Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Free Riverton Family History Seminar

The following is from FamilySearch and the Riverton FSL.

The Riverton FamilySearch Library Hosts Free Seminar on
October 20th from 9:00 A.M. to Noon
Featuring the Mormon Migration and Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Websites

RIVERTON, UTAHFor many of our early LDS ancestors, embracing the gospel also involved a journey to Zion. Often times this began with an ocean voyage. Crossing the ocean in the 19th century was difficult, expensive, and often dangerous. This journey also marked a dramatic turning point in the lives of those converts who left their homelands and sailed for America. For those who joined the Church before the Golden Spike was driven, gathering in Zion meant crossing the plains in a pioneer company. Keynote presenters, Dorothy and Eldon Walker, will help you learn where to discover, on the Internet, stories, letters, journal entries, and other accounts of the journeys of your LDS ancestors that will surely bring about a "Turning of the Hearts."

Dorothy and Eldon Walker are Area Family History Advisers to about a third of the stakes in the Salt Lake Area. They are also Church Service missionaries, working at the Church History Library with the Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel website. They served a mission to Tennessee a few years ago where they worked with the Tennessee State Archivist in locating and preparing records in local court houses for microfilming. They also assisted directors of family history centers. Prior to her Area calling, Dorothy served as Jordan North Family History Center director for several years. 

Following the keynote presentation from 9:00–10:00 a.m., there will be two blocks of four classes each that will cover topics of interest to beginning, intermediate, and advanced family history enthusiasts.

Classes to be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. are:

  • “Your Ancestors in the Newspapers? Read All About It!”¾Ron Ray

  • “Saving Documents, Files, and Images from the Internet”¾Tom Stubben

  • “Using Legacy Software: Part 1”¾Dennis Knox

  • “So You Want to Conduct an Oral Interview...Now What?”¾RoseAnn Fisher

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

  • “Preparing Names for the Temple: What Are the Temple Submission Policies?”¾Ray Garrison

  • “Strategies for Research”¾Diana Toland

  • “Using Legacy Software: Part 2”¾Dennis Knox

  • “Finding Your Ssons and Dotters in Online Swedish Records”¾Linda Baker

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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