15 January 2012

Riverton FamilySearch Library to Host an Event on January 21st from 9:00 A.M. to Noon

RIVERTON, UTAH¾Ever wish that your enthusiasm for family history research was contagious and you could get priesthood leaders and others excited about the potential of family history and temple work? If so, you will not want to miss Shipley Munson’s keynote address at the Riverton Saturday Seminar on January 21. In his address, “Getting Priesthood Leaders Psyched,” he will share ideas intended to motivate and inspire leaders and others to do family history.

Shipley Munson serves as the director of the marketing division of FamilySearch. In this role, he helps people get excited about their family histories and works to establish the FamilySearch brand in the minds of the general public. Munson came to FamilySearch after a 25-year career in marketing where he advised such companies as Frito-Lay, McDonalds’s, Gillette, Apple, Delta Airlines, and Fidelity Investments. He speaks seven languages and has two degrees from Harvard University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Following the 9:00 a.m. keynote presentation, there will be two blocks of four classes each 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:

           ·       “Records Say the Darndest Things”-The Ancestry Insider
  • “Pennsylvania Research: An Overview”-Tim Bingaman
  • “Navigating the Globe with Google”-Devin Ashby
  •  “Introduction to Italian Indexing”-Brad Jensen
The classes available from 11:00 a.m. to noon are:

           ·       “Tips, Tools, and Freebies, Part 1”-Ron Ray
  • “Learning to Read the Scandinavian Gothic Script”-Anka Macgee
  •  “FamilySearch Wiki: Our #1 Tool”-Pat Jensen
  •  “Features Beyond PAF 5 in Ancestral Quest”-Gaylon Findlay
Registration is not required for this free seminar. The Riverton FamilySearch Library is located in the LDS Riverton Office Building at 3740Market Center Drive.