Saturday, May 05, 2012

Saturday Seminar at the Riverton FamilySearch Library

The following is from FamilySearch.

Riverton FamilySearch Library to Host
Saturday Seminar on Pioneer Faith
May 19 from 9:00 A.M. to Noon

RIVERTON, UTAH¾Many of us are fascinated by pioneer stories about those who demonstrated inexplicable courage and faith, despite incredible odds. In his presentation, keynote speaker and noted storyteller Glenn Rawson will open a small time capsule of history revealing what some of these inspired and inspiring people accomplished and what we can learn from them.

Glenn Rawson is the writer and host of the popular television documentary series The Joseph Smith Papersand the voice of Sounds of Sunday. He grew up on a ranch. His love of the outdoors continues to this day. It isn’t unusual to find him outside in his free time—running, bird watching, hiking, or just taking a deep breath. Professionally, he has been a teacher for nearly 30 years, which he says brought him to telling stories. He borrowed the following philosophy for telling stories from Abraham Lincoln, who said, “They say I tell a great many stories. I reckon I do, but I have learned from long experience that plain people . . . are more easily influenced through the medium of a broad and humorous illustration than in any other way” (quoted in Donald T. Phillips, Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times [1993], 162). 
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: 
  • YouTube Your Family History”¾Devin Ashby
  • “Families and the War between the States: Getting to Know Your Civil War–Era Ancestors”¾Yvonne Curry
  • Top 10 Data Issues and How to Avoid Them”¾Amanda Terry and Team
  •  “Bits and Pieces: How to Write Your Personal History”¾Rose Ann Fisher 

The classes available from 11:00 a.m. to noon are: 
  •  Synchronizing PAF 5 or AQ Data with New FamilySearch Using Ancestral Quest, the Program from Which PAF 5 Was Derived”¾Gaylon Findlay
  • “FREEBMD: The Free Online Civil Registration Index for England and Wales”¾Don and Diane Snow
  •  “Online Resources for Consultants and Others with Family History Callings”¾Amanda Terry and Team
  • "Family History Is More than Names, Dates, Places”¾Eldon and Dorothy Walker

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.


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