The Riverton FamilySearch Library will host a free seminar on
May 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,
which will offer help to genealogists of all skill levels.
Riverton, UtahAvoid Corrupting Your Family TreeJust as we often hear about technological data becoming corrupted, family trees can similarly become corrupted in many ways—as a result of outright deception on the part of the researcher to innocent mistakes made by beginners who ignorantly post false information. Once corruption is identified on a family branch, it is possible to use surrounding evidence to isolate the problem and to use available online tools to prevent the corruption from spreading. Once the corruption is understood and the proper evidence is applied, additional relationships can be established, to the great joy of those involved in this work.
Karen Clifford, AG, FUGA, has three genealogy credentials (in the Midwestern, Southern, and Mountain West regions), is president of Genealogy Research Associates, Inc., and is an instructor and curriculum developer in genealogy and technology courses at Monterey Peninsula College (in California) and Salt Lake Community College. She has authored several genealogy textbooks focusing on research methodology, including The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Genealogy, the Internet, and Your Genealogy Computer Program (Genealogical Publishing Company, 2011); Digging Deeper: Understanding Pre-1805 Genealogy Record Groups (graonline.com, 2012); and Becoming an Accredited Genealogist (Ancestry.com, 2002). Karen was a staff trainer and subsequent director of the Monterey California Family History Center for a total of 22 years before moving to Provo, Utah.
Following the keynote presentation from 9:00–10:00 a.m., two blocks of four classes each are offered that will cover topics of interest for beginning, intermediate, and advanced family history enthusiasts.
The classes available from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. are:
- “Utah Ancestors? How Do I Find Them?”Ron Ray
- “Introduction to FamilySearch Community Trees”David Barss
- “Genealogy Gifts and Games”Kim Woodbury
- “Getting to Know Fold3”Gordon Atkinson
The classes available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. are:
- “A Guide to Printing Your Family History”Carol Holland
- “Researching with FamilySearch Historical Records”Lynn Turner
- “Controlling Your Children from Beyond the Grave”Jeff Anderson
- “Saving Documents, Files, and Images Found on the Internet”Tom Stubben
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.