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== '''Saturday Seminar '''  ==
 
== '''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.  
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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 10:15 and 11:30 a.m.  
  
=== Saturday, February 16, 2012 / 9:00 a.m. - noon  ===
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=== Saturday, June 15, 2013 / 9:00 a.m. - noon  ===
  
 
==== '''9:00 a.m.'''  ====
 
==== '''9:00 a.m.'''  ====
  
*Keynote Address - "'''Baby Steps to Genealogical Maturity'''" - Robert Raymond<br>
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*Keynote Address - "'''Zap the Grandma Gap'''" - Janet Hovorka
  
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."
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==== '''10:15 a.m.'''  ====
  
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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*“'''Using Neighborhoods to Solve Difficult Problems: &nbsp;A Case History from New York State'''" - Bart Kowallis<br>
  
==== '''10:00 a.m.''' ====
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*'''"Naturalization Records'''" - Pat Jensen<br>
  
*'''German Life Events and Their Records'''" - Tamra Stansfield<br>
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*"'''The Bred, the Wed, and the Dead: &nbsp;U.S. Vital Records'''" - Beth Taylor<br>
  
*'''"Assembling Complex Evidence'''" - Warren Bittner<br>
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*"'''Introduction to Ancestral Quest'''" - Bud Wood<br>
  
*"'''Your Ancestors in the Newspapers?&nbsp; Read All About It!'''" - Ron Ray<br>
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==== '''11:30 a.m.''' ====
  
*"'''Researching Your Scottish Ancestors'''" - Raymon Naisbitt<br>
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*'''"U.S. Migration Patterns"''' - Mary Hill<br>
  
==== '''11:00 a.m.''' ====
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*'''"Where There's a Will, There's a Probate: &nbsp;U.S. Probate Records"''' - Beth Taylor &nbsp; &nbsp;
  
*'''"Using Online Storage in Family History"''' - Tom Stubben<br>
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*"'''Organizing and Presenting Your Photos: &nbsp;Picasa and Other Freeware'''" - Don Snow and Linda Snow Westover<br>
  
*'''"Preserving Evidence"''' - Warren Bittner&nbsp;
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*"'''Topic to be Announced'''" -&nbsp;<br>
  
*"'''Quakers and Their Records'''" - Lisa Arnold<br>
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== '''Boy Scout Workshop / Genealogy Merit Badge''' ==
  
*"'''Genealogy Apps'''<span style="font-weight: bold;" />" - Sue Maxwell<br>
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The library offers a monthly workshop to help Boy Scouts earn the Genealogy Merit Badge. The workshop is held the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.<br>  
  
=== Future Seminar Keynote Presenters:  ===
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Presented by Sean and Keith Wahlquist<br>No registration is necessary.<br>
  
March:&nbsp; Barry Ewell&nbsp;
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=== Saturday, June 8, 2013 / 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  ===
  
April:&nbsp; Paul Nauta
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==== Requirements to be completed before coming to the library: ====
  
May:&nbsp; Karen Clifford
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*Contact a family member by telephone, e-mail or letter, and interview them about their life. Ask about events that have occurred and where they happened. &nbsp;Record the information you learn and bring this information to the workshop.<br>
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*Complete a pedigree chart. Pedigree chart forms are available online at [http://www.lds.org/images/howdoibeg/Pedigree_Chart.html http://www.lds.org/images/howdoibeg/Pedigree_Chart.html]. &nbsp;The information can also be handwritten. &nbsp;List yourself and at least two additional generations. &nbsp;Bring this information to the workshop.<br>
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*Complete two family group sheets, one listing your parents and all of the children in your family, and another listing one of your parents and their siblings in a family group with your grandparents. &nbsp;Family group record forms may be found online at [http://www.lib.byu.edu/sites/familyhistory/files/2009/06/family-group-record.pdf http://www.lib.byu.edu/sites/familyhistory/files/2009/06/family-group-record.pdf]. &nbsp;The information can also be handwritten. &nbsp;Bring this information to the workshop.<br>
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*Please also bring the name of an ancestor or relative who was alive in 1940.<br>
  
=== American Sign Language  ===
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'''If Scouts complete the items above before coming to the library, and bring their documents with them, they will be able to complete the following requirements at the library, and have authorized personnel certify the completion of their merit badge requirements.''' <br>
  
The keynote address at each seminar will be interpreted in ASL.<br>
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==== Requirements to be completed at the library:  ====
  
== Boy Scout Workshop / Genealogy Merit Badge  ==
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*Define the terms "genealogy," "ancestor," and "descendant."<br>  
 
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*Do a time line for yourself and write a short autobiography.<br>  
Presented by Sean and Keith Wahlquist<br>No registration is necessary.
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*Name three types of genealogical records and explain how they help you chart your family tree. &nbsp;Obtain one genealogical document that supports your family tree and evalutate this information.<br>  
 
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*Contact a genealogical repository.<br>  
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>  
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*Explain the effects of computers and the internet on genealogy. &nbsp;Explain how photography and microfilm have influenced genealogy.<br>  
 
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*Discuss what you have learned about your family through your genealogical research.<br>
=== Saturday, February 9, 2013 / 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  ===
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==== Scouts must prepare for the workshop by doing the following:  ====
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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.  
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==== Genealogy Merit Badge Resource Links  ====
 
==== Genealogy Merit Badge Resource Links  ====
  
 
[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>  
 
[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 10:15 and 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, June 15, 2013 / 9:00 a.m. - noon

9:00 a.m.

  • Keynote Address - "Zap the Grandma Gap" - Janet Hovorka

10:15 a.m.

  • Using Neighborhoods to Solve Difficult Problems:  A Case History from New York State" - Bart Kowallis
  • "Naturalization Records" - Pat Jensen
  • "The Bred, the Wed, and the Dead:  U.S. Vital Records" - Beth Taylor
  • "Introduction to Ancestral Quest" - Bud Wood

11:30 a.m.

  • "U.S. Migration Patterns" - Mary Hill
  • "Where There's a Will, There's a Probate:  U.S. Probate Records" - Beth Taylor    
  • "Organizing and Presenting Your Photos:  Picasa and Other Freeware" - Don Snow and Linda Snow Westover
  • "Topic to be Announced" - 

Boy Scout Workshop / Genealogy Merit Badge

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

Presented by Sean and Keith Wahlquist
No registration is necessary.

Saturday, June 8, 2013 / 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Requirements to be completed before coming to the library:

  • Contact a family member by telephone, e-mail or letter, and interview them about their life. Ask about events that have occurred and where they happened.  Record the information you learn and bring this information to the workshop.
  • Complete a pedigree chart. Pedigree chart forms are available online at http://www.lds.org/images/howdoibeg/Pedigree_Chart.html.  The information can also be handwritten.  List yourself and at least two additional generations.  Bring this information to the workshop.
  • Complete two family group sheets, one listing your parents and all of the children in your family, and another listing one of your parents and their siblings in a family group with your grandparents.  Family group record forms may be found online at http://www.lib.byu.edu/sites/familyhistory/files/2009/06/family-group-record.pdf.  The information can also be handwritten.  Bring this information to the workshop.
  • Please also bring the name of an ancestor or relative who was alive in 1940.

If Scouts complete the items above before coming to the library, and bring their documents with them, they will be able to complete the following requirements at the library, and have authorized personnel certify the completion of their merit badge requirements.

Requirements to be completed at the library:

  • Define the terms "genealogy," "ancestor," and "descendant."
  • Do a time line for yourself and write a short autobiography.
  • Name three types of genealogical records and explain how they help you chart your family tree.  Obtain one genealogical document that supports your family tree and evalutate this information.
  • Contact a genealogical repository.
  • Explain the effects of computers and the internet on genealogy.  Explain how photography and microfilm have influenced genealogy.
  • Discuss what you have learned about your family through your genealogical research.

Genealogy Merit Badge Resource Links

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