Riverton FamilySearch Library/Class Schedule

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3740 West Market Center Drive
(13175 South)

Riverton, Utah 84065-8026
801-240-9601


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Monday and Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


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For daily class information call 801-240-9601.

Do You Need Help with Family Tree?

If you would like specific help on any of the basic features of Family Tree, ask at the Welcome Desk or Help Desk for a staff member to help you.

Walk-in Classes

FamilySearch Family Tree

These classes teach the basic fundamentals of using Family Tree features at FamilySearch.org.

Lecture and Hands-on Practice - Presented by Linda Baker - No registration necessary.

3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Mondays - Library Training Room 1

Jan 16:  LIBRARY CLOSED, HOLIDAY

Jan 23:  Week 2 “Finding, Adding and Correcting Information”

Jan 30:  Week 3 “Using 'My Source Box' and FamilySearch.org Sources”

Feb 06:  Week 4 “Creating and Attaching Outside Sources”

Feb 13:  Week 5 “Preparing Names for Temple Ordinances”

Feb 20:  LIBRARY CLOSED, HOLIDAY

Feb 27:  Week 6 “Using the Merge Feature and Adding Photos and Stories”

  • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays - Library Training Room 1

Jan 18: Week 2 “Finding, Adding and Correcting Information”

Jan 25:  Week 3 “Using 'My Source Box' and FamilySearch.org Sources”

Feb 01:  Week 4 “Creating and Attaching Outside Sources”

Feb 08:   ROOTS TECH, NO CLASSES HELD

Feb 15:  Week 5 “Preparing Names for Temple Ordinances”

Feb 22:  Week 6 “Using the Merge Feature and Adding Photos and Stories”

FamilySearch Family Tree in Spanish

These classes teach the basic fundamentals of using Family Tree features at FamilySearch.org in Spanish.

Lecture and Hands-on-Practice - Presented by Stan Radford - No registration necessary.

  • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Thursdays - Training Room 2

Jan 12:  Week 2

Jan 19:  Week 3

Feb 02:  Week 1

Feb 09: ROOTS TECH, NO CLASSES HELD

Feb 16:  Week 2

Feb 23:  Week 3

FamilySearch Wiki

A look into the Wiki and how it increases opportunities to find family information. The class includes explanations and practical exercises to help you understand and exploit the benefits of this little-used tool in your FamilySearch toolkit.

Lecture and Lab – No Registration Necessary - Presented by Lee Tripp

  • 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. / 3rd and 4th Wednesday of the Month – Library Training Room 2 

Jan 18:  “Why Wiki Works, Week 2”

Jan 25:  “Why Wiki Works, Week 3”

Feb 01:  FamilySearch Wiki – “Why Wiki Works, Week 1”

Feb 08: ROOTS TECH, NO CLASSES HELD

Feb 15:  FamilySearch Wiki – “Why Wiki Works, Week 2”

Feb 22:  FamilySearch Wiki – “Why Wiki Works, Week 3”

Training for Ward Family History Consultants

This series of classes is designed to help ward family history consultants learn their duties and increase their skills. Basic computer skills are necessary. Each class is designed to build on knowledge received in the previous class, so it is important to begin training with the first class.

Lecture and Some Hands-on Practice - Presented by Jill Shoemaker - No registration necessary.

  • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  Thursdays - Library Training Room 1      

Jan 12:  Week 2 “Starting With Stories”          

Jan 19:  Week 3 “Get to Know Your Family Tree”

Jan 26:  Week 4 “Learn to Use Records”

Feb 02: Week 5 “Perform Temple Ordinances and Descendancy Research”

Feb 09:  ROOTS TECH, NO CLASSES HELD

Feb 16: Week 6 “Helping Others Find Take Teach”

Feb 23:  Week 1 “Understanding Your Calling and Finding People to Help”

Basic Computer Skills

These two classes teach basic computer and graphic skills with hands-on practice. Please bring a flash drive to get the most from this class.

Lecture and Lab - Presented by Kenneth Spencer - No registration is necessary.

  • 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays - Library Training Room 1   

Jan 17: Basic Computer Skills - Bring a flash drive

Jan 24: Basic Computer Skills - Bring a flash drive

Jan 31: Basic Computer Skills - Bring a flash drive

Feb 07: “Basic Computer Skills” - Bring a Flash Drive

Feb 14: “Basic Computer Skills” – Bring a Flash Drive

Feb 21: “Basic Computer Skills” – Bring a Flash Drive

Feb 28: “Basic Computer Skills” – Bring a Flash Drive

  • 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays - Library Training Room 1

Jan 17: “Basic Graphic Skills” - Bring a flash drive

Jan 24: “Basic Graphic Skills” - Bring a flash drive

Jan 31: “Basic Graphic Skills” - Bring a flash drive

Feb 07: “Basic Graphic Skills” - Bring a Flash Drive

Feb 14: “Basic Graphic Skills” - Bring a Flash Drive

Feb 21: “Basic Graphic Skills” - Bring a Flash Drive

Feb 28: “Basic Graphic Skills” - Bring a Flash Drive

Basic MAC Computer Skills

This class teaches basic mouse and keyboard, copy/paste, setting up your computer for genealogy, how to run Windows on MAC, software programs such as Roots Magic, and file systems. 

Lecture and Lab - Presented by Alan LaPearle – Walk-in class, no registration necessary.  Series of 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thursdays

  • 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  Thursday – Library Training Room 1

Mar 16:  Week 1

Mar 23:  Week 2

Genealogy Toolbox and Google Search Tools

This is a one-week course designed to showcase various tools to complete genealogical research.  Learn tools used in research and family history recording, including successful Google searches.  Basic computer skills are necessary.

Lecture and Lab - Presented by Glen Sisam - No registration is necessary.

  • 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.  Thursdays - Library Training Room 1

Jan 19: “Genealogy Toolbox and Google Research”

Feb 02: “Genealogy Toolbox and Google Research”

Feb 16: “Genealogy Toolbox and Google Research

Basic Indexing Workshop

The Basic Indexing Skill class teaches basic indexing skills and other basic resources and helps available. This class will be helpful for all levels of indexers.

Lecture and Hands-on Practice - Presented by Steven Smith - No registration necessary.

  • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  Tuesdays, 1st and 3rd - Training Room 2

Jan 17: “Learning Basic Indexing Skills”

Feb 07: “Learning Basic Indexing Skills”

Feb 21: “Learning Basic Indexing Skills”

Beginning Genealogy Research

This series of classes teaches the basic elements of genealogical research. Students will learn to research, create a research objective, develop necessary skills in using family history equipment, and learn how to use basic research tools.

Lecture and Lab - Presented by Larry Whittaker - No registration is necessary.

  • 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.  Mondays - Library Training Room 1       

Jan 16:  LIBRARY CLOSED

Jan 23: Week 2 "People, Records, and Tips"

Jan 30: Week 3 "Effective Search Strategies"

Feb 06: Week 4 "Online Genealogy"

Feb 13: Week 1 “Introduction to Genealogy”

Feb 20:  LIBRARY CLOSED - HOLIDAY

Feb 27: Week 2 "People, Records, and Tips"

Beginning British Research

This series of three classes focuses on beginning research in England; the class covers various types of family history records in England, how to access them, and how to interpret them in order to extend or expand the family tree.  The class provides an overview of research strategies and focuses on British census records, civil registration records, and parish or church records.

Lecture and Lab - Presented by Lauren Leifson - No registration is necessary.

  • 1:30 - 3:00 a.m. Mondays - Library Training Room 2   

Jan 16:  LIBRARY CLOSED - HOLIDAY

Jan 23:  Beginning British Research – “England Civil Registration”

Jan 30:  Beginning British Research – “England Parish and Church Records”

Feb 06: Beginning British Research – “Getting Started with British Census Records”

Feb 13: NO CLASS (ORIENTATION WEEK)

Feb 20: LIBRARY CLOSED - HOLIDAY

Feb 27: Beginning British Research – “England Civil Registration”

Danish Research

These classes define types of records used in Danish research that give names, dates, places, and relationships of your ancestors. Learn where to find these records online on your own home computer. Instructions are given on how to extract and interpret the information found in these various records about your ancestors and how it can be used to extend your family lines.

Lecture and Lab – No Registration Necessary - Presented by Orla Pedersen

  • 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. / Wednesday – Library Training Room 2   

Jan 18: Danish Research Week 3 – “Using Dansk Demografisk Database, dda.dk, Extracted and Indexed Census Records

No classes in February

Swedish Research

This class teaches how to read and research Swedish birth, marriage and death records; reviews household records (similar to a census).

Lecture and lab - No registration necessary - Presented by Gary Gorringe

  • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. / Tuesday - Library Training Room 2

Feb 14: Search Swedish Records

Finding Cousins Workshop

These classes with varying topics provide helpful information for finding family names, analyzing your FamilySearch Family Tree, performing descendancy research, and are particularly helpful in helping you find new names to add to your family tree.  Helpful resources are also presented.

Lecture - Presented by Ron Ray - No registration is necessary.

  • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays - Training Room 2 

Jan 18:  Finding Cousins Workshop:  “Plus Google Tools”

Jan 25:  Finding Cousins Workshop:  “Also an Introduction to Newspapers”

  • 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays - Training Room 2

Feb 07:  Finding Cousins Workshop:  “FamilySearch, Virtual Pedigree, FindaRecord, Hope Chest”

Feb 14:  Finding Cousins Workshop:  “Plus Finding New People in Your Family Tree”

Feb 21:  Finding Cousins Workshop:  “Plus Google Tools With a Neat Sheet”

Feb 28:  Finding Cousins Workshop:  “Plus Ancestry.com Research Tips”

Ideas for Breaching Brick Walls

Everywhere your ancestors went, they left some kind of record.  This class will present the many places where records may be found, even unusual places.  No record is unsearched, both online and offline.  Class participants will learn how to successfully search FamilySearch, the FamilySearch Wiki, Ancestry, and Cyndi's List.  The classes are not sequential and may be attended at any time.

Lecture and Hands-on Lab - Presented by Tom and/or Betsy Neil - No registration is necessary.

  • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays - Training Room 1

Feb 07:  “Conquering FamilySearch”

Feb 14:  “Successful Ancestry Searching” 

Feb 21:  “Census Tips and Substitutes, FANs, Maps and Land” 

Feb 28:  “Favorite Websites” 

Ancestry.com

This four-week class is designed for all levels of family history users to integrate Ancestry.com into Family Tree.  Using the new Ancestry tools, you will learn how to transfer data and sources between Ancestry and FamilySearch and learn the advantages of an active tree in Ancestry.  You will also learn how to use all the tools within the Ancestry program to augment FamilySearch.  Basic computer skills are helpful.

Lecture and demonstration - Presented by Al Jones and Art Robbins - no registration necessary.

  • 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Monday Series - Library Training Room 1 

Jan 16:  LIBRARY CLOSED, HOLIDAY

Jan 23:  (2) “Research Database Tools:  Adding Data, Pictures, and Sources”

Jan 30: (3) “Transferring Ancestry.com Data to FamilySearch Trees”

Feb 06:  (4) “Adding Pictures, Stories; Understanding DNA; Tools” Taught by Alvin Jones

Feb 13: (1) “Adding Your Family Tree and Basic Website Tools” Taught by Art Robbins

Feb 20:  LIBRARY CLOSED - HOLIDAY

Feb 27:  (2) “Research Database Tools:  Adding Data, Pictures, and Sources”  Taught by Art Robbins

  • 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Wednesday Series – Library Training Room 1 

Jan 18:  (3) “Transferring Ancestry.com Data to FamilySearch Trees”

Jan 25:  (4) “Adding Pictures, Stories; Understanding DNA Tools”

Feb 01:  (1) “Adding Your Family Tree and Basic Website Tools” Art Robbins

Feb 08:  ROOTS TECH, NO CLASSES HELD

Feb 15:  (2) “Research Database Tools:  Adding Data, Pictures, and Sources” Art Robbins

Feb 22:  (3) “Transferring Ancestry.com Data to FamilySearch Trees” Alvin Jones

Ancestral Quest

This is an eight-week course designed for current and new users of Ancestral Quest. The class teaches the features and functions of the program and gives students some hands-on practice. Basic computer skills are necessary.

Lecture and Lab - Presented by Bud Wood

  • 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Tuesday Series - Library Training Room 1 

Jan 17: Week 3 "Sources"

Jan 24: Week 4 "Photos and Screen Tabs"

Jan 31: Week 5 "Customization, Printing, and Backups"

Feb 07: Week 6 "Search Techniques"

Feb 14: Week 7" Match/Merge, etc."

Feb 21: Week 8 "Collaboration"

Feb 28:  Week 9 “Beginning File Organization” 

  • 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Wednesday Series - Library Training Room 1 

Jan 18: Week 3 "Sources"

Jan 25: Week 4 "Photos and Screen Tabs"

Feb 01: Week 5 "Customization, Printing, and Backups"

Feb 08:  ROOTS TECH, NO CLASSES HELD

Feb 15: Week 6 "Search Techniques"

Feb 22: Week 7" Match/Merge, etc."

RootsMagic

This five-week course teaches the basic features and capabilities of the genealogy data management program RootsMagic, which is an approved FamilySearch affiliate software, and will provide hands-on computer experience. Basic computer skills are necessary. Some experience with RootsMagic is helpful.

Lecture and Lab Course - Presented by Ron Ray

  • 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday Series - Library Training Room 2

Jan 17:  Week 3 "Sources, PDF Files"

Jan 24:  Week 4 "Creating Useful Reports and Creative Tools"

Jan 31:  Week 5 – “More Cool Features and Review”

  • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday Series - Library Training Room 2

Feb 01: Week 1: "Basic Keys and Sharing with Family Tree"

Feb 08:  ROOTS TECH, NO CLASSES HELD

Feb 15: Week 2:  "Images, Videos, PDF Files"

Feb 22:  Week 3:  "Sources, PDF Files"


Maintained by: Sister Noradene Sorensen

Last modified: 01/19/17