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[ID] Idaho Falls Genealogy Conference
Like detectives finding clues to solve a mystery, family history researchers use public records and old documents to find their lost ancestors.
In a free workshop at the Idaho Falls Family History Center, the Utah Genealogical Association offered speakers, classes and research materials all about family research.
Participants were encouraged to start with what they knew, and to build on that knowledge. With additional information from relatives, public records and internet databases, anyone can fill the branches of their family tree.
Genealogist Loretta Evans says everybody has a need to know where they came from.
"It is important to know the family stories. If your ancestor did something hard, it will encourage you to do something difficult, too."
Evans says genealogical work doesn't require money, just an interest. And all those interested in learning more about genealogy are encouraged to visit a Family History Center.