Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Saturday Seminar at the Riverton FamilySearch Library

The following is from the Riverton Family History Library.

Riverton FamilySearch Library to Host Seminar on
Descendancy Research
July 21 from 9:00 A.M. to Noon

RIVERTON, UTAH - Are you having trouble extending your ancestral lines? Perhaps you have thought that your genealogical research was all done, or you have hit a brick wall?

Keynote speaker Tim Bingaman can infuse new life into your family history research efforts. His July 21 presentation, “Descendancy Research: Finding the Past in the Present,” will show you how to find living individuals who descend from a common ancestor. Working with these descendants can help you discover new information about your elusive ancestors, and contacting these descendants can also help you discover family documents, artifacts, and photographs that will enrich your understanding of your family’s history.

Tim Bingaman, an accredited genealogist, was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Tim has lived in Utah since 1980. He began to research his family lines in 1982 and has never stopped. After a three-year stint in the U.S. Army, he attended Harrisburg Area Community College and then received his B.A. in history from Brigham Young University. Tim taught high school in St. Johns, Arizona, from 1984 to 1989, where he taught U.S. and world history, geography, economics, and health. He has been an accredited genealogist since 1991 in mid-Atlantic states research. Currently, he is a reference consultant at the Family History Library.

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:

  • “Magnifying Glass, Wide-Angle Lens, or Telescope? Charts to Visualize Your Family Tree and Further Your Research” - Janet Hovorka
  • Death Records” - Lorraine Bourne
  • “Multimedia” - Fran Jensen
  • “Hitting it Out of the Park with Ancestry” - Biz Chase

The classes available from 11:00 a.m. to noon are:

  • “The Palatine Immigrants—Tracing and Locating German Immigrants to the Colonies in the 1700s Online” - Luana Darby

  • “Beginning Southern States Research” - Duncan Kuehne
  • “Sharing Time” - Andrea Schnakenberg
  • “Are You My Mother? Finding the Maiden Names in Your Tree” - Bret Petersen

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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