Riverton FamilySearch Library/Youth Conference
"Turning the Hearts": Youth Conference 2017
Youth conference is a chance to help youth learn, grow, and have an uplifting spiritual experience. Family history can be a valuable experience for youth conference. The activities are designed to help youth and their leaders feel the Spirit of Elijah and experience how its influence can bless the lives of both the living and the dead through family history and temple ordinance work. Our purpose for the conferences is to turn the hearts of our youth to their fathers.
This year wards and stakes can tailor a family history experience for their interests and the amount of time they have available. Groups may come for a few hours or the entire day, choosing presentations that match their goals and experience levels. Each presentation and related practice takes up to ninety minutes. We also include fun activities to help youth get to know their ancestors and each other. The youth conference manager will work with each ward or stake to develop a program specifically for their youth.
Apostles have promised wonderful 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.
Youth conference can be scheduled Monday through Friday from June 5 to August 11, 2016, except near holidays.
The following table shows available dates and the number of spaces available for those days.
|Week of June 5-9||75||75||0||75||75|
|Week of June 12-16||75||75||0||75||75|
|Week of June 19-23||75||75||75||75||75|
|Week of June 26-30||75||75||75||75||75|
|Week of July 3-7||NA||NA||NA||75||75|
|Week of July 10-14||75||75||75||75||75|
|Week of July 17-21||75||75||75||75||75|
|Week of July 24-28||NA||75||75||75||75|
|Week of July 31-August 4||75||75||75||75||75|
|Week of August 7-11||75||75||0||75||75|
Youth Conference Activities
Wards can chose to participate in the following presentations:
Getting Started in Family History--Discusses the various goals and purposes of family history; how to navigate around the pedigree views and personal pages, icons in Family Tree; how to reserve names for temple ordinances. For those who are brand new to family history and not overly confident on computers.
Cleaning up and Gleaning in Family Tree--Teaches how to clean up a pedigree chart by resolving issues exposed by icons in Family Tree; "None/Some/Many" strategies; attaching records; finding possible duplicates. For those with some experience with computers and family history.
Finding Names to Take to the Temple-- Discusses the Apostolic Temple Challenge, descendancy research to find descendants of your ancestors; the importance of reviewing and attaching sources; finding complete information. For those comfortable navigating around Family Search, who have well-completed pedigrees.
Beginning Research Techniques--Teaches how to use the search function; manipulate data; use the Collections tab; other basic research strategies. For those wanting to find and document new people on their ancestor or descendant lines, intermediate level.
Indexing: Introduction to indexing, for all levels.
Finding a Pioneer Ancestor--for those preparing for a Trek experience
Discovering Ancestors' Stories, Pictures, and Memories
Recording your own History--using the Family Story Room, youth can record their story, interests, and goals.
During the conference, youth can 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
When youth participate in fun family history Discovery activities, they are six times more likely to take names to the temple.
Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Book early to secure a date. After you submit the registration, the youth conference manager will call to schedule the time of day and presentations you request.
Click here to access the online Youth Conference Registration Form
The library can accommodate ward or multi-ward groups with a maximum of 75 youth and leaders.
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.
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.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 801-240-9601 with any questions.
Maintained by: Sister Connie Schreiner
Last modified: 01/13/17