23 October 2011

RootsTech - Special Rate for Family History Consultants

... if you register for the conference by November 30!

If you didn't attend the 2011 RootsTech Family History and Technology Conference in downtown Salt Lake City you missed out on a great opportunity! It was a fantastic conference, and unlike any other.

RootsTech recently announced the second annual RootsTech conference, sponsored by FamilySearch. It will be held February 2-4, 2012, at the Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Now don't get the idea that you have to be a consultant to attend as there will be something for everyone. Genealogists from around the world will be in attendance to learn new technology-based approaches to their research.

Researchers with a strong interest in technology will have the opportunity to test new products or solutions and provide feedback for technology creators.

The conference will also feature an exciting blend of speakers, workshops, and demonstrations. The speakers include D. Joshua Taylor, Lisa Louise Cook, Stephen P. Morse, Dan Lynch, Geoff Rasmussen, and others, as well as many experts from FamilySearch.

If you are a consultant you should have received an email from FamilySearch providing you with the details on how to receive your special discount to attend. Don't waste any time. Register now! 

Don't miss out on this fantastic conference!

American Indian and German Research Classes

The Family History Library in downtown Salt Lake City offers free Research Series, classes and workshops for the public.  The following classes are scheduled for 5 November 2011.

American Indian Workshop  - Runs from 10 to 11:00 am

German Research Series - Begins at 9:00 am and continues throughout the day until 4:20pm. There will be a break for lunch mid-day.

NOTE: The German Research Series requires registration. To register, send e-mail to FHLClassReg@ldschurch.org or call 801-240-4950.

01 October 2011

Happy Anniversary! Free Ancestry.com Databases for 15-Days

To celebrate Ancestry.com's 15-Year Anniversary, one database each day for the next 15 days will be made available for FREE access to everyone! Each of those collections will then remain open for the balance of the 15 days.

Give them a try by clicking here: Ancestry Anniversary

Saturday Seminar at Riverton FamilySearch Library

Come join me! I will be teaching two classes, both have to do with search techniques and are so useful in your genealogy research. See you there!

Riverton FamilySearch Library
13400 South and Bangerter
(Four-Story Building East of Home Depot)
Free Saturday Seminar – October 15, 2011
9:00 a.m. to Noon

The library offers a free seminar every third Saturday of the month. An opening session is held at 9:00 a.m. featuring a keynote address. Following this session attendees are offered four choices of presentations at both 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - Keynote Address - "FamilySearch Scanning - The Story of Opening the Granite Mountain Records Vault" - Randy Bryson
10:00 a.m. - “Making Google Work for You" - Sue Maxwell
10:00 a.m. - "Where the Pros Search:  Many Free Wonderful Genealogy Sites Exist. Search from Your Home.  Search for that Missing Link" - Ron Ray
10:00 a.m. - "Researching Your Scottish Ancestry" - Raymon Naisbitt
10:00 a.m. - "Introduction to Legacy 7.5 Tree Maker and Legacy Family Search" - Carl Holland

11:00 a.m. - “Strategies for Searching - Using ancestry.com" - Sue Maxwell
11:00 a.m. - “New England Research" - Marilyn Markham
11:00 a.m. - "Bits and Pieces:  How to Write Your Personal History" - Rose Ann Fisher
11:00 a.m. - "Temple Submission Policies" - Ray Garrison