Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Riverton FamilySearch Library Free January Seminar

The following is from FamilySearch.

Riverton FamilySearch Library Free January Seminar
Don’t Let Them Be Forgotten

Riverton, Utah—The Riverton FamilySearch Library has announced its free seminar on Saturday, January 16, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. The keynote speaker, Clive Romney, executive director of Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts, will focus on how his heart was turned to his ancestors through family history research and how his stories, songs, and pioneer poetry have “turned to his fathers” during the past seven years. Registration is not required.

 9:00–10:00—Keynote Speaker
Romney has traveled throughout Utah for the past seven years unearthing stories, songs, and poetry of the Utah pioneers. He is also on the board of directors of the Utah Arts Council and the Folklore Society of Utah.
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:
  • “Genealogy in SIMPLE Terms” by Ray Millgate
  • “Passenger Lists and Immigration” by Julie Merrill
  • “Family History Consultant Fast Start” by Van Celaya
  • “Sources Made Simple” by Kathryn Grant
 11:20 a.m.–12:20 p.m. Choose one of the following four classes:
  • “FamilySearch Top 10 minus 5” by Fred Ratliff
  • “Ancestry” by Julie Merrill
  • “Beginning British Research—Getting Started with Census Records” by Lauren Leifson
  • “Duplicates in Family Tree—Why They’re There, How to Find Them, and How to Resolve Them” by Kathryn Grant
Last minute class changes are shown on the library 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.

The library is hosting a family discovery day in conjunction with this monthly seminar. Families can participate in fun family history activities. Youth of all ages are invited.
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
  •  “Replace a Face”
  •  “Record a Family Story”
  •  “From Your Smartphone Straight to Family Tree with Memories”
  •  “Find aPioneer Ancestor”
  •  “Create a FamilyFan Chart”
  •  “Relative Finder”
  •  “Family Booklet”

About FamilySearch
FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at or through over 4,893 family history centers in 132 countries, including the renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

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