Ogden FamilySearch Library/Conference

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2013 Ogden Family History Conference
Of Roots and Branches
14 Sep 2013

Ogden FamilySearch Library Home

What's NEW for this Conference:

  * One on One Research help - Look for time slot sign-up sheets near the registration table as you arrive. Our experts are: Swedish: Curtis Larson and Kevin Capson;  Danish and Norwegian: Annie Strawn;  Netherlands: Don Koldewyn; British Isles: Barbara Lewis; Spain and Latin America: Carolina Espinoza

  * Genealogy Wall Charts offers each conference attender one FREE black-and-white, wall-size personalized fan chart (as large as 24”x36”) to be picked up in person in the conference—This offer is good for anyone who requests the free fan chart online on their website, https://genealogywallcharts.com by September 1,2013. Persons wishing the fan chart must follow the procedure outlined in the July issue of the Ogden Family History Newsletter (ogdenfsl.org).


Our presenters include generous professionals, teachers from the Salt Lake Family History Library and our own Ogden FamilySearch Library, and those knowledgeable sellers of family history books and software.

Over thirty presenters including Ron Tanner, Janet Hovorka, Arlene Eakle, Gene Sessions, Bradley Marchant, Marlo Schuldt, Carlos Camacho, Mike Booth, and Emil and Joanne Hanson will be instructing us in over 60 classes with topics that range from “The Mormon Reformation” to “Smart Phone Family History” to “Writing your Personal History” to “How do I start my Family History?”

During each of our five periods, we will have classes for beginners and Spanish speakers with more challenging research based classes for others who are interested in Dutch, Irish, Swedish, United States, Spanish, or Finnish research. Presenters from software companies will teach you how to use the products that will be for sale, including the popular “Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner.” Debbie Burnett will teach a class about photos and stories in FamilySearch Family Tree and Nicole Hepler will teach Consultant Training for LDS Family History Consultants.

Change seems to be the name of the family history game, so join us to stay up to date on all the latest and greatest programs and search strategies. Learn to Find, Organize, Preserve, and Share your Family History (Hooray for FOPS!)

Come prepared to share a research problem, and you can sign up for one-on-one time with a specialist in the areas of Danish, Swedish, English, Irish, Scottish, Spanish or United States research.

We are excited to welcome young and old, English and Spanish speakers, all religions and everyone who loves (or is learning to love) family history.

This Annual Conference is made possible by WSU History Department, the volunteers from the community and theOgden FamilySearch Library: ogdenfsl.org


Weber State University campus map - Free Saturday parking for the Conference is allowed in any parking lot, however do not park in any specific reserved or numbered parking space.

Weber State University Shepherd Union Building floor plan for classroom locations

Shepherd Union Building lunch venues will be open or bring your own.


The 2012 Ogden Family History conference will offer something for everyone interested in family history, including the opportunity to talk with vendors of a number of family-history products. Vendors of well-known products such as Ancestral Quest, Roots Magic and Legacy will have booths. Genealogy Wall Charts has offered a free black-and-white fan chart to those who attend the conference. Persons wishing the fan chart must follow the procedure outlined in the July issue of the Ogden Family History Newsletter (ogdenfsl.org). Backblaze, an online computer backup, service has offered three months of service free to those who attend the conference. Family Roots Publishing will have a large collection of family history printed material for sale. Several companies offer video and movie transfers to other media. Many other specialty businesses will have booths to share their wares. At 4:15 p.m. a drawing will take place for vendor donated prizes.

2013 CONFERENCE Schedule & Information


Please be aware that SOME of these conference classes listed on the wiki MAY be changed, and the FINAL class schedule will be handed out to you when you register at the Conference.

Class Descriptions

To view the descriptions for the different 2013 Conference classes click Class Descriptions to see them listed in order of their Class #.

Class Presenters Biographies

To view the biographies for the different 2013 Conference presenters, click Presenter Biography.

Register 7:30 AM

Keynote Speaker Ron Tanner 8:30-9:30 AM in Ballroom

Product Manager for the Family History Department

First Session 10:00-11:00 following Keynote Speaker

Class # Class Title (and the level of family history) Presenter Class Syllabus link (if available)
1 FamilySearch Family Tree - Q and A Ron Tanner Class 1 Syllabus
2 How to start my Family History Research? BEGINNERS Jim Richardson Class 2 Syllabus
3 Saving Your Family History Securely in the Cloud Scott Allen Class 3 Syllabus
4 Research Using the Ogden FamilySearch Library’s Website - Ogdenfsl.org Emil O. Hanson Class 4 link to ogdenfsl.org
5 Learn How to Make a Family History eBook Susan Holdaway Class 5 Syllabus
6 "I Didn't Know That!" Joanne Hanson Wiki Research forms Research forms Ogden FamilySearch site
7 Involving Youth in Family History from Research to the Temple Eleanor C. Jensen Class 7 Syllabus
8 The Big 4 – about U.S. census, church, land, and probate records Marilyn Markham MLS, AG®, CGSM Class 8 Syllabus
9 Danish Research on the Internet Annie Strawn Class 9 Syllabus
10 Using Immigration Records to Trace Hard-to-Find Origins Arlene Eakle PhD, AG Class 10 Syllabus
11 DEMO: "What's New in Legacy Family Tree 8." Leonard Plaizier Class 11 Syllabus
12 What’s New in RootsMagic 6 Mike Booth
13 Buscar a Nuestros Antepasados en FamilySearch Luis y Marta Quintana

Second Session 11:15-12:15

Class # Class Title (and the level of family history) Presenter Class Syllabus link (if available)
14 FH Consultant & Priesthood Leader Training (Pt A) and Skit, Taking Names to the Temple Nicole Hepler & John Arrington Family
15 Family Tree, the Next Step (Pt1) BEGINNERS Edith Reeves Class 15 link to FamilyTree
16 The Mormon Reformation Gene Sessions PhD
17 More on your Mormon Lines Bradley Marchant
18 Searching in FamilySearch Lisa McBride AG
19 Think Your Family History is All Done?—Try Cousin Research (Pt1) Sam Lower Class 19 Syllabus A
20 Strengthening Families Through Generational Stories Eleanor C. Jensen Class 20 Syllabus
21 New England Research: An Overview Marilyn Markham MLS, AG, CGsm Class 21 Syllabus
22 Converting Old Tape Recordings and Working with Sound Marlo Schuldt Class 22 Syllabus
23 RootsMagic: FamilySearch Family Tree Made Easy Mike Booth Class 23 link to Roots Magic
24 What’s New in Ancestral Quest 14 Gaylon Findlay Handout for Ancestral Quest 14 class
25 My Heritage Record Matching Mark Olsen
26 Fotos e Historias Familiares en FamilySearch Héctor Espinoza

Third Session 12:30-1:30

Class # Class Title (and the level of family history) Presenter Class Syllabus link (if available)
28 FH Consultant & Priesthood Leader Training (Pt B) Nicole Hepler
29 Family Tree, the Next Step (Pt2) Edith Reeves
30 Family History for Fun and Profit: The Research Process (Pt1) Arlene Eakle PhD, AG Class 30 Syllabus
31 Beginning Swedish and Finnish Research Bradley Marchant
32 FamilySearch Wiki Lisa McBride AG Class 32 Syllabus
33 Think Your Family History is All Done?—Try Cousin Research (Pt2) Sam Lower Class 33 Syllabus B
34 Find a Grave Barbara Lewis Class 34 Syllabus
35 I Found My Tree Online, Why Do I Need Family History Software? Arron Wheeler
36 Demo—Heritage Collector Suite Software—A Complete Family History System (photographs and more) Marlo Schuldt Class 36 Syllabus
37 Creating Connections with DNA – a Step-by-Step Guide Christi Jacobsen Class 37 Syllabus
38 The Cool Parts of Family History: Engaging My Teenagers Case Study Janet Hovorka Class 38 Syllabus
39 Writing Your Personal History Emil O. Hanson Class 39 Syllabus
40 Indexación en FamilySearch Carolina Aranda de Espinoza

Fourth Session 1:45-2:45

Class # Class Title (and the level of family history) Presenter Class Syllabus link (if available)
41 Using U.S. Online Resources Lisa McBride AG
42 First Hearts...Then Charts – FamilySearch.org>Family Tree Sourcing BEGINNERS Debbie Burnett

Class 42 Syllabus

43 Family History for Fun and Profit: The Research Process (Pt2) Arlene Eakle PhD, AG Class 43 Syllabus
44 Swedish Research without Microfilms: Online Swedish Research Bradley Marchant
45 Born to Write my History Emma Lu Draper Class 45 syllabus
46 Organize in Color (Pt1) Joanne Hanson Research Form Wiki Research Forms
47 Using Technology to Share Your Family History Online and Collaborate with Others for Free Scott Allen Class 47 syllabus
48 Mobile Scanning with Flip Pal Scanner Leland Meitzler
49 Beyond Scotch Tape: Charts To Fascinate your Family Janet Hovorka Class 49 syllabus
50 The 2nd War of Independence: The War of 1812 Marilyn Markham MLS, AG, CGsm Class 50 syllabus
51 Billion Graves Hudson Gunn Class 51 syllabus
52 The LDS Church History Library: How to use it to find LDS ancestral and local unit historical information
Jay G. Burrup
53 Consejos y Funciones del Árbol Familiar en FamilySearch Carlos Camacho

Fifth Session 3:00-4:00

Class # Class Title (and the level of family history) Presenter Class Syllabus link (if available)
54 Introduction to Indexing Kathy and Ron Flamm Class 54 syllabus link
55 First Hearts...Then Charts – FamilySearch.org>Photos and Stories Debbie Burnett
56 Irish Research on the Internet Barbara Lewis Class 56 syllabus link
57 Research Using the Ogden FamilySearch Library’s Website - Ogdenfsl.org Wayne Summers Class 57 link to ogdenfsl.org
58 Introduction to U.S. Census Records Lisa McBride AG Class 58 syllabus link
59 Organize in Color (Pt2) Joanne Hanson Ogden FamilySearch site research forms Wiki research forms
60 Smart Phone Family History Marlo Schuldt Class 60 syllabus link
61 U.S. Records Before 1850 Marilyn Markham MLS, AG, CGsm Class 61 syllabus link
62 Personal Historian: Bringing Life to Your Life Stories Mike Booth
63 Family Tree Made Easy with Ancestral Quest Gaylon Findlay

Ancestral Quest link

64 Netherlands Internet Research Don Koldewyn
65 Pedir Y Efectuar Ordenanzas del Templo en FamilySearch Carlos Camacho

Drawing 4:15

Vendor's links

Vendor link (click on blue vendor name) - Conference booth number

Ancestral Quest #36-37
Arlene H. Eakle #A23
BillionGraves/MyLegacyMemorial #1-2
Celebrating Family History #49-50
Church History Library #28
Crystal Memories #5
Daughters of Utah Pioneers #A9
Easy Family History #34
Elijahtree #23
Emkay Video Transfer. #38-39
Family ChartMasters #8-9
Family History E-books #18
Family Roots Publishing #40-46
Family Tree DNA #52
GenealogyWallCharts.com #21-22
Heritage Collector Software #19-20
Heritage Genealogical College #26
Home Video Studio #7
ICAPGen(The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists) #30
Legacy (Millennia Corporation) #31-32
Roots Magic #3-4
Stories in Stone #27
Storylava.com #12-13
TenGenChart.com #6
The Multimedia Center #24-25
Treasured Souls to Keep, LLC #35
Utah Genealogical Association #10
WSU Library #17