“I came to the realization that these are real people. It’s fun. I love the stories,” Bybee said.
Rachel Bybee first became interested in family history when she researched her ancestors in preparation for a pioneer trek. The 16-year-old from Spanish Fork, Utah, then participated in an indexing project at a mutual activity. That led her to organize an indexing class for a Young Women personal progress project. An opportunity came for her to assist a friend as he arranged an indexing event for his Eagle Scout service project. That was followed by another family history personal progress project. When Bybee learned that BYU was hosting its 45th annual Family History and Genealogy Conference July 30-Aug. 2, she was thrilled to register and attend with some friends.
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