Friday, October 04, 2013

RIVERTON, UT: free genealogy seminar

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was received from our friends at the local Riverton, Utah FamilySearch Library.

October 3, 2013

The Riverton FamilySearch Library will host a free seminar on
Saturday, October 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
that will offer help to genealogists of all skill levels.

Riverton, Utah Taking Your Family History Electronic: Creating Your Own Amazing E-book

E-books are gaining favor with genealogists and family historians for their readability, look, and convenience. Learn how to take your written family history from paper to electronic format. You can even add photos and embed videos. Using Sigil, a free open-source software program, and a few publication tricks, you will be up and running in no time. Share your family stories in multiple formats to be read on a computer or on one of the many readers on the market, including the iPad, iPhone, Nook, Kindle, or other mobile device.

The keynote presentation will be by Luana Darby, MLIS, a professional genealogist based in Salt Lake City. She specializes in the U.S. Midwest, Palatine German, LDS, and American patriot research. She is working toward receiving her AG and CG credentials. For over 20 years, she has worked with clients of her company, Lineages by Luana, and is a frequent speaker at conferences, workshops, and institutes. She is a past president of the Utah Genealogical Association.

Following the keynote presentation from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., two blocks of four classes each are offered that address topics of interest for beginning, intermediate, and advanced family history enthusiasts.
10:15 a.m. Choose one of the following four classes:

·         Recognizing and Extracting Genealogical Information from Norwegian Church Records
with Anka Haslam

·         United States Military Records with Pat Jensen

·         Merging People in FamilySearch’s Family Tree with Ben Baker

·         Digging Up Death Records Online with Lorraine Bourne

11:30 a.m. Choose one of the following four classes:

·         FamilySearch Family Tree Made Easy with Legacy Family Tree” with John Baker

·         Presenting and Preserving Your Family History: You Can’t Take It with You, So How Do You Leave It?” with Don Snow and Linda Snow Westover

·         Italian Marriage Civil Registration Records: 1809–1900 with Paola Manfredi

·         Using Online Resources for Danish Research” with Linda Baker

Registration is not required for this free seminar. The Riverton FamilySearch Library is located in the LDS Riverton Office Building at 3740 West Market Center Drive (13175 South). 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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