Friday, April 13, 2012

Riverton Saturday Series Apr 21, 2012

The following is from FamilySearch.

Riverton FamilySearch Library to Host an Event
on Finding Your Elusive Family Members
April 21 from 9:00 A.M. to Noon

RIVERTON, UTAH¾It looks so easy on NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are, as celebrities trot around the globe in search of their ancestral origins. Most of us yearn to know where we come from, what our ancestors did to make their mark in this world, and what characteristics we might have inherited from them. But trying to piece together the puzzle, one elusive document at a time, can be challenging.

Popular presenter Ron Ray in his keynote address “Families Are Forever—Who Is Our Family and How Do We Find Them?” will give stymied family history enthusiasts new hope by demonstrating ways to successfully track down elusive family members using a variety of Internet tools. 

Ron Ray has been heavily involved in genealogy research since 1980. He recently retired from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), where he worked for about 25 years and where he headed up the information services department in St. George, Utah, since the 1990s. Ron has worked with BLM’s General Land Office to uncover valuable family history information. Of particular genealogical significance is the discovery of many of the initial transfers of land titles from the federal government to those who purchased or received lands within the States. Ron currently maintains a family history website at, where he offers valuable web links for family history researchers.

Following the 9:00 a.m. keynote presentation, there will be two blocks of four classes each 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: 
  •  RootsMagic—Beginner”¾Sue Maxwell
  • “Midwest State Census Records”¾Luana Darby
  • Making the Jump from New FamilySearch to Family Trees”¾Linda Baker
  •  Searching for Ancestors Step by Step: FamilySearch Wiki Gold Mine”¾Sheri Lynn Lemon 

The classes available from 11:00 a.m. to noon are: 
  • RootsMagic—Advanced¾Sue Maxwell
  • “Preparing Names for Temple Ordinances: What Are the Temple Submission Policies?”¾Ray Garrison
  • Conducting Oral Interviews—The Most Important Research You’ll Ever Do¾Barry Ewell
  • “Finding Your ‘Ssons’ and ‘Datters’ in Scandinavian Records”¾Linda Baker

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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