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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, September 15, 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 - "'''How to Inspire Priesthood Leaders and Members to Participate in Family History'''" -&nbsp;Russell Lynch<br>
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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.
  
Description: Come learn how to increase the support from stake and ward priesthood leaders. Gain tips for encouraging members to participate in their divine responsibility to redeem their ancestors.&nbsp;<br>  
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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>  
  
Russell S. Lynch has an Honors BA in French from the University of Utah and a Masters of Library and Information Science from Brigham Young University. He served as the treasurer for the Utah Genealogical Association (UGA) from 2004 to 2008. Previously Russell served as a Director, Associate Vice-President, and President of UGA. He has taught classes on record sources, software products, and research methodology at local, state, and national conferences.  
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Russell works in the Family History Library as a Collection Management Specialist. He has worked in the LDS Family and Church History Department since 1985.<br>From 2007 to 2011, he served as Secretary to the Genealogy and Local History (GENLOC) Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). He has participated in recent World Library and Information Congress sessions on various continents.<br>  
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*“'''Archives.com:&nbsp; A Simple Tool for Online Genealogy Research'''" - Craig Bullough<br>
  
Russell is married and has one daughter. Beside music, genealogy, and computers, he enjoys camping, hiking, photography, and gardening.
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*'''"Using the FamilySearch Family Tree'''" - Boyd Willden<br>
  
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*"'''Setting a Vision for Temple and Family History Work'''" - Devin Ashby<br>
  
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*"'''Gothic Handwriting'''" - Barbara Bell<br>
  
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*'''"Italian Research:&nbsp; Basics and More"''' - Ruth Merriman<br>
  
*'''How Can I Do British Research from Home? '''" -&nbsp;Paul Smart<br>
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*'''"Enjoying the FamilySearch Family Tree"''' - Boyd Willden &nbsp;
  
Description: Whether by correspondence, internet, use of local libraries, etc. there is much that can be done in tracing ancestors from home. This session will focus on conducting British research by using local and home based resources. Resources and communication processes such as Snailmail, Email, Internet, Interlibrary Loan, Local Libraries/Archives, Local Societies, Family History Centres, Networking with relatives, Others.&nbsp;<br>  
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*"'''Preserving the Antique Family Photo Album'''" - Fran Jensen<br>
  
*<span style="display: none;" id="1345486098497S">&nbsp;</span><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1345486097984_264" />'''What to do with a Letter Collection Using Erastus Snow's Family Letters as an Illustration'''" - Donald and Diane Snow<br>
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*"'''Beginning Southern States Research'''<span style="font-weight: bold;" />" - Duncan Kuehn<br>
  
Description: Letters give different insights into a family than journals or official documents. A letter collection that we have transcribed and edited contains about 300 personal and family letters of Erastus Snow's family. The presentation will show some things that we learned about the family from the letters and what life was like for them and discuss how we made the text file database and website to post them online. Updated notes for this presentation will be posted at http://uvtagg.org/classes/dons/dons-lettercollections.html and the Erastus Snow website is http://erastussnow.org.&nbsp;&nbsp;  
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=== Future Seminar Keynote Presenters:&nbsp; &nbsp; ===
  
*"'''Danish Research – Using the Internet'''" - Orla and Karen Pedersen
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May:&nbsp; Karen Clifford
  
Description: This class teaches about the growing number of resources available online in Danish genealogy research. You will learn how to access these resources on your home computer at danishroots.blogspot.com.<br>
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=== American Sign Language  ===
  
*"'''Early Handwriting – Can You Read It?'''" - Pat Jensen
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The keynote address at each seminar will be interpreted in ASL.<br>
  
Description: Whether researching original records or indexing for FamilySearch, reading early records presents stumbling blocks for many family history enthusiasts. This class takes beginning and intermediate learners through many of the pitfalls of reading original records and includes document transcription. It gives additional resources, such as alphabet templates, a book list, and practice websites.<br>
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== Boy Scout Workshop / Genealogy Merit Badge  ==
  
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Presented by Sean and Keith Wahlquist<br>No registration is necessary.
  
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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>
  
*"'''The Best Approach for Conducting British Research'''" -&nbsp;Paul Smart
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=== Saturday, April 13, 2013 / 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  ===
  
Description: A step-by-step approach to conducting research. When conducting British research there are many approaches that could be taken. During this session we will look at the logic that tells us which source(s) to search and in what order to search them. Examples of sources and analysis of findings will take place.&nbsp;
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==== Scouts must prepare for the workshop by doing the following:  ====
  
*"'''Fabulous Finds Using FamilySearch Filters'''" - Linda Baker
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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.)
  
Description: Ever had the experience of knowing information about an ancestor is somewhere in the FamilySearch system, but you just can't seem to find it? Understanding the features and filters of the FamilySearch.org search engine will help your returns be more successful and effective in gleaning both new and previously known data you are looking for. This class will demonstrate several strategies for customizing your search parameters on www.familysearch.org to confirm or find information about your deceased ancestors?&nbsp;
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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.  
  
*"'''Using <u>''Irfanview''</u>:&nbsp;''' '''a Free Software Imaging Program'''" - Rose Ann Fisher<br>
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==== Genealogy Merit Badge Resource Links  ====
  
Description:&nbsp; This class is designed to teach and illustrate how to use ''<u>Irfanview</u>'', a free software imaging program, to capture, resize, reformat, and save family history documents available on the Internet.
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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>
  
*"'''Blogging for Genealogy Success'''"- Larry Cragun<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, 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