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Genealogy group to hold conference in Layton
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LAYTON — For the first time, the will hold its annual conference in Davis County, at the Davis Conference Center, 1651 N. 7000 West, on June 6-9.

The theme of the 48th annual conference is “The Crowded Landscapes of the Mormon West(s): Agency and Action from the Wasatch Front to the Pacific Rim.”

Six concurrent blocks will be held daily with seven or eight sessions each, featuring papers on every aspect of the conference theme, association president and Farmington resident Glen M. Leonard said in an invitation.

Nearly 150 presenters will speak on a wide range of topics including an introduction to the journal of Mormon history, the worlds of Brigham Young, and Joseph Smith and the materialization of the golden plates.

Several Davis county residents are presenters, including Glen S. Larson from Layton; Breck England, from Bountiful; and, Sheryl Allen, from North Salt Lake.

The opening session and reception on Thursday, June 6, is open to the public and will feature a program, “Movers and Shakers in Historic Davis County, narrated by J. Spencer Kinard, former announcer of “Music and the Spoken Word.” The program begins at 7 p.m.

The event ends on Sunday, June 9, with a devotional at 8:30 a.m. at the conference center.

Leigh Eric Schmidt of Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. will deliver the annual Tanner lecture, entitled “Mormons, Freethinkers and the Limits of Toleration.”

For more information, go to, or call 801-5216565.

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