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S. Davis Family History Fair set for two days
by Melinda Williams | Clipper Staff Writer
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THIS YEAR’S HISTORY FAIR will include a presentation about the changing face of family history research on March 3.   Courtesy image
THIS YEAR’S HISTORY FAIR will include a presentation about the changing face of family history research on March 3. Courtesy image
BOUNTIFUL —It’s the time of year many Davis County family history buffs look forward to.

The annual South Davis Family History Fair held at Bountiful High School, 695 S. Orchard Drive, will be held this year over two days, March 2-3.

The Utah Genealogical Association has taken over support of the fair from the South Davis Family History Center and the North Canton LDS Stake.

This year, the fair will include 122 classes of interest to family history buffs from beginners to advanced enthusiasts.

The fair begins Friday, March 2 at 7 p.m., with a keynote address offered by Lisa Louise Cooke, producer and host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, an audio and visual genealogy show found in iTunes. She has also authored the book, “Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies.”

Cooke will open the fair with an interactive game, “The Family History Great Race.” The evening is free and open to the public.

Then on Saturday, March 3, another keynote address will be offered at 8 a.m. by Karen Clifford, speaking on “Uniting Generations: The Changing Face of Family History Research.”

Clifford, is an Accredited Genealogist Professional (AG), and a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association (FUGA). She is President/CEO of Genealogy Research Associates, Inc.; and a part-time faculty member, Distance Education Instructor, in Family History Studies, under the Library Department at Monterey Peninsula College.

She has authored seven college textbooks on genealogy.

During the lunch hour, Tom Underhill will lecture on “The Library is Burning Down! The Historic Value of Living Sources.”

Underhill is the publisher and senior designer at Creative Continuum, a book design and publishing company.

During the last several years, the company has produced more than 400 family history heirloom books, printed more than 9.75 million pages and scanned more than 12,000 photographs. He is the author of nine books.

This year, professional genealogists will be available for personalized research help. To sign up, email for a list of genealogists specializing in your area of interest.

Among classes offered will be, “Key Steps to Designing Your Own Family History Book,” “Utah Legacy as a Research Tool,” and “Searching for Ancestors: Step-by-Step.”

A complete list of classes and registration information can be found at

The popular fair draws hundreds yearly, not only from Davis County but from throughout Utah.
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