PASCO, Wash. More than 300 people attended the Genealogy Conference 2002 on March 23 at the Pasco Washington Stake Center. Twenty classes were offered during the second annual event by local experts from throughout the area, including some who belong to the Tri-Cities Genealogical Society. The Tri-Cities area includes Pasco, Kennewick and Richland.
"We're in the middle of a paradigm shift in family history," said Denzel Wiser, keynote speaker and a family history adviser in the North America Northwest Area, serving with his wife, Beverly. "The way research can be done is constantly changing. We've come from rummaging through musty libraries, and storing paper, more charts and memorabilia in boxes, to the computer and Internet, where we can literally reach any library in the world."