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[[Family History Library#Group_Visits|Family History Library]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Group Visit Options''' <br>  
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''[[Family History Library#Group_Visits|Family History Library]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Group Visit Options'''<br>  
  
Before you schedule your group, see the following pages:
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== Fun, Engaging, and Interactive Experiences for Families, Youth and Adults  ==
  
:*[[Family History Library/Group Visit Guidelines|Group Visit Guidelines]]<br>
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Here are some of the options your family or group can choose to do while at the Library. You can select a specific option, or mix and match activities to the interests of your family or group.
:*[[Family History Library/Successful Group Visits|Important information for a successful visit]].<br>
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[[Image:Discovery_Center_activities.jpg|right|thumb|300x300px|Discovery Center Activities]]
:*[[Family History Library/Group Visit: Make a Reservation|Make a Reservation]]<br>
 
  
=== Introduction to Group Visit Options  ===
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*'''Discovery experiences:''' Discover your story through fun, engaging, interactive [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Family_History_Library_Discovery_Experiences experiences]. Discover, picture, and record your story; see yourself in the clothing of an ancestor; or take photos with various backdrops and more! [https://youtu.be/810DkdlxjdY Discovery Experience Video]
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*'''Brief orientation: '''Online [http://bit.ly/2fmsJw1 orientation] of the Family History Library. Great for first-time visitors to the Library.
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*'''FamilySearch Family Tree activities: '''Learn how to use the FamilySearch Family Tree in a highly-interactive, fun presentation. (60 minutes)
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*'''Historical Records Online:''' (30-60 minutes) Learn how to search through historical records on Familysearch.org and other online databases to find your ancestors.
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*'''Finding Cousins/Descendancy Research Activity: '''An exciting, informative presentation to learn how to use descendancy research to find your cousins. (60 minutes)
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*'''Capturing My Story Online: '''Enter information about your family in an online booklet. (20-30 minutes)
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*'''FamilySearch Indexing:''' Learn how to index using the FamilySearch Indexing software.&nbsp;(60 minutes)
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*'''Scavenger Hunt: '''A fun interactive activity for youth to learn about the Family History Library. Groups are divided into teams to find items on each floor of the Library. The first team back wins! (recommended for youth, 60 minutes)
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*'''Boy Scout Genealogy merit badge workshop:''' The Family History Library offers a monthly Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge workshop, on the third Saturday of each month. Prior registration is required to attend. For more information see [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Family_History_Library/Boy_Scout_Genealogy_Merit_Badge_Workshop Genealogy merit badge workshop]
  
==== Mix and Match Ideas  ====
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[[Image:Discovery Experiencesnew.jpg|left|thumb|400x400px|Discovery Center Activities]]
  
The Family History Library staff has developed various activities that we offer to groups as they visit the library. Please feel free to "mix and match" your activities to customize them to your group and the amount of time you have to spend with us. The activities that we offer fall under the following categories:<br>
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== Family History Research Classes  ==
  
:*[[Family History Library/Group Visit: Research Mini Classes|Research]]
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[[Image:Young_adults_in_FHL.jpg|right|thumb|300x300px|Family History Library Computer Lab]]
  
:*[[Family History Library/Group Visit: Indexing|Indexing]]
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In addition to the above options, classes are taught almost every day on how to do research in various geographical areas. Click [[Family History Library Patron Classes|Patron Class Schedule]] to see what classes are being offered during your visit (approximately 60 minutes per class).
  
:*[[Family History Library/Group Visit: Videos|Videos]]
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== Make a Reservation  ==
  
:*[[Family History Library/Group Visit: Group Activities|Group Activities]]
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To make a reservation for a group Discovery Experience at the Family History Library click on https://familysearch.org/discovery/ and choose Salt Lake (FHL). To reserve a classroom for any of the other group activities, use the [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=dFo5eFdkaXdzMnVtUmhqWlF2SlF1aEE6MQ Online Registration Form]. Do this at least one week in advance of your planned visit. Click [https://familysearch.org/locations/library_hours Library Hours] to see the Library's hours and holiday schedule.
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To understand how to "mix and match," here are several examples:
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== Prepare for Your Visit  ==
  
1) '''Youth Group Scenario: '''You would like to bring a youth group to the library.
 
  
:'''''Mix and match ideas'''''
 
::1. Library orientation video (9 minutes) with Scaventer Hunt group activity (45 minutes)<br>
 
::2. Indexing instruction (15 minutes) with the hands-on indexing learning activity (30 minutes)<br>
 
::3. Introduction to FamilySearch.org (15 minutes) and with their LDS log-in, they search&nbsp;&nbsp; FamilySearch.org for their ancestors (45 minutes)<br>
 
::4. Group activity "Super Heroes" to learn FamiySearch.org (20-45 minutes) ending with Elder Bednar's video.
 
  
2) '''Genealogical Society Scenario''': You have a genealogy society group coming to the library.<br>
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*'''Obtain a FamilySearch Account in advance.''' If your groups plans to learn about how to use FamilySearch Family Tree, you will have a much more productive experience if all of the members of your group obtain a [http://bit.ly/2fysS2X FamilySearch Account] (either an LDS account or FamilySearch account) '''before''' coming to the library. Go to the FamilySearch account link previously mentioned to obtain an account. When you come to the library, be sure to have each member of your group brings his or her username and password.
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*'''Bring genealogical information.''' Have each member of your group bring some genealogical information about his or her family. For example, who in your family do you want to find more information about? If you have a specific name, a place where they came from, and an estimated birth, marriage or death date, your searching will be more successful. 
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*'''Bring enough leaders to help children and youth.''' If your group is primarily composed of children or youth, have enough leaders to help them have a fun and productive experience while at the same time maintaining respect for other guests in the library.  
  
:'''''Mix and match ideas'''''
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We look forward to your visit! 
::1. Library orientation video (9 minutes) with a Question and Answer session (15 minutes)<br>
 
::2. Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog (15 minutes) and the FamilySearch.org website (15 minutes)<br>
 
::3. Introduction to the FamilySearch desktop (15 minutes) with the Granite Mountain Vault video (5 minutes)<br>
 
  
3) '''Family Scenario:''' You would like to bring your family to introduce them to family history.<br>
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[[Category:United States Repositories|Family_History_Library]]  
 
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[[Category:Utah Archives and Libraries|Family_History_Library]]  
:'''''Mix and match ideas'''''
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[[Category:Salt Lake County, Utah|Family_History_Library]]
::1.Scavenger Hunt (45 minutes)<br>
 
::2.Celebration of Family History videos (5-23 minutes) and printing your Fan chart, requires LDS account (10 minutes)<br>
 
::3. Introduction to the Family Tree (15 minutes) and research your family on the computer (45 minutes)<br>
 
 
 
Remember, these are only suggestions. You are free to customize your visit to accomplish what you desire.
 
 
 
To request a group visit, please click on the [https://www.familysearch.org/locations/library_group_visits Visiting Group Registration Form] at the bottom of the link.
 
 
 
[[Category:United_States_Repositories|Family_History_Library]] [[Category:Utah|Family_History_Library]] [[Category:Salt_Lake_County,_Utah|Family_History_Library]]
 

Latest revision as of 16:51, 26 May 2017

Family History Library Gotoarrow.png Group Visit Options

Fun, Engaging, and Interactive Experiences for Families, Youth and Adults

Here are some of the options your family or group can choose to do while at the Library. You can select a specific option, or mix and match activities to the interests of your family or group.

Discovery Center Activities
  • Discovery experiences: Discover your story through fun, engaging, interactive experiences. Discover, picture, and record your story; see yourself in the clothing of an ancestor; or take photos with various backdrops and more! Discovery Experience Video
  • Brief orientation: Online orientation of the Family History Library. Great for first-time visitors to the Library.
  • FamilySearch Family Tree activities: Learn how to use the FamilySearch Family Tree in a highly-interactive, fun presentation. (60 minutes)
  • Historical Records Online: (30-60 minutes) Learn how to search through historical records on Familysearch.org and other online databases to find your ancestors.
  • Finding Cousins/Descendancy Research Activity: An exciting, informative presentation to learn how to use descendancy research to find your cousins. (60 minutes)
  • Capturing My Story Online: Enter information about your family in an online booklet. (20-30 minutes)
  • FamilySearch Indexing: Learn how to index using the FamilySearch Indexing software. (60 minutes)
  • Scavenger Hunt: A fun interactive activity for youth to learn about the Family History Library. Groups are divided into teams to find items on each floor of the Library. The first team back wins! (recommended for youth, 60 minutes)
  • Boy Scout Genealogy merit badge workshop: The Family History Library offers a monthly Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge workshop, on the third Saturday of each month. Prior registration is required to attend. For more information see Genealogy merit badge workshop
Discovery Center Activities

Family History Research Classes

Family History Library Computer Lab

In addition to the above options, classes are taught almost every day on how to do research in various geographical areas. Click Patron Class Schedule to see what classes are being offered during your visit (approximately 60 minutes per class).

Make a Reservation

To make a reservation for a group Discovery Experience at the Family History Library click on https://familysearch.org/discovery/ and choose Salt Lake (FHL). To reserve a classroom for any of the other group activities, use the Online Registration Form. Do this at least one week in advance of your planned visit. Click Library Hours to see the Library's hours and holiday schedule.

Prepare for Your Visit

  • Obtain a FamilySearch Account in advance. If your groups plans to learn about how to use FamilySearch Family Tree, you will have a much more productive experience if all of the members of your group obtain a FamilySearch Account (either an LDS account or FamilySearch account) before coming to the library. Go to the FamilySearch account link previously mentioned to obtain an account. When you come to the library, be sure to have each member of your group brings his or her username and password.
  • Bring genealogical information. Have each member of your group bring some genealogical information about his or her family. For example, who in your family do you want to find more information about? If you have a specific name, a place where they came from, and an estimated birth, marriage or death date, your searching will be more successful.
  • Bring enough leaders to help children and youth. If your group is primarily composed of children or youth, have enough leaders to help them have a fun and productive experience while at the same time maintaining respect for other guests in the library.

We look forward to your visit!