Friday, September 30, 2011

Riverton Saturday Seminar - October 15th

The following is from FamilySearch.

Free Seminar on FamilySearch’s Effort to
Make Granite Mountain Vault Records Available
The Riverton FamilySearch Library Hosts an Event
 on October 15th from 9:00 a.m. to Noon

RIVERTON, UTAH¾ Since 1938, the Genealogical Society of Utah, which is now part of FamilySearch, has been capturing on film the records of the world and storing that film in the Granite Mountain Records Vault. In the past decade, modern technology and dedicated engineers have developed a means to convert those images on film to images on the Internet.  Keynote speaker Randy Bryson will present “FamilySearch Scanning¾The Story of Opening the Granite Mountain Records Vault.”  This presentation will provide insight into how the images are being converted, some of the incredible challenges that have been overcome, and how today we experience one of the most prolific efforts in the world to make the records of our ancestors available to a world-wide population.

Randy Bryson is an area family history advisor in the Utah South Area and is a past family history center director. Working for the Family History Department, he has had experience in the development and use of Personal Ancestral File, Scanning, Indexing, the new FamilySearch, and others systems. He now works to scale the Church’s technology to provide the new FamilySearch to the homes of members and nonmembers alike.

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

Classes to be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. are:

  •           “Making Google Work for You”¾Sue Maxwell
  •           “Introduction to Legacy 7.5 Tree Maker and Legacy Family Search”¾Carl Holland
  •          “Where the Pros Search...Many Free, Wonderful Genealogy Sites Exist. Search from Your Home. Search for That Missing Link.”¾Ron Ray
  •          “Researching Your Scottish Ancestry”¾Raymon Naisbitt
The classes available from 11:00 a.m. to noon are:

  •          “Strategies for Searching¾Using”¾Sue Maxwell
  •         “New England Research”¾Marilyn Markham
  •         “Bits and Pieces: How to Write Your Personal History”¾Rose Ann Fisher
  •          “Temple Submission Policies"¾Ray Garrison
Registration is not required for this free seminar. 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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