Thursday, March 29, 2012

1940 US Census Indexing Kick-Off Invitation

The following is from Utah South Area Family History Advisers Randy & Madge Bryson. This notice is for the American Fork, Lehi, Eagle Mountain, Saratoga Springs area.

Dear Family History Center Directors,

There will be a 1940 U.S. Census Kick-off Event on Saturday, April 7th, at the American Fork Family History Center, 110 E Main, American Fork, from 1:00 pm -4:00pm.

This is an Open House. All those interested are invited to attend, including indexers, arbitrators, stake indexing
directors, ward consultants, high council advisers, family history leaders, and ward youth

• Learn how to index and arbitrate 1940 U.S. Census records and download your first census
batches on family history center computers or on your own laptop computer.
• Specialized classes will be offered on indexing, arbitration, and stake indexing leadership each
• Please bring a laptop computer, if you have one. Be sure you have the latest version of the
FamilySearch indexing software before the event.
• Invite family, friends, and neighbors to join in the fun.

We have been asked as Area Family History Advisers to inform Stakes and Family History Center Directors of this Event. It will be hosted by Family History Department personnel. An email has been sent to all those who have registered on already.

Best regards,
Randy and Madge Bryson
Area Family History Advisers
Utah South Area

Follow-up email

We have your event scheduled for April 7, 1-4pm at the FHC. 
·         You will have at least two FamilySearch staff attend to teach, assist, answer questions, etc.
·         This is an "open-house" format, so people will be invited to come and go at their leisure. 
·         On the hour (1:00, 2:00, 3:00) there will be a 20-minute class held for each of three groups:  beginning indexers; experienced indexers and arbitrators; and indexing directors, consultants, priesthood leaders, FHC leadership.  We may need to ask you or your staff to conduct one of those classes.  Depending upon your building setup, the classes could shift to one at a time and run continuously. 
·         During and between classes, computers should be available for patrons to sign up, or complete a batch for practice. 
·         You should also have tables available for patrons who will bring their own laptops.
·         Prizes (furnished by FamilySearch staff) will be given to those who complete and submit at least two batches during the event.  These prizes include 1940 t-shirts, FamilySearch jump-drives; and FamilySearch pens and will be given out until the supply is exhausted.
·         FamilySearch staff will provide refreshments for the event, but we will let you arrange a space for it.   We suggest an area away from the computers (to save the computers).

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