Many genealogists and family history enthusiasts may not have considered a tool they already own that can simplify the recording of genealogical information. On May 21, participants at the Riverton FamilySearch Library’s Saturday Seminar will hear from keynote speaker Mary E. V. Hill as she presents “Using Your Digital Camera to Copy Records.” She will explain how easy it can be to record digital images of information found in cemeteries, on microfilm, in manuscripts, and in other genealogical sources. She will explain camera settings and pixels and will explain how to get the best images in various circumstances.
Mary E. V. Hill, MLS, AGCM (Southern and Eastern states), CG, has served as a reference librarian at the BYU Family History Library, a genealogy instructor at BYU, a Family History Library reference consultant for the U.S. and Canada, and a member of the Utah Genealogical Association board of directors. She also recently served a mission at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. She is an author and lecturer on U.S. research methods and genealogical organization.
The seminar will be held from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Following the keynote presentation, there will be two blocks of four classes that will cover topics of interest to both beginning and advanced family historians.
Classes to be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. are:
- “Descendency Research: Finding the Past in the Present”—Tim Bingaman
- “Social Networking for the Genealogist”—Janet Hovorka
- “From the Heartland: Utilizing Online Resources in Midwest Research”—Luana Darby
- “Increasing Productivity on the FamilySearch Website”—Andrea Schnakenburg
The classes available from 11:00 a.m. to noon are:
- “Serving in Family History”—Jim Greene
- “The Vision of FamilySearch Indexing”—Randy Bryson
- “Families and the War: Tracing Your Civil War Era Ancestors”—Yvonne Curry
- “Mormon Ancestors: Across the Seas and across the Plains”—Terry Nels Lee and Carol Anne Lee