Friday, January 07, 2011

FamilySearch News: Free Seminar Offers Tips on Growing Your Family Tree

The following is from FamilySearch.

Free Seminar Offers Tips on Growing Your Family Tree
The Riverton FamilySearch Library Hosts Event on January 15

RIVERTON, UTAH — A new year is an ideal time to set a goal to dig into your family history and the Riverton FamilySearch Library can help. This state-of-the-art facility offers research tools and personal assistance six days a week, in addition to a monthly Saturday seminar. On Saturday, January 15, 2011, the Riverton FamilySearch Library will host a three-hour seminar from 9:00 a.m. to noon featuring a keynote speaker and eight classes. 

The keynote speaker, Dan Lawyer, will address the topic “Making It Easier to Grow Your Family Tree.” Lawyer works as a senior product manager for FamilySearch and is currently responsible for the website.

Following the keynote presentation, there will be two blocks of four classes that will cover topics of interest to both beginning and advanced family historians.

Classes to be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. are:
  • Synchronizing New FamilySearch Data Using FamilyInsight –  Andrea Schnakenburg
  • FamilySearch Search: The Present and the Future –  Robert Kehrer
  • My Ancestors Were From Germany, But I Don’t Speak German –Tamra L. Stansfield
  • Getting the Most out of Census Records in Your Family –  Ron Ray
The classes available from 11:00 a.m. to noon are:
  • Will Your Family History Survive the Digital Age? – Janet Hovorka
  • The Evolving Role of the Family History Consultant: Helping to Turn the Hearts –  Jim Greene
  • What’s New in Ancestral Quest, a Natural Upgrade from PAF –  Gaylon Findlay
  • The 50 Most Popular Genealogical Websites –  Kory L. Meyerink

Registration is not required for this free seminar. The library will also be open until 5:00 p.m. that day for patrons desiring to do individual family history research. For more information, please visit

The Saturday Seminars will be held on the third Saturday of each month. The Riverton FamilySearch Library is located in the LDS Riverton Office Building at 3740 Market Center Drive. The facility is near the intersection of Bangerter Highway and 13400 South, just east of The Home Depot.

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