Thursday, May 14, 2015

Riverton Saturday Seminar

The following is from FamilySearch.

Our Family History Journey

Riverton, Utah, May 11, 2015—The Riverton FamilySearch Library will host a free seminar on Saturday, May 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. The seminar will help genealogists of all skill levels learn how to:
  • Involve children, nephews, and nieces in family history and help them see that they are part of a much larger family fabric.
  • Engage family in their heritage.
  • Teach family members to understand the past and gain inspiration from the greatness of their heritage.
  • Help family members discover the sacrifices made in the past and learn the benefits of those sacrifices.
Beginning at 9:00 a.m., guests will hear from President Glenn M. Johns and his wife, Rosalyn. President Johns is the first counselor in the presidency of the Family and Church History Headquarters mission, with offices located in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. President and Sister Johns will share their personal, ward, and family experiences with family history.
Following the keynote presentation from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., two blocks of four classes each are offered that cover topics of interest for beginning, intermediate, and advanced family history enthusiasts.

10:10–11:10 a.m. Choose one of the following four classes:
  • “Religious Migration History and Genealogy”—David Dilts
  • “From Chaos to C.A.L.M.”—Tom and Alison Taylor
  • “Danish Research”—Orla and Karen Pedersen
  • “Brick Walls: Finding Your Missing Ancestors, Part 3”—Tom and Betsy Neil
11:20 a.m.–12:20 p.m. Choose one of the following four classes:
  • “Canadian Immigration”—David Dilts
  • “How to Choose and Use Photos in a Personal or Family History”—Tom and Alison Taylor
  • “Introduction to Kinpoint”—Matt Brooks
  • “Brick Walls: Finding Your Missing Ancestors, Part 4”—Tom and Betsy Neil
Registration is not required for this free seminar. The Riverton FamilySearch Library is located in the LDS Riverton Office Building at 3740 West Market Center Drive (13175 South), Riverton, Utah.

SLIG Scholarship Deadline Extended

The following is from the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy.

Applications are being taken for the SLIG Scholarship named in honor of Jimmy B. Parker and his service to the genealogical community.  The deadline has been extended to May 22 to allow promotion of this amazing opportunity in our booth at NGS.  The winner will be announced on June 18th, and will be able to attend the 2016 SLIG course of their choice.  

Mark Your Calendars!
SLIG 2016 Registration opens June 20, 9:00 am MDT

For more details visit:

ISGS Webinars

The following is from the Illinois State Genealogical Society.

Illinois State Genealogical Society

Upcoming Webinars

June 2015
Understanding Our Families, Understanding Ourselves

July 2015
Dissect Obituaries for New Clues

For the complete list of upcoming webinars, visit

New York State Family History Conference

The New York State Family History Conference

New York State Family History Conference
Registration is now open for the New York State Family History ConferenceSeptember 17-19 in Syracuse, New York.

The first day of the three-day event is a regional FGS conference featuring David Rencher, Josh Taylor, and Curt Witcher as lead speakers; the second and third days of the conference include both general and New York-focused tracks, and a full track on genetic genealogy.

Nationally known speakers include Henry Hoff (NEHGS); Josh Taylor (FindMyPast); Judy Russell (the Legal Genealogist); Thomas W. Jones; Eric Grundset (DAR); and Blaine Bettinger (the Genetic Genealogist). Conference sponsors include NEHGS; the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society; Findmypast; FamilySearch; the New York Public Library; the New York State Archives and Library; the Central New York Genealogical Society; the Capital District Genealogical Society; and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation. Early bird registration is available through May 31.