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The library offers a free seminar every third Saturday of the month. An opening session is held at 9:00 a.m. featuring a keynote address. Following this session attendees are offered four choices of presentations at both 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.  
 
The library offers a free seminar every third Saturday of the month. An opening session is held at 9:00 a.m. featuring a keynote address. Following this session attendees are offered four choices of presentations at both 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.  
  
=== Saturday, October 20, 2012 / 9:00 a.m. - noon  ===
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=== Saturday, February 16, 2012 / 9:00 a.m. - noon  ===
 
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*Keynote Address - "'''They Did What? &nbsp;They Ate What? &nbsp;Using the Mormon Migration and Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Websites to Learn about Your LDS Ancestors'''" -&nbsp;Eldon and Dorothy Walker<br>
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*Keynote Address - "'''Baby Steps to Genealogical Maturity'''" - Robert Raymond<br>
  
<br> Description: For many of our early LDS ancestors, embracing the gospel also involved a journey to Zion.Often times this began with an ocean voyage. Crossing the ocean in the 19th century was difficult, expensive, and often dangerous. This journey also marked a dramatic turning point in the lives of these converts who left their homelands and sailed for America. For those who joined the Church before the Golden Spike was driven, gathering in Zion meant crossing the plains in a pioneer company. Learn where to discover stories, letters, journal entries, and other accounts of the journeys of your LDS ancestors on the internet that will surely bring about a "Turning of the Hearts".<br>
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As a budding genealogist, have you ever wondered what sources are best to use? Where are they found? How do I cite published sources, online sources, and manuscripts? Come learn baby steps to take as you grow and mature in your use of sources and citations and your ability to make your genealogy verifiably correct. Popular speaker Robert Raymond will help you navigate your way in his keynote presentation, "Baby Steps to Genealogical Maturity."
  
Dorothy and Eldon Walker are Area Family History Advisers to about a third of the stakes in the Salt Lake Area. They are also Church Service missionaries, working at the Church History Library with the Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel website. They served a mission to Tennessee a few years ago where they worked with the Tennessee State Archivist in locating and preparing records in local court houses for microfilming. They also assisted directors of family history centers. Prior to her Area calling, Dorothy served as Jordan North Family History Center director for several years. <br>  
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Robert Raymond is a deputy to FamilySearch Chief Genealogical Officer, David Rencher, and is a director of the National Genealogical Society. Robert works to increase genealogical soundness of FamilySearch products. He also helps set the record collection acquisition and publication strategy. He is a popular speaker and the shadow writer of a top ten genealogical blog. Robert is a genealogy technologist with more than 40 years experience in genealogy and 30 years in technology. He holds over a dozen technology patents and has earned a Master's degree in Electrical (Computer) Engineering from BYU, where he was honored as a Kimball Scholar.<br>  
 
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*“'''Your Ancestors in the Newspapers? &nbsp;Read All About It!'''" -&nbsp;Ron Ray
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*“'''German Life Events and Their Records'''" - Tamra Stansfield<br>
  
<br> Description: .Newspapers have the craziest stories or the plainest, ho, hum ones you can imagine. Make your ancestors come alive with their stories posted in local and regional newspapers. Learn how to find them and how to search the sites. There is much more than just births, marriages and death information in newspapers. Why did they appear in court? What knitting group did greatgrandma belong to? What sports or school awards did they get or participate in community plays? Where else are you going to find that out, but in a newspaper. &nbsp;
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*'''"Assembling Complex Evidence'''" - Warren Bittner<br>
  
*'''Know What to Know How:&nbsp; Saving Documents, Files and Images from the Internet'''" - Tom Stubben<br>
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*"'''Your Ancestors in the Newspapers?&nbsp; Read All About It!'''" - Ron Ray<br>
  
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*"'''Researching Your Scottish Ancestors'''" - Raymon Naisbitt<br>
  
*"'''Legacy and FamilySearch'''" - Dennis Knox
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*'''"Using Online Storage in Family History"''' - Tom Stubben<br>
  
*"'''So You Want to Conduct an Oral Interview...Now What'''" - Rose Ann Fisher
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*'''"Preserving Evidence"''' - Warren Bittner&nbsp;
  
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*"'''Quakers and Their Records'''" - Lisa Arnold<br>
  
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*"'''Genealogy Apps'''<span style="font-weight: bold;" />" - Sue Maxwell<br>
  
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=== Future Seminar Keynote Presenters:  ===
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March:&nbsp; Barry Ewell&nbsp;
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April:&nbsp; Paul Nauta
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May:&nbsp; Karen Clifford
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=== American Sign Language ===
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The keynote address at each seminar will be interpreted in ASL.<br>
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== Boy Scout Workshop / Genealogy Merit Badge  ==
  
*"'''Preparing Names for the Temple:&nbsp; What are the Temple Submission Policies?'''" -&nbsp;Ray Garrison
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Presented by Sean and Keith Wahlquist<br>No registration is necessary.
  
<br> Description: The policies set for submitting names to the temple have changed substantially in recent years. This presentation explains the current policies. Among these polices are: The information needed to qualify a deceased person for temple ordinances with the FamilySearch Family Tree program; the information needed to seal a child to parents and to seal a marriage; and how to qualify persons for temple ordinances on a relationship basis. The presentation also covers policies relating to multiple marriages, sealing divorced couples, when the names of deceased persons should not be submitted for temple work, and other topics.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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The library offers a monthly workshop to assist Boy Scouts with their Genealogy Merit Badge. The workshop is held the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.<br>
  
*"'''Strategies for Research'''" - Diana Toland
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=== Saturday, February 9, 2013 / 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  ===
  
<br> Description: Research Strategies are "ideas" which are based upon historical trends, human behavior, and research methods. Taken from professional researchers, family history consultants, and personal discoveries, these ideas will help with your genealogy research. The class includes 2 handouts: Free Web Sites and Web Sites by Record Type.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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*"'''Organizing, Planning, and Sharing with Legacy Family Tree'''" - Dennis Knox
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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; <br>2) Complete a four-generation pedigree chart. Make sure this includes information about at least one ancestor who was living in 1930; <br>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 <br>4) Bring a blue merit badge card (which can be obtained from the Scoutmaster.)
  
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If these items are '''completed and brought''' to the workshop, all other requirements for the merit badge can be finished at the workshop and authorized personnel can certify the completion of the merit badge.
  
*"'''Finding Your 'Ssons' and 'Dotters' in Online Swedish Records'''" - Linda Baker
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==== Genealogy Merit Badge Resource Links  ====
  
<br> Description: This class is geared for those with basic through intermediate family history experience. Using a case study, we will cover how to apply a basic research cycle using both U.S. and online Swedish records to connect families from this side of the Atlantic to the European side. Lesser known sources for LDS immigrants will also be included.<br> <br>  
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[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Special:Search?fulltext=true&search=Boy+Scout+Merit+Badge+in+Genealogy Boy Scout Merit Badge in Genealogy - FamilySearch Wiki ]<br>[http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Genealogy.pdf Boy Scouts of America Genealogy Merit Badge Workbook - BSA ]<br> <br>  
  
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Upcoming Events

Saturday Seminar 

The library offers a free seminar every third Saturday of the month. An opening session is held at 9:00 a.m. featuring a keynote address. Following this session attendees are offered four choices of presentations at both 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, February 16, 2012 / 9:00 a.m. - noon

9:00 a.m.

  • Keynote Address - "Baby Steps to Genealogical Maturity" - Robert Raymond

As a budding genealogist, have you ever wondered what sources are best to use? Where are they found? How do I cite published sources, online sources, and manuscripts? Come learn baby steps to take as you grow and mature in your use of sources and citations and your ability to make your genealogy verifiably correct. Popular speaker Robert Raymond will help you navigate your way in his keynote presentation, "Baby Steps to Genealogical Maturity."

Robert Raymond is a deputy to FamilySearch Chief Genealogical Officer, David Rencher, and is a director of the National Genealogical Society. Robert works to increase genealogical soundness of FamilySearch products. He also helps set the record collection acquisition and publication strategy. He is a popular speaker and the shadow writer of a top ten genealogical blog. Robert is a genealogy technologist with more than 40 years experience in genealogy and 30 years in technology. He holds over a dozen technology patents and has earned a Master's degree in Electrical (Computer) Engineering from BYU, where he was honored as a Kimball Scholar.

10:00 a.m.

  • German Life Events and Their Records" - Tamra Stansfield
  • "Assembling Complex Evidence" - Warren Bittner
  • "Your Ancestors in the Newspapers?  Read All About It!" - Ron Ray
  • "Researching Your Scottish Ancestors" - Raymon Naisbitt

11:00 a.m.

  • "Using Online Storage in Family History" - Tom Stubben
  • "Preserving Evidence" - Warren Bittner 
  • "Quakers and Their Records" - Lisa Arnold
  • "Genealogy Apps" - Sue Maxwell

Future Seminar Keynote Presenters:

March:  Barry Ewell 

April:  Paul Nauta

May:  Karen Clifford

American Sign Language

The keynote address at each seminar will be interpreted in ASL.

Boy Scout Workshop / Genealogy Merit Badge

Presented by Sean and Keith Wahlquist
No registration is necessary.

The library offers a monthly workshop to assist Boy Scouts with their Genealogy Merit Badge. The workshop is held the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, February 9, 2013 / 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Scouts must prepare for the workshop by doing the following:

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 finished at the workshop and authorized personnel can certify the completion of the merit badge.

Genealogy Merit Badge Resource Links

Boy Scout Merit Badge in Genealogy - FamilySearch Wiki
Boy Scouts of America Genealogy Merit Badge Workbook - BSA