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Located at 3740 West Market Center Drive in Riverton.  Inside the Riverton Office Building. (East of Home Depot off 13400 South and Bangerter)


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Library News - click here

Upcoming Events - click here

Walk-in Classes - click here (No registration required.)

Pre-registration Classes - click here (Pre-registration is required.)

Expert Research Consultants - click here

Microfilm Collection and Film Ordering- click here

In the Community - click here


Library News

We have just added the following new classes and activities to our schedule:

Basic Internet Skills - (click here to view details for this class)

Basic Genealogical Research - (click here to view details for this class)

RootsMagic Lab - (click here to view details for this class)

Youth Conference Activities and Service Projects
The library can help plan a Family History activity or service project for your Ward Youth Conference this year. These activities and service projects will be held at the library during our summer daytime hours and can be personalized for your group’s needs.  Group size limitations apply.  Cafeteria catering is available.  Call 801-240-9618 for details and scheduling.
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Upcoming Events

Saturday, March 12, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Merit Badge Workshop

The library offers a monthly workshop to assist Boy Scouts with their Genealogy Merit Badge. The workshop will be held the second Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m.

Scouts must prepare for the workshop, by doing the following before coming:

1) interview a family member about their life. The interview can be completed by telephone, e-mail or letter and the information learned must be recorded;
2) complete a four-generation pedigree chart. Make sure this includes information about at least one ancestor who was living in 1930;
3) complete two family group sheets (one listing your parents and your family, and another listing one of your parents and their parents and siblings); and
4) bring a blue merit badge card (which can be obtained from the Scoutmaster).
If these items are completed and brought to the workshop, all other requirements for the merit badge can be completed at the workshop and authorized personnel can certify the completion of the merit badge.

Saturday, March 19, 9:00 a.m. - noon
Saturday Seminar

  9:00 a.m. - Keynote Address - "The Power of We: A Watershed Movement in Discovering Where to Find Your Ancestors" - Michael Ritchey
10:00 a.m. - “Family History - A Vital Resource” - Tara Burgeson
10:00 a.m. - "Utah Research Advice: Creating a One Stop Shop Together" - Michael Ritchey
10:00 a.m. - “Care and Repair of Photographs" - Janet Hovorka
10:00 a.m. - "Cut 10 Years off Your Learning Curve" - Barry Ewell
10:00 a.m. - “New FamilySearch Advanced Issues - Part 1” - Cathy Anderegg
11:00 a.m. - "Using FamilySearch Wiki in African American Research" - Joan Healey
11:00 a.m. - “Synchronizing Roots Magic Data with New FamilySearch" - Sue Maxwell
11:00 a.m. - “Are You My Mother? - Finding the Maiden Names in Your Tree” - Bret Peterson
11:00 a.m. - "New FamilySearch Advanced Issues - Part 2" - Cathy Anderegg 

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Walk-in Classes

No registration is required for these classes.

New FamilySearch

Current Series
Lecture Only
Presented by Boyd Willden
No registration necessary.
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. - Mondays - Library Training Room
Mar 7: “Introduction, Getting Help, Helping Someone Else”
Mar 14: “Me and My Ancestors”
Mar 21: “Combining Duplicates and Separating Records”
Mar 28: “Searching for and Adding Individuals”
Apr 4: “Adding, Editing and Correcting Information”
Apr 11: “Preparing Names for Temple Ordinances”
Apr 18: “Importing Information into New FamilySearch, Affiliate Software”

Lecture Only
Presented by Suzanne Curley
No registration necessary
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Wednesdays - Zion Room A
Mar 9: “Introduction, Getting Help, Helping Someone Else”
Mar 16: “Me and My Ancestors”
Mar 23:“Combining Duplicates and Separating Records”
Mar 30:“Searching for and Adding Individuals”
Apr 6: “Adding, Editing and Correcting Information”
Apr 13: “Preparing Names for Temple Ordinances”
Apr 20: “Importing Information into New FamilySearch, Affiliate Software”

Basic Genealogical Research

Lecture & Lab
Presented by Rose Ann Fisher
No registration necessary.

This class session 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.

10:00 a.m. – noon - Tuesdays
Mar 15: “Let's Start at the Very Beginning”

RootsMagic

Lecture Only
Presented by Sue Maxwell
No registration necessary. 

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Tuesdays - Zion Room A
Apr 12: “Getting Started, Database Set Up”
Apr 19: “Using RootsMagic with New FamilySearch, LDS Features”
Apr 26: “Sources and Tools”
May 3: “Tools and Reports”
May 10: “Multimedia, Research Aids, Sharing Data”

Classes for Consultants

Saturday Session

Lecture Only
Presented by Marci Wahlquist
No registration necessary.

Basic computer skills are necessary.
1st hour – Consultant Training
2nd hour – FamilySearch Training 

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. - Saturdays - Library Training Room
Mar 5: “Introduction to the Family History Consultant assignment.”
Mar 12: “Helping Members and Family History Guidelines”
Mar 26: “Deciding How to Help Members”
Apr 9: “Helping Members Analyze and Record Information”
Apr 16: “Helping Members with Indexing and Other Specifics”

Thursday Session

Lecture Only
Presented by Jean and Mark Vanderkooi
No registration necessary.

Basic computer skills are necessary.  Each class is designed to build on knowledge received in the previous class, so it is helpful to begin training with the first class in the series.

1st hour – Consultant Training
2nd hour – FamilySearch Training

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Thursdays - Library Training Room
Feb 17:  "Getting Started on new FamilySearch
Feb 24:  "Working on new FamilySearch
Mar 3:  "Helping Members in Specific Situations / Beginning Research"
Mar 10: This class has been cancelled.
Mar 17: “Record Types”
Mar 24: “More Record Types”
Mar 31: "Beginning British Research”
Apr 7:  "Review"

Next Series:

Apr 21: "Getting Started on new FamilySearch
Apr 28: "Working on new FamilySearch
May 5: "Helping Members in Specific Situations / Beginning Research"
May 12: “Record Types”
May 19: “More Record Types”
May 26: "Beginning British Research”
Jun 2: "Review"

Basic Computer Skills

Lecture/Lab
Presented by Colleen Willis
No registration necessary.

This class introduces basic computer skills. 

10:00 a.m. - noon - Library Training Room 
Mar 28: “Basic computer skills with hands-on experience."

Basic Internet Skills

Lecture/Lab
Presented by Colleen Willis
No registration necessary.

This class introduces basic Internet technology and navigation skills.

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Library Training Room
Mar 24: “Introduction to the Internet Including Hands-on Experience."

Spanish Speaking

Lecture/Lab
Presented by Silvia Girard
No registration necessary

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Library Training Room
Mar 16:  "New FamilySearch, PAF and Family History Library Catalog"

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Pre-registration Classes

Pre-registration is required for these classes. 
Call 801-240-9618 to register.

United States Research

Lecture/Lab Course (Limited to 24 participants)
Presented by Rose Ann Fisher 

The next course begins March 22, 2011 and concludes June 21, 2011.  
Pre-registration is required.  Register for this class or add your name to a waiting list for a future class by calling 801-240-9618.

This is a 14 week course that provides instruction in genealogical research for the United States. Basic computer skills are necessary.
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Tuesdays - Library Training Room
Class Titles:
Class 1: “Getting Started”
Class 2: “Building a Family History Data Base”
Class 3: “Internet Genealogy”
Class 4: “Finding Your Way”
Class 5: “Paleography / Old Handwriting”
Class 6: “Census Records”
Class 7: “Vital Records”
Class 8: “U.S. Church Records”
Class 9:  "LDS Church Records"
Class 10:  "Land Records"
Class 11: “Probate Records”
Class 12: “Military Records”
Class 13: “Immigration and Emigration Records”
Class 14: “Naturalization Records”

New FamilySearch

Lecture/Lab Course (Limited to 10 participants)
Presented by Linda Baker

This is a 5 week course that provides learning and “hands-on” experience with the features of New FamilySearch. Basic computer skills are necessary. Participants need to have a New FamilySearch account and access to their login id and password.

The next course begins Mar 24, 2011 and concludes April 21, 2011.
Register for this class or add your name to a waiting list for a future class by calling 801-240-9618.

9:30 - 11:00 a.m. - Thursdays - Library Training Room
Class Titles:
Class 1: “Introduction and Home Page Features”
Class 2: “Navigating My Pedigree”
Class 3: “Combining and Separating Records”
Class 4: “Preparing Names for Temple Ordinances”
Class 5: “Questions and Answers, Practice, and Getting Help”

Ancestral Quest

Lecture/Lab Course (Limited to 12 participants)
Presented by Jim Schuchert

The next course begins April 6, 2011 and concludes April 27, 2011.
Pre-registration is required.  Call 801-240-9618 to register for this class or to add your name to a waiting list for a future class. 

This is a 4 week course that teaches the features and capabilities of the genealogy data management program Ancestral Quest, which is approved New Family Search affiliate software, and will provide hands-on experience. Basic computer skills are necessary. Some experience with the Ancestral Quest will be helpful.  

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. - Wednesdays - Library Training Room
Class Titles:
Class 1: “Introduction and Getting Started with Data Entry”
Class 2: “Review of Basic Menus and Advanced Features”
Class 3: “Interfacing with New FamilySearch, Part 1”
Class 4: “Interfacing with New FamilySearch, Part 2”

RootsMagic Lab

Lecture/Lab Course (Limited to 12 participants.)
Presented by Margaret Peterson.

The next series begins April 8, 2011 and concludes May 6, 2011.
Pre-registration required. Call 801-240-9618 to register for this class or add your name to a waiting list for a future class.

This is a 5 week course that teaches the basic features and capabilities of the genealogy data management program RootsMagic, which is approved new.familysearch affiliate software, and will provide hands-on computer experience. Basic computer skills are necessary. Some experience with the RootsMagic will be helpful.

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Fridays - Library Training  Room
Class Topics
Class 1: "Getting Started with RootsMagic"
Class 2: "Using RootsMagic-To-Go"
Class 3: "Interfacing with New FamilySearch, Part 1"
Class 4: "Interfacing with New FamilySearch, Part 2"
Class 5: "Review"
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Expert Research Consultants

  • Scandanavian expert Linda Baker is available at the Library on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Danish experts Orla and Karen Pedersen are available at the Library on Wednesdays from 2:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • German expert Ray Joos is available at the library on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Danish, Norweigen and Russian expert Larry Parkinson is available Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • French Canadian expert Roz Loudon is available Mondays from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Microfilm Collection and Film Ordering

  • The Library is beginning to assemble a collection of roughly 50,000 often requested films from England, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Massachusetts.
  • A catalog of all films in the center is being developed. Until then, please call 801-240-9601 to verify the film you want is already available.
  • If the center does not have the film that you need, the cost of ordering microfilm will be $2.50 for a short-term loan, or $7.50 for an indefinite loan.
  • Films ordered before noon will usually be available the afternoon of the following day.

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In the Community

  • Sons of the Utah Pioneers - Porter Rockwell Chapter Meeting (serving Draper, Bluffdale, Herriman and Riverton - Meets the 4th Wednesday of every month at the Riverton FamilySearch Library at 6:30 p.m.
  • Utah Genealogical Association - Virtual Chapter Meeting - Thursday, March 31, 7:00 p.m. MDT.  You can attend my going to their website at www.infouga.org and clicking on "virtual chapter" then click the link to participate in this online meeting.


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