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Vote for Our 2022 Conference Site!

 Voting is now underway to determine the site of our 2022 Annual Conference. 2022 is AFAOA's 80th anniversary, so our Conference will be extra special.
 
The easiest way to vote is right here on our website.
1. Click on the "AFAOA Members Login" link and enter your username and password.
2. Click on "Annual Conference Ballot" right underneath "AFAOA Members Login".
 
Here are our two candidates: 
 
 
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH 
 
Mormon Temple
Salt Lake City, the capital of Utah, is located in a high valley at the foot of the Wasatch mountain range. The city was founded in 1847 by Mormons, who were led by Brigham Young on a 1,300 mile trek from Illinois. “This is the Place” Heritage Park commemorates their arrival and includes a liv­ing history museum. Downtown’s 10­-acre Temple Square, the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is home to the majestic Salt Lake Temple, the Mormon Tabernacle (noted for its acclaimed Tabernacle Choir and great organ), the Joseph Smith Memorial Building (with its Legacy Theater, FamilySearch Center and restaurants) and the Family History Library. Other city attractions include the State Capitol and His­toric District on Capitol Hill.
 
The Family History Library is the largest ge­nealogical library in the world. The collection in­cludes over 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed records; 727,000 microfiche; 356,000 books, seri­als, and other formats; over 4,500 periodicals and 3,725 electronic resources. Records are from the United States, Canada, British Isles, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa and have been filmed in over 110 countries, territories, and possessions.
 
 
AUSTIN, TEXAS
 
Texas State CapitolAustin, the capital of Texas, is a growing city on the Colorado River, established in 1835 when Texas won its independence from Mexico. The pink granite Texas State Capitol soars over the city. Nearby is the Bob Bullock History Museum with interactive exhibits.
 
Visit “The Father of Texas” Stephen Fuller Austin’s grave and Monument in Texas State Cemetery and the French Legation, the oldest wooden structure in Austin, built by the French as a diplomatic outpost during the Republic of Texas period, 1835­-1845. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
 
The University of Texas is home to 17 libraries and museums, including the Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum, the Briscoe Center for American History and the Blanton Museum of Art.
 
For research, the Texas State Library holds a variety of Texas government records, including Republic of Texas Passports, the Index to Confederate Pension Applications, newspapers on microfilm and the 1897 Voters’ Registration, as well as printed family and county histories and city directories. The Texas General Land Office, established in 1837, archives land grant records and maps dating to the 18th century.
 
Questions? Please contact Conference Chairman Elizabeth Neithamer at conference@afaoa.org.