Thursday, January 12, 2012

Riverton Saturday Seminar

The following is from FamilySearch.

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”¾The Ancestry Insider

·        “Pennsylvania Research: An Overview”¾Tim Bingaman
·        “Navigating the Globe with Google”¾Devin Ashby
·        “Introduction to Italian Indexing”¾Brad Jensen

The classes available from 11:00 a.m. to noon are: 
  •                 “Tips, Tools, and Freebies, Part 1”¾Ron Ray
  •                “Learning to Read the Scandinavian Gothic Script”¾Anka Macgee
  •                “FamilySearch Wiki: Our #1 Tool”¾Pat Jensen 
  •                “Features Beyond PAF 5 in Ancestral Quest”¾Gaylon Findlay 

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.

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 and its predecessors have 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 or through over 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

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