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Ogden FamilySearch Library 2016 Conference

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Of Roots and Branches - Saturday September 10, 2016 in the Shepherd Union Building on the Weber State University campus in Ogden Utah[edit | edit source]

News[edit | edit source]

Great prizes will be given out at 4:15 in the Ball Room. Vendor details are in your conference brocure that you will receive when you enter the Shepherd Union Building.

Maps[edit | edit source]

Weber State University location map[edit | edit source]

Weber State University Shepherd Union Building floor plan[edit | edit source]

Weber State University Campus map and recommended parking lot PPL for the Conference. The parking will be free during the conference.
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Conference Introduction[edit | edit source]

This year's conference is again made possible by WSU College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Department of History and the Ogden FamilySearch Library donating the use of the Shepherd Union Building.

We will be offering 57 classes, which will be taught to over 1,000 participants. Because WSU offers their facilities at no charge, and our volunteers and presenters are donating their own talents to this Conference, there will be NO charge for the classes or for parking on campus.

Information Packets available at 7:45 AM[edit | edit source]

We will have the computer lab available for classes again this year.  Space is limited to 30 participants so get there on time to find a computer station. 

Keynote Speaker at 8:30 AM[edit | edit source]

Gene and Shantal Sessions will be our keynote Speakers. Dr. Sessions was born in Ogden, Utah and received his Ph.D degree from Florida State University in 1974.  He is the author and editor of numerous works and is Presidential Distinguished Professor of History at Weber State University.   Gene and Shantal are the parents of four children.

Schedule and General Information about the classes[edit | edit source]

Note: Presenter Biographical summaries are located HERE and the "Presenter" session row header.

Class Descriptions are located HERE and the "Title" session row header

First Session 10:00 - 11:00 (following Gene & Shantel Sessions)[edit | edit source]

following the Keynote speakers, who present at 8:30 am

Class# Class Titles (for the link to Class Descriptions click HERE ) (To see the SYLLABUS, click on the SYLLABUS link) Presenter Classroom #
1 DNA is the link to the past; What it is and how you use it Scott Woodward Ballroom A
2 Historical Events that Affect German Genealogical Research SYLLABUS german historical events Fritz Juengling PhD, AG® Ballroom B
3 Genealogy Standards for Beginners, part 1: The Basics SYLLABUS standards-the basics Peg Ivanyo Ballroom C
4 Get to Know your Geezers -Youth Matthew Hovorka Wildcat Theater
5 Sólo Si Tú Estás Decidida/o A Superar Toda Barrera Que Te Impide Organizar Una Unida Familia Sempiterna (to be conducted in English - class 38 conducted in Spanish) Juan Balderas 235
6 Legacy Family Tree: Tips and Options SYLLABUS Leonard Plaizier 312
7 How to think Logically for Beginners and Intermediate Researchers: Work Smarter, not Harder Bradley Marchant 220
8 Scanning for Better Results Marlo Schuldt 404 A
9 What's New in Ancestral Quest Gaylon Findlay 404 B
10 Deductive Reasoning and Logic SYLLABUS deductive reasoning Holly Hansen 305
11 Danish Research on the Internet Annie Strawn 316
12 How to find your ancestor's stories in All My Stories Linda Dursteler Computer Lab

Second Session 11:15- 12:15[edit | edit source]

Class# Class Titles (for the link to Class Descriptions click HERE ) (To see the SYLLABUS, click on the SYLLABUS link) Presenter Classroom #
13 YOUTH LDS - Family History Consultants Brooke Bedke 316
14 A Rose by Any Other Name SYLLABUS a rose by any other name Ginny Ackerson 305
15 DNA is the link to the past; What it is and how you use it Scott Woodward Ballroom A
16 Early LDS newspapers: an underutilized resource SYLLABUS early lds newspapers Mckenna Cooper 404 B
17 6 Steps to Choreograph Your Research Across the Internet Janet Hovorka Wildcat Theater
18 Storytellers Rule the World Gene Sessions, PhD Ballroom B
19 Researching in Great Britan Jessica Taylor 220
20 FamilySearch Family Tree Made Easy with Legacy Family Tree SYLLABUS Leonard Plaizier 312
21 Heritage Collector Software Demo Marlo Schuldt 404 A
22 Making Magical Discoveries using MyHeritage Mark Olsen Ballroom C
23 SPANISH - Investigacion Geneologica Hispana Jon Walker 235
24 German Research Strategies for Eastern Provinces SYLLABUS eastern provinces handout Careen Barrett-Valentine AG® 321
25 FamilySearch for Beginners (offered twice) SYLLABUS familysearch beginners Kathy Buckmaster Computer Lab

Third Session 12:30 - 1:30[edit | edit source]

Class# Class Titles (for the link to Class Descriptions click HERE ) (To see the SYLLABUS, click on the SYLLABUS link) Presenter Classroom #
26 Genealogy Tips and Tricks SYLLABUS genealogy tips and tricks Roland Astorga Wildcat Theater
27 LDS Family History Consultant & Priesthood Leadership Training SYLLABUS lds training Nicole Hepler 220
28 Genealogy Standards for Beginners, part II: Making the Grade SYLLABUS standards-making the grade Peg Ivanyo 316
29 Introduction to The Family History Guide™ SYLLABUS for introduction   Robert A. Ives, M.Ed. Ballroom C
30 Straight talk about FamilySearch Indexing Collin Smith Ballroom B
31 Grandpa's on my Ipad: Sharing your Family History with your Family Using Social Networking Janet Hovorka 321
32 Organizing Genealogical Files and Using Colored Folders SYLLABUS colored folders example; SYLLABUS folder marker; SYLLABUS making folders Johnny Willis 404 B
33 Tips for Genealogical Research SYLLABUS tips for genealogical research Fritz Juengling PhD, AG® Ballroom A
34 Kids and the Ties That Bind SYLLABUS kids and the ties that bind Ginny Ackerson 305
35 Ancestral Quest: Keeping your AQ or PAF Data in Sync with FamilySearch Gaylon Findlay 312
36 Introduction to the NEW FamilySearch Catalog: Use it Like a Pro! SYLLABUS FamilySearch catalog Holly T Hansen 404 A
37 Indexing: Foreign Languages are Fun: Focus on Spanish Bob Preece Computer Lab
38 Sólo Si Tú Estás Decidida/o A Superar Toda Barrera Que Te Impide Organizar Una Unida Familia Sempiterna-- (To be conducted in Spanish) Juan Balderas 235

Fourth Session 1:45 - 2:45[edit | edit source]

Class# Class Titles (for the link to Class Descriptions click HERE ) (To see the SYLLABUS, click on the SYLLABUS link) Presenter Classroom #
39 Family History Adhesive: The Science of why History Binds Families and the Simple Tech of How to Do It Janet Hovorka Wildcat Theater
40 Using Technology to "See" Research More Clearly SYLLABUS using technology to see research Peg Ivanyo 321
10 Training with The Family History Guide™ SYLLABUS for training  Bob Taylor Ballroom C
42 Latin American Research Jon Walker 235
43 British Descendant Research Part A: 1837-1911 Bradley Marchant 404 A
44 Creating Audio and Video Family History Stories: Creating/Recording, Enhancing, and Sharing Marlo Schuldt 220
45 German Research Strategies for Eastern Provinces SYLLABUS eastern provinces handout Careen Barrett-Valentine AG® 316
46 Find TempleReady Names Using FamilySearch and Approved Apps Part 1 SYLLABUS find-take-teach finding names Sam Lower/Clive Ingram Ballroom A
47 What's New in RootsMagic 7? Mike Booth Ballroom B
48 SHOTBOX SECRETS- Using SHOTBOX & your cell phone camera to digitize your photographs, documents & heirlooms. SYLLABUS shotbox presentation Greg Stroud 312
49 A Survey of Online Canadian Records SYLLABUS survey of canadian records online Ginny Ackerson 305
50 How to find your ancestor's stories in All My Stories Linda Dursteler Computer Lab

Fifth Session 3:00 - 4:00[edit | edit source]

Class# Class Titles (for the link to Class Descriptions click HERE ) (To see the SYLLABUS, click on the SYLLABUS link) Presenter Classroom #
51 Find TempleReady Names Using FamilySearch and Approved Apps Part 2 SYLLABUS find-take-teach finding names Sam Lower/Clive Ingram Ballroom A
52 Netherlands Research on Line Don Koldewyn 220
53 Making Documents while Researching SYLLABUS notepad; SYLLABUS paul buswell birth record Johnny Willis 321
54 British Descendant Research Part B: One-name studies and Pre-1837 Research Bradley Marchant 404 A
55 Ways to Use a Smart Phone in Family History Marlo Schuldt 316
56 RootsMagic: FamilySearch Made Easy Mike Booth Ballroom B
57 Training with The Family History Guide™ SYLLABUS for training Bob Taylor Ballroom C
58 Hot off the Press! Find interesting and informative newspaper articles SYLLABUS hot-off-the-press Ginny Ackerson 305
59 FamilySearch for Beginners (offered twice) SYLLABUS familsearch beginners Kathy Buckmaster Computer Lab

Prize Drawing at 4:15 in the Ball Room[edit | edit source]

Many of our vendors have donated items that will be raffled off. Collect your vendor table signatures/verification onto your program. Then obtain your raffle ticket at booth #46 on the 3rd floor.

One-On-One Circle of Service[edit | edit source]

Individualized help will be available throughout the conference on the 2nd floor near the food court. If you need country specific help then contact the One-on-One help desk early in the morning to arrange a time when your specific country specialist will be available.

Food[edit | edit source]

Starting at 11:00 am, the food court on the 2nd floor of the Conference building will be open to sell hot and cold food and drinks.

Other links:[edit | edit source]

Link to the 2015 Conference

Link to the OgdenFamily Search Library