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Genealogy Expert to Unlock Path to Family History

May 24, 2013 6:45 AM | News

By Tyler Sutherland

GenealogyOne of North America’s top genealogy experts will be in Winnipeg on June 1 to unlock the secrets of the world’s largest collection of family history records.

Kahlile Mehr was the East European Genealogical Society’s (EEGS) Slavic collections manager for 35 years. The Salt Lake City-based genealogist will share how to get the most out of these databases and how to find your roots in the former Russian Empire.

“The Family History Library is the largest collection of records of its kind in the world — nothing else comes close. It’s over two million rolls of microfilm and millions of images,” Mehr said. “Many people can’t afford to travel to Salt Lake City, but now it’s possible for a person sitting at home to access these records.”

The full-day seminar will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 45 Dalhousie Drive. Registration is $60 for EEG Society members and $65 for non-members. Register online or call (204) 989-3292.