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The Riverton FamilySearch Library offers the opportunity for individuals, organizations, and others to schedule a group visit to the Library. A variety of options, listed below, are available for your group.
Review the following guidelines for scheduling a group visit. Scroll to the end of this page for the link to submit a request for a group visit, after reading the information below.
- Group Size: Because of our staffing, regular patrons, facility and equipment limits, we limit the total of visitors in groups to 65 per session. This can be a single group or multiple groups meeting separately or combined. Please do not come to the library with more than 6 people without a group reservation. This ensures that staff, building facilities, and computers will be available to support your group and its objectives.
- Request Procedure: All requests for group visits should be made using the link below for the online registration form. Telephone reservations are not accepted. Each request will be confirmed by email within 1-2 days. Please check for your confirmation and reply to it, acknowledging your agreement with and receipt of it. If your preferred date is not available, one of the alternate dates you request will be selected and confirmed. If none of your dates and times are available, you will be advised to submit a new request. Because we often are at scheduled capacity, please do not bring a group to the library on a night your reservation has not been confirmed.
- Available Times: Evening group visits (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) will begin either at 6:00 p.m. or 7:15 p.m., and all visits will last for one hour and thirty minutes. Daytime reservations (Monday thru Friday) will be accepted for any time between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Activity day groups may be scheduled as late as 4:00 p.m., but keep in mind that the library closes at 5:00 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays. Evening groups will need to conclude their visit no later than 8:55 p.m. Daytime reservations for Saturdays will be accepted for any time between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
- Supervision: Adults accompanying youth groups should prepare to actively participate with their youth. For example: if the youth will participate in Indexing, then each adult in the group should be registered and have some experience with Indexing before the visit. Local family history consultants are an excellent resource to bring with your group and will provide continuity after your visit.
- Printing: Copies of any documents found during your visit can be printed at the library for a nominal charge. Print cards can be purchased at our Welcome Desk with either a $2.00 or $5.00 credit on them. Additional incremental amounts can be added to them at any time. Black and white, letter size copies are $0.05 each. Color prints are $0.30 for letter size (8½” by 11”) or $0.60 for tabloid size (11” by 17”). If a group plans to print fan charts for lamination, costs for lamination for an 11" by 17" is $1.00 and $0.50 for 8½” by 11” page. The Riverton FamilySearch Library accepts cash or checks. The Library does not accept credit cards, debit cards, or bills larger than $20.00.
Important for a Successful and Rewarding Visit
LDS Account Login: Very Important! Each LDS member of the group needs to have an LDS Account before coming to the Library. Please have them sign in at https://ldsaccount.lds.org or another Church account site to make sure their username and password are working.
LDS Account Registration: For members who don’t have a current account, have them register for one prior to your visit. They can do this by going to https://ldsaccount.lds.org and clicking on the Register for an LDS Account button on the right side of the screen and entering the necessary information, which includes their Membership Record Number (MRN) and birth date. Their MRN may be on their temple recommend or can be provided by their ward clerk. Youth 8-12 years old (under 13) will also need permission from a parent and the parent's MRN. To activate a new account, an email address is needed.
Personal Family History Information: Except for Indexing visits, please have everyone attempt to create a personal pedigree chart with as much family information as possible.
Specific Goal or Objective to Accomplish: Each group should have an idea or goal, before they arrive, of what they would like to accomplish during the visit to our library.
Selecting the Group Presentation: Select from the following options. We are not able to combine presentations in a single visit, and suggest that you schedule additional times for other topics of interest.
Group Visit Options
The visits include a short presentation, 20 to 25 minutes, in one of our meeting rooms, with the remainder of the time in the library.
1. Youth Temple Challenge Highly recommended for youth groups
Designed as a motivator for the youth of the Church to accept Elder Neil L. Anderson’s “Youth Temple Challenge,” as illustrated on LDS.org, and presents a short how-to video “Using the Descendancy View in Family Tree as a Research Tool” to help find names to take to the temple.
2. Intermediate Research Helps Recommended for those having just completed a series of Family History lessons with their ward Family History Consultant
An overview of some very beneficial genealogy research sites and short demonstrations on how to use them. Many of these sites have links to other sites with valuable resources available to the intermediate researcher.
3. Introduction to the FamilySearch Library Recommended for Ward and Stake leadership
An overview of our facility, website, tools, applications, and equipment available in the Library and on the computer’s desktop.
4. Introduction to FamilySearch Family Tree Recommended for youth groups and adults
A demonstration of the functions, features, and use of the information available in the FamilySearch Family Tree. Family Tree is a new approach to genealogy. Instructions will be made available for creating the popular nine generation fan chart.
- This version of Family Tree supports full navigation of your genealogy tree where you can:
- Explore trees, families, and individuals.
- Edit and improve data about a specific individual.
- Attach sources, including links to online sources.
- Watch and receive notifications about changes to ancestors.
5. Introduction to Indexing
An overview of the why and how of indexing and a demonstration of the indexing application for indexing in the library or at home.
6. Preparation for Pioneer Trek Recommended for those about to go on Trek
A presentation on how to identify a pioneer ancestor, locate the pioneer company the ancestor was in, and then find information about the pioneer, including how to identify family members requiring temple ordinances. Create a 9 generation fan chart.
7. Introduction to Family History (ages 8 - 12)
Help excite this age group in the ward about their ancestors.The "My Family" booklet is introduced and group sheets and pedigree sheets are completed.
8. Group Visit without a Presentation
Designed for those who have been trained or oriented but just want to schedule a time when group members can go directly to the library and make use of the computers with our staff assistance, as needed.
9. FamilySearch Quick Start
An overview of four tools that will help with your FamilySearch experience.
- Adding audio to "Memories" using your smart phone
- Adding photos to "Memories" using your computer or smart phone
- Learning to use the "Find a Record" partner site to analyze your Family Tree data and follow through with the details and suggestions given
- Maximizing your abilities with "Descendancy Research"
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