Located just east of the Ogden temple is the Ogden FamilySearch Library. With the exception of the FamilySearch Family History Library in Salt Lake, the Ogden library is the busiest in the world serving more than 45,000 patrons annually. There are more than 140 computer stations in the facility as well as large training rooms. The center has more than 300 staff who help patrons find their ancestors as well as an extensive film collection. The Ogden center is also one of the most active centers in providing training. The center teaches regular courses for family history consultants, on family history software, and on a variety of research topics. On September 17, 2011, the Ogden FamilySearch Library is hosting a free family history conference at Weber State University, in the Shepherd Union Building. The university is located at 3848 Harrison Boulevard in Ogden. Registration for the conference begins at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the event and is followed by the keynote address at 8:30 a.m. The keynote speaker, Karen Clifford, will give a presentation entitled The Changing Face of Family History. Karen is an author and is the founder and president of Genealogy Research Associates. She will discuss new tools and techniques in the industry, as well as research documentation and evidence analysis. After the keynote address, participants will have 55 classes to choose from. There will be five sessions offered, with classes beginning at 9:30 a.m. and finishing at 3:45 p.m. For a schedule of classes with descriptions and a map of the venue, visit http://orfhc.org/. Free parking is available for the conference.
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