Friday, February 01, 2013

Riverton Saturday Seminar

The following is from FamilySearch.

The Riverton FamilySearch Library Hosts Free Seminar on
February 16th from 9:00 A.M. to Noon
Focusing on the Baby Steps to Genealogical Maturity

RIVERTON, UTAHAs a budding genealogist, have you ever wondered what sources are best to use? Where are they found? How do I cite published sources, online sources, and manuscripts? Come learn baby steps to take as you grow and mature in your use of sources and citations and your ability to make your genealogy verifiably correct. Popular speaker Robert Raymond will help you navigate your way in his keynote presentation, “Baby Steps to Genealogical Maturity.”

Robert Raymond is a deputy to FamilySearch Chief Genealogical Officer, David Rencher, and is a director of the National Genealogical Society. Robert works to increase genealogical soundness of FamilySearch products.  He also helps set the record collection acquisition and publication strategy.  He is a popular speaker and the shadow writer of a top ten genealogical blog. Robert is a genealogy technologist with more than 40 years experience in genealogy and 30 years in technology. He holds over a dozen technology patents and has earned a Master’s degree in Electrical (Computer) Engineering from BYU, where he was honored as a Kimball Scholar.

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:

  • “German Life Events and Their Records"Tamra Stansfield

  • “Assembling Complex Evidence”Warren Bittner

  • “Researching Your Scottish Ancestors”Raymon Naisbitt

  • “Your Ancestors in the Newspapers? Read All About It”Ron Ray

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

  • “Using Online Storage in Family History”Tom Stubben

  • “Preserving Evidence”Warren Bittner

  • “Quakers and Their Records”Lisa Arnold

  • Research, Collaborate, and Learn On-The-Go Using Mobile DevicesSue Maxwell

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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