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WINSTON-SALEM — The Yadkin Valley Historical Association will present its ninth History and Genealogy Fair and Conference on Aug. 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Advent Moravian Church, 1514 W. Clemmonsville Road, Winston-Salem.

The theme will be “Genealogy in the 21st Century: Electronic and Digital Tools.”

Billy King and Karen Feeney of the Forsyth County Public Library will review database access in the library for software such as Heritage Quest and Ancestry and starter packets for recording one’s genealogy.

Cindy Green of the Family History Center at the LDS church on Jonestown Road will review resources available and demonstrate how to compile genograms.

Nelson Weller will review publishing one’s genealogy on Family Tree Maker.

Bob Lockett of Wytheville, Virginia, will give an introduction to DNA genealogy.

John Reynolds of the Forsyth County Genealogical Society will show what to do when one’s paper research and DNA collide.

After lunch the Yadkin Valley Historical Association will conduct its ninth annual meeting. Each county in the Yadkin Valley is invited to nominate at least two representatives to serve on the Board of Directors.

Advanced registration is $20 per person or one person from a history-related organization. It includes lunch and a conference packet. Walk-in registration is also $20, but does not guarantee lunch or a registration packet.

For a registration form, contact Cathy Boyer at cathyboyer47@gmail.com or P.O. Box 12636, Winston-Salem, NC 27117-2636. Information is also available on the Association’s websitewww.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncyadvha/.

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