07 January 2014

Start with Family Stories - Riverton FamilySearch Library Saturday Seminar

The Riverton FamilySearch Library will host a free seminar on Saturday, January 18th, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. that will offer help to genealogists of all skill levels. 

 Start with Family Stories: Find, Organize, Preserve, and Share 

Stories make up who we are, and with the miracle of modern technology, we can share family stories in new ways. Learn how to upload photos, stories, and documents online; capture stories in the Family Story Room; explore the future at RootsTech 2014; and engage children, youth, and adults along the way. 

Devin Ashby is a project manager for FamilySearch, the largest genealogical organization in the world. Devin has been involved in family history for over ten years and holds bachelor degrees in history and Spanish and a masters degree in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University. 

 Following the keynote presentation from 9:00 to10:00 a.m., two blocks of four classes each are offered that cover topics of interest for beginning, intermediate, and advanced family history enthusiasts. 

10:15 a.m. Choose one of the following four classes: 
   • “Using British Naming Patterns to Find Your Ancestors” - Craig Foster 
   • “How Photos and Stories Can Lead to Temple Work” - Fran Jensen 
   • “Ancestral Quest Basics”- -Bud Wood 
   • “United States Statewide Collections on FamilySearch.org” - Adele Marcum 

11:30 a.m. Choose one of the following four classes: 
   • “Canadian Vital Records” - Yvonne Sorenson 
   • “I'm Irish, now what? Beginner's Guide to Tracing Your Immigrant Ancestor Back to Ireland”- -Jessica Taylor 
   • “The Research Journal: Your New Best Friend” - Katie Ledbetter 
   • “My Family Have Been Latter-day Saints for Generations: What Can I Do with Respect to Family History?” - Michael Grimshaw 

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