Monday, February 06, 2012

Riverton Saturday Seminar - Introducing FamilySearch Family Tree

The following is from FamilySearch.

Introducing FamilySearch Family Tree
Riverton FamilySearch Library to Host an Event
 on February 18th from 9:00 A.M. to Noon

RIVERTON, UTAH¾Genealogists and enthusiasts alike have benefited from, but FamilySearch’s new Family Tree will take things to a whole new level.  Back by popular demand is one of our favorite speakers, Ron Tanner, who will offer the keynote address at the Riverton Saturday Seminar on February 18. In his address, “The Future of FamilySearch Family Tree,” he will discuss the issues with new.familysearch,org and how the Family Tree that is being built for will solve many of the existing problems.  He will also offer a product demonstration of the Family Tree.

Ron Tanner is a product manager for the Family History Department. His primary responsibility is to lead a team doing research and design of and companion products. Ron has a master’s degree in Computer Science from BYU and has previously worked as a product manager and engineer at Novell, Citrix, and Bell Laboratories.  Ron and his wife CheRee have four children, 2 son-in-laws, and a daughter-in-law.

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:
  • “Research Strategies and Websites” (2 Hours)¾Diana Toland
  • “Your Head in the Cloud and Your Feet on the Ground”¾Bret Petersen
  •  Loops, Dups, and Oops! New FamilySearch and Ancestral Relationships”¾Samantha Sulser
  •   Danish Research¾Using the Internet” ¾Orla and Karen Pedersen 

The classes available from 11:00 a.m. to noon are:
  • “Research Strategies and Websites” (Continued) ¾ Diana Toland 
  •  “Organizing Your Genealogy”¾Beth Taylor
  • Loops, Dups, and Oops! New FamilySearch and Ancestral Relationships” (Repeat) ¾Samantha Sulser
  •  “Strategies for Searching¾Using”¾Sue Maxwell

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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