09 June 2011

Free Seminar on FamilySearch Now and In the Future - Riverton FamilySearch Library - Saturday Seminar

The Riverton FamilySearch Library Hosts Event on June 18

RIVERTON, UTAH—FamilySearch is the free resource millions of people look to when searching for their ancestors. At this month’s seminar, keynote speaker Ron Tanner will address the topic “FamilySearch (and new.familysearch.org)—Now and in the Future.” Tanner’s humorous approach to family history work will entertain and enlighten participants seeking to discover their roots. The seminar will be held from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Tanner is a product manager for the Family History Department. He assists in the research and design of the new FamilySearch and companion products. Currently Ron’s assignments include: overall product delivery for new.familysearch.org; Asia rollout; and future product direction for FamilySearch. Ron has a master’s degree in Computer Science from BYU and has previously worked as a product manager and engineer at Novell, Citrix, and Bell Laboratories.

Following the keynote presentation, there will be two blocks of four classes that will cover topics of interest to both beginning and advanced family history enthusiasts.

Classes to be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. are:
“Online Member Trees: Ancestry’s Powerful Tool Keeps Getting Better!”—Crista Cowan

“The Tired, the Poor, the Huddled Masses, and the Wretched Refuse: U.S. Immigration from 1820 to 1954”—Beth Taylor

“Synchronizing Roots Magic Data with the New FamilySearch”—Sue Maxwell

“The Lay of the Land: Online Maps for Family History”—Don and Diane Snow

The classes available from 11:00 a.m. to noon are:
“Sharing Family History with the Genealogically Challenged”—Crista Cowan

“What’s New in German Research on the Internet”—Baebel Johnson

“Synchronizing Roots Magic Data with the New FamilySearch”—Sue Maxwell

“Where the Pros Search... Many Free, Wonderful Genealogy Sites Exist. Search from Your Home. Search for That Missing Link."—Ron Ray

Registration is not required for this free seminar. The Riverton FamilySearch Library is located in the LDS Riverton Office Building at 3740 Market Center Drive. The facility is near the intersection of Bangerter Highway and 13400 South, just east of The Home Depot.