Thursday, May 01, 2014

Riverton Saturday Seminar

The following is from the Riverton FamilySearch Library.

The Riverton FamilySearch Library will host a free seminar on
Saturday, May 17th, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
that will offer help to genealogists of all skill levels.

Riverton, Utah - Let’s Get Your Book Ready to Print

After you have worked diligently researching and writing a family or personal history, what are the next steps you need to follow in getting the manuscript ready for the printer?

Carol Holland has worked at BYU Printing Services for over 30 years, being mostly involved with digital printing. BYU’s first digital printer (Xerox Docutech) was installed in 1992. They have kept up with industry advancements in printers ever since. Carol was a copy center supervisor for several years, working with the very first color copier that came out from Canon in 1989. She was the manager of the production digital center at BYU Printing Services for 15 years. In 1999 she earned her Electronic Document Printing Professional Certification and renewed it in 2005. That same year she changed assignments and became a customer consultant, working almost exclusively with off-campus customers who had written family or personal histories. The scope of her job became more consultation than management. She helped customers prepare their manuscripts properly for printing and oversaw the printing and binding of their books. Her assignment again changed and she went from working with family history customers to working more with campus customers, with a specialty in digital printing.

Following the keynote presentation from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., two blocks of four classes each are offered that cover topics of interest for beginning, intermediate, and advanced family history

10:10 a.m. Choose one of the following four classes:

  • “Ancestral Quest Basics: Getting Off to a Good Start” - Bud Wood
  • “Are You Your Own Brick Wall: Common Genealogy Mistakes and Their Solutions”– Beth Taylor
  • “Pictures: Past, Present, and Future”- Jens Nielsen
  • “In-Laws and Outlaws: The Bylaws of Teaching Youth about Family Skeletons”- Janet Hovorka

11:20 a.m. Choose one of the following four classes:

  • “Are Your Personal Genealogy Files Messed Up? Are They Multiplying? Are They Lost? Do Your Photos Disappear?” - Bud Wood
  • “The Tired, the Poor, the Huddled Masses, and the Wretched Refuse: U. S. Immigration, 1820–1954”––Beth Taylor
  • “Capturing My Ancestors’ Lives: A Guide to Writing Family Histories”- Michael Grimshaw
  • “Tear Down This Wall!”––Scott Fisher

Registration is not required for this free seminar. The Riverton FamilySearch Library is located in the LDS Riverton Office Building at 3740 West 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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