Ogden Family History Conference/2017

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NEWS:

Saturday September 9, 2017 was the date of the exciting Conference where Elder Petersen announced the plans for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint to build a NEW Ogden FamilySearch Library just south of the Ogden Temple. After that exciting news by the keynote speaker, the attendees went to the 61 different classes offered that day.

Since our 2006 Conference, this event has been and is entirely free and open to the public. We are grateful for the sponsorship of the Weber State University History Department and the Ogden FamilySearch Library, who make this annual family history conference possible.

Location

Weber State University will again host our Conference in the Shepherd Union Building.

The below links will show you the campus and the Shepherd Union Building.

To see the WSU Campus map click HERE

Parking: The PPL pay parking lot located just southwest of the Union Bldg, as all lots on Saturday are free and open parking.

It is recommended that the best handicap parking would be in Lot W8, located just south of the Kimball Arts bldg, as no stairs are present.

To see the layout of the Shepherd Union Building click HERE

One-On-One Help

This year we will again offer personalized help with your family history, genealogy or research questions. We especially encourage beginners to sign up for individualized help. We HAVE set up a sign in link at (click HERE) ogdenfsl.org/classes, and scrolling to September 9th, selecting the desired time and book it! Here you can register and communicate with an assigned helper BEFORE your visit to the conference where they will assist you in person. This one-on-one activity at the Conference will be done through the FamilySearch portal, so it will be necessary for you to provide your FamilySearch Email address and your user name and helper identification number (located at your FamilySearch.org profile page). We would encourage Spanish speakers to sign up for the one-on-one so a Spanish speaker will be assigned to help you. We hope to have up to four stations available for walk-ins, but we would encourage you to sign up in advance.

Keynote Speaker

Elder Steven M Petersen of the 5th Quorum of the Seventies,will be our keynote speaker for this conference. He resides in Farr West, Utah; is chairman of the board, Petersen Inc.; former bishop, high councilor, stake president’s counselor, stake president, and mission president; married to Polly Petersen, seven children.

Class Schedule

All classes are open seating, in other words, the first one sitting in a particular class is the first one to get a seat. When all the seats are taken the class will be considered full. We do NOT have a reservation system like we do for classes at the Ogden FamilySearch Library or for the one-on-one training.

The Class Titles with their Descriptions are listed alphabetically with the first word (and prepositions such as "The" being counted as a first word) by clicking HERE. Most Class Descriptions also have a link to a teacher prepared syllabus that class members are encouraged to use.

The Biographical sketches may be viewed (alphabetically by their last name) by clicking HERE.

The following class schedule has been updated beyond the publication of the Conference Handout available at the conference. The WIKI contains the most current class schedule, presenters, and room assignments for the conference. Changes from the paper schedule at the conference are noted in italics. NOTE that there are FIVE sessions, so scroll to the right to see all of the 66 total classes that are being offered.

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Room Session One (of five)

10:00 ― 11:00

Session Two (of five)

11:15 ― 12:15

Session Three (of five)

12:30 ― 1:30

Session Four (of five)

1:45 ― 2:45

Session Five (of five)

3:00 ― 4:00

LI-321

Stewart

Library

Family History at WSU's Special Collections>> Time: 9:45 ― 10:45 <<Melissa Johnson & Sarah Singh(Hetzel-Hoellein Rm, top floor on far south side)
Atrium

2nd Floor

One-on-One Personalized HelpRegister at www.ogdenfsl.org/classesRegister for a session on Sept 9th One-on-One Personalized HelpRegister at www.ogdenfsl.org/classesRegister for a session on Sept 9th One-on-One Personalized HelpRegister at www.ogdenfsl.org/classesRegister for a session on Sept 9th One-on-One Personalized HelpRegister at www.ogdenfsl.org/classesRegister for a session on Sept 9th One-on-One Personalized HelpRegister at www.ogdenfsl.org/classesRegister for a session on Sept 9th
Room 230 Computer

LAB

Basic FamilySearch (LAB)

Kathy Buckmaster

New Browser Based Web Indexing (LAB) Laurie Maughan Basic FamilySearch (LAB)

Kathy Buckmaster

Indexing: Foreign Languages are Fun: Focus on Spanish (LAB) Elder Bob Preece 5 Generation Project (LAB)

Linda Dursteler

Room 220

Wildcat Room

The Art of Family Story Telling

Rachel Trotter

Video Stories

Rachel Trotter

Northern Utah Genealogical Resources

Arlene Enkle

Finding Your Relatives that are Ready for Temple work

Sam Lower

Is Your British Isles Genealogy Already Compiled?

Arlene Enkle

Wildcat

Theater

HOARDER TO ORDER: A step-by-step family Record Rescue

Kimball Clark

HOARDER TO ORDER: A step-by-step family Record Rescue

Kimball Clark

Ballroom A

3rd Floor

Googling Around with Google Geoff Rassmusen Top Tech Tips for the Technologist and the Genealogist

Geoff Rassmusen

Organize, Find, and Share using Legacy Family Tree software Geoff Rassmusen Kid Genealogists: Inspiring the Next Generation

Melissa Finlay

What's New in Legacy 9?

Geoff Rassmusen

Ballroom B

3rd Floor

The FamilySearch Wiki: Your Go-To Guide for Research Amber Larsen Genealogy Standards for Beginners; Part 1: The Basics

Peg A. Ivanyo

Genealogy Standards for Beginners; Part 2: Making the Grade, A Road Map to Accuracy

Peg A. Ivanyo

DNA, A Link to the Past: What is it and how do you use it?

Scott Woodward

Merging Your Ancestry Tree with Your Family Search tree

Gina Stewart

Ballroom C

3rd Floor

Utah War: The coming of Johnston's Army

Gene Sessions

Solutions to Your Scanning Dilemma

Greg Stroud

Roots Magic: Your Offline Home for Your Online Research

Mike Booth

Roots Magic: Your Offline Home for Your Online Research

Mike Booth

How Could Grandma Be Wrong? Finding the Pitfalls in Family Records

Daniel Rick Jones

305 How to Start Your Family History

Doris Bateman

Using FamilySearch Family Tree? Do You Also Need Another Family Tree Program? If so, Why?Wendell Saunders Decendant Research: Find and Add Distant Cousins to Your Tree

Doris Bateman

Publishing Personal, Family, and Social Histories

Gary Nelson

New Browser Based Web Indexing (added class)

Elder Bob Preece

312 Germanic Research for Beginners

Mindy Merrit Jaycox

Bring Your Pictures to Life Using QR Code Technology

Marlo & Leana Shuldt

Finding German Places of Origin

Mindy Merrit Jaycox

Meyer's Gazetteer Now Online, Indexed and Fully Searchable!

Careen Barrett-Valentine

Meyer's Gazetteer Now Online, Indexed and Fully Searchable!

Careen Barrett-Valentine

316 Analysis Strategies for Brick Wall Ancestors

Holly T. Hansen

PERSI and its 8,000 Periodicals Holly T. Hansen Sources of Genealogical Research for Armenians in the Caucasus

Camille Andrus

Languages Found in German Genealogical Documents

Camille Andrus

Preserving Memories: The ExtremeGenes Family History Radio Show

Tom Perry

320 Si, che puoi! Beginning Italian Research

Brandon Baird

Danish Research on the Internet

Annie Strawn

From the Alps to the Rhine: Beginning Your Swiss Research

Daniel Rick Jones

Netherlands Internet Research

Don Koldewyn

Beginning Scandinavian Research

Amber Larsen

321 How to think Logically for Researchers: Work Smarter, not Harder (Part 1)

Bradley Marchant

How to think Logically for Researchers: Work Smarter, not Harder (Part 2)

Bradley Marchant

British Descendant Research: One-name studies and Pre-1837 Research

Bradley Marchant

Find, Take Teach: Using the Consultant Planner

Linda Dursteler

Tips for Genealogical Research

Fritz Juengling

404A Family History Blesses the Living

Amy Archibald

Inspiring Events

Emil & Joanne Hansen

Inspiring Events

Emil & Joanne Hansen

Sync FamilySearch Memories and Research with Hinting Using Ancestral Quest

Gaylon Findley

Doctrinal Support for Genealogy and Family History

Armel Beardall

404B Introduction to the Family History GuideTM

Laurie Beardall

Training with the Family History GuideTM

Laurie Beardall

Preserving Memories: The ExtremeGenes Family History Radio Show

Tom Perry

Visualizing Historical Bounderies

Holly T. Hansen

Core MyHeritage Features to Drive Genealogical Discoveries

Kiara Nielsen

Food

We have reserved parts of the Shepherd Union Building Food Court on the 2nd floor for hot and cold food starting at 11:00 AM. The Quick Zone, Waldos Grill and the Mexican place will be open from 11:00 to 2:00. Vending machines are also available on most floors for snacks and drinks.

Prize Drawing

Will be held at 4:15 in the Ball Room. 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.