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'''Descriptions of Classes Offered at [[Logan Utah Family History Center]]'''  
 
'''Descriptions of Classes Offered at [[Logan Utah Family History Center]]'''  
  
'''For a list of current class descriptions and handouts that may not appear below, click on the underlined blue class Title on the [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Logan_Utah_Family_History_Center/Class_Schedule Classes &amp; Handouts] page. You can download the handout to your computer or flashstick; or you can print the handout and take it to class with you.'''<br>  
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'''For a list of current class descriptions and handouts that may not appear below, click on the underlined blue class Title on the [[Logan Utah FamilySearch Library/Class Schedule|Classes &amp; Handouts]] page. You can download the handout to your computer or flashstick; or you can print the handout and take it to class with you.'''<br>  
  
*'''Family Search--Basics (John Burton, Instructor): '''This class is primarily an introductory overview and orientation for those who are new to Family Search. The class will cover "Why Family Search," what it is and isn't, as well as the purposes, parts, navigation and uses of Family Search. This is a one-week class..  
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*'''Family Search:&nbsp; Introduction and Overview--Beginner (John Burton, Instructor)'''  
*'''Family Search--Search and Source Basics (John Burton, Instructor): '''This class is primarily focused on helping those new to Family Search understand and learn how to do a basic records search in Family Search. It will also include search principles, analyzing search results as well as how to document your ancestors' information by saving and attaching sources found during a records search. It will not include searching genealogies, catalog, books, wiki or other genealogy websites like Ancestry.com It also will not include using Tree Connect to put other sources in the Source Box. These are being taught in other classes'''. '''This is a one-week class.  
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*<u>Description of Class</u>:&nbsp; This is a very basic overview and orientation for those who are new to the FamilySearch program.&nbsp; The class will cover "what" FamilySearch can do and can't do; the purposes, parts, navigation and uses of FamilySearch.&nbsp; This is not a "how to" class but a "what it is" and "what can you do with it" class.&nbsp; It is a one-week class.&nbsp;
*'''Introduction to Danish Records (Irene Burton, Instructor): '''.This class is an introduction to records which are available and how to use them. It is for those who are starting out and do not have the time or are unable to take the multi-week classes offered. This is a one-week class.  
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*'''Introduction to Swedish Records (Irene Burton, Instructor): '''This class is an introduction to records which are available and how to use them. It is for those who are starting out and do not have the time or are unable to take the multi-week classes offered. This is a one week class.  
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'''Basic Research Skills ( Martin Peterson - Instructor)'''
*'''Ancestral Quest--The Logical "Up" to PAF (Robert Gerber, Instructor): '''If you enjoyed your PAF software, you will love Ancestral Quest. It looks and acts very much like your PAF program, but has many improvements and is fully certified to work with FamilyTree. There is no need to learn a new software program to connect your PAF data to Family Tree. This is a three-week class.  
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*'''Ancestry.com''': Learn what is available at Ancestry.com and how to search the site more effectively. This is possibly the best research database available. Make it work for you! [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/ancestry_5.pdf Handout]
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*&nbsp;Description of class: &nbsp;<u></u>This class is intended to review the basic research skills needed by everyone to find their ancestors. The focus is on basic principles of the five research steps in the research process, use of a research log and how to document information, use of a wiki including record selection tables and reviewing key sources of reference information. Class members will participate in using methods of searching in Google and FamilySearch.  
*'''Ayudando los hispanos en su CHF o barrio - Helping Hispanic Researchers in Your FHC or Ward (Jonathan Walker, Instructor): '''Como uno puede ayudar a los hispanos bajo de su responsabilidad hacer su investigacion genealogica. Covers how to help the Hispanic researchers who are under your care in your Ward or FHC to do their Family History research. This is a one-week class.  
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*'''Search and Source in FamilySearch--Beginner (John Burton, Instructor)'''  
*'''FamilyTree y su programa de genealogia - FamilyTree and Your Genealogical Software (Jonathan Walker, Instructor): '''Se trata como de organizar su informacion genealogica y como preparar los nombres para el templo. Covers how to organize your genealogical information and how to prepare names for the temple. This is a one-week class.  
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*<u>Description of Class</u>:&nbsp; Learn to use the basic "search" feature in FamilySearch to research your families.&nbsp; Class includes how to conduct basic searches for records, basic search principles, analyzing search results as well as saving and attaching sources found from searches.&nbsp; It will not include searching "Genealogies, Catalog, Books,Wiki" or other genealogy websites like ancestry.com, etc.&nbsp; This is a one-week class. [https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jcl9t7loo0kpmql/AAAfn34jxEkB_CkTO-R_kn02a?dl=0 Handouts]
*'''La investigacion genealogica hispana - Hispanic Genealogical Research Tracing Your Hispanic or Mexican Ancestry (Jonathan Walker, Instructor):''' Aprender los medios, que se ayudara a los de descendencia hispana, buscar su ancestors en America Latina. Learn research strategies that will help those of Hispanic heritage trace their ancestors in Latin America. This is a one-week class.  
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*'''Using Facebook in Family Research--Beginner (John Burton, Instructor)'''  
*'''British Research--19th and 20th Century Records (Maureen Nield, Instructor):''' To aid in your research, learn where to find these records and the not-so-well-known records.  This is a one-week class.  
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*<u>Description of Class:</u>&nbsp; See how Facebook can be used as a family history research tool.&nbsp; This is not a class on how to use Facebook (participants should be familiar with Facebook basics) but on using Facebook to learn more about your ancestors, as a research tool and in connecting with others.&nbsp; This is a one-week class. [https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rt9p1hasfsave80/AABspA4dgaKi_VsWjOW0Q4QXa?dl=0 Handouts]<br>
*'''British Research--17th and 18th Century Records (Maureen Nield, Instructor): '''Learn some detective works in finding your ancestors.  This is a one-week class.  
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*'''Are You Climbing the Wrong Family Tree?--Intermediate/Advanced (John Burton, Instructor)'''  
*'''British Research--Understanding Your Family Names From England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland (Maureen Nield, Instructor): '''Why you need to know the origins of your family to assist in your research to find them.  
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*<u>Description of Class:</u>&nbsp; This class will focus on "how do you know" a person belongs in a particular family or not. &nbsp;When you find documents or records (sources), how do you analyze the information to determine what it really tells you? &nbsp;Basic research "principles," "common research mistakes" as well as "good research habits &amp; principles" in FamilySearch&nbsp;will be covered. &nbsp;The primary focus will be on how to analyze what you find, what it tells you, recognizing clues and how to determine if this is your ancestor.&nbsp; This is a research and analysis class and will be a two-week class with homework problems to solve. &nbsp;[https://www.dropbox.com/sh/428c7r90f8hjemx/AACzhc7CpxtiHE7hHfQVGZt1a?dl=0 Handouts]
*'''Recording Source Citations (Robert Curry, Instructor): '''This class will explain the importance of citing sources of family history information and what to include in the citation. Examples of source citations in FamilySearch FamilyTree and one or more of the popular personal programs will be given. This is a one-week class.  
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*'''Introduction to FamilySearch FamilyTree (Robert Curry, Instructor):'''  
*'''Introduction to Family History Resear<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1375736025203_680" />ch (Robert Curry, Instructor):''' An introduction to family history research, where to start, where to look and where to go for help. This is a one-week class.  
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*<u>Description of the Class:</u>&nbsp; This is a series of four separate classes that provides an introduction to FamilySearch Family Tree.&nbsp; Each class focuses on specific features of Family Tree and may be taken independently of the others.&nbsp; The following is a brief description of each class:<br>Family Tree – Introduction to Features, Navigation, and Where to get help and additional training (One Week)<br>Family Tree – Adding, Editing, Deleting Information (One Week)<br>Family Tree – Searching for and Recording Source Citations (One Week)<br>Family Tree– Memories - Photos and Stories and Submitting Names for Ordinances.&nbsp; Attendees should have access to images they can upload (flash drive or on-line)&nbsp; (One Week)<br>
*'''Using Digital Imaging in Family History Work (Robert Curry, Instructor): '''Using digital imaging to take images of source documents and other artifacts. Why use digital imaging?-- considerations in taking a picture and general review of digital imaging devices. This is a one week class.  
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*'''FamilySearch FamilyTree (Robert Curry, Instructor):''' An introduction to FamilySearch FamilyTree, its purposes and features. This is a four-week class.  
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*'''Computer Basics '''('''Stacie Gomm, Instructor''') &nbsp;
*'''What Now? Keys for Unlocking Your Ancestors' Stories (Yvonne Curry, Instructor): ''' This class is designed to help with those "brick wall" problems. This is a one-week class.  
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*<u>Description of the Class:</u>&nbsp; This course will cover the basics of how to use Windows Explore or File Manager and using the Internet. We will cover the following:<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Copying and Moving Files<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Renaming Files<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Making New Folders<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Google Searches<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Saving Images from Google&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
*'''Descendancy Research -- Take a Cousin to the Temple (Derwin Merrill, Instructor): ''' In this class you will learn how to “glean” a cousin’s name from familysearch.org, print the Family Ordinance Request (FOR) to take to the temple, and do the ordinances for your cousin. Most beginners starting with this approach have been able to find several cousins’ names in just two or three hours. This is a very exciting way to get started in genealogy. There will also be a short introduction on how to use census and other records to extend your descendancy (cousin) “end of line” on Familysearch Family tree. There will almost certainly be new name submissions for whom you can do the temple ordinances. [https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D6951842_8763413_88571 '''Class handout'''].  
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*'''Getting Started in Family Tree '''('''Stacie Gomm, Instructor''')&nbsp;
*'''Family Search (Lynn Miller, Instructor): '''This class will teach you how to use Family Search as a research site. You will be instructed on how to use Family Search with several different search methods. This is a four-week class.  
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*<u>Description of the Class:</u>&nbsp; This is a two week course where we will cover how to use FamilyTree within FamilySearch. We will begin by covering how to navigate and add/edit information in FamilyTree. We will also go over how to source the information that has been entered in FamilyTree and submit names for the Temple. If time permits, we will go over how to upload photos and documents into their FamilyTree. We welcome all levels of experience, but just ask that participants come already having set up their LDS username and password. Moreover, they should know their username and password. Participants can attend just the first week if they would like. The second week will continue where we left off from the first week.  
*'''Family Tree (Lynn Miller, Instructor): '''This class will cover a mini-class on Family Search; instruction on Family Tree will include how to use the Source Box, how to add people, how to make corrections and how to merge possible duplicate records.  
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*'''Mobile Apps (Stacie Gomm, Instructor)&nbsp; '''
*'''Family History Consultant Training''': Overview of all the skills that are necessary to be a ward family history consultant. Introducing organization, searching compiled records, verifying and updating with today's technology, temple submission and sharing with others. A portion of this class will be used as a workshop for you to bring your questions and then to come up with solutions. [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Ward_Family_History_Consultant.pdf Handout]
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*'''Family Insight-Synchronization''': Use PAF5 with Family Insight to (1) update your records (including LDS Ordinances) from New FamilySearch and, at the same time, (2) transmit new names, dates, places, and notes from your PAF5 file to New FamilySearch. This two-directional movement of data is called Synchronization.  [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/FamilyInsight_Synchronization_with_new_FamilySearch.pdf Handout]
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<u>Description of the Class:</u>&nbsp; Viewing Family Tree and adding digital files has recently gone mobile! Two new apps—FamilySearch Tree and FamilySearch Memories—now make it easy to connect with your ancestors wherever you are. You can swipe, pinch, and tap to view your ancestors who are in Family Tree and to add photos, stories, documents, and something new—audio files. We will review these apps during this course. Bring your mobile devices when you come to class. Demonstrations will be done on an iPad, but the Android App works very similarly.<br>
*'''FamilySearch Wiki Goldmine''': Learn how to use the FamilySearch Wiki effectively to determine what records are available and where to find them to jumpstart, extend or verify your family history research. [https://www.dropbox.com/s/r5wecbw8skp068t/Wiki%20Goldmine.pdf Class Handout]
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*'''For "Fee" Web Sites that are "Free" at our Center''': Learn Where to access FamilySearch Portal Websites, What each web site contains, and How each web site can help you in your research.
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*'''Indexing I (Von Taylor, Instructor)&nbsp; '''  
*'''Genealogy Boy Scout Merit Badge''': Exploring your roots--where your family name came from, why your family lives where it does, what your parents and grandparents did for fun when they were your age--can be fascinating. Discovering your ancestors back through history is what genealogy is all about. You will learn basic terminology, some of the available tools, the role of computers, and how to record your information. For a worksheet go to: [http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Genealogy.pdf '''http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Genealogy.pdf''']
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*<u>Description of the Class:</u>&nbsp; This class is for the beginning indexer.&nbsp; It will cover the basic guidelines, project guidelines and field helps required for good indexing.&nbsp; There will also be a hands-on introduction to an actual indexing project.&nbsp; This is a one-week class.  
*'''Google''': Learn how to use the Google.com search engine more effectively to find research records available online. Google is a most effective family history research tool. Find what you're missing from this great web site. [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Google_class_handout3_ppt.pdf Handout ]- [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Google_Class_Presentation.ppt PowerPoint Presentation]
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*'''Indexing II (Von Taylor, Instructor)'''  
*'''How to Write Your Personal History (John Clark, Instructor)''': How to organize, document, and write about the person you know better than anyone else in the world–YOU! [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/How_To_Write_Your_Life_Story_Handout.pdf Handout 1], [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/How_to_Write_Your_MemoirThinking_about_your_legacy_Reader_s_Digest.pdf Handout 2], [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/How_to_Write_Your_Memoir_5_Tips_for_Starting_Your_Memoir_Reader_s_Digest.pdf Handout 3], [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Divisions_of_My_Life--Matrix.pdf Handout 4]
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*<u>Description of the Class:</u>&nbsp; This class will cover more advanced features of the indexing system and will be a continuation of Indexing I.&nbsp; It is a one-week class.  
*'''Learning Ancestral Quest''': Learn how to use Ancestral Quest. Ancestral Quest is a family history database that allows you to utilize your PAF database but have more advanced features such as interfacing with new FamilySearch. Learn what it can do and how you can benefit from it. Prerequisite a knowledge of PAF.
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*'''Indexing Obituaries (Von Taylor, Instructor)'''  
*'''Legacy - Getting Started''': Learn the basics of the Legacy program to enter, source, print and share your family information. Learn how to sync with New FamilySearch. Learn how to use the publishing center, picture center, search &amp; tag, use events &amp; chronologies, sources, the research guide &amp; to do list. '''Class Handout'''
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*<u>Description of the Class:</u>&nbsp; This class is for people who have some experience with indexing but would like a good understanding of the unique rules that govern obituary indexing.&nbsp; These rules will be covered in detail.&nbsp; There will also be hands-on practice.&nbsp;
*'''Microfilm Scanning''':*'''MobileTree on your iPod Touch or iPhone''': Download an app called MobileTree (a great gift idea) to an iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad. Access and download the Family Tree from new FamilySearch. Teenagers and adults alike love having their family tree on their own handheld device. Add photos, documents, and stories. [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Microfilm-Fiche_Scanner_Training_v1.ppt Handout]
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*'''BSA Genealogy Workshop (Irene Burton, Instructor)''':&nbsp;
*'''My Precious Family History - Succession''': You inherited precious Family History books and mementoes, and you have worked hard collecting and making additional precious family history. Where can it be preserved for future generations? (Who wants it?) The logical or creative approach! [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/My_Precious_Family_History_-_Succession.pdf Handout]
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*<u>Description of Workshop:</u>&nbsp; <u></u>Wolf: Achievement 11 "Duty to God" Section 11 (c) and 11 are completed in this class using family history as a way to support their faith. Class discusses LDS beliefs regarding family history.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <u>Bear:</u> Achievement 8: "The Past is Exciting and Importing." Boys complete Sections a, d and g.<u>&nbsp;&nbsp; Webelos</u>: This workshop focuses on the "Heritage Belt Loop." The library gives an overview and introduction regarding family history and how it relates to their ancestors and helps the boys complete a basic three-generation family tree.<br><u>Genealogy Scout Merit Badge</u>: This workshop follows the Boy Scout Handbook and scouts are able to complete Sections 1,4,5,8 and 9 at the library. There is a packet with material used in the class which we can provide or the scouts can print from the Scout website. Boys are asked to do pedigree charts/family group sheets at home or come in for personal assistance
*'''Organizing Your Family History Work on the Computer and with Paper:''' Whether it’s paper copies or computer files it’s very easy to lose track of what you have. This class will discuss methods for filing your papers, computer files and miscellaneous items so that you can easily find what you are looking for.
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*'''Young Women Family History Workshop (Linda Clark, Instructor):&nbsp; '''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <u>Description of Workshop:&nbsp; Primary Girls up to age 11</u>: "How Temple Work Blesses Families." Youth prepare a basic three-generation chart (names only), a family group record and share a family story. Class discusses LDS beliefs regarding family history. <u>Young Women ages 12-Up:</u> Workshop focuses on Personal Progress booklet and it is a basic introduction to family history using the "My Family" booklet and website. It closely follows guidelines in the Genealogy Merit Badge booklet. Girls' participation can be used as either an "experience" or "Project."'''<br>'''
*'''RootsMagic''': Step up to a better way to keep your family history data. Sync with new FamilySearch. This is a great program and you will be happy you switched. PAF is so out of date with today's technology that you need to change. Why not choose the best! This is simply the easiest and most logical program to use. [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/RootsMagic.pdf Handout]
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*'''Scottish Research Series''': In this class, there will be offered up to date web sights to aid you in your search for your Scottish ancestor. Help will be given in the areas of Census, Civil registration, Parish registers, probate records, maps and gazetteers and archives. The Scottish research class will be taught for two consecutive weeks, with hands on computer help. Each week, time will be set aside for you to do some of your own research. [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Scotland_Research_Series.pdf Handout]
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'''Introduction to Danish Records (Irene Burton, Instructor) '''.
*'''So You Want to Know Your Ancestors?''': Introduction to family history research. Where to start, where to look, where to go for help.  [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/So_You_Want_To_Know_Your_Ancestors_2.pdf Handout ]- [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/So_You_Want_to_Know_Your_Ancestors_2.pps PowerPoint Presentation]  
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*'''Submitting Temple Names Using "All My Cousins''': The Church Certified Affiliate Program "All My Cousins" will be used in conjunction with new FamilySearch to provide hundreds of your cousins' names for temple work. This program finds all cousins' names that have a green arrow/temple icon by<br>their name. [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Submit_Temple_Names_using-All_My_Cousins.pdf Handout]
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*<u>Description of Class</u>:&nbsp; This class is an introduction to records which are available and how to use them. It is for those who are starting out and do not have the time or are unable to take the multi-week classes offered. This is a one-week class.  
*'''Swiss Research''': Class covers some Swiss history, reformation and records that were kept. Records that are available today and how to access them..
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*'''Introduction to Swedish Records (Irene Burton, Instructor) '''
*'''Taking the Frustration Obstacles Out of Genealogy''': Review of obstacles that I have encountered doing my own Family History, (especially using the “New Family Search Site”) as well as other obstacles encountered by Logan Family History Center Patrons. Help solve obstacles by providing direct operation information as well as suggesting other sites available to provide help. A beginning handout will be provided online with the power point presentation. This will change after the 1st class to incorporate any obstacles you may personally have. [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Day_one.pdf Handout]
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*'''Using a Digital Camera In Family History Work''': Using a digital camera to take images of source documents (and other artifacts). Why use a digital camera, considerations in taking a picture, how to select a camera.  [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Using_Digital_Photography_in_Family_History_Work_V3.pdf Handout]
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<u>Description of Class:&nbsp; </u>This class is an introduction to records which are available and how to use them. It is for those who are starting out and do not have the time or are unable to take the multi-week classes offered. This is a one week class.  
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*'''Ancestral Quest--The Logical "Up" to PAF (Robert Gerber, Instructor) '''
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*<u>Description of Class</u>''':'''&nbsp; If you enjoyed your PAF software, you will love Ancestral Quest. It looks and acts very much like your PAF program, but has many improvements and is fully certified to work with FamilyTree. There is no need to learn a new software program to connect your PAF data to Family Tree. This is a three-week class.  
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*'''Ancestry.com''' '''(Dedee Dalebout, Instructor)'''
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*<u>Description of Class:&nbsp; </u>Learn what is available at Ancestry.com and how to search the site more effectively. This is possibly the best research database available. Make it work for you! [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/ancestry_5.pdf Handout]
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*'''Family Search (Lynn Miller, Instructor)'''
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*<u>Description of Class:</u>'''<u></u>&nbsp; '''This class will teach you how to use Family Search as a research site. You will be instructed on how to use Family Search with several different search methods. This is a six-week class.  
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*'''FamilySearch Family Tree (Lynn Miller, Instructor)'''  
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*<u>Description of Class:</u>This class will cover a mini-class on Family Search; instruction on Family Tree will include how to use the Source Box, how to add people, how to make corrections and how to merge possible duplicate records.  
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*'''Family History Consultant Training''':  
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*<u>Description:&nbsp; </u>Overview of all the skills that are necessary to be a ward family history consultant. Introducing organization, searching compiled records, verifying and updating with today's technology, temple submission and sharing with others. A portion of this class will be used as a workshop for you to bring your questions and then to come up with solutions. [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Ward_Family_History_Consultant.pdf Handout<br>
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*'''How to Write Your Personal History (John Clark, Instructor)''': How to organize, document, and write about the person you know better than anyone else in the world–YOU! [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/How_To_Write_Your_Life_Story_Handout.pdf Handout 1], [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/How_to_Write_Your_MemoirThinking_about_your_legacy_Reader_s_Digest.pdf Handout 2], [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/How_to_Write_Your_Memoir_5_Tips_for_Starting_Your_Memoir_Reader_s_Digest.pdf Handout 3], [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Divisions_of_My_Life--Matrix.pdf Handout&nbsp;]&nbsp;  
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*'''RootsMagic 7 (Dave Winkler, Instructor)'''  
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*<u>Description of Class:&nbsp; </u>Step up to a better way to keep your family history data. Sync with new FamilySearch. This is a great program and you will be happy you switched. PAF is so out of date with today's technology that you need to change. Why not choose the best! This is simply the easiest, most popular and most logical program to use.&nbsp; This is a 6-7 week class.&nbsp; [https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B4aKpzV3-MWgbkk5UmVQTjdiYm8&usp=sharing Handout]  
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Descriptions of Classes Offered at Logan Utah Family History Center

For a list of current class descriptions and handouts that may not appear below, click on the underlined blue class Title on the Classes & Handouts page. You can download the handout to your computer or flashstick; or you can print the handout and take it to class with you.

  • Family Search:  Introduction and Overview--Beginner (John Burton, Instructor)
  • Description of Class:  This is a very basic overview and orientation for those who are new to the FamilySearch program.  The class will cover "what" FamilySearch can do and can't do; the purposes, parts, navigation and uses of FamilySearch.  This is not a "how to" class but a "what it is" and "what can you do with it" class.  It is a one-week class. 

Basic Research Skills ( Martin Peterson - Instructor)

  •  Description of class:  This class is intended to review the basic research skills needed by everyone to find their ancestors. The focus is on basic principles of the five research steps in the research process, use of a research log and how to document information, use of a wiki including record selection tables and reviewing key sources of reference information. Class members will participate in using methods of searching in Google and FamilySearch.
  • Search and Source in FamilySearch--Beginner (John Burton, Instructor)
  • Description of Class:  Learn to use the basic "search" feature in FamilySearch to research your families.  Class includes how to conduct basic searches for records, basic search principles, analyzing search results as well as saving and attaching sources found from searches.  It will not include searching "Genealogies, Catalog, Books,Wiki" or other genealogy websites like ancestry.com, etc.  This is a one-week class. Handouts
  • Using Facebook in Family Research--Beginner (John Burton, Instructor)
  • Description of Class:  See how Facebook can be used as a family history research tool.  This is not a class on how to use Facebook (participants should be familiar with Facebook basics) but on using Facebook to learn more about your ancestors, as a research tool and in connecting with others.  This is a one-week class. Handouts
  • Are You Climbing the Wrong Family Tree?--Intermediate/Advanced (John Burton, Instructor)
  • Description of Class:  This class will focus on "how do you know" a person belongs in a particular family or not.  When you find documents or records (sources), how do you analyze the information to determine what it really tells you?  Basic research "principles," "common research mistakes" as well as "good research habits & principles" in FamilySearch will be covered.  The primary focus will be on how to analyze what you find, what it tells you, recognizing clues and how to determine if this is your ancestor.  This is a research and analysis class and will be a two-week class with homework problems to solve.  Handouts
  • Introduction to FamilySearch FamilyTree (Robert Curry, Instructor):
  • Description of the Class:  This is a series of four separate classes that provides an introduction to FamilySearch Family Tree.  Each class focuses on specific features of Family Tree and may be taken independently of the others.  The following is a brief description of each class:
    Family Tree – Introduction to Features, Navigation, and Where to get help and additional training (One Week)
    Family Tree – Adding, Editing, Deleting Information (One Week)
    Family Tree – Searching for and Recording Source Citations (One Week)
    Family Tree– Memories - Photos and Stories and Submitting Names for Ordinances.  Attendees should have access to images they can upload (flash drive or on-line)  (One Week)
  • Computer Basics (Stacie Gomm, Instructor)  
  • Description of the Class:  This course will cover the basics of how to use Windows Explore or File Manager and using the Internet. We will cover the following:
          Copying and Moving Files
          Renaming Files
          Making New Folders
          Google Searches
          Saving Images from Google                                                                                             
  • Getting Started in Family Tree (Stacie Gomm, Instructor
  • Description of the Class:  This is a two week course where we will cover how to use FamilyTree within FamilySearch. We will begin by covering how to navigate and add/edit information in FamilyTree. We will also go over how to source the information that has been entered in FamilyTree and submit names for the Temple. If time permits, we will go over how to upload photos and documents into their FamilyTree. We welcome all levels of experience, but just ask that participants come already having set up their LDS username and password. Moreover, they should know their username and password. Participants can attend just the first week if they would like. The second week will continue where we left off from the first week.
  • Mobile Apps (Stacie Gomm, Instructor) 

Description of the Class:  Viewing Family Tree and adding digital files has recently gone mobile! Two new apps—FamilySearch Tree and FamilySearch Memories—now make it easy to connect with your ancestors wherever you are. You can swipe, pinch, and tap to view your ancestors who are in Family Tree and to add photos, stories, documents, and something new—audio files. We will review these apps during this course. Bring your mobile devices when you come to class. Demonstrations will be done on an iPad, but the Android App works very similarly.

  • Indexing I (Von Taylor, Instructor) 
  • Description of the Class:  This class is for the beginning indexer.  It will cover the basic guidelines, project guidelines and field helps required for good indexing.  There will also be a hands-on introduction to an actual indexing project.  This is a one-week class.
  • Indexing II (Von Taylor, Instructor)
  • Description of the Class:  This class will cover more advanced features of the indexing system and will be a continuation of Indexing I.  It is a one-week class.
  • Indexing Obituaries (Von Taylor, Instructor)
  • Description of the Class:  This class is for people who have some experience with indexing but would like a good understanding of the unique rules that govern obituary indexing.  These rules will be covered in detail.  There will also be hands-on practice. 
  • BSA Genealogy Workshop (Irene Burton, Instructor)
  • Description of Workshop:  Wolf: Achievement 11 "Duty to God" Section 11 (c) and 11 are completed in this class using family history as a way to support their faith. Class discusses LDS beliefs regarding family history.    Bear: Achievement 8: "The Past is Exciting and Importing." Boys complete Sections a, d and g.   Webelos: This workshop focuses on the "Heritage Belt Loop." The library gives an overview and introduction regarding family history and how it relates to their ancestors and helps the boys complete a basic three-generation family tree.
    Genealogy Scout Merit Badge: This workshop follows the Boy Scout Handbook and scouts are able to complete Sections 1,4,5,8 and 9 at the library. There is a packet with material used in the class which we can provide or the scouts can print from the Scout website. Boys are asked to do pedigree charts/family group sheets at home or come in for personal assistance
  • Young Women Family History Workshop (Linda Clark, Instructor):                                     Description of Workshop:  Primary Girls up to age 11: "How Temple Work Blesses Families." Youth prepare a basic three-generation chart (names only), a family group record and share a family story. Class discusses LDS beliefs regarding family history. Young Women ages 12-Up: Workshop focuses on Personal Progress booklet and it is a basic introduction to family history using the "My Family" booklet and website. It closely follows guidelines in the Genealogy Merit Badge booklet. Girls' participation can be used as either an "experience" or "Project."

Introduction to Danish Records (Irene Burton, Instructor) .

  • Description of Class:  This class is an introduction to records which are available and how to use them. It is for those who are starting out and do not have the time or are unable to take the multi-week classes offered. This is a one-week class.
  • Introduction to Swedish Records (Irene Burton, Instructor)

Description of Class:  This class is an introduction to records which are available and how to use them. It is for those who are starting out and do not have the time or are unable to take the multi-week classes offered. This is a one week class.

  • Ancestral Quest--The Logical "Up" to PAF (Robert Gerber, Instructor)
  • Description of Class:  If you enjoyed your PAF software, you will love Ancestral Quest. It looks and acts very much like your PAF program, but has many improvements and is fully certified to work with FamilyTree. There is no need to learn a new software program to connect your PAF data to Family Tree. This is a three-week class.
  • Ancestry.com (Dedee Dalebout, Instructor)
  • Description of Class:  Learn what is available at Ancestry.com and how to search the site more effectively. This is possibly the best research database available. Make it work for you! Handout
  • Family Search (Lynn Miller, Instructor)
  • Description of Class:  This class will teach you how to use Family Search as a research site. You will be instructed on how to use Family Search with several different search methods. This is a six-week class.
  • FamilySearch Family Tree (Lynn Miller, Instructor)
  • Description of Class:This class will cover a mini-class on Family Search; instruction on Family Tree will include how to use the Source Box, how to add people, how to make corrections and how to merge possible duplicate records.
  • Family History Consultant Training:
  • Description:  Overview of all the skills that are necessary to be a ward family history consultant. Introducing organization, searching compiled records, verifying and updating with today's technology, temple submission and sharing with others. A portion of this class will be used as a workshop for you to bring your questions and then to come up with solutions. [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Ward_Family_History_Consultant.pdf Handout
  • How to Write Your Personal History (John Clark, Instructor): How to organize, document, and write about the person you know better than anyone else in the world–YOU! Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3, Handout  
  • RootsMagic 7 (Dave Winkler, Instructor)
  • Description of Class:  Step up to a better way to keep your family history data. Sync with new FamilySearch. This is a great program and you will be happy you switched. PAF is so out of date with today's technology that you need to change. Why not choose the best! This is simply the easiest, most popular and most logical program to use.  This is a 6-7 week class.  Handout



 

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