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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, August 18, 2012 / 9:00 a.m. - noon  ===
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=== Saturday, April 20, 2012 / 9:00 a.m. - noon  ===
 
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*Keynote Address - "'''The Three-word Journal:&nbsp; Finding Your Purpose in Life'''" - Randal Wright
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*Keynote Address - "'''FamilySearch.org:&nbsp; Putting the 'Family' in Family History'''" - Paul Nauta
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Manager of Public Affairs for FamilySearch.org
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2013 will be one of significant enhancements to FamilySearch.org. Throughout the year, FamilySearch.org visitors will be offered new, engaging experiences that will appeal to more members of the family with diverse interests. Learning and sharing stories about family, past and present, creates bonding family moments that bring us closer. These experiences will connect family members in the present with the past while creating a legacy for the future.
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FamilySearch.org is adding some incredible new features that will enrich user experiences. In his keynote presentation, "Putting the Family in Family History," Paul Nauta will discuss many of these features, including the Family Tree, the ability to add photos and stories, the temple opportunities list, interactive fan charts, the Getting Started tree wizard, and live help. He'll also explore the idea of turning hearts without technology, the Oral History Room, and a different type of family history leader.
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Paul Nauta is the manager of public affairs for FamilySearch, a nonprofit entity of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Paul is responsible for public and media relations; industry and community outreach; and promoting FamilySearch services such as FamilySearch.org, FamilySearch Record Services, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, and over 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries.
  
In this presentation you will learn how to record a journal entry in 10 seconds – recall the significant experiences and lessons from life that you thought were forgotten – file your life lessons by topic so they are instantly available – and easily write a history of your life to leave to posterity. Discover your strengths and weaknesses and how to use them to achieve your mission in life.  
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He holds a master's degree in business administration and is an adjunct professor for the University of Phoenix, where he was recognized as the Distinguished Faculty of the Year for 2007.<br>
  
Randal Wright is the&nbsp;author of many books including The 3 Word Journal: Finding Purpose in Life, Achieving Your Life Mission. &nbsp;He is a popular BYU Campus Education Week and Especially for Youth speaker with a Ph.D. in Family Studies from BYU.&nbsp;
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==== '''10:00 a.m.'''  ====
  
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*“'''Archives.com:&nbsp; A Simple Tool for Online Genealogy Research'''" - Craig Bullough<br>
  
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*'''"Using the FamilySearch Family Tree'''" - Boyd Willden<br>
  
*'''Creating and Using Timelines to Solve Family History Mysteries'''" - Mike Provard
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*"'''Setting a Vision for Temple and Family History Work'''" - Devin Ashby<br>
  
This class will explore different types of timelines that a genealogist can create that will organize the events in an ancestor’s life. Timelines help sort through all the bits and pieces that can become a jumbled mess, and show a view that may answer “brick-wall” questions, and open up new avenues of research. Three case studies will be shown that helped to solve various family history mysteries.
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*"'''Gothic Handwriting'''" - Barbara Bell<br>
  
*"'''The Big 4 U.S. Records: &nbsp;Census, Vital, Probate, and Land'''" - Marilyn Markham
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==== '''11:00 a.m.''' ====
  
The four major original United States record types for genealogy and family history are: census, vital, probate, and land. This class will explain why these records are valuable, how to find them, and how to use them. Online, film, and paper sources will be discussed. A few alternative sources will be described in case your ancestors dodged the record takers. &nbsp;  
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*'''"Italian Research:&nbsp; Basics and More"''' - Ruth Merriman<br>
  
*"'''New Features in Ancestral Quest''' 14:&nbsp; The Natural Upgrade for PAF" - Gaylon Findlay
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*'''"Enjoying the FamilySearch Family Tree"''' - Boyd Willden &nbsp;
  
Ancestral Quest 14 was just released, with new features which include a research timeline, color coding, and improvements to the way AQ works with FamilySearch. Learn about all the new features, but especially how to prepare the records of your ancestors in new.FamilySearch so they will be ready for the Family Tree.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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*"'''Preserving the Antique Family Photo Album'''" - Fran Jensen<br>
  
*"'''If New FamilySearch&nbsp;is 'New", Why Do We Need&nbsp;&nbsp;Family Tree?'''" - FamilySearch data Analyst
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*"'''Beginning Southern States Research'''<span style="font-weight: bold;" />" - Duncan Kuehn<br>
  
Family Tree is replacing new FamilySearch. Come and see what’s new and what’s different. We will look at the differences in Family Tree and compare the advantages. We will answer questions like, can I edit other people’s contributions, what about relationships, and will sourcing be better?
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=== Future Seminar Keynote Presenters:&nbsp; &nbsp;  ===
  
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May:&nbsp; Karen Clifford
  
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=== American Sign Language ===
  
*"'''Hitting It Out of the Park with Ancestry.com'''" - Biz Chase
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The keynote address at each seminar will be interpreted in ASL.<br>
  
Some of the Ancestry topics we will touch upon in this class include: Basic search techniques for Ancestry databases, Using the learning center, Attaching personal family documents and photos to Ancestry family trees, Using Family Tree Maker in conjunction with your Ancestry family tree, Why do I care about source information? and much more.&nbsp;
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== Boy Scout Workshop / Genealogy Merit Badge  ==
  
*"'''The FamilySearch Wiki: Where Your Search for Your Ancestors Should Begin and End'''" - Dennis Knox
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Presented by Sean and Keith Wahlquist<br>No registration is necessary.
  
This class will cover what the wiki is and what the wiki is not. Also how to search on the wiki, and how to read in different languages. Specific questions will be addressed as well.  
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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>
  
*"'''Priesthood and Consultant Training'''" - Tara Bergeson
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=== Saturday, April 13, 2013 / 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  ===
  
This class is designed to assist Priesthood brethren and Consultants work together to use Family History as a resource within the ward and stakes. The focus of this class will be on the Turn the Hearts Guide and DVD.<br>
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==== Scouts must prepare for the workshop by doing the following:  ====
  
*"'''If New FamilySearch is 'New", Why Do We Need Family Tree?'''" - FamilySearch data Analyst
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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.)
  
Family Tree is replacing new FamilySearch. Come and see what’s new and what’s different. We will look at the differences in Family Tree and compare the advantages. We will answer questions like, can I edit other people’s contributions, what about relationships, and will sourcing be better?
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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.  
  
== FamilySearch Personal Consultation Appointments ==
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==== Genealogy Merit Badge Resource Links ====
  
=== Saturday, August 18, 2012 / 10:00 a.m. - noon <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>  
  
FamilySearch administration employees will be at the library to assist patrons with difficult New FamilySearch problems. Sign up for a 20 minute personal consultation session by calling 801-240-9601.
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3740 West Market Center Drive
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Riverton, Utah 84065-8026
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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, April 20, 2012 / 9:00 a.m. - noon

9:00 a.m.

  • Keynote Address - "FamilySearch.org:  Putting the 'Family' in Family History" - Paul Nauta

Manager of Public Affairs for FamilySearch.org

2013 will be one of significant enhancements to FamilySearch.org. Throughout the year, FamilySearch.org visitors will be offered new, engaging experiences that will appeal to more members of the family with diverse interests. Learning and sharing stories about family, past and present, creates bonding family moments that bring us closer. These experiences will connect family members in the present with the past while creating a legacy for the future.

FamilySearch.org is adding some incredible new features that will enrich user experiences. In his keynote presentation, "Putting the Family in Family History," Paul Nauta will discuss many of these features, including the Family Tree, the ability to add photos and stories, the temple opportunities list, interactive fan charts, the Getting Started tree wizard, and live help. He'll also explore the idea of turning hearts without technology, the Oral History Room, and a different type of family history leader.

Paul Nauta is the manager of public affairs for FamilySearch, a nonprofit entity of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Paul is responsible for public and media relations; industry and community outreach; and promoting FamilySearch services such as FamilySearch.org, FamilySearch Record Services, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, and over 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries.

He holds a master's degree in business administration and is an adjunct professor for the University of Phoenix, where he was recognized as the Distinguished Faculty of the Year for 2007.

10:00 a.m.

  • Archives.com:  A Simple Tool for Online Genealogy Research" - Craig Bullough
  • "Using the FamilySearch Family Tree" - Boyd Willden
  • "Setting a Vision for Temple and Family History Work" - Devin Ashby
  • "Gothic Handwriting" - Barbara Bell

11:00 a.m.

  • "Italian Research:  Basics and More" - Ruth Merriman
  • "Enjoying the FamilySearch Family Tree" - Boyd Willden  
  • "Preserving the Antique Family Photo Album" - Fran Jensen
  • "Beginning Southern States Research" - Duncan Kuehn

Future Seminar Keynote Presenters:   

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, April 13, 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