Jason Knight

The 2008 Colloquium, "Tracking Granny's Granny: The Genealogy Quest," was certainly a productive event for me. Lecture topics included how to extract key details from old photographs, how genealogical DNA testing works, how to write an interesting family narrative (instead of a boring inventory of names and dates), and how to solve the kinds of problems genealogists encounter.

Using the knowledge I gained at the Colloquium and the resources of the Family Research Library in Salt Lake City (where the event was held), I was able to find enough information on my father's mother's ancestors to keep me busy for days, as well as some useful data on my paternal great-great-grandfather that I didn't have before, including where he was buried. Looks like I found Granny's granny!