05 March 2013

Riverton FamilySearch Library to Host Free Seminar


The Riverton FamilySearch Library will host a free seminar on
March 16th from 9:00 a.m. to noon,
offering help to genealogists of all skill levels.

Riverton, Utah¾ In every genealogist’s life, there are moments and experiences that change our course, give us the inspiration to solve the brick wall, or even cause us to laugh out loud. Popular keynote speaker Barry Ewell will share ten “aha!” moments that will give you cause to say, “I’m a genealogist and lovin' it!”
Barry J. Ewell is the founder of MyGenShare.com, an online knowledgebase website for individuals interested in learning, sharing, contemplating, and discovering family history. Throughout his professional career as executive officer and senior manager of advertising and public relations strategy for technology companies, he has worked for companies like IBM, 3M, and Rational Software. He has a BA in Communications from BYU. Since first being introduced to family history in 1998, he has extensively researched his family roots in the United States, United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Germany, and Russia. His focus has been to preserve the record of his family through oral, written, and documented histories, and researching family lines. 
Following the keynote presentation from 9:00–10:00 a.m., there will be two blocks of four classes each that will cover topics of interest for beginning, intermediate, and advanced family history enthusiasts.
The classes available from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. are:

 ·       Digging Up Death Records Online"¾Lorraine Bourne
 ·        “Searching Ancestry.com”¾Echo King
 ·        “Utilizing Online Resources of the Midwest”¾Luana Darby
 ·        “Church of England Parish Registers”¾Apryl Cox
  
The classes available from 11:00 a.m. to noon are:
·       “The ‘Shady’ Side of the Family Tree: Prison, Criminal, and Asylum Records and More”¾Bret Petersen
·         “Ancestry.com Online Family Trees”¾Echo King
·         “Using Danish Military Levying Rolls”¾Linda Baker
·         Census Techniques and Strategies¾Jason Harrison

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.