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




45th Family History Workshop - September 18, 2021

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15 sessions for all skill levels - novice to professional. Our virtual format this year allows you to particiapant from wherever you are, and you'll have access to all the sessions.


Main Presenter: Jill N. Crandell, MA, AG

We're excited to announce that the main presenter for the 45th annual Family History Workshop will be Jill N. Crandell, MA, AG. Jill is the president and CEO of ResearchTies. She's also an assistant teaching professor and director of the Center for Family History and Genealogy at Brigham Young University. She holds an MA in history and a BA in family history, and she's accredited in Midwest U.S. research. Jill has been a professional genealogist for over 30 years and has been a regular presenter at the National Genealogical Society and RootsTech conferences.

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