Family History Jamboree upcoming

CENTERVILLE — The of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Centerville will host its 21st annual Family History Jamboree, attended by hundreds of genealogists from all over the state. The jamboree is a free, all day event held on Saturday, April 15, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 901 E. Whipp Rd. in Centerville.

More that 25 classes will be offered including, “But It’s All on the Internet,” “Five Ways to Facebook Your Family History,” “Comparing the Big 4: Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage,” and “Locating Newspapers Using Chronicling America.”

Further information on the instructors, registration and class titles can be found at

There will be no lunches sold this year, so bring your own or eat out, and no printed books or CDs, but files will be made available for free download.

Attendees may select up to six one-hour classes out of a list of about 30. They range from beginner topics such as “Intro to Genealogy” and “Military Research” to more advanced lectures such as “Rooting Out Your Native American History” and “Lineage Society Applications.”

Space is limited and advance registration is required. Seating for this event nears capacity, so early registration is suggested.