Saturday, June 08, 2013

Ogden FSL Saturday Guest Speaker Program

The following is from the Ogden FamilySearch Library.

Ogden Family Search Library
539 24th Street, Ogden UT

What:  Saturday Guest Speaker Program
When: Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 10 am
Where: Ogden FamilySearch Library, Room 12

Speaker: Jay G. Burrup

Topic: An Introduction to the LDS Church History Library

Bro. Burrup will focus on the purposes of the Church history Library. He will discuss the remarkable and unique historical record sources it offers. The library’s holdings are a treasure trove for those interested in LDS Church history, who have LDS ancestry or are compiling histories of the branch, ward stake, district or mission. The Church History Library is located in Salt Lake, a block away from the familiar Family History Library. It is a repository providing invaluable historical resources which can be utilized for writing histories of communities wherever Mormon settlements have been established.

Jay Burrup is a native of Downey ID. A descendant of early LDS settlers, he claims relatives in Kaysville, Ogden, Uintah, Richville and Logan. He served a mission to Milan, Italy. Jay is a graduate of BYU with a BS in History and a MS in Library and Information Science. He became an archivist at the Church History Library in 1985 and a Certified Archivist in 1991. He has conducted over 150 oral history interviews and serves as a member of the Library’s Acquisition Board. He has published and contributed to a number of books and articles related to family and local history. Jay is married to the former Dorothy Anderson, a native of Taber, Alberta. They have four daughters and live in West Valley City UT.

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