Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Riverton FamilySearch Library Free September Seminars

The following is from FamilySearch.

Riverton FamilySearch Library Free September Seminars
Family and Local History Treasures at the Church History Library

Riverton, Utah (August 31, 2015)—The Riverton FamilySearch Library has announced a free seminar series on Saturday, September 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. The keynote speaker, Jay G. Burrup, will focus on the purpose of the Church History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Church History Library is a remarkable mother lode of record sources available to those with Latter-day Saint ancestry, those who are interested in Latter-day Saint history, and those who are searching for help to write their family or local history. Registration is not required.

9:00–10:00—Keynote Speaker
Jay G. Burrup is a certified archivist at the Church History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the author of numerous books and articles related to family, local, and Church history.
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 family history enthusiasts of all skill levels.

10:10–11:10 a.m. Choose one of the following four classes:
  • “Utilizing the Family Search Catalog” by Steven Sorensen
  • “Triple Combination for Finding Your Missing Family—Even on Pioneer Lines” by Ron Ray
  • “Writing Your Family’s Once Upon a Time Stories” by Elisa Biggs
  • “Fun Ideas for Family History Consultants” by Bret Peterson
11:20 a.m.–12:20 p.m. Choose one of the following four classes:
  • “Hidden Treasures in the War of 1812 Pension Files” by Fran Jensen
  • “The Family History Guide” by Robert Ives
  • “Policies for Submitting Names for Temple Ordinance Work” by Ray Garrison
  • “Organization: Taming the Paper Monster” by Bret Peterson
Last minute class changes are shown on the Riverton FamilySearch Library’s website at

Registration is not required for this free seminar. The Riverton FamilySearch Library is located at 3740 West Market Center Drive (13175 South), Riverton, Utah, 1-801-240-9601.

In October, the library will host a family discovery day in conjunction with the monthly seminar. Families will participate in fun family history activities. Youth of all ages are invited.
Family discovery day on October 17, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
  •  “Replace a Face”
  •  “Story Room”
  •  “From Your Smartphone Straight to Family Tree with Memories”
  •  “Discover Your Pioneer Ancestors”
  •  “Fan Charts, the Year You Were Born, Pedigree Charts, and Family Group Sheets”
  •  “What Does Your Last Name Mean?”
  •  “Face Painting”
 Please share this information with your family and friends.

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