The Family History Conference of Northwest Arkansas is a free genealogy seminar for beginning, intermediate and experienced genealogists.

Family History Conference
Northwest Arkansas

The ninth annual Family History Conference of Northwest Arkansas will be held on 28 September 2019. We conduct seminars and workshops for beginning, intermediate, and experienced genealogists to help advance their knowledge and appreciation of their ancestors.  We are dedicated to enhancing the study of family history and genealogical records, and of the principles of sound genealogical research. If you have a desire to find your ancestors and to interact with, connect with, and learn from experienced genealogists, come join us for the 2019 conference.


September 28, 2019
8:00 am - 4:45 pm


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
6738 Lynch's Prairie Ct.
Springdale AR 72764

There will be no proselytizing at the conference.


Registration is required. Navigate first to the Class Schedule page to see what classes are offered. Select the ones in which you are interested. Then navigate to the Register page and fill out the form.

Spread the Word

We strive to reach as many people interested in genealogy as possible. You can help by spreading the word. Tell your family, friends or interested acquaintances about the conference. 

Some special announcements

  1. Our 2020 conference will be on the last Saturday in September, 26 September 2020. We hope to see you there.

  2. A box lunch option is available to you this year. Navigate to the Class Schedule page to investigate what's available and to purchase your lunch ticket. Keep the ticket safe and bring it with you. It will be needed to claim your lunch. Bottled water will be available gratis throughout the day.

  3. We will have door prizes this year. You will have to be present to win. The prizes are

    1. Two one-year, individual Ancestry World Explorer memberships,

    2. One one-year Fold3 subscription,

    3. One one-year basic subscribtion, and

    4. One Ancestry DNA kit.

  4. Load the Family Tree app onto your smart phone or other cellular-enabled mobile device if you would like to see who else around you is related to you in some way. Click the "more" tab and select "Relatives Around Me." The app will be discussed in the Whats New with Familysearch and Family Tree class.

  5. The class handouts and syllabi will be online this year, if an instructor submits any. Check here on Friday, 27 September, when there will be a link to the class handouts. Check back on Sunday, 29 September, when there will be an additional link to the syllabi that we have from the instructors.

  6. Our WiFi will be shut off because it is not strong enough to bear the load of so many people. Your cellular-enabled devices will still be able to access the internet via your carrier's network.

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