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= Learn about the Library  =
 
= Learn about the Library  =
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== Library Orientation (15 minutes)  ==
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This short video provides an overview of the Family History Library and family history research.
  
 
== Scavenger Hunt (45 minutes)  ==
 
== Scavenger Hunt (45 minutes)  ==
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== Digitizing and Indexing Video (6 minutes)  ==
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This video provides background information to indexing, giving an overview of how FamilySearch obtains, preserves, and digitizes their records.
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== Indexing Presentation (15 minutes)  ==
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Age range: Any<br>Preparation: none
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This short presentation explains why and how to index.
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== Interactive Indexing Activity (20 minutes)  ==
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In this activity, every individual has the chance to learn how to index. They will also participate in a game where they can earn points for remembering what they just learned.
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== Hands-On Activity  ==
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Age range: Any<br>Preparation: All participants must have an LDS Account or FamilySearch account.
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In this activity, participants jump right into the indexing program and learn how to use it with the help of volunteers at the library and any experienced indexers you bring.
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== Pioneer Trek Preparation  ==
  
 
Age range: Teenage<br>Preparation: none  
 
Age range: Teenage<br>Preparation: none  

Revision as of 16:37, 5 October 2012

Family History LibraryGotoarrow.pngGroup Visit OptionsGotoarrow.pngGroup Activities

There are multiple activities at the Family History Library. The following list is organized based on what you want to learn. If you have time, you can participate in multiple activities from any category.

Contents

Learn about the Library

Library Orientation (15 minutes)

Age range: Any
Preparation: none

This short video provides an overview of the Family History Library and family history research.

Scavenger Hunt (45 minutes)

Age range: Teenage
Preparation: none

Grab a scavenger hunt in the lobby and you're off hunting the five floors of the library! We will organize you in small groups of 2-4 people and we have many different scavenger hunts. As you find answers, you will be surprised at what you learn about the library!

Learn to Research

Super Heroes (30 minutes)

Age range: Teenage
Preparation: none

Do you like super heroes? How about learning more about your ancestors? This activity will teach you about both, with you looking up real people on FamilySearch.org that have the names of famous super heroes!

National Parks (30 minutes)

Age range: Teenage
Preparation: none

Similar to Pioneers, this activity is centered on teaching you how to do family history online. Remember to look for the thread!

12 Pens (30 minutes)

Age range: Teenage
Preparation: none

An activity that is set more for young adults and above, this activity will help you look for twelve operatives that are doing their best to cover their trail. You will be looking for clues and pieces in order to complete the whole puzzle.

Cartoons (30 minutes)

Age range: Teenage
Preparation: none

With the young kids in mind, this activity will have them giggling with delight as they look for their favorite Disney characters and others in a fun, interactive session about family history.

Are You Smarter? (30 minutes)

Age range: Teenage
Preparation: none

We all know about Jeff Foxworthy, right? Well then, prepare to do family history and go back to your elementary school days...at the same time!

Familysearching (30 minutes)

Age range: Teenage
Preparation: none

This activity, themed for teenagers and young adults, will rock your world as you look for famous people from all walks of life and history using FamilySearch.org. Players, dig this, when this is finished, you'll all be a family history whiz!

Heroes and Villains (30 minutes)

Age range: Teenage
Preparation: none

Ever wanted to find the good guys and bad guys? Well, you won't be able to in this activity, but you will find real deceased individuals who have the same name as these comic and cartoon characters.

Kids FamilySearch (30 minutes)

Age range: Teenage
Preparation: none

Want the young ones to have some family history fun, but not sure how? Your solution is finally here! This simple activity was created with the young'uns in mind. They'll get to find out the basics of family history!

Rulers of the Middle Ages (30 minutes)

Age range: Teenage
Preparation: none

Ever thought of being a king or queen? In this game, you'll look for people that have the same names as famous monarchs during the Dark Ages. Now, for the first time in FamilySearch history, you get a chance of dealing with royalty!

Significant Individuals of the Middle Ages (30 minutes)

Age range: Teenage
Preparation: none

Similar to the above activity, this game is centered on the Dark Ages, with players searching for people that were influential in their respective times and places.

Learn to Index

Digitizing and Indexing Video (6 minutes)

Age range: Any
Preparation: none

This video provides background information to indexing, giving an overview of how FamilySearch obtains, preserves, and digitizes their records.

Indexing Presentation (15 minutes)

Age range: Any
Preparation: none

This short presentation explains why and how to index.

Interactive Indexing Activity (20 minutes)

Age range: Any
Preparation: none

In this activity, every individual has the chance to learn how to index. They will also participate in a game where they can earn points for remembering what they just learned.

Hands-On Activity

Age range: Any
Preparation: All participants must have an LDS Account or FamilySearch account.

In this activity, participants jump right into the indexing program and learn how to use it with the help of volunteers at the library and any experienced indexers you bring.

Pioneer Trek Preparation

Age range: Teenage
Preparation: none

The following group activities are interactive, and held in a computer lab. Each person will be working on his own computer. We have two computer labs, one with 23 computers and another one with 30 computers. (20-45 minutes)

Pioneers (30 minutes)

Age range: Teenage
Preparation: none

Want to follow the Mormon pioneers on their trek across the United States? Here are questions that not only teach you how to use FamilySearch.org, but have a common thread that you must find.