Riverton FamilySearch Library/Group Visits

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Riverton, Utah 84065-8026
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Group Visits

The Riverton FamilySearch Library offers the opportunity for individuals, organizations, and others to schedule a group visit to the Library. A variety of options, listed below, are available for your group.

Review the following guidelines 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.  

Logistics

  • 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 its 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 times are available, you will be advised to submit a new request. To help avoid requesting a time when computers are not available, at the bottom of this page, go to "Click here to see available dates and times". 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 (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) will begin either at 6:00 p.m. or 7:15 p.m., and all visits will last for one hour and thirty minutes. Daytime reservations (Monday thru Friday) will be accepted for any time between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Activity day groups may be scheduled as late as 4:00 p.m., but keep in mind that the library closes at 5:00 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays. Evening groups will need to conclude their visit no later than 8:55 p.m. Daytime reservations for Saturdays will be accepted for any time between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • 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 a group plans to print fan charts for lamination, costs for lamination for an 11" by 17" is $1.00 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 $20.00. There is no charge for printing Temple Ordinance cards.





Important for a Successful and Rewarding Visit

LDS Account Login: Very Important!  Each LDS member of the group needs to have an LDS Account before coming to the Library. Please have them Sign in or go to another Church account site to make sure their username and password is 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 Sign in 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 Membership Record Number (MRN) and birth date. Their MRN may be 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 MRN.  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 the library.

Selecting the Group Presentation: Select from the following options. We are not able to combine presentations in a single visit. We suggest that you schedule additional times for other topics of interest.

Group Visit Options

The visits include a short presentation, 15 to 20 minutes, in one of our meeting rooms, with the remainder of the time working at computers in the library.

1. Introduction to the Riverton FamilySearch Library Recommended for those who are not familiar with the Riverton FamilySearch Library.
Explores what the library has to offer to help with your research and preserving memories.

2. Getting started in Family History Recommended for those who are brand new to family history and not overly confident on computers.
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; fun discovery activities offered at the library.

3. Cleaning up and Gleaning in Family Tree  Recommended for those with some experience with computers and family history.
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; using the “Get Help” feature.

4. Finding names to take to the Temple  Recommended for those who are comfortable navigating around FamilySearch, who have well-completed pedigrees.
Discusses the Apostolic Temple Challenge; descendancy research to find descendants of your ancestors; importance of reviewing and attaching sources; finding complete information, and using the “Get Help” feature.

5. Beginning Research Techniques  Recommended for those who know how to use Family Tree well.
Gives ideas on how to do original research, with tips on using search functions to find and document new people on their ancestor or descendant lines.

6. Intermediate Research Helps 
An overview of some very beneficial genealogy research sites and short demonstrations on how to use them.  Many of these sites have links to other sites with valuable resources available to the intermediate researcher. 

7. Introduction to Indexing
Introduction to why and how of indexing with hands-on training.

8. Preparation for Pioneer Trek  Recommended for those about to go on Trek
A presentation on how to identify a pioneer ancestor, locate the pioneer company the ancestor was in, and then find information about the pioneer, including how to identify family members requiring temple ordinances.  Create a 9 generation fan chart.

9. Introduction to Family History (ages 8 - 12)
Help excite this age group in the ward about their ancestors.The "My Family" booklet is introduced and group sheets and pedigree sheets are completed.

10. Group Visit without a Presentation
Designed for those who have been trained or oriented but just want to schedule a time when group members can go directly to the library and make use of the computers with our staff assistance, as needed.

Group visit organizers need to view the available dates and times prior to registering for a group visit.

Click here to see available dates and times

Click here for the Online Registration Form.





Maintained by: Elder Bob Butler

Last modified: 01/14/17