Riverton FamilySearch Library/Group Visits
The Riverton FamilySearch Library is pleased and eager to offer the opportunity for individuals, organizations, and others to schedule a group visit to our library. We offer a variety of options that are sure to provide interest to your group.
Please review the following guide lines for scheduling a group visit. Scroll to the end of this page for the link to submit a request for a group visit after reading the information below.
- Group Size: Because of our staffing, regular patrons, facility and equipment limits we limit the total of visitors in groups to 65 per session. This can be a single group or multiple groups meeting separately or combined. Please do not come to the library with more than 6 people without a group reservation. This ensures that staff, building facilities and computers will be available to support your group and their objectives.
- Request Procedure: All requests for group visits should be made using the link below for the online registration form. Telephone reservations are not accepted. Each request will be confirmed by email within 1-2 days. Please check for your confirmation and reply to it acknowledging your agreement with and receipt of it. If your preferred date is not available, one of the alternate dates you request will be selected and confirmed. If none of your dates and time are available you will be advised to submit a new request. Because we often are at scheduled capacity, please do not bring a group to the library on a night your reservation has not been confirmed.
- Available Times: Evening group visits (Tue, Wed, & Thu) will begin either at 6:00 PM or 7:15 PM. and all visits will last for one hour and thirty minutes. Daytime reservations (Mon thru Sat) will be accepted for any time between 9:30 AM and 3:30 PM. Activity day groups may be scheduled as late as 4:00 PM, but keep in mind that the library closes at 5:00 PM on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays. Evening groups will need to conclude their visit, including any time for refreshments, no later than 8:55 PM.
- Refreshments: If you would like to serve refreshments as part of your group visit, please make a notation in the remarks of the registration form, so we can coordinate the requests in advance. Refreshments are only allowed in the building cafeteria.
- Supervision: Adults accompanying youth groups should prepare to actively participate with their youth. For example: if the youth will participate in Indexing, then each adult in the group should be registered and have some experience with Indexing before the visit. Local family history consultants are an excellent resource to bring with your group and will provide continuity after your visit.
- Printing: Copies of any documents found during your visit can be printed at the library for a nominal charge. Print cards can be purchased at our Welcome Desk with either a $2.00 or $5.00 credit on them. Additional incremental amounts can be added to them at any time. Black and white, letter size copies are $0.05 each. Color prints are $0.30 for letter size (8½” by 11”) or $0.60 for tabloid size (11” by 17”). If group plans to print fan charts for lamination, costs for lamination for an 11" by 17" is $0.90 and $0.50 for 8½” by 11” page. The Riverton FamilySearch Library accepts cash or checks. The Library does not accept credit cards, debit cards or bills larger than $20.
Important for a Successful and Rewarding Visit
LDS Account Login: Very Important! Each LDS Member of the group needs to have an LDS Login Account before coming to the Library. Please have them log into https://ldsaccount.lds.org or another church account site to make sure their Username and Password are working.
LDS Account Registration: For members who don’t have a current account, have them register for one prior to your visit. They can do this by going to https://ldsaccount.lds.org and clicking on the Register for an LDS Account button on the right side of the screen and entering the necessary information, which includes their church membership number and birth date. Their membership number is on their temple recommend or can be provided by their ward clerk. Youth 8-12 years old (under 13) will also need permission from a parent and the parent's membership number. To activate a new account, an email address is needed.
Personal Family History Information: Except for Indexing visits, please have everyone attempt to create a personal Pedigree Chart with as much family information as possible.
Specific Goal or Objective to Accomplish: Each group should have an idea or goal, before they arrive, of what they would like to accomplish during the visit to our library.
Selecting the Group Presentation: Select from the following options. We are not able to combine presentations in a single visit and suggest that you schedule additional times for other topics of interest.
Group Visit Options:
The first six options include a short presentation, 20-30 minutes, in one of our meeting rooms with the remainder of the time in the library.
1. Introduction to the FamilySearch Library - 'Recommended for ward and stake leadership. An overview of our facility,web site, tools, applications, and equipment available in our library and on the computer’s desktop.
2. Introduction to FamilySearch Family Tree - Recommended for youth groups.
A demonstration of the functions, features, and use of the information available in the FamilySearch Family Tree. The Family Tree is a new approach to genealogy. We will also demonstrate creation of the popular 9-Generation Fan Chart.
This version of Family Tree supports full navigation of your genealogy tree where you can:
• Explore trees, families, and individuals.
• Edit and improve data about a specific individual.
• Attach sources, including links to online sources.
• Watch and receive notifications about changes to ancestors.
3. Research Quick Start
A focused presentation demonstrating popular research web sites used to find specific information on your ancestors.
4. Introduction to Indexing
An overview of the why and how of indexing and a demonstration of the indexing application for indexing in the library or at home.
5. Preparation for Pioneer Trek
A presentation on how to identify a pioneer ancestor, locate the pioneer company they were in and then find information on them, including how to identify family members requiring temple ordinances. Creating a 9-generation fan chart is also demonstrated.
6. Introduction to Family History (ages 8 - 12)
An overview of our facility, web site, tools, applications, and equipment available in our library and on the computer’s desktop from a young person’s perspective.
7. Group Visit without a Presentation
Designed for those who have been trained or oriented but just want to schedule a time where group members can go directly to the library and make use of the computers with our staff assistance as needed.