Thursday, November 08, 2012

Free Saturday Seminar at the Riverton FamilySearch Library

The following is from the Riverton FamilySearch Library.

The Riverton FamilySearch Library Hosts Free Seminar on
November 17th from 9:00 A.M. to Noon
Featuring Speakers to Help You Jump Start Your Family History Research

RIVERTON, UTAHEvery month at the Riverton FamilySearch Library’s Saturday Seminar, family history experts offer their expertise, free of charge, to help you break through those brick walls in your research and learn about the latest technological resources available to assist you.
This month’s keynote speaker, Ruth Maness, will help you understand “The Genealogy of LDS Temple Record Keeping.” This presentation will address, in chronological order, the major programs and processes used for temple name submissions.  It will also show you where and how to find the resultant temple record dates and help you to avoid duplication in submitting names for temple ordinance work.   

Ruth Ellen Maness is an Accredited Genealogist®, and Senior Research Consultant in the Nordic Unit at the Family History Library.  She is a coauthor of Passport to Paradise: The Copenhagen "Mormon" Passenger Lists and Legacy of Sacrifice: Missionaries to Scandinavia, 1872–94. She is a popular lecturer, having given presentations at the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) conference, the National Genealogical Society (NGS) conference, BYU Genealogy and Family History conferences, and local and regional seminars and conferences.  She has also been an instructor for the Utah Genealogical Association’s Salt Lake Institute, and the BYU Salt Lake Center.  She is an author and columnist of Scandinavia–Questions and Answers in Heritage Quest magazine and Everton’s Genealogical Helper.  

Following the keynote presentation from 9:00–10:00 a.m., there will be two blocks of four classes each that will cover topics of interest to beginning, intermediate, and advanced family history enthusiasts.
Classes to be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. are:

“Your Family’s Temple Work: Think It’s All Done?  Think Again.”Diane Loosle

“Navigating the Globe with Google”Devin Ashby

“German Research Part 1: Beginning Research in Germany”Michael Grimshaw

“Families and the War Between the States: Getting to Know Your Civil War Era Ancestors”Yvonne Curry

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

Many Are Called, but Few Have All the Answers--Helping Consultants Work with Ward MembersMarci Wahlquist and Sherry Zealley.  Panel Discussion Format.

“Trained to Text and Tweet for a Reason: How Youth Are Propelling Family History Work Forward”Suzanne Curley

“German Research Part 2: German Life Events and Their Records”Tamra Stansfield

“Ancestral Quest, Legacy, and RootsMagic Compared”Bud Wood

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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