Monday, October 12, 2015

Riverton FamilySearch Library Free October Seminar and Family Discover Day

The following is from the Riverton FamilySearch Library.

Riverton FamilySearch Library Free October Seminar
and Family Discover Day
 Family History: Turning Hearts, Healing Ourselves

Riverton, Utah (October 1, 2015)—The Riverton FamilySearch Library has announced a free family discovery day and seminar on Saturday, October 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Dr. Paul J. McCarty will be the keynote speaker at the seminar. He will focus on how those who are incarcerated or are in self-inflicted prisons resulting from choices or circumstances can share in the blessings, protection, and healing that come from seeking after their kindred dead or getting involved in indexing. The family discovery day is for families and youth (8 years and older) and will include fun activities to engage the entire family in family history. Registration is not required.

9:00–10:00—Keynote Speaker
Paul McCarty is currently the transition director for LDS Correctional Services, Region 3. For the past eight years, he has worked with the Utah Department of Corrections prisons and jails in successful offender release and behavior change programs. He is an adjunct professor of abnormal psychology and marriage and family studies at Brigham Young University and is a principal in the Granite School District. 
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 all levels of family history enthusiasts.

10:10–11:10 a.m. Choose one of the following four classes:
  • “Deciphering Handwriting” by Colleen Stutz
  • “Like a Game: Family History for Youth” by Jimmy Zimmerman
  • “How to Puzzilla” by Bill Harten
  • “Grandpa Is on My iPod: Sharing Your Family History with Your Family Using Social Networking” by Janet Hovorka
11:20 a.m.–12:20 p.m. Choose one of the following four classes: 
  • “Interactive Timelines: Using Freeware and File Naming” by Don Snow and Linda Westover
  • “Power Apps for FamilySearch” by Jimmy Zimmerman
  • “Successful Ways to Conduct British Research” by Joni Kesler
  • “Family Links: Easy Interactive Online Activities to Explore Your History Together” by Janet Hovorka
The Riverton FamilySearch Library is also hosting a family discovery day in conjunction with the monthly seminar. Families will participate in fun activities used in family history. Youth and adults of all ages are invited.
9:00 a.m.–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, Pedigrees, and Family Group Sheets
  •  What Does Your Last Name Mean?
Class and activity changes are shown on the library website at
Registration is not required for the free seminar and family discovery day. The Riverton FamilySearch Library is located in the Riverton Office Building at 3740 West Market Center Drive (13175 South), Riverton, Utah, 1-801-240-9601

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