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3740 West Market Center Drive
(13175 South)

Riverton, Utah 84065-8026
801-240-9601


Hours
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 August 2014 Class Schedule

Printable September 2014 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.

**NEW TIME**

  • 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

Sep 8: “Accessing and Navigating FamilySearch Family Tree”
Sep 15: “Finding, Adding and Correcting Information”
Sep 22: “Using 'My Source Box' and FamilySearch.org Sources'”
Sep 29: "Creating and Attaching Outside Sources"
Oct 6: "Preparing Names for Temple Ordinances"
Oct 13: "Using the Merge FeatureSep 8 and Adding Photos & Stories"

Oct 20: “Accessing and Navigating FamilySearch Family Tree”
Oct 27: “Finding, Adding and Correcting Information”
Nov 3: “Using 'My Source Box' and FamilySearch.org Sources'”
Nov 10: "Creating and Attaching Outside Sources"
Nov 17: "Preparing Names for Temple Ordinances"
Dec 1: "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

 Aug 27: “Accessing and Navigating FamilySearch Family Tree”
 Sep 3: “Finding, Adding and Correcting Information”
 Sep 10: “Using 'My Source Box' and FamilySearch.org Sources'”
 Sep 17: "Creating and Attaching Outside Sources"
 Sep 24: "Preparing Names for Temple Ordinances"
 Oct 1: "Using the Merge Feature and Adding Photos & Stories"

Oct 8: “Accessing and Navigating FamilySearch Family Tree”
Oct 15: “Finding, Adding and Correcting Information”
Oct 22: “Using 'My Source Box' and FamilySearch.org Sources'”
Oct 29: "Creating and Attaching Outside Sources"
Nov 5: "Preparing Names for Temple Ordinances"
Nov 12: "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

Sep 4: "Begin to Love Family Tree: How to Use, Add Vital Information, and Help Menus"
Sep 11: "How to Share Memories by Using Photos, Stories,  and Documents"
Sep 18: "Attach Sources and Get Names Prepared to Take to the Temple"
Sep 25: "Discover NEW Tools, Apps and Other Sites Using Your FamilySearch Login"
Oct 2: "Find Your Cousins Using the New Descendancy View"
Oct 9: "Open Lab: Get Individual Help and Get Your Questions Answered"

Oct 16: "Begin to Love Family Tree: How to Use, Add Vital Information, and Help Menus"
Oct 23: "How to Share Memories by Using Photos, Stories, Documents"
Oct 30: "Attach Sources and Get Names Prepared to Take to the Temple"
Nov 6: "Discover NEW Tools, Apps and Other Sites Using Your FamilySearch Login"
Nov 13: "Find Your Cousins Using the New Descendancy View"
Nov 20: "Open Lab: Get Individual Help and Get Your Questions Answered"

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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.

   *** NEW TIME ***

  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. / Thursdays - Library Training Room 2

Aug 28: "Adding Sources to Family Tree"
Sep 18: "Adding Sources to Family Tree"
Oct 2: "Adding Sources to Family Tree"
Oct 16: "Adding Sources to Family Tree"
Oct 30: "Adding Sources to Family Tree"
Nov 13: "Adding Sources to Family Tree"


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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

Jul 31: "Understanding Your Calling and Starting with Stories"
Aug 7: "Get to Know Your Family Tree"
Aug 14: "Learn to Use Records"
Aug 21: "Perform Temple Ordinances"
Aug 28: " Finding People to Help"

Sep 11: "Understanding Your Calling and Starting with Stories"
Sep 18: "Get to Know Your Family Tree"
Sep 25: "Learn to Use Records"
Oct 2: "Perform Temple Ordinances"
Oct 9: " Finding People to Help"

Oct 16: "Understanding Your Calling and Starting with Stories"
Oct 23: "Get to Know Your Family Tree"
Oct 30: "Learn to Use Records"
Nov 6: "Perform Temple Ordinances"
Nov 13: " Finding People to Help"

  • Saturday Series

Lecture and Some Hands-on Practice
Presented by Sylvia Jeffries
No registration is necessary.

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

Aug 2: "Understanding Your Calling and Starting with Stories"
Aug 9: "Get to Know Your Family Tree"
Aug 16: "Learn to Use Records"
Aug 23: "Perform Temple Ordinances"
Sep 6: " Finding People to Help"

Sep 13: "Understanding Your Calling and Starting with Stories"
Sep 20: "Get to Know Your Family Tree"
Sep 27: "Learn to Use Records"
Oct 11: "Perform Temple Ordinances"
Oct 18: " Finding People to Help"

Oct 25: "Understanding Your Calling and Starting with Stories"
Nov 1: "Get to Know Your Family Tree"
Nov 8: "Learn to Use Records"
Nov 15: "Perform Temple Ordinances"
Nov 22: " 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
No registration is necessary.

  • ***NEW DAY/TIME COMING SOON***


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Basic Internet Skills

This class introduces basic Internet technology and navigation skills. Please bring a flash drive to get the most from this class.

Lecture/Lab
Presented by
No registration is necessary.

  • ***NEW DAY/TIME COMING SOON***


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IrfanView

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 this software. Basic computer skills are necessary.

Lecture/Lab
Presented by Library Staff
No registration is necessary.

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

Sep 11: "Installing and Using IrfanView Software"
Oct 16: "Installing and Using IrfanView Software"

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Beginning Genealogy Research

This series of classes teaches the basic elements of genealogical research. Participants should bring a flash drive and 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 Colleen Willis
No registration is necessary

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

Aug 12: "Let's Start at the Very Beginning"
Aug 19: "Selecting an Ancestor"
Aug 26: "Finding Your Way"
Sep 2: "Online Resources"

*** NEW DAY/TIME ***

Lecture and Lab
Presented by Carolyn Baker
No registration is necessary

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

Sep 8: "Let's Start at the Very Beginning"
Sep 15: "Selecting an Ancestor"
Sep 22: "Finding Your Way"
Sep 29: "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.

  ***NEW DAY/TIME***

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

Sep 6: “An Inheritance of Records Through Proving Wills and Dividing Property”
Sep 13: “Family History Meets the Military: In Which War Did Your Ancestor Serve?”
Sep 27: “From Old Country to New Country - Records of the Voyage”
Oct 11: "A Switch of Allegiance - The Records of Becoming an American”
Oct 25: “Finding Your Ancestor's Story in United States Records”
Nov 1: “Getting Counted - Rightly or Wrongly - In the United States Census”
Nov 8: “An Inheritance of Records Through Proving Wills and Dividing Property”
Nov 22: “Family History Meets the Military: In Which War Did Your Ancestor Serve?”

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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 - Training Room 2

Aug 26: "Fold3 - Military Records, Utah Court Records and More"

Sep 2: "Unlock the Power of MS Word for Sources, Stories, More"
Sep 9: "Using Snipping Tool with MS Word"
Sep 16: "Using MS Word and Another Free Program like Word for Sources"
Sep 23: "Hands-on Practice with Creating Sources with Word-Type Programs"
Sep 30: "Using WPS (Kingston) a FREE MS Word Look-a-Like"

Oct 7: "Tips 1: Google Translate, Magic Keys, Patron Tools, Intro to Using Graphics"
Oct 14: "Tips 2: LDS Wiki, Online OCR, PDF Creator, Google Books, Google Images"
Oct 21: "Utah Research"
Oct 28: "Census Records"

Nov 4: "Descendancy Research - Millions to Find"
Nov 11: "Newspapers - Stories of Your Ancestors"

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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

Sep 10: "Using Your Mac for Family History and Research"
Sep 24: "Using Your Mac for Family History and Research"
Oct 8: "Using Your Mac for Family History and Research"
Oct 22: "Using Your Mac for Family History and Research"
Nov 5: "Using Your Mac for Family History and Research"
Nov 19: "Using Your Mac for Family History and Research"

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LDS Records

This class will show the various records, books and stories available at the Church History Library, including special collections of membership records, family histories, membership records on film strips, and microfiche.

Lecture and Demonstration
Presented by Garry Banks
No registration is necessary

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

Sep 3: "The Story Lives Here: Church History Library"
Sep 17: "The Story Lives Here: Church History Library"
Oct 1: "The Story Lives Here: Church History Library"

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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

Sep 2: "Tips and Techniques on Finding Your Ancestors in FamilySearch"
Sep 9: "Finding Your Ancestors Using Advanced Google Searches"
Sep 16: "Affiliate Internet Websites and Other Advanced Sites"

Sep 23: "Tips and Techniques on Finding Your Ancestors in FamilySearch"
Sep 30: "Finding Your Ancestors Using Advanced Google Searches"
Oct 7: "Affiliate Internet Websites and Other Advanced Sites"

Oct 14: "Tips and Techniques on Finding Your Ancestors in FamilySearch"
Oct 21: "Finding Your Ancestors Using Advanced Google Searches"
Oct 28: "Affiliate Internet Websites and Other Advanced Sites"

Nov 4: "Tips and Techniques on Finding Your Ancestors in FamilySearch"
Nov 11: "Finding Your Ancestors Using Advanced Google Searches"
Nov 18: "Affiliate Internet Websites and Other Advanced Sites"
Nov 25: "Tips and Techniques on Finding Your Ancestors in FamilySearch"

  • Thursday Series  ***New Time***
  • 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Library Training Room 2

Aug 28: "Tips and Techniques on Finding Your Ancestors in FamilySearch"
Sep 4: "Finding Your Ancestors Using Advanced Google Searches"
Sep 11: "Affiliate Internet Websites and Other Advanced Sites"

Sep 18: "Tips and Techniques on Finding Your Ancestors in FamilySearch"
Sep 25: "Finding Your Ancestors Using Advanced Google Searches"
Oct 2: "Affiliate Internet Websites and Other Advanced Sites"

Oct 9: "Tips and Techniques on Finding Your Ancestors in FamilySearch"
Oct 16: "Finding Your Ancestors Using Advanced Google Searches"
Oct 23: "Affiliate Internet Websites and Other Advanced Sites"

Oct 30: "Tips and Techniques on Finding Your Ancestors in FamilySearch"
Nov 6: "Finding Your Ancestors Using Advanced Google Searches"
Nov 13: "Affiliate Internet Websites and Other Advanced Sites"
Nov 20: "Tips and Techniques on Finding Your Ancestors in FamilySearch"

  • Saturday Series  ***New Time***


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

Sep 6: "Finding Your Ancestors Using Advanced Google Searches"
Sep 13: "Affiliate Internet Websites and Other Advanced Sites"

Sep 20: "Tips and Techniques on Finding Your Ancestors in FamilySearch"
Sep 27: "Finding Your Ancestors Using Advanced Google Searches"
Oct 11: "Affiliate Internet Websites and Other Advanced Sites"

Oct 18: "Tips and Techniques on Finding Your Ancestors in FamilySearch"
Oct 25: "Finding Your Ancestors Using Advanced Google Searches"
Nov 1: "Affiliate Internet Websites and Other Advanced Sites"

Nov 8: "Tips and Techniques on Finding Your Ancestors in FamilySearch"
Nov 15: "Finding Your Ancestors Using Advanced Google Searches"
Nov 22: "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.

  •       *** NEW DAY/TIME ***
  • 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. / Tuesdays - Library Training Room 1

Jul 8: "Introduction to Ancestral Quest"
Jul 15: "Linking Records in My AQ Database with Family Tree"
Jul 22: "Sources"
Jul 29: "Photos and Screen Tabs"
Aug 5:"Customization, Printing, and Backups"
Aug 12: "Search Techniques"
Aug 19: "Match/Merge, etc."
Aug 26: "Collaboration"

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

Sep 2: "Introduction to Ancestral Quest"
Sep 9: "Linking Records in My AQ Database with Family Tree"
Sep 16: "Sources"
Sep 23: "Photos and Screen Tabs"
Sep 30:"Customization, Printing, and Backups"
Oct 7: "Search Techniques"
Oct 14: "Match/Merge, etc."
Oct 21: "Collaboration"

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

Jul 9: "Introduction to Ancestral Quest"
Jul 16: "Linking Records in My AQ Database with Family Tree"
Jul 23: "Sources"
Jul 30: "Photos and Screen Tabs"
Aug 6:"Customization, Printing, and Backups"
Aug 13: "Search Techniques"
Aug 20: "Match/Merge, etc."
Aug 27: "Collaboration"

Sep 3: "Introduction to Ancestral Quest"
Sep 10: "Linking Records in My AQ Database with Family Tree"
Sep 17: "Sources"
Sep 24: "Photos and Screen Tabs"
Oct 1:"Customization, Printing, and Backups"
Oct 8: "Search Techniques"
Oct 15: "Match/Merge, etc."
Oct 22: "Collaboration"

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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.

Open Lab classes will offer any help with all indexing issues.

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

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

Sep 2: "Getting Started: Basic Indexing"
Sep 9: "Indexing Italian Records"
Sep 16: "Indexing - Open Lab"
Sep 23: "Indexing - Open Lab"

Oct 7: "Getting Started: Basic Indexing"
Oct 14: "Indexing Italian Records"
Oct 21: "Indexing - Open Lab"
Oct 28: "Indexing - Open Lab"

Nov 4: "Getting Started: Basic Indexing"
Nov 11: "Indexing Italian Records"
Nov 18: "Indexing - Open Lab"

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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.

  • Wednesday Series

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

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

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

Sep 3: "Basic Keys and Sharing with Family Tree"
Sep 10: "Images, Videos, PDF Files"
Sep 17: "Sources, PDF Files"
Sep 24: "Creating Useful Reports"

Oct 1: "Basic Keys and Sharing with Family Tree"
Oct 8: "Images, Videos, PDF Files"
Oct 15: "Sources, PDF Files"
Oct 22: "Creating Useful Reports"
Oct 29: "RootsMagic - More Cool Features"

  • Friday Series

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

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

Aug 29: "RootsMagic - Open Lab" - No registration necessary for this class.

Sep 5: "Getting Started with RootsMagic"
Sep 12: "Using RootsMagic-To-Go"
Sep 19: "Interfacing with FamilySearch Family Tree, Part 1"
Sep 26: "Interfacing with FamilySearch Family Tree, Part 2"
Oct 2: "Filtering, Sources and Working with Files"

Oct 17: "Getting Started with RootsMagic"
Oct 24: "Using RootsMagic-To-Go"
Oct 31: "Interfacing with FamilySearch Family Tree, Part 1"
Nov 7: "Interfacing with FamilySearch Family Tree, Part 2"
Nov 14: "Filtering, Sources and Working with Files"

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Legacy 8

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

Lecture / Lab Course (Limited to 24 participants.)
Presented by John Baker

***NEW DAY/TIME***

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

Aug 4: "Getting Started with Legacy 8"
Aug 18: "12-Step Checklist, Also Tips and Tricks"
Aug 25: "Sources and Chronologies"
Sep 8: "Interfacing with Family Tree"

Sep 15: "Getting Started with Legacy 8"
Sep 22: "12-Step Checklist, Also Tips and Tricks"
Sep 29: "Sources and Chronologies"
Oct 6: "Interfacing with Family Tree"

Oct 13: "Getting Started with Legacy 8"
Oct 20: "12-Step Checklist, Also Tips and Tricks"
Oct 27: "Sources and Chronologies"
Nov 3: "Interfacing with Family Tree"

Nov 10: "Getting Started with Legacy 8"
Nov 17: "12-Step Checklist, Also Tips and Tricks"
Nov 24: "Sources and Chronologies"
Dec 1: "Interfacing with Family Tree"


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