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The Riverton FamilySearch Library offers a one day Family History activity to supplement ward and multi-ward youth conferences.
The library youth conference activities are designed to help youth and their leaders recognize 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.
Research workshops will provide instruction on the key elements of genealogical research to help youth with their individual family history responsibilities. Service workshops will be presented to explain opportunities that are available for youth to assist others in family history research. Each class will be followed with a hands-on activity to practice skills and procedures learned during the class presentations.
The online registration for youth conference has been closed. However, due to some cancellations there are a few dates available. July 25, 26 and Aug 7, 13, 14 and 15 are still open. In addition, some days have space available for small ward groups. Call 801-240-9618 to reserve the open dates or check on openings for small groups.
$6.00 per participant (approximately) for hamburger, fries and large drink paid directly to the Riverton Office Building Cafeteria.
Pre-conference preparation instructions for participants will be given to leaders following registration.
Call 801-240-9618 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about the conference.
Schedule - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Do Your Own Family History Work
Welcome and Introduction
9:00 - 9:25 a.m. - Conference Room
The conference will begin with a short overview of the library’s resources and layout, an outline of the day’s activities and a few guidelines to follow.
9:25 - 9:55 a.m. - Conference Room
One of the primary elements of family history research is to determine what we already know about our families. This workshop will teach how to use new.familysearch.org to find family history and temple ordinance information that may already exist.
10:00 - 11:10 a.m. - Library Computer Lab
This activity will give participants time to use new.familysearch.org to locate existing information about individuals and families.
11:15 - 11:45 a.m. - Conference Room
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 introduce resources and methods to search for documents containing family history information.
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Cafeteria
Help Others Do Family History Work
12:30 - 1:40 p.m. - Library Computer Lab
This follow-up exercise will provide an opportunity to do some research using the methods and resources introduced in the previous workshop.
1:45 - 2:15 p.m. - Conference Room
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 and learn the process. In addition, an overview of other family history service based opportunities will be presented.
2:20 - 3:30 p.m. - Library Computer Lab
This activity will give youth an opportunity to use FamilySearch Indexing online to enter data from digital images into searchable indexes. There will also be time to explore other service opportunities.
3:35 - 4:00 p.m. - Conference Room
The day's activities will close with a short review of the workshops and exercises, and give youth leaders an opportunity to conclude with whatever they feel appropriate.