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“The BYU Family History Technology Lab”

Tom Sederberg

Categories: S, LDS

Talk Abstract:
This presentation will review briefly the history and mission of the BYU Family History Technology Lab , and then will describe some of the lesser-known features of FHTL software. These include Relative Finder, Virtual Pedigree, Descendancy Explorer, OnePageGenealogy, Geneopardy, and Wheel of Family Fortune.

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Sederberg retired in June 2017 as Professor of Computer Science at BYU and an Associate Dean of the BYU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. A first-generation member of the LDS Church, he has actively traced his Swedish and Norwegian ancestors since his teen-age years. In about 1997, he and his colleague, Bill Barrett, founded the Family History Technology Lab housed in the BYU Computer Science Department. The FHTL has sponsored scores of Computer Science students to write software to further the work of family history. Tom has Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from BYU and a PhD from Purdue University. He has received several prestigious awards, including the BYU Distinguished Lecturer Award and a Thomas Reuters Award as one of the 108 most cited Professors in Computer Science. More information about him is at https://cs.byu.edu/faculty/tom and https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-sederberg-96027/ .

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NOTICE: This presentation is part of a set of over 400 presentations on genealogy and family history produced by "UVTAGG: The Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group".
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