The Heritage Education Commission is an independent, non-profit commission developed for the purpose of creating, initiating and conducting programs and projects which aid in the preservation or restoration of the cultural heritage of the Upper Midwest region.

• Annual Family History Workshop
• Oral History & Veteran’s Oral History Projects
• Family History Research Awards




46th Family History Workshop - September 17, 2022

Ramada Inn, Fargo North Dakota

16 sessions for all skill levels - novice to professional. This year's workshop is back to an in-person format, giving you maximum opportunity to interact with the presenters. Breakout sessions run in four concurrent tracks, giving you a wide variety of topics. The $49 registration fee includes access to all sessions, a workbook containing outlines of every session, vendor booths, and lunch catered by the Ramada Inn. Come for a full day of learning and interacting with other family history enthuasists!

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Main Presenter: David Rencher, AG, CG®, FIGRS, FUGA

We're excited to announce that the main presenter for the 46th annual Family History Workshop will be David Rencher, AG, CG®, FIGRS, FUGA. David is the Director of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and 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 an Accredited Genealogist® with ICAPGen in Ireland research (1981) and a Certified Genealogist® with the Board for Certification of Genealogists (2006). David is a leading international expert specialising in Ireland and England.

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