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14Sep/100

Free Workshops Cover Variety of Family History Topics


The following is an announcement from FamilySearch.

RIVERTON, UTAH — Both beginners and experienced genealogists can find something of interest at the next Saturday Seminar at the Riverton FamilySearch Library. On September 18, 2010, eight free classes and a keynote speaker will cover a variety of topics, from New FamilySearch to using social media in genealogy.
No registration is required for this three-hour seminar, which runs from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The library will also be open until 5:00 p.m. that day for patrons desiring to do individual family history research. For more information, please visit www.familysearch.org/fhc/riverton.

At 9:00 a.m. the keynote speaker will be Alan Mann from the FamilySearch. In his presentation, “All a Twitter about Wave,” Alan will talk about using technology in new ways, including social media.
Following the keynote presentation, there will be two blocks of four classes each that will cover both research and technology.

Classes to be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. are:
·         What Do You Need from Laptop and Smartphone Technology?  – Michael Helmantoler
·         Mid-Atlantic Research – DeAnne Shelley
·         Waypointing: A New Tool for the Online Publication of Genealogical Records – Travis Mecham
·         New FamilySearch: Combining and Separating Duplicate Records – Kathy Anderegg

The classes available from 11:00 a.m. to noon are:
·         Synchronizing Roots Magic Data with new FamilySearch – Sue Maxwell
·         Bits and Pieces: How to Write Your Personal History – Rose Ann Fisher
·         Sourcing Original Documents – Joni Kesler
·         Where to Start on new FamilySearch When Your Genealogy is All Done – Janet Hovorka

Admission is free. The Saturday Seminars will be held on the third Saturday of each month. 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.

FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch has been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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