2019 Program

Events take place in the Assembly Hall of the Hinckley Center

8:00 Registration

9:00 a.m. Welcome by Mark Clement

9:05 a.m. Keynote

DNA Testing in Genealogy & Family History, Mike Mansfield (MyHeritage)

10:00 a.m. Lightning Talks

  1. WikiTree, Eowyn Langholf

  2. Using augmented reality to create immersive family history experiences, Matt Armstrong

  3. The Family History Guide, James Tanner

  4. Name Networks, Chris Cook

  5. Automated Record Linking, Isaac Riley

  6. Census Tree, Jacob Van Leeuwan

  7. Tree Sweeper, Samuel Litster

  8. Vet Finder, Jesse Williams

  9. Reminisce, Ryan Mortensen

  10. Virtual Family Tree, Drew Hirschi

11:00 a.m. BYU Forum Break, Kay Jamison, clinical psychologist and author

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. Developer Talks / Research Talks

  1. Family-Centric Visualization, 2.0, Bob Ball

  2. Enabling Emerging Family History Technologies through Open Data, Doug Kennard

  3. How Well Do Automated Linking Methods Perform In Historical Data?, Martha Bailey

  4. Towards automatic parsing of arbitrary form images, Brian Davis

2:00 p.m. Afternoon Break

2:20 p.m. Developer Talks

  1. Start, Follow, Read: End-to-End Full-Page Handwriting Recognition, Christopher Tensmeyer

  2. Recent Improvements on Nephi A Pytorch Open Source Library for Handwriting Recognition, Oliver Nina

  3. Error Visualization and diagnostic methods applied to document processing networks, Seth Stewart

  4. Using genealogical technology to improve and deepen research: a researcher’s wish list, Amy Harris

3:20-3:25 p.m. Concluding Remarks by Joe Price