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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, April 20, 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 - "'''FamilySearch.org:  Putting the 'Family' in Family History'''" - Paul Nauta
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*Keynote Address - "'''Zap the Grandma Gap'''" - Janet Hovorka
  
Manager of Public Affairs for FamilySearch.org
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==== '''10:15 a.m.'''  ====
  
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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*“'''Using Neighborhoods to Solve Difficult Problems: &nbsp;A Case History from New York State'''" - Bart Kowallis<br>
  
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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*'''"Naturalization Records'''" - Pat Jensen<br>
  
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.  
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*"'''The Bred, the Wed, and the Dead: &nbsp;U.S. Vital Records'''" - Beth Taylor<br>
  
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>  
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*"'''Introduction to Ancestral Quest'''" - Bud Wood<br>
  
==== '''10:00 a.m.'''  ====
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==== '''11:30 a.m.'''  ====
  
*'''Archives.com:&nbsp; A Simple Tool for Online Genealogy Research'''" - Craig Bullough<br>
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*'''"U.S. Migration Patterns"''' - Mary Hill<br>
  
*'''"Using the FamilySearch Family Tree'''" - Boyd Willden<br>
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*'''"Where There's a Will, There's a Probate: &nbsp;U.S. Probate Records"''' - Beth Taylor &nbsp; &nbsp;
  
*"'''Setting a Vision for Temple and Family History Work'''" - Devin Ashby<br>
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*"'''Organizing and Presenting Your Photos: &nbsp;Picasa and Other Freeware'''" - Don Snow and Linda Snow Westover<br>
  
*"'''Gothic Handwriting'''" - Barbara Bell<br>
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*"'''Topic to be Announced'''" -&nbsp;<br>
  
==== '''11:00 a.m.'''  ====
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== '''Boy Scout Workshop / Genealogy Merit Badge'''  ==
  
*'''"Italian Research:&nbsp; Basics and More"''' - Ruth Merriman<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>  
  
*'''"Enjoying the FamilySearch Family Tree"''' - Boyd Willden &nbsp;
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Presented by Sean and Keith Wahlquist<br>No registration is necessary.<br>
  
*"'''Preserving the Antique Family Photo Album'''" - Fran Jensen<br>
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=== Saturday, June 8, 2013 / 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  ===
  
*"'''Beginning Southern States Research'''<span style="font-weight: bold;" />" - Duncan Kuehn<br>
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==== Requirements to be completed before coming to the library: ====
  
=== Future Seminar Keynote Presenters:&nbsp; &nbsp; ===
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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>
  
May:&nbsp; Karen Clifford
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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>
  
=== American Sign Language ===
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==== Requirements to be completed at the library: ====
  
The keynote address at each seminar will be interpreted in ASL.<br>  
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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>  
== Boy Scout Workshop / Genealogy Merit Badge  ==
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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>
Presented by Sean and Keith Wahlquist<br>No registration is necessary.
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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>
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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=== Saturday, April 13, 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