Kathleen and I had a keen interest in Genealogy/Family History when we arrived in Salt Lake City, two years ago, to serve an 18 month family history mission at Church Headquarters. For many years I had blocked out time to work on my family history as a great Sunday exercise.
As we were eager to expand our skills we have taken advantage of as many learning experiences as possible. The best of those can be found in RootsTech, The Davis County Family History Fair, the Salt Lake City Family History Library, and the Riverton FamilySearch Library.
One of the most valuable experiences takes place on each 3rd Saturday from 9AM to 12:30 PM at the Riverton FamilySearch Center. It's like a free version, a mini version of RootsTech. (Everyone should go to RootsTech). The format at Riverton is to begin with a keynote speaker and then offer choices in classes in two blocks after the keynote. Each of these two offer about 4 different choices of classes you can take. Kathleen and I haven't missed many of these seminars in the two years we have lived here. I always find a class I want to take in both of the two sessions after the keynote. I have never attended a keynote that wasn't terrific.
This is the agenda for next Saturday: You can look for me in the keynote, US Military records, and Preserving your family history sessions.
Saturday, October 19, 2013 / 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m.Keynote Address - "Taking Your Family History Electronic - Creating Your Own Amazing Ebook"- Luana Darby
10:15 a.m."Recognizing and Extracting Genealogical Information From Norwegian Church Records" - Anka Haslam
“United States Military Records" - Pat Jensen
"Merging People in FamilySearch's Family Tree" - Ben Baker
"Digging Up Death Records Online" - Lorraine Bourne
11:30 a.m."FamilySearch Family Tree Made Easy With Legacy Family Tree" - John Baker
"Presenting and Preserving Your Family History: You Can't Take It With You, So How Do You Leave It? " - Don Snow and Linda Snow Westover
"Italian Marriage Civil Registration Records: 1809-1900" - Paola Manfredi
"Using Online Resources for Danish Research" - Linda Baker
The location for the Riverton FamilySearch Library is:
3740 West Market Center Drive
Riverton, Utah 84065-8026
If your GPS is like ours, it will lead you close to the library but to a dead end on a nice street. If you end up there, look to about the 11 o clock part of the horizon, see the building depicted above, turn around, go back to the main street you were on, turn right, go to the next street and to the building. Isn't this fun?
The middle photo in the collage above is of the library portion of the building. It will be open the entire day of the seminar. I suggest you bring some work to address, the library is staffed with help and the resources there are many.