BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy
The BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy is an academic research center associated with the family history B.A. program. Currently, 50 students work in the center on various projects. All research is made available online (http://cfhg.byu.edu), providing quality resource materials for genealogists worldwide.
Our largest project is the Immigrant Ancestors Project with over 900,000 entries. To locate the birthplaces of immigrants, IAP identifies and indexes emigration records from European home countries: England, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, and The Netherlands.
In addition, the Center employs students who are giving back to our country. This year, six students have assisted the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency by identifying living next-of-kin and potential DNA donors for missing soldiers back to World War II. The DNA is used to identify the remains of these solders, which continue to be recovered and returned to their families.
Come visit our vendor booth (#107) to learn more about our projects and meet some of the up and coming genealogists of the next generation!