Behind the Scenes at FamilySearch and Officer Elections

Date: Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Time: 11:00am – 12:30 pm (Free parking, Raffle, Lunch, & Networking)

Location: ADP Salt Lake City – 2835 Decker Lake Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84119 [Directions/Parking Info]

Topic: A behind the scenes look at FamilySearch & Officer Elections

Speaker: David E. Rencher, Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch

Session Abstract: FamilySearch publishes millions of names and images online each day and runs worldwide operations to gather family history records. Come learn what it takes to make this happen in today’s marketplace.  FamilySearch is a genealogy organization operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was previously known as the Genealogical Society of Utah (or “GSU”) and is the largest genealogy organization in the world.

Who Should Attend:  The session will appeal to database designers, developers, cross platform integrators, technology buffs, and more.

Catered Lunch: Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. Individual Members are entitled to one catered Lunch at no charge. Corporate & Vendor Memberships are entitled to two catered Lunches no charge.  Additional lunches or non-member lunches are $15.00 each.

Officer Elections: Members: please come prepared to vote in our Officer Elections.

This is an RSVP event.

David E. Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA, FIGRS, is employed as the Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1980 with a B.A. in Family and Local History. A professional genealogist since 1977, he is one of the rare few who have earned both credentials: Accredited GenealogistCM with ICAPGenSM in Ireland research and Certified Genealogist® with the Board for Certification of Genealogists®. Since 1997, he serves as the Irish course coordinator and instructor for the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research. He is a past-president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the Utah Genealogical Association. David is a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association and the Irish Genealogical Research Society, London and is currently an instructor for the British Institute where he also serves as a Trustee of the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History. He currently serves on the Board of the Federation of Genealogical Societies.

Special thanks to Maxava (Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, & High Availability Software for the IBM i) for their generous contributions and support of the UIIPA membership.

Author: Joe Wood