealogy Society with support from the Red Deer Archives, Alberta Family Histories Society and Alberta Genealogical Society, is set for the Holiday Inn on 67th Street in Red Deer, with an admission fee of $75 for AGS members and $85 for non-members. Lunch on Saturday costs an additional $20.

Register online at or by regular mail to Red Deer Branch of AGS, PO Box 922, Red Deer, AB, T4N 5H3.

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