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= Center Contacts and Hours<br>  =
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*Closed on Madison School District snow days
 
*Closed on Madison School District snow days
  
<br> '''Specific Closure Dates Through the End of 2012:'''  
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<br> '''Specific Closure Dates Through the End of 2013:'''  
  
*Closed December 2 for the First Presidency Christmas Devotional
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April 6-7 for General Conference
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*May 25-27 for Memorial Day
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*July 4-7 for Independence Day Weekend
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*August 22 for Cleaning
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*August 31-September 2 for Labor Day Weekend
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*October 5-6 for General Conference
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*Closed beginning at 12:00 pm on November 27 through December 1 for Thanksgiving<br>
 
*Closed December 22- Janurary 2 for Christmas Holidays
 
*Closed December 22- Janurary 2 for Christmas Holidays
  
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= Classes and Training<br>  =
 
= Classes and Training<br>  =
  
Please call to sign up for classes. Teachers appreciate knowing the size of the class they are teaching. Some class sizes are limited.<br>  
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Please sign up at our website for classes. [http://www.rexburgfamilysearch.org Click here to register at the Rexburg FamilySearch Center website.]<br>  
  
(208) 656- 3273  
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If you have questions about registering you can call: (208) 656- 3273  
  
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| Flash Drives-Using, Organizing, &amp; Syncing
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| Lesson 1-Identifying and securing your flash drive, renaming and adding fun icons.
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| Lesson 1-Source vs. citation, how to choose a source template and begin filling it out.
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| Lesson 1-General overview and history of FamilySearch.org
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| Mary Schatt
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| Find A Grave, Billion Graves Research
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| Lesson 1-Introduction to Legacy- importing and editing your genealogy database.
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| Ancestral Quest (Must contact the instructor if you haven’t purchased Ancestral Quest)
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| Lesson 1- Learn all the tabs on the home page and how to enter information
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| Lesson1-Introduction to digital scrapbooking, and setting up an account.
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| Special activity: YOUth, the Plan, and Family History. Youth introduced to “Turn YOUR Hearts to YOUR Fathers” Achievement Activity. Wards need to sign up for date
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| “Using Family History in the Mission Field”—for Perspective Missionaries and Missionaries with Call. Learn what successful missionaries have done using Family History to introduce the Gospel to investigators and to strengthen new converts. Bishop recommends participants.
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| Lesson 1-Basic Descendancy Research—Video Presentation from FamilySearch
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| (Taught twice in month) How to find newspaper articles about ancestors online. Overview of the major sites, search techniques to find other sites, and how to save copies of the articles to your computer, flash drive, or cloud.
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| (Taught twice in month) How to find resources online to improve your genealogical research and sharing abilities. Watch, listen, or read to improve your skills and become a better genealogist.
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| Lesson 1-Computer basics—keyboard, mouse, monitor, and how to use.
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| An intense, jump-start to learn Family Tree, FamilySearch, Research, Sourcing, and Submitting names for temple ordinances.
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| Ward youth conference to learn about Family History in the Sprit World,and Mortality: Hands-on computer training in Family Tree, FamilySearch, name submission for ordinances. Wards need to sign up. Family History Consultants and Youth Leaders meet with Center Director to prepare for this event.
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Click below to access handouts for classes from previous months:<br>  
  
==== Special December "Come When You Can" Class  ====
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[https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hdhrm7g652risau/TJgKuerKfS Handouts for January 2013 Classes]
  
'''Santa's Family History Workshop'''<br>
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[https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3fn7w1bs3etgpkn/TfF6awrZVd Handouts for February 2013 Classes]
  
Drop in for inspirational ideas and handouts with instructions. If you'd like assistance with family history research or ideas to complete your project, our staff will be available. <br>  
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==== January Classes  ====
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== April 2013 Classes  ==
  
Click below to see a printable list of classes being taught during the month of January
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For information about April 2013 Classes, please [http://www.rexburgfamilysearch.org click here to go to the Rexburg FamilySearch Center website.]<br>  
 
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[https://www.dropbox.com/s/cgyg1qkvdh5kdmf/January%202013%20Calendar.doc January Class List]<br>  
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==== Classes for&nbsp;Ward Youth&nbsp;Groups<br>  ====
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== &nbsp;Classes for&nbsp;Ward Youth&nbsp;Groups&nbsp; ==
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'''Tuesday YM/YW Night'''<br>Tuesday, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. <u>“YOUth, the Plan, and Family History.</u> This activity focuses on the Prophet’s goals for Youth. Youth groups up to 40 can be accommodated. Extra Feature: Youth will prepare a family Home Evening activity that will raise the roof! Call to reserve facilities. Youth leaders need to attend 1 hr. training session before event. <br>  
 
'''Tuesday YM/YW Night'''<br>Tuesday, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. <u>“YOUth, the Plan, and Family History.</u> This activity focuses on the Prophet’s goals for Youth. Youth groups up to 40 can be accommodated. Extra Feature: Youth will prepare a family Home Evening activity that will raise the roof! Call to reserve facilities. Youth leaders need to attend 1 hr. training session before event. <br>  
  
<br>'''“Youth Conference in the Spirit World”'''<br>Starting on Saturdays in January. From 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The youth will begin to understand the Work OF the dead in the Spirit World and the Work FOR the dead here in Mortality. The youth will learn many skills, including finding and submitting names to the temple. 40 youth and 8 adults can be accommodated. Wards need to call to make a reservation.<br>
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<br>'''“Youth Conference in the Spirit World”'''<br>On Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The youth will begin to understand the work OF the dead in the Spirit World and the work FOR the dead here in mortality. The youth will learn many skills, including finding and submitting names to the temple. 40 youth and 8 adults can be accommodated. Wards need to call to make a reservation.  
  
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== &nbsp;Prospective Missionary Class&nbsp; ==
 
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==== Prospective Missionary Class<br> ====
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Announcing '''“Family History in the Mission Field”''' for perspective missionaries (17 years and older) and missionaries with their call. Learn how to use Family History in the Mission Field. Two months of training with practice.  
 
Announcing '''“Family History in the Mission Field”''' for perspective missionaries (17 years and older) and missionaries with their call. Learn how to use Family History in the Mission Field. Two months of training with practice.  
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<u>2nd Month:</u> Serve as a Family Search Consultant for 4 two-hour shifts during the month at a time of your choosing. Help patrons with their family history as if you were in the mission field!  
 
<u>2nd Month:</u> Serve as a Family Search Consultant for 4 two-hour shifts during the month at a time of your choosing. Help patrons with their family history as if you were in the mission field!  
  
<br>Bishop’s approval required. Call 656-3273 to reserve a seat.<br>
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<br>Bishop’s approval required. Call 656-3273 to reserve a seat.  
 
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==== Sunday Classes for Ward Groups<br> ====
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== &nbsp;Sunday Classes for Ward Groups&nbsp; ==
  
<br>'''Ward Consultants:''' Schedule your ward group for a productive session at the Rexburg Family Search Center. Bring groups as large as 40-45.<br>  
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'''Ward Consultants:''' Schedule your ward group for a productive session at the Rexburg Family Search Center. Bring groups as large as 40-45.<br>  
  
 
<br><u>Topics to Learn:</u> Half of the group will gather in the Training Room for video presentations on Family Tree and Family Search. The other half will gather into the Computer Room for a hands-on activity with Family Tree. The groups will trade places half way through your session.<br>  
 
<br><u>Topics to Learn:</u> Half of the group will gather in the Training Room for video presentations on Family Tree and Family Search. The other half will gather into the Computer Room for a hands-on activity with Family Tree. The groups will trade places half way through your session.<br>  
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<br>Times: 4:30 – 6:00 PM or 6:00 – 7:30 PM.<br>Reserve a Session by calling 656-3273.  
 
<br>Times: 4:30 – 6:00 PM or 6:00 – 7:30 PM.<br>Reserve a Session by calling 656-3273.  
  
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== &nbsp;Classes for Young Adults&nbsp; ==
  
 
Thursdays: 7 - 9 p.m.&nbsp; <u>Fast-Track for Young Adult</u> family history consultants, priesthood leaders, and all other interested Young Adults. Become trained in Family Tree, Family Search, and Temple Name Submission! Plan on attending 2-3 evenings to get the full-meal deal! Laptops with WiFi interface required.  
 
Thursdays: 7 - 9 p.m.&nbsp; <u>Fast-Track for Young Adult</u> family history consultants, priesthood leaders, and all other interested Young Adults. Become trained in Family Tree, Family Search, and Temple Name Submission! Plan on attending 2-3 evenings to get the full-meal deal! Laptops with WiFi interface required.  
  
Tuesdays: 7 - 8:30 PM&nbsp; <u>The “Mobile” Rod of Iron!</u> Learn how to use your I-Pad, I-Pod, Smart Phone, and other mobile devices in the way the prophet desires. Gain exposure to LDS young adult videos and other uplifting media. Mobile devices with WiFi interface required. (To start in January)<br>
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= Events  =
 
= Events  =
  
==== &nbsp;Christmas Magic Open House  ====
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Registration is now open for the first Bi-Annual Rexburg FamilySearch Center Family History Conference. Please see the information below and click on the link to register.<br>  
 
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<br>“Family Memories and Nativity Sets”<br>See a collection of unique and beautiful Nativity Sets which are tied to family memories.
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<br>Nightly from Tuesday, Dec. 4 through Sunday, Dec. 9<br>• 6:00 – 8:00 PM, FamilySearch Center<br>• All ages invited, families especially welcomed.<br>  
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= Upcoming Events  =
 
= Upcoming Events  =
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Classes will be offered on a variety of topics that will inspire your efforts in family history and teach you methods of research, preservation and sharing. <br>  
 
Classes will be offered on a variety of topics that will inspire your efforts in family history and teach you methods of research, preservation and sharing. <br>  
  
Lunch break from noon to 1:00 p.m. Bring a sack lunch or walk one of several nearby restaurants.<br>  
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Lunch break from noon to 1:00 p.m. Bring a sack lunch or walk to one of several nearby restaurants.<br>  
  
 
A vendor's hall will exhibit some of the latest in family history resources and products available for purchase at the conference. Visit the exhibit hall between classes or during the lunch break.<br>  
 
A vendor's hall will exhibit some of the latest in family history resources and products available for purchase at the conference. Visit the exhibit hall between classes or during the lunch break.<br>  
  
Watch for more information to be posted soon regarding specific classes and online registration.<br>  
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Click the following link to learn more and register for the conference:<br>  
  
= Center Resources  =
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[http://www.rexburgfamilysearch.org Rexburg FamilySearch Center Family History Conference&nbsp;Website]
  
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=== Collections  ===
 
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=== Databases and Software  ===
 
=== Databases and Software  ===
  
:*[http://fhc.familysearch.org/ '''FHC Portal:'''] This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.  
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:*'''[[FHC Portal]]''' This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.  
 
:*The American Ancestors website is a subscription site available for free at the Rexburg FamilySearch Center.<br>  
 
:*The American Ancestors website is a subscription site available for free at the Rexburg FamilySearch Center.<br>  
 
:*Dozens of links to genealogical websites are available on most computers in the Computer Room.<br>  
 
:*Dozens of links to genealogical websites are available on most computers in the Computer Room.<br>  
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*Video transfer equipment and software (to save video tapes to digital format)
 
*Video transfer equipment and software (to save video tapes to digital format)
  
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Revision as of 17:30, 7 October 2013


Contents

Center Contacts and Hours

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Location & Map:

The Rexburg FamilySearch Center is located at 29 West 1st North, Rexburg, Idaho. It is west of the Rexburg Tabernacle and south of the Rexburg branch of the Madison County Library.


Phone:

(208) 656-3273


Email:

ID_Rexburg@ldsmail.net


Hours of Operation:

  • Sunday: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Monday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Usual Closures:

  • Closed on major holidays
  • Closed on General Conference weekends
  • Closed on Madison School District snow days


Specific Closure Dates Through the End of 2013:

April 6-7 for General Conference

  • May 25-27 for Memorial Day
  • July 4-7 for Independence Day Weekend
  • August 22 for Cleaning
  • August 31-September 2 for Labor Day Weekend
  • October 5-6 for General Conference
  • Closed beginning at 12:00 pm on November 27 through December 1 for Thanksgiving
  • Closed December 22- Janurary 2 for Christmas Holidays



Classes and Training

Please sign up at our website for classes. Click here to register at the Rexburg FamilySearch Center website.

If you have questions about registering you can call: (208) 656- 3273

2013 Class Handouts

Click below to access handouts for classes from previous months:

Handouts for January 2013 Classes

Handouts for February 2013 Classes


April 2013 Classes

For information about April 2013 Classes, please click here to go to the Rexburg FamilySearch Center website.

 Classes for Ward Youth Groups 

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Tuesday YM/YW Night
Tuesday, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. “YOUth, the Plan, and Family History. This activity focuses on the Prophet’s goals for Youth. Youth groups up to 40 can be accommodated. Extra Feature: Youth will prepare a family Home Evening activity that will raise the roof! Call to reserve facilities. Youth leaders need to attend 1 hr. training session before event.


“Youth Conference in the Spirit World”
On Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The youth will begin to understand the work OF the dead in the Spirit World and the work FOR the dead here in mortality. The youth will learn many skills, including finding and submitting names to the temple. 40 youth and 8 adults can be accommodated. Wards need to call to make a reservation.

 Prospective Missionary Class 

Announcing “Family History in the Mission Field” for perspective missionaries (17 years and older) and missionaries with their call. Learn how to use Family History in the Mission Field. Two months of training with practice.


1st Month: Wednesdays, 7 – 9 p.m.   Attend four, two-hour training sessions to learn how to do family history and prepare names for temple ordinances using Family Tree and research with Family Search.

2nd Month: Serve as a Family Search Consultant for 4 two-hour shifts during the month at a time of your choosing. Help patrons with their family history as if you were in the mission field!


Bishop’s approval required. Call 656-3273 to reserve a seat.

 Sunday Classes for Ward Groups 

Ward Consultants: Schedule your ward group for a productive session at the Rexburg Family Search Center. Bring groups as large as 40-45.


Topics to Learn: Half of the group will gather in the Training Room for video presentations on Family Tree and Family Search. The other half will gather into the Computer Room for a hands-on activity with Family Tree. The groups will trade places half way through your session.


Who Teaches:
You as the Ward Family History Consultant will teach the class in the Computer Room or be teamed up with a Family Search Consultant who is on duty to assist. The video presentation in the Training Room can be done by one of your ward members with five minutes of coaching.


Or your choice of topics: If you want to teach another topic, be our guest. You might teach about Indexing, Ancestry.com research tips, Descendant Research, etc. If you want a specialist to help teach your group, please contact the Family Search Directors to check on this option.


Times: 4:30 – 6:00 PM or 6:00 – 7:30 PM.
Reserve a Session by calling 656-3273.

 Classes for Young Adults 

Thursdays: 7 - 9 p.m.  Fast-Track for Young Adult family history consultants, priesthood leaders, and all other interested Young Adults. Become trained in Family Tree, Family Search, and Temple Name Submission! Plan on attending 2-3 evenings to get the full-meal deal! Laptops with WiFi interface required.


Events

Registration is now open for the first Bi-Annual Rexburg FamilySearch Center Family History Conference. Please see the information below and click on the link to register.

Upcoming Events

The first bi-annual Rexburg FamilySearch Center Family History Conference

March 9, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Classes will be offered on a variety of topics that will inspire your efforts in family history and teach you methods of research, preservation and sharing.

Lunch break from noon to 1:00 p.m. Bring a sack lunch or walk to one of several nearby restaurants.

A vendor's hall will exhibit some of the latest in family history resources and products available for purchase at the conference. Visit the exhibit hall between classes or during the lunch break.

Click the following link to learn more and register for the conference:

Rexburg FamilySearch Center Family History Conference Website

Center Resources

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Collections

  • Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
  • Books: Hundreds of books and a collection family history magazines are available to read in the Rexburg FamilySearch Center. Personal and family histories, research guides, "how-to" books, maps and gazeteers, etc.

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
  • The American Ancestors website is a subscription site available for free at the Rexburg FamilySearch Center.
  • Dozens of links to genealogical websites are available on most computers in the Computer Room.
  • RootsMagic, Legacy Family Tree, Ancestral Quest, and PAF genealogical database software are installed on all computers at the Rexburg FamilySearch Center.

Hardware and Equipment

  • Wi-Fi throughout the building
  • Twenty-four computers in the Computer Room, several more throughout the Center
  • Several printers (many in color)
  • A microfilm reader-printer
  • Two flatbed scanners (to scan photographs, slides, photo negatives and documents, and save them to a removable drive or to an Internet storage account, like Dropbox)
  • Two microfilm readers
  • Two microfiche readers
  • Audio transfer equipment and software (to save audio cassette tapes to digital format)
  • Video transfer equipment and software (to save video tapes to digital format)


Center Services

Photocopies

Photocopying and printing from computers is available for genealogical purposes only. The charge is five cents per copy for black and white and twenty-five cents per copy for color copies.

Staff Research Specialties

The Rexburg FamilySearch Center is staffed by volunteers from the community. These volunteers possess a wide array of skills and knowledge in all areas of genealogical research. Visitors to the center may receive assistance in genealogical research, technology usage, ways to share your research, etc., from various staff members.

Resources in the Local Area

BYU-Idaho has a Family History Center with extended hours on some days. See their blog at: byu-idaho-fhc.blogspot.com/