Past Conferences

2018

World Library and Information Congress: 84th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
24 - 30 August 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
ThemeCollection Development of Genealogy and Local History - Challenges and Opportunities
Genealogy and Local History joint with Asia and Oceania Section and Rare Books and Special Collections Section

2017

Satellite Meeting
16 – 17 August
Location: Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, Vilnius (Lithuania)
Theme: The Challenge of Multiple Identities. Multiethnicity in Genealogy, Local History and Regional Memory – Challenges and Opportunities for Libraries and Other Memory Institutions
Genealogy and Local History Section joint with Asia and Oceania Section and Information Technology Section

World Library and Information Congress: 83rd IFLA General Conference and Assembly
19–25 August 2017, Wrocław, Poland
ThemeNew insights at the intersection of genealogy and other professional communities - including librarians, archivists, historians, demographers, linguists and anthropologists
Genealogy and Local History, with Asia and Oceania and Information Technology

2016

World Library and Information Congress: 82nd IFLA General Conference and Assembly
13 -19 August, Ohio, United States of America
ThemeSocial web: it's relevance for family, oral and local history
Genealogy and Local History with Asia and Oceania

2015

World Library and Information Congress: 81st IFLA General Conference and Assembly
August 17-23, Cape Town, South Africa
ThemeLibraries and Archives at the Service of Asian and African Genealogy
Genealogy and Local History with Asia and Oceania

2014

World Library and Information Congress: 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
16-22 August, Lyon, France
Theme: Diasporas, migrations and identities: Collecting, preserving and sharing family and local oral histories

2013

World Library and Information Congress: 79th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
17-23 August, Singapore
Theme: The infinite possibilities of family history and genealogy in East and South Asian culture

2012

Theme: Users and portals: digital newspapers, usability, and genealogy
Newspapers with Genealogy and Local History Sections
World Library and Information Congress: 11-17 August 2012
Helsinki, Finland

2011

Theme: Dispossed Persons: Preserving Culture in an Age of Migration
World Library and Information Congress: 13-18 August 2011
San Juan, Puerto Rico 

2010

Theme: Family and local history - an enduring legacy for the next generation
World Library and Information Congress: 10-15 August 2010
Gothenburg, Sweden

2009

Theme: Opening Up Our Cultural Heritage Through Digitisation and Collaboration
World Library and Information Congress: 23-27 August 2009
Milan, Italy

2008

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2006

2005

Theme: Navigating the World of Our Ancestors
(in collaboration with Geography and Map Libraries)
World Library and Information Congress: 14-18 August 2005
Oslo, Norway

2004

Theme: Resources for Immigrant History: Their Origins, Lives and Contributions
World Library and Information Congress: 22-27 August 2004
Buenos Aires, Argentina

2003

Theme: Cooperation among Archives, Libraries and Museums
World Library and Information Congress: 1-9 August 2003
Berlin, Germany

2002

Theme: Building on the Past: Investing in the Future
World Library and Information Congress: 18-24 August 2002
Glasgow, Scotland

2001

Theme: Genealogy and Local History Librarians Making a Difference to Society in Social and Cultural Development
World Library and Information Congress: 16-25 August 2001 Boston, U.S.A.
Panel Discussion: Genealogy and Local History Librarians Making a Difference to Society in Social and Cultural Development

      Local History and Genealogy

      Last update: 29 January 2019