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3740 West Market Center Drive
(13175 South)

Riverton, Utah 84065-8026
801-240-9601


OPEN
Monday and Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


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Daily Class Schedule

Printable January 2015 Class Schedule

To print or download the schedule use the Google file menu in the upper left hand corner of the document, not the browser's file menu.

For daily class information call 801-240-9601 or 801-240-9603.

To sign up for a pre-registration class call 801-240-9618.

Do You Need Help With Family Tree?

If you would like specific help on any of the basic features of Family Tree, ask at the Welcome Desk or Help Desk for a staff member to help you.

To access "Practice" photo, document, or story click HERE

Walk-in Classes

FamilySearch - Family Tree

These classes teach the basic fundamentals of using the Family Tree feature at familysearch.org.

  • Monday Series

Lecture and Hands-on Practice
Presented by Linda Baker
No registration necessary

  • 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. / Mondays - Library Training Room 1

Jan 5: “Accessing and Navigating FamilySearch Family Tree”
Jan 12: “Finding, Adding and Correcting Information”
Jan 26: “Using 'My Source Box' and FamilySearch.org Sources'”
Feb 2: "Creating and Attaching Outside Sources"
Feb 9: "Preparing Names for Temple Ordinances"
Feb 23: "Using the Merge Feature and Adding Photos & Stories"

Mar 2: “Accessing and Navigating FamilySearch Family Tree”
Mar 9: “Finding, Adding and Correcting Information”
Mar 16: “Using 'My Source Box' and FamilySearch.org Sources'”
Mar 23: "Creating and Attaching Outside Sources"
Mar 30: "Preparing Names for Temple Ordinances"
Apr 6: "Using the Merge Feature and Adding Photos & Stories"

  • Wednesday Series

Lecture and Hands-on Practice
Presented by Linda Baker
No registration necessary

  • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. / Wednesdays - Library Training Room 1

Jan 7: “Accessing and Navigating FamilySearch Family Tree”
Jan 14: “Finding, Adding and Correcting Information”
Jan 21: “Using 'My Source Box' and FamilySearch.org Sources'”
Jan 28: "Creating and Attaching Outside Sources"
Feb 4: "Preparing Names for Temple Ordinances"
Feb 11: "Using the Merge Feature and Adding Photos & Stories"

Feb 18: “Accessing and Navigating FamilySearch Family Tree”
Feb 25: “Finding, Adding and Correcting Information”
Mar 4: “Using 'My Source Box' and FamilySearch.org Sources'”
Mar 11: "Creating and Attaching Outside Sources"
Mar 18: "Preparing Names for Temple Ordinances"
Mar 25: "Using the Merge Feature and Adding Photos & Stories"

  • Thursday Series

Lecture and Hands-on Practice
Presented by Joan Gust
No registration necessary

  • 9:30 - 11:00 a.m../ Thursdays - Library Training Room 1

Jan 8: "Learn How to Use Family Tree and Love It! - Learn Where to Get Help"
Jan 15: "How to Share Memories by Using Photos, Stories, Documents"
Jan 22: "Attach Sources and Get Names Prepared to Take to the Temple"
Jan 29: "Discover NEW Tools, Apps & Partner Sites Using Your FamilySearch Login"

Feb 5: "Learn How to Use Family Tree and Love It! - Learn Where to Get Help"
Feb 12: "How to Share Memories by Using Photos, Stories, Documents"
Feb 19: "Attach Sources and Get Names Prepared to Take to the Temple"
Feb 26: "Discover NEW Tools, Apps & Partner Sites Using Your FamilySearch Login"

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Family Tree Sourcing

This class is an introduction to using sources with a hands-on practice of setting up and building a sourcing toolbox, and attaching all types of sources to ancestors in your Family Tree. Researchers of all levels of expertise will benefit from this class.

Lecture and Hands-on Practice
Presented by Deane Gearig
No registration is necessary.

  • 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. / Thursdays - Library Training Room 2

Jan 15: "Putting Sources into Family Tree - Step-by-Step"
Jan 29: "Sourcing Records in Descendancy Research"
Feb 12: "Putting Sources into Family Tree - Step-by-Step"
Feb 26: "Sourcing Records in Descendancy Research"
Mar 19: "Putting Sources into Family Tree - Step-by-Step"
Apr 2: "Sourcing Records in Descendancy Research"

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Training for Family History Consultants

This series of classes is designed to help Ward Family History Consultants learn their duties and increase their skills. Basic computer skills are necessary. Each class is designed to build on knowledge received in the previous class, so it is important to begin training with the first class. Please bring a flash drive with you to class.

  • Thursday Series

Lecture and Some Hands-on Practice
Presented by Mark Plehn
No registration is necessary.

  • 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. / Thursdays - Library Training Room 1

Jan 8: "Understanding Your Calling and Starting with Stories"
Jan 15: "Get to Know Your Family Tree"
Jan 22: "Learn to Use Records"
Jan 29: "Perform Temple Ordinances"
Feb 5: "Finding People to Help"

Feb 12: "Understanding Your Calling and Starting with Stories"
Feb 19: "Get to Know Your Family Tree"
Feb 26: "Learn to Use Records"
Mar 5: "Perform Temple Ordinances"
Mar 12: "Finding People to Help"

  • Saturday Series

Lecture and Some Hands-on Practice
Presented by Don Whitworth
No registration is necessary.

  • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. / Saturdays - Library Training Room 1

Jan 10: "Understanding Your Calling and Starting with Stories"
Jan 17: "Get to Know Your Family Tree"
Jan 24: "Learn to Use Records"
Jan 31: "Perform Temple Ordinances"
Feb 7: "Finding People to Help"

Feb 14: "Understanding Your Calling and Starting with Stories"
Feb 21: "Get to Know Your Family Tree"
Feb 28: "Learn to Use Records"
Mar 7: "Perform Temple Ordinances"
Mar 14: "Finding People to Help"

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Basic Computer Skills

These two classes teach basic computer skills with hands-on practice. Please bring a flash drive to get the most from this class.

Lecture/Lab
Presented by Kenneth Spencer
No registration is necessary.

  • 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. / Tuesdays - Library Training Room 2

Jan 13: "Basic Computer Skills, Part 1"
Jan 20: "Basic Computer Skills, Part 2"
Jan 27: "Basic Computer Skills, Part 1"
Feb 10: "Basic Computer Skills, Part 2"
Feb 17: "Basic Computer Skills, Part 1"
Feb 24: "Basic Computer Skills, Part 2"
Mar 3: "Basic Computer Skills, Part 1"
Mar 17: "Basic Computer Skills, Part 2"

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IrfanView and Snipping Tool

IrfanView is a free graphics editing program designed for capturing and editing photos and documents. It is helpful in acquiring and preparing digital images for family history projects and genealogy programs. This class teaches the basic features and functions of both IrfanView and the Snipping Tool. Basic computer skills are necessary for this class to be a good experience.

Lecture/Lab
Presented by Sally Briggs
No registration is necessary.

  • 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. / Thursdays - Library Training Room 2

Jan 15: "Installing and Using IrfanView Software and the Snipping Tool"
Jan 29: "Installing and Using IrfanView Software and the Snipping Tool"
Feb 12: "Installing and Using IrfanView Software and the Snipping Tool"
Feb 26: "Installing and Using IrfanView Software and the Snipping Tool"
Mar 19: "Installing and Using IrfanView Software and the Snipping Tool"
Apr 2: "Installing and Using IrfanView Software and the Snipping Tool"

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Beginning Genealogy Research

This series of classes teaches the basic elements of genealogical research. Participants should bring a personal pedigree chart to get the most from this class. Students will select an ancestor to research, create a research objective, develop necessary skills in using family history equipment, and learn how to use basic research tools.

Lecture and Lab
Presented by Larry Whittaker
No registration is necessary

  • 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. / Mondays - Library Training Room 1

Jan 5: "Let's Start at the Very Beginning"
Jan 12: "Selecting an Ancestor"
Jan 26: "Finding Your Way"
Feb 2: "Online Resources"

Feb 9: "Let's Start at the Very Beginning"
Feb 23: "Selecting an Ancestor"
Mar 2: "Finding Your Way"
Mar 9: "Online Resources"

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United States Research

These classes define types of records used in United States research that give names, dates, places, and relationships of your ancestors. Learn where to find these records online, on microfilm, and in books. Instructions on how to extract and interpret the information found in these various records about your ancestors and how it can be used to extend your family lines will be given.

Lecture/Lab Course
Presented by Jill Shoemaker
No registration is necessary.

  • 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. / Saturdays - Library Training Room 2

Jan 10: "Finding Your Ancestor's Story in United States Records"
Jan 24: "What Does That Say? - Tips and Strategies for Reading Old Handwriting"
Jan 31: "How to Build Your Own Valid Pedigree Using Vital Records"
Feb 7: "Getting Counted - Rightly or Wrongly - In the United States Census"
Feb 14: "Going to Church in America - Where Was Your Ancestor Christened?"
Feb 28: “Diving into LDS Church Records to Find Your Ancestor's Story”
Mar 7: “Your Ancestor's Piece of Earth - Learning About Your Family Through Land Records”
Mar 14: “An Inheritance of Records Through Proving Wills and Dividing Property”
Mar 28: “Family History Meets the Military: In Which War Did Your Ancestor Serve?”
Apr 3: “From Old Country to New Country - Records of the Voyage”
Apr 11: "A Switch of Allegiance - The Records of Becoming an American”

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Research Helps

This is a series of classes with varying topics intended to provide helpful information on family history research.

Lecture
Presented by Ron Ray
No registration is necessary.

  • 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. / Tuesdays - Library Training Room 2

*****(Tuesday and Wednesday classes will alternate every other month)*****

  • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. / Wednesdays - Training Room 2

Jan 7: "Family Search Overview – The Premier Program LDS Researchers Need to Know"
Jan 14: "Descendancy Research - The Easiest, Fastest Way to Find Family Not Yet in Family Tree"
Jan 21: "MS Word for Preserving Records So They Can Be Added to Family Tree."
Jan 28: "RootsMagic Overview – Place to Store, Correct, Protect Years of Family Research Data."

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Macs and Genealogy

This class will discuss basic Mac Operating System, OSX, Mavericks, including functions, short cuts, and integrating your Mac for Family History. We will discuss software, APPS, websites, genealogy utility APPS, the wireless Bluetooth, Mac tract pad, and Mac Bluetooth mouse. If possible, bring your Mac laptop to follow along with the lecture.

Lecture Hands-on Lab
Presented by Alan LaPearle
No registration is necessary

  • 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. / Wednesdays - Training Room 2

Jan 14: "Mac Basics Including Finder"
Jan 28: "Using Your Mac for Family History and Research"
Feb 11: "Mac Basics Including Finder"
Feb 25: "Using Your Mac for Family History and Research"
Mar 18: "Mac Basics Including Finder"
Apr 1: "Using Your Mac for Family History and Research"

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What's New in FamilySearch

This class will review and demonstrate new updates to Family Tree, and other updates or changes in FamilySearch.org. See live demonstrations of new updates with hands-on practice.

Lecture and Discussion
Presented by Garry Banks
No registration is necessary

  • 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. / Wednesdays - Training Room 1

Jan 14: "News and Updates in FamilySearch.org"
Jan 28: "News and Updates in FamilySearch.org"
Feb 18: "News and Updates in FamilySearch.org"
Mar 4: "News and Updates in FamilySearch.org"
Mar 18: "News and Updates in FamilySearch.org"

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Fast Accurate Research

These classes are designed to help patrons locate online information and records using tips and strategies that help narrow searches for your Ancestor's information. A working knowledge of computer and internet skills is necessary for a good experience in these classes. These classes would be particularly helpful for serious researchers and youth in learning additional researching techniques.

Lecture and Demonstration
Presented by Van Celaya
No registration is necessary.

  • Tuesday Series
  • 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. - Library Training Room 1

Jan 6: "Tips and Techniques on Finding Your Ancestors in FamilySearch"
Jan 13: "Finding Your Ancestors Using Advanced Google Searches"
Jan 20: "Affiliate Internet Websites and Other Advanced Sites"

Jan 27: "Tips and Techniques on Finding Your Ancestors in FamilySearch"
Feb 3: "Finding Your Ancestors Using Advanced Google Searches"
Feb 10: "Affiliate Internet Websites and Other Advanced Sites"

Feb 17: "Tips and Techniques on Finding Your Ancestors in FamilySearch"
Feb 24: "Finding Your Ancestors Using Advanced Google Searches"
Mar 3: "Affiliate Internet Websites and Other Advanced Sites"

  • Thursday Series
  • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Library Training Room 2

Jan 8: "Tips and Techniques on Finding Your Ancestors in FamilySearch"
Jan 15: "Finding Your Ancestors Using Advanced Google Searches"
Jan 22: "Affiliate Internet Websites and Other Advanced Sites"

Jan 29: "Tips and Techniques on Finding Your Ancestors in FamilySearch"
Feb 5: "Finding Your Ancestors Using Advanced Google Searches"

Feb 19: "Tips and Techniques on Finding Your Ancestors in FamilySearch"
Feb 26: "Finding Your Ancestors Using Advanced Google Searches"
Mar 5: "Affiliate Internet Websites and Other Advanced Sites"

  • Saturday Series
  • 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Library Training Room 2

Jan 10: "Tips and Techniques on Finding Your Ancestors in FamilySearch"
Jan 17: "Finding Your Ancestors Using Advanced Google Searches"
Jan 24: "Affiliate Internet Websites and Other Advanced Sites"

Jan 31: "Tips and Techniques on Finding Your Ancestors in FamilySearch"
Feb 7: "Finding Your Ancestors Using Advanced Google Searches"

Feb 21: "Tips and Techniques on Finding Your Ancestors in FamilySearch"
Feb 28: "Finding Your Ancestors Using Advanced Google Searches"
Mar 7: "Affiliate Internet Websites and Other Advanced Sites"

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Ancestral Quest

This is an 8 week course designed for current and new users of Ancestral Quest. The class teaches the features and functions of the program and will give students some hands-on practice. Basic computer skills are necessary.

Lecture and Lab
Presented by Bud Wood
No registration is necessary.

  • 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. / Tuesdays - Library Training Room 1

Jan 6: "Introduction to Ancestral Quest"
Jan 13: "Linking Records in My AQ Database with Family Tree"
Jan 20: "Sources"
Jan 27: "Photos and Screen Tabs"
Feb 3: "Customization, Printing, and Backups"
Feb 10: "Search Techniques"
Feb 17: "Match/Merge, etc."
Feb 24: "Collaboration"

  • 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. / Wednesdays - Library Training Room 1

Jan 7: "Introduction to Ancestral Quest"
Jan 14: "Linking Records in My AQ Database with Family Tree"
Jan 21: "Sources"
Jan 28: "Photos and Screen Tabs"
Feb 4: "Customization, Printing, and Backups"
Feb 11: "Search Techniques"
Feb 18: "Match/Merge, etc."
Feb 25: "Collaboration"

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Legacy 8

This course teaches the basic features and capabilities of the genealogy data management program Legacy 8, which is an approved FamilySearch affiliate software, and provides hands-on computer experience. Basic computer skills are necessary. Some experience with Legacy will be helpful.

  • Monday Series
  • 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. - Library Training Room 2

Lecture / Lab Course
Presented by John Baker
No Registration Necessary

Jan 12: "Getting Started with Legacy 8"
Jan 26: "12-Step Checklist, Also Tips and Tricks"
Feb 2: "Sources and Chronologies"
Feb 9: "Interfacing with Family Tree"

Feb 23: "Getting Started with Legacy 8"
Mar 2: "12-Step Checklist, Also Tips and Tricks"
Mar 9: "Sources and Chronologies"
Mar 16: "Interfacing with Family Tree"

  • Tuesday Series
  • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. / Tuesdays - Library Training Room 2

Lecture / Lab Course
Presented by Tom Waldron
No Registration is Necessary

Jan 6: "Navigating Legacy 8"
Jan 13: "Sourcing and Sharing Sources, Tagging, Adding & Sharing Events"
Jan 20: "Creating Gedcom Files and Adding Data to Legacy"
Jan 27: "Customizing Legacy, Finding Potential Problems & Merging Individuals"
Feb 3: "Statistics, Charts and Reports"
Feb 10: "Reports Continued and Publishing"

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Pre-registration Classes

Pre-registration is required for these classes.
Call 801-240-9618 to register.

Indexing Workshops - Basic and Italian

Pre-registration is required. Call 801-240-9618 to register for this course or add your name to a waiting list for a future class.

The Basic Indexing class teaches basic indexing skills, how to read old English handwriting and other basic language resources and helps available, as well as the arbitration process. This class will be helpful for all levels of indexers.

The Italian Indexing class teaches how to index Italian records, which is a high priority FamilySearch Indexing project. Italian language skills are not needed for this class. However, Basic Indexing skills or some indexing experience would be helpful. Handouts will be provided.

Lecture and Hands-on Practice
Presented by Rose Scott and Sandi Bigelow

  • 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. / Tuesdays - Training Room 1

Jan 6: "Basic Indexing"
Jan 13: "Indexing Italian Death Records"

Feb 3: "Basic Indexing"
Feb 10: "Indexing Italian Records"

Mar 3: "Basic Indexing"
Mar 10: "Indexing Italian Records"

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RootsMagic

Pre-registration is required. Call 801-240-9618 to register for this course or add your name to a waiting list for a future class.

This course teaches the basic features and capabilities of the genealogy data management program RootsMagic, which is approved FamilySearch affiliate software, and will provide hands-on computer experience. Basic computer skills are necessary. Some experience with RootsMagic will be helpful.

  • Tuesday Series

Lecture/Lab Course (Limited to 22 participants.)
Presented by Ron Ray

  • 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. / Tuesdays - Training Room 2

Jan 6: "Basic Keys and Sharing with Family Tree"
Jan 13: "Images, Videos, PDF files"
Jan 20: "Sources, PDF files"
Jan 27: "Creating Useful Reports"

  • Wednesday Series

Lecture/Lab Course (Limited to 22 participants.)
Presented by Ron Ray

  • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. / Wednesdays - Library Training Room 2

Feb 4: "Basic Keys and Sharing with Family Tree"
Feb 11: "Images, Videos, PDF files"
Feb 18: "Sources, PDF files"
Feb 25: "Creating Useful Reports"

  • Friday Series

Lecture/Lab Course (Limited to 24 participants.)
Presented by Don and Margaret Peterson.

  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. / Fridays - Library Training Room 1

Jan 16: "Getting Started with RootsMagic"
Jan 23: "Using RootsMagic-To-Go"
Jan 30: "Interfacing with FamilySearch Family Tree, Part 1"
Feb 6: "Interfacing with FamilySearch Family Tree, Part 2"
Feb 13: "Filtering, Sources and Working with Files"

Feb 27: "Getting Started with RootsMagic"
Mar 6: "Using RootsMagic-To-Go"
Mar 13: "Interfacing with FamilySearch Family Tree, Part 1"
Mar 20: "Interfacing with FamilySearch Family Tree, Part 2"
Mar 27: "Filtering, Sources and Working with Files"

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