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== Search and Serve Youth Conference  ==
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== '''"Youth Temple Challenge" Youth Conference''' ==
  
The Riverton FamilySearch Library offers a one day Family History youth conference activity for ward and multi-wards.<br>  
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Youth conference is a chance to help youth learn, grow, and have an uplifting, spiritual experience. Family history is a perfect theme for a youth conference. It provides hands-on activity, service, and experience in finding names to take to the temple.<br>
  
The library youth conference activities are designed to help youth and their leaders feel the Spirit of Elijah and learn how its influence can bless the lives of both the living and the dead through Family History and Temple Ordinance work.<br>  
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The Riverton FamilySearch Library offers a one-day family history youth conference activity for wards and multi-wards. The library youth conference activities are designed to help youth and their leaders catch the Spirit of Elijah and learn how its influence can bless the lives of both the living and the dead through family history and temple ordinance work.<br>  
  
Workshops provide instruction on the key elements of genealogical research and offer hands-on experience to help participants with their individual family history responsibilities. Young Men and Women will also be encouraged to use their technical skills to help their own family, ward members, friends and others with their family history efforts.
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=== Elder David A. Bednar's Invitation and Promise to Youth&nbsp; ===
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=== Elder Neil A. Andersen's challenge to Youth  ===
  
“The skills and aptitude evident among many young people today are a preparation to contribute to the work of salvation.<br>
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At RootsTech 2015, Elder Andersen modified the temple challenge given to youth by adding eight words:
  
“I invite the young people of the Church to learn about and experience the Spirit of Elijah. I encourage you to study, to search out your ancestors, and to prepare yourselves to perform proxy baptisms in the house of the Lord for your kindred dead. And I urge you to help other people identify their family histories.<br>
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Prepare as many names for the temple as baptisms you perform in the temple, ''and help someone else to do the same.''
  
“As you respond in faith to this invitation, your hearts shall turn to the fathers. …Your love and gratitude for your ancestors will increase. Your testimony of and conversion to the Savior will become deep and abiding. And I promise you will be protected against the intensifying influence of the adversary. As you participate and love this holy work, you will be safeguarded in your youth and throughout your lives.”
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Elder Andersen challenged youth to:
  
=== 2013 Dates  ===
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*Find one--find a name to take to the temple
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*Take one--take that name to the temple
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*Teach one--teach someone else how to do it
  
This activity will be available every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; June 5 through August 23, 2013; except for June 7, July 3, 4, 5, 24, and August 2. &nbsp;Tuesday, July 30 is also available.<br>  
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<br>  
  
The following dates are open.&nbsp; The number of openings for each day are shown in parenthesis.<br>
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Apostles have promised the following blessings to youth who participate in family history:
  
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Your conversion to the Savior will become deeper.<br> You will receive light and knowledge through the Holy Ghost.<br> Your testimony will be strengthened.<br> Your patriarchal blessing will become more meaningful.<br> Your love and gratitude for your ancestors will grow.<br> You will have greater opportunities to serve.<br> Your service in the temple will become more sacred.
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You will be protected from the increasing influence of the adversary.<br><br>
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=== '''2016 Schedule'''  ===
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Youth conference can be scheduled Monday through Friday from June 6 to August 12, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except near holidays. The following table shows available dates. <br>
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|-
! scope="col" | <u>June <br></u>  
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! scope="col" | <br>  
! scope="col" | <u>July</u>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br>
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! scope="col" | &nbsp; Monday&nbsp;  
! scope="col" | <u>August</u><br>
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! scope="col" | &nbsp; Tuesday&nbsp;  
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! scope="col" | Wednesday
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! scope="col" | Thursday
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! scope="col" | &nbsp;&nbsp; Friday&nbsp;&nbsp;
 
|-
 
|-
| Jun 5, Wed (100)<br>
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| Week of June 6-10
| Jul 10, Wed (50)<br>
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| 75
| Aug 1, Thu&nbsp; (100)<br>
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| 75
 +
| 0
 +
| 0
 +
| 75
 
|-
 
|-
| Jun 6, Thu (100)<br>
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| Week of June 13-17
| Jul 11, Thu (100)<br>
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| 75
| Aug 7, Wed (100)<br>
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| 75
 +
| 45
 +
| 75
 +
| 0
 
|-
 
|-
| Jun 12, Wed (100)<br>
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| Week of June 20-24
| Jul 12, Fri (100)<br>
+
| 75
| Aug 8, Thu (100)<br>
+
| 75
 +
| 75
 +
| 75
 +
| 75
 
|-
 
|-
| Jun 13, Thu (100)<br>
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| Week of June 27-July 1
| Jul 17, Wed (40)<br>
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| 75
| Aug 9, Fri (100)<br>
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| 75
 +
| 60
 +
| 75
 +
| NA
 
|-
 
|-
| Jun 14, Fri (100)<br>
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| Week of July 4-8
| Jul 18, Thu (100)<br>
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| NA
| Aug 14, Wed (100)<br>
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| NA
 +
| 75
 +
| 75
 +
| 75
 
|-
 
|-
| Jun 19, Wed (100)<br>
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| Week of July 11-15
| Jul 19, Fri (100)<br>
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| 75
| Aug 15, Thu (100)<br>
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| 75
 +
| 75
 +
| 75
 +
| 75
 
|-
 
|-
| Jun 20, Thu (100)<br>
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| Week of July 18-22
| Jul 25, Thu (100)<br>
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| 75
| Aug 16, Fri (100)<br>
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| 75
 +
| 75
 +
| 75
 +
| NA
 
|-
 
|-
| Jun 21, Fri (100)<br>
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| Week of July 25-29
| Jul 26, Fri (100)<br>
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| NA
| Aug 21, Wed (100)<br>
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| 75
 +
| 75
 +
| 75
 +
| 75
 
|-
 
|-
| Jun 26, Wed (40)<br>
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| Week of August 1-5
| Jul 30, Tue (100)<br>
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| 75
| Aug 22, Thu (100)<br>
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| 75
 +
| 75
 +
| 75
 +
| 75
 
|-
 
|-
| Jun 27, Thu (45)<br>
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| Week of August 8-12
| Jul 31, Wed (100)<br>
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| 75
| Aug 23, Fri (100)<br>
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| 75
|-
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| 45
| Jun 28, Fri (20)<br>
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| 75
| <br>
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| 75
| <br>
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|}
 
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=== Reservations<br> ===
 
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=== Reservations  ===
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The deadline for registration is May 1, 2013. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Book early to secure a date.&nbsp;
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The deadline for registration is May 1, 2015. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Book early to secure a date. <br>
  
=== [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDJUSE9ndUtmZFQ4UnZqSUNZbjJQSWc6MQ#gid=0 '''Online Registration Form''']<br> ===
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==== [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CX22PHoWBlIrnM1sKPUPE8FGEi2VLnBdcEVRGmBkgVU/viewform '''Click here to access the online Youth Conference Registration Form''']  ====
  
 
=== Group Sizes  ===
 
=== Group Sizes  ===
  
The library can accommodate ward or multi-ward groups with a maximum of 100 youth and leaders.  
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The library can accommodate ward or multi-ward groups with a maximum of 75 youth and leaders.  
  
 
=== Cost  ===
 
=== Cost  ===
  
A FamilySearch lanyard and all training material for the workshops will be furnished for participants at no cost. &nbsp;There will be a charge for the printing of optional pedigree fan charts.  
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A FamilySearch lanyard and all training material for the workshops will be furnished for participants at no cost. There will be a minimal charge for optional printing and laminating of pedigree fan charts.<br>
  
The cost of lunch at the Riverton Office Building cafeteria will be approximately $5.50 for a hamburger, fries and a large drink.  
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Lunch is available at the Riverton Office Building cafeteria or groups can bring their own.&nbsp; The cost of lunch is $5.50 for a hamburger, fries and a large drink. The cafeteria accepts all forms of payment, including direct charges to ward accounts.&nbsp; The Riverton FamilySearch Library, however, accepts only checks or cash. Please note the Library cannot accept bills larger than $20.00.<br>
  
=== Preparation<br> ===
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=== Preparation  ===
  
Detailed instructions for participants will be sent to leaders following registration. It is imperative that all participants register for an LDS account. Youth and leaders need to have access to their username and password to participate fully in the conference activities.<br>
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Detailed instructions for participants will be sent to leaders following registration. All participants are encouraged to register for an LDS account before they come. Youth and leaders need to have access to their username and password to participate fully in the conference activities.  
  
=== Conference Daily Schedule ===
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=== Youth Conference Activities<br> ===
  
'''10:00 a.m. - Welcome and Introduction'''  
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==== '''Discovery Activities: ''' ====
  
The conference will begin with a short overview of the library’s resources and layout, an outline of the day’s activities, and some important guidelines.  
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When youth participate in fun family history Discovery activities, they are six times more likely to take names to the temple. During the conference, youth will participate in:<br>
  
'''10:15 a.m. - Workshop One'''<br>  
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*Replace a Face—put their face into old-fashioned photos, add their friends’ faces
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*Family Story Room—record their testimony, thoughts about their life, goals, and hopes
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*Print and laminate a fan chart
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*Relative Finder—see how they are related to the other members of the youth conference and to famous people
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*RootsMapper— plot their family tree on an interactive map
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*Scan photos directly to Family Tree
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*Smartphone apps for family history<br>
  
One of the primary elements of family history research is to determine what we already know about our families. This workshop will provide training and hands-on experience in using familysearch.org Family Tree to find family history and temple ordinance information that may already exist about families. The printing of family pedigree fan charts will be an optional part of this activity.
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==== Finding Activities:  ====
  
'''11:45 a.m. - Lunch'''
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Youth will learn and practice:<br>
  
'''12:30 p.m. - Workshop Two'''
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*Descendancy research—finding descendants of ancestors who need temple ordinances, using the descendancy view of Family Tree
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*Finding ancestors (or their descendants) who need work done, using partner sites, such as Find-A-Record, Puzzilla, Hope Chest, Virtual Pedigree, Ancestry, findmypast, MyHeritage
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*Indexing*—each youth will serve others by completing a batch of indexing
  
After determining what we already know about our families, the next step is to verify the information we have and to search for more records. This workshop will provide training and hands-on experience in using library and home resources to search for documents containing family history information.  
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If the group has extensive experience in indexing, this can be replaced with finding a pioneer ancestor or discovering ancestors’ stories.  
  
'''2:00 p.m. Workshop Three'''
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==== Taking activities: ====
  
One of the best ways to give service to others is to help index the millions of digital records the Church has acquired over many decades. This workshop will help youth understand the concept behind FamilySearch Indexing, learn how to index and have hands-on experience completing an indexing project.  
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Youth will leave the library with cards ready to take to the temple and with the enthusiasm and knowledge to find many more names.  
  
'''3:30 p.m. - Review and Farewell'''
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==== Teaching Activities: ====
  
The day’s activities will close with a short review of the workshops and activities, and give bishops and/or other youth leaders an opportunity to conclude the youth conference with any testimony or encouragement they feel is appropriate.<br>  
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Youth will share their knowledge of family history by:<br>  
  
=== Information  ===
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*Helping each other in finding names to take to the temple
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*Sharing inspirational stories of their ancestors<br>
  
Email ut_rivfslibrary3@ldschurch.org or call 801-240-9618 for any questions.&nbsp;
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=== Contact us:  ===
  
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<br>Email ut_rivfslibrary3@ldschurch.org or call 801-240-9601 with any questions. <br>
  
 
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"Youth Temple Challenge" Youth Conference

Youth conference is a chance to help youth learn, grow, and have an uplifting, spiritual experience. Family history is a perfect theme for a youth conference. It provides hands-on activity, service, and experience in finding names to take to the temple.

The Riverton FamilySearch Library offers a one-day family history youth conference activity for wards and multi-wards. The library youth conference activities are designed to help youth and their leaders catch the Spirit of Elijah and learn how its influence can bless the lives of both the living and the dead through family history and temple ordinance work.


Elder Neil A. Andersen's challenge to Youth

At RootsTech 2015, Elder Andersen modified the temple challenge given to youth by adding eight words:

Prepare as many names for the temple as baptisms you perform in the temple, and help someone else to do the same.

Elder Andersen challenged youth to:

  • Find one--find a name to take to the temple
  • Take one--take that name to the temple
  • Teach one--teach someone else how to do it


Apostles have promised the following blessings to youth who participate in family history:

Your conversion to the Savior will become deeper.
You will receive light and knowledge through the Holy Ghost.
Your testimony will be strengthened.
Your patriarchal blessing will become more meaningful.
Your love and gratitude for your ancestors will grow.
You will have greater opportunities to serve.
Your service in the temple will become more sacred.

You will be protected from the increasing influence of the adversary.

2016 Schedule

Youth conference can be scheduled Monday through Friday from June 6 to August 12, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except near holidays. The following table shows available dates.


  Monday    Tuesday  Wednesday Thursday    Friday  
Week of June 6-10 75 75 0 0 75
Week of June 13-17 75 75 45 75 0
Week of June 20-24 75 75 75 75 75
Week of June 27-July 1 75 75 60 75 NA
Week of July 4-8 NA NA 75 75 75
Week of July 11-15 75 75 75 75 75
Week of July 18-22 75 75 75 75 NA
Week of July 25-29 NA 75 75 75 75
Week of August 1-5 75 75 75 75 75
Week of August 8-12 75 75 45 75 75

Reservations

The deadline for registration is May 1, 2015. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Book early to secure a date.

Click here to access the online Youth Conference Registration Form

Group Sizes

The library can accommodate ward or multi-ward groups with a maximum of 75 youth and leaders.

Cost

A FamilySearch lanyard and all training material for the workshops will be furnished for participants at no cost. There will be a minimal charge for optional printing and laminating of pedigree fan charts.

Lunch is available at the Riverton Office Building cafeteria or groups can bring their own.  The cost of lunch is $5.50 for a hamburger, fries and a large drink. The cafeteria accepts all forms of payment, including direct charges to ward accounts.  The Riverton FamilySearch Library, however, accepts only checks or cash. Please note the Library cannot accept bills larger than $20.00.

Preparation

Detailed instructions for participants will be sent to leaders following registration. All participants are encouraged to register for an LDS account before they come. Youth and leaders need to have access to their username and password to participate fully in the conference activities.

Youth Conference Activities

Discovery Activities:

When youth participate in fun family history Discovery activities, they are six times more likely to take names to the temple. During the conference, youth will participate in:

  • Replace a Face—put their face into old-fashioned photos, add their friends’ faces
  • Family Story Room—record their testimony, thoughts about their life, goals, and hopes
  • Print and laminate a fan chart
  • Relative Finder—see how they are related to the other members of the youth conference and to famous people
  • RootsMapper— plot their family tree on an interactive map
  • Scan photos directly to Family Tree
  • Smartphone apps for family history

Finding Activities:

Youth will learn and practice:

  • Descendancy research—finding descendants of ancestors who need temple ordinances, using the descendancy view of Family Tree
  • Finding ancestors (or their descendants) who need work done, using partner sites, such as Find-A-Record, Puzzilla, Hope Chest, Virtual Pedigree, Ancestry, findmypast, MyHeritage
  • Indexing*—each youth will serve others by completing a batch of indexing

If the group has extensive experience in indexing, this can be replaced with finding a pioneer ancestor or discovering ancestors’ stories.

Taking activities:

Youth will leave the library with cards ready to take to the temple and with the enthusiasm and knowledge to find many more names.

Teaching Activities:

Youth will share their knowledge of family history by:

  • Helping each other in finding names to take to the temple
  • Sharing inspirational stories of their ancestors

Contact us:


Email ut_rivfslibrary3@ldschurch.org or call 801-240-9601 with any questions.


 

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