Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Saturday Seminar at the Riverton FamilySearch Library

The following is from the Riverton FamilySearch Library.

Free Seminar on Finding Your Purpose in Life Using a Three-Word Journal
The Riverton FamilySearch Library Hosts Event
on August 18th from 9:00 A.M. to Noon

RIVERTON, UTAH Have you wanted to keep a journal of important life events, but just don’t have the time? You can learn creative ways to accomplish this goal in record time at a free seminar to be held on Saturday, August 18, at the Riverton FamilySearch Library. Back by popular demand, keynote speaker Randal Wright will discuss “The Three-Word Journal: Finding Your Purpose in Life.” His presentation teaches you how to recall the meaningful experiences in your life by taking approximately 10 seconds to summarize them into three well-chosen words that you write down. These three words can later be expanded into a full journal entry that becomes part of your life history.      
Randal A. Wright obtained a Ph.D. in family studies from Brigham Young University. He worked with the LDS Church Educational System for many years as an institute director and also taught in the religion department at BYU. He is the founder of He is also the author of several books, including The Three Word Journal, Achieving Your Life Mission, 25 Mistakes LDS Parents Make and How to Avoid Them, and Protecting Your Family in an X-rated World. He has been a frequent speaker at Education Week and Especially for Youth. He and his wife, Wendy, live in Austin, Texas, and are the parents of five married children and have 16 grandchildren.

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:

  • “Creating and Using Timelines to Solve Family History Mysteries” - Mike Provard

  • “The Big Four U.S. Records: Census, Vital, Probate, and Land” - Marilyn Markham

  • “New Features in Ancestral Quest 14: The Natural Upgrade for PAF” - Gaylon Findlay

  • “If New FamilySearch Is ‘New,’ Why Do We Need Family Tree?” - FamilySearch Data Analysts

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

  • “Hitting It Out of the Park with” - Biz Chase

  • “The Wiki: Where Your Search for Your Ancestors Should Begin and End” - Dennis Knox

  • “Priesthood and Consultant Training” - Tara Bergeson

  • “If New FamilySearch Is ‘New,’ Why Do We Need Family Tree?” - FamilySearch Data Analysts

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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