Friday, September 09, 2011

Riverton September Seminar

The following is from FamilySearch.

Free Seminar on Marriages, Death, Divorce, and Munchkins
The Riverton FamilySearch Library Hosts an Event
on September 17th from 9:00 a.m. to Noon

RIVERTON, UTAH¾Professional genealogist Dan Poffenburger credits his Grandma “Poff” for his love of family history.  She was a devout Baptist, the daughter of parents with seven marriages between them. She was also an orphan, who turned tragedy into triumph, and the lessons she taught have inspired young and old for generations. Poffenburger will entertain you with his amazing stories, humor and inspiration, as he shares her story in his keynote presentation on “Marriages, Death, Divorce, and Munchkins: Grandma Poff’s Legacy of Love and Family History.”   

Dan Poffenburger, AG®, is a Senior Content Strategist for the Patron Services Division of the Family History Department for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He has been researching professionally for 23 years and is accredited in England research by the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen). 

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:

·         “Lassie! Go for Free Genealogy Help!”¾Robert Raymond

·         “City Directories: More Than Names and Addresses”¾Jason Harrison

·         “Using State Archives and Local Libraries Online”¾Luana Darby

·         “Everything You Wanted to Know about Fold3 (formerly”¾Bret Petersen

The classes available from 11:00 a.m. to noon are:

·         “Best Strategies for Searching”¾Crista Cowan

·         “U.S. Land Research”¾Beth Taylor

·         “Research Strategies and Websites”¾Diana Toland

·         “Everything You Wanted to Know about Fold3 (formerly”¾Bret Petersen

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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