Of Roots and Branches Conference
The free Ogden Family History Conference at Weber State University is this Saturday, September 12, 2015, so plan now to get the most you can out of this free experience.
And here's a brief synopsis of the, Ogden Family History Conference:
- Keynote speakers: Elder Marlin and Sister Kathleen Jensen
- Workshops by many great presenters
- Hands-on FamilySearch training
- World-class genealogy and family history programs to learn about and explore
- Venders showing off their great wares.
- One-on-One Circle of Service.
What exactly is this One-on-One Circle of Service? According to Nan Peacock, the Circle of Service Chairperson, this group consists of knowledgeable family-search consultants and volunteers who will be available to help anyone with genealogical and family history questions during the five sessions of conference workshops. She asks that before attending the conference you verify access to your familysearch.org account, bringing your username and password with you. If you still need to register for an account, please click or go to this link familysearch.org. Anyone with an email account can resister. If you are LDS, you will also need your membership number. If necessary, the One-On-One Circle of Service volunteers will help you register for a FamilySearch account the day of the conference, but you are encouraged to register beforehand.
The One-On-One Circle of Service will be located at the Atrium area in WSU's Union Building. Computers will be available, but feel free to bring your own device to work on.
Some topics that the volunteers can help you with are adding photos, adding stories, and adding audio to your FamilySearch account, as well as answering general questions you might have. Specialists on foreign-country research, including experts on Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, British Isles, and Spanish-speaking countries, will be available.
These help sessions will run about 20 minutes, but time can be extended if there aren't others waiting in line for help. Follow-up times may be scheduled, or you may drop by the Ogden FamilySearch Library (539 24th Street in Ogden) during operating hours. For more information about the Ogden FamilySearch Library and the Ogden Family History Conference, please go to ogdenfsl.org.
Hope to see you there. It will be a great learning experience for everyone.