Not Too Late to Register for World Conference on Records

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“Not Too Late to Register for World Conference on Records,” Ensign, Aug. 1980, 78

Not Too Late to Register for World Conference on Records

There is still time to register for the World Conference on Records, August 12–15, in Salt Lake City. Registered attendance is climbing, and Genealogical Department planners are encouraging last-minute fans to sign up by dropping the late registration fee previously announced.

Registration for the four-day conference is $50 for the four days or $17.50 per day; students twelve through twenty-five may register for $25. Information on registration and housing is available from World Conference on Records, Genealogical Department, 50 East North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150. Those interested may call from within Utah at 1-531-3335 or toll free from outside Utah at 1-800-453-3222.

Activities include over 300 lecture hours presented by 235 speakers from North America, India, Peru, South Africa, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Sarawak, Italy, Scandinavia, central Europe, and Great Britain.

A Show-Me-How Fair, open each afternoon at the Salt Palace, will feature eighty different demonstrations of “old-time” activities like using a kerosene curling iron, making homemade butter, and trying out the softness of a feather bed. Other activities include how to preserve an ethnic heritage through songs, dances, and food, how to search a cemetery systematically; how to bind books yourself; and how to raise money for family history projects.

Some demonstrations will be repeated at least three times every afternoon. They include how to interview for oral histories, how to produce a tape and/or slide show, and how to analyze handwriting.

A highlight of the conference will be drill and marching routines by Mutual-age Young Women, dressed in white and carrying their homemade banners every afternoon on the Church Office Building plaza. Selected Young Women will give three-minute addresses on their heritage.