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3740 West Market Center Drive
(13175 South)

Riverton, Utah 84065-8026
801-240-9601


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For daily class information call 801-240-9601.

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Additional Webinars and Classes at the Family History Library

Check out the Free Family History Library Webinars and Classes available in July 2017 at the Family History Library in downtown Salt Lake City by clicking here.

Walk-in Classes

FamilySearch Family Tree

These classes teach the basic fundamentals of using Family Tree features at FamilySearch.org.

Lecture and Hands-on Practice - Presented by Linda Baker - No registration necessary.

  • 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Mondays - Library Training Room 1

Oct 1: Temple FamilySearch- Family Tree Week 5 “Preparing Names for Ordinances”

Oct 8: FamilySearch- Family Tree Week 6 “Using the Merge Feature and Adding Photos and Stories”

Oct 15: FamilySearch- Family Tree Week 1 “Accessing and Navigating FamilySearch Family Tree”

Oct 22: FamilySearch-Family Tree Week 2 “Finding, Adding and Correcting Information”

Oct 29: FamilySearch- Family Tree Week 3 “Using ‘My Source Box’ and FamilySearch.org Sources”

  • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays - Library Training Room 1

Oct 3: FamilySearch - Family Tree Week 3 “Using ‘My Source Box’ and FamilySearch.org Sources”      

Oct 10: Class Canceled

Oct 17: FamilySearch - Family Tree Week 4 “Creating and Attaching Outside Sources”

Oct 24: FamilySearch - Family Tree Week 5 “Preparing Names for Temple Ordinances”

Oct 31: Holiday – No Class

FamilySearch Family Tree in Spanish

These classes teach the basic fundamentals of using Family Tree features at FamilySearch.org in Spanish.

Lecture and Hands-on-Practice - Presented by Stan Radford - No registration necessary.

  • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Thursdays - Training Room 2, taught on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays.

[null Oct 11: FamilySearch - Family Tree in Spanish]

Oct 25: FamilySearch - Family Tree in Spanish 

  • 1:00 - 2:00 p. m. 2nd Saturday - Hermano Romay - Training Room 1

Oct 13: “FamilySearch – Family Tree in Spanish”

FamilySearch Wiki

A look into the Wiki and how it increases opportunities to find family information. The class includes explanations and practical exercises to help you understand and exploit the benefits of this little-used tool in your FamilySearch toolkit.

Lecture and Lab – No Registration Necessary - Presented by Lee Tripp

  • 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. / 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesdays – Library Training Room 1

Oct 9: FamilySearch Wiki – “Why Wiki Works, Week 1”

Oct 16: FamilySearch Wiki – “Why Wiki Works, Week 2”

Oct 23: FamilySearch Wiki – “Why Wiki Works, Week 3”

Oct 30: No class

  • 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. / 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays – Library Training Room 1

Oct 10: FamilySearch Wiki – “Why Wiki Works, Week 1”

Oct 17: FamilySearch Wiki – “Why Wiki Works, Week 2”

Oct 24: FamilySearch Wiki – “Why Wiki Works, Week 3”

Oct 31: No Class

How to Create a Personalized Discovery Experience

This Class is inspired by recent instruction on how to help others become involved in family history through personalized, one-on-one spirit-led experiences. The class discusses what makes an effective personalized discovery experience and different goals that can be approached in these experiences. Temple and Family History Consultants at any level will also learn sources for futher instruction and skill development. After the initial class, participants can sign up for their own personalized discovery experience prepared from their tree and presented at a later date. Mentoring can also be arranged for guidance in helping those they serve. No Registration Necessary.

  • Oct 2th and 16st: Tuesday 7:00-8:30 p. m. - Library Training Room 1 - Marilyn Boekweg
  • Oct 5rd and 19th: Friday 10:00-11:30 a. m. - Library Training Room 2 - Connie Schreiner

Basic Computer Skills

This class teaches basic computer skills with hands-on practice. Please bring a flash drive to get the most from this class.

Lecture and Lab - Presented by Kenneth Spencer - No registration is necessary.

  • 9:30-11:00 a. m. Monday - Library Training Room 2 - Kenneth Spence 

Oct 1: “Basic Computer Skills” Bring a Flash Drive

Oct 8: “Basic Computer Skills” Bring a Flash Drive

Oct 15: “Basic Computer Skills” Bring a Flash Drive

Oct 22: “Basic Computer Skills” Bring a Flash Drive

Oct 29: “Basic Computer Skills” Bring a Flash Drive

Basic Graphic Skills

This class teaches basic graphic skills using IrfanView with hands-on practice. Basic computer skills are necessary. Please bring a flash drive to get the most from this class.

Lecture and Lab - Presented by Kenneth Spencer - No registration is necessary.

  • 9:30-11:00 a. m. Tuesday - Library Training Room 2 - Kenneth Spencer

Oct 2: “Basic Graphic Skills” Bring a Flash Drive

Oct 9: “Basic Graphic Skills” Bring a Flash Drive

Oct 16: “Basic Graphic Skills” Bring a Flash Drive

Oct 23: “Basic Graphic Skills” Bring a Flash Drive

Oct 30: “Basic Graphic Skills” Bring a Flash Drive

Basic MAC Computer Skills

This class teaches basic mouse and keyboard, copy/paste, setting up your computer for genealogy, how to run Windows on MAC, software programs such as Roots Magic, and file systems. 

Lecture and Lab - Presented by Alan LaPearle – Walk-in class, no registration necessary.  Series of 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thursdays

  • 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  Thursday – Library Training Room 1

This class is temporarily unavailable.

Beginning Research with Ancestry.com

This class covers how to navigate and best use Ancestry.com. We will cover the resources it has, and tricks for effective searching. This is for beginners to Ancestry, or anyone who wants to feel more comfortable with how to use it. This class is 60 minutes and is not hands on. - Presented by Colleen Stutz

  • 7:00 p. m - 8:00 p. m. Wednesday, Library Training Room 2

This class is temporarily unavailable.

The Value of the FamilySearch Wiki

This class dives in to what the FamilySearch Wiki is, and how to best use it for your needs. This resource is a must in any research! This is one of the main resources professional genealogist use in their research. We will also cover the Learning Center on FamilySearch. This class is for any level, and is not hands on. It is a 30 minute class.

- Presented by Colleen Stutz

  • 7:00 p. m. - 7:30 p. m. Wednesday, Library Training Room 2

October 3: “The Value of the FamilySearch Wiki” (30 min All levels)

Census Records: An in Depth Look

Come learn about all of the information provided in Census Records! There is so much more than names, dates, and places. Each census has unique information. we will dive deep into the clues that are provided about our ancestors in these amazing records! - Presented by Colleen Stutz

  • 7:00 p. m. - 8:00 p. m. Wednesday, Library Training Room 2

October 10: “Census Records: An in Depth Look” (60 min all levels)

Deciphering Handwriting

If you research or index handwritten records, this class is for you! We will talk about tips and tricks (with handouts) of how to read difficult handwriting. We will look at examples and have interactive practice. You will feel like a pro by the end of this class! This class is for all levels of expertise, and is 45 minutes. - Presented by Colleen Stutz.

  • 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, Library Training Room 2

October 17: “Deciphering Handwriting” (60 min All levels) 

Beginning Scandinavian Research

Are you interested in researching your Scandinavian ancestors but you don't know where to start? We will talk about online resources for researching in Sweden, Denmark, and Norway. We will cover the most common genealogical words in those languages (including a handout), as well as patronymics. We will talk about what records to search in the US, to find your ancestor's parish in Scandinavia. This is not a hands on class. This class is for all levels of researchers, and is 45 minutes long. - Presented by Colleen Stutz

  • 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p. m. Wednesday, Training Room 2

October 24: “Beginning Scandinavian Research: Sweden, Denmark, and Norway” (45 min All levels)

Discover Lesser-Known Records and Learn the Analysis of Those Records

Do you feel confident as a researcher, but you'd like to learn more? We will go in depth, using case studies to talk about lesser-known records, as well as how to analyze those records using evidence analysis. This class is for intermediate to advanced researchers. It will be 60 minutes and is not hands on. - Presented by Colleen Stutz

  • 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, Training Room 2

November 7: “Discover Lesser-Known Records and Learn the Analysis of those records” (60 min intermediate and advance)

How to Use DNA to Break Down Brick Walls

Do you have your DNA results, but you're not sure how to use them? We will cover how those ethnic percentages given to you are not so accurate, as well as what “centiMorgans” are and how to use them. We will talk about how to break down brick walls, using case studies of adoption mysteries solved by using DNA. This class is for intermediate to advanced researchers. It is 60 minutes and not hands on. - Presented by Colleen Stutz

  • 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, Training Room 2

November 14: “How to Use DNA to Break Down Brick Walls” (60 min intermediate and advanced)

Genealogy Toolbox and Google Search Tools

This is a one-week course designed to showcase various tools to complete genealogical research.  Learn tools used in research and family history recording, including successful Google searches.  Basic computer skills are necessary.

Lecture and Lab - Presented by Glen Sisam - No registration is necessary.

  • 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.  1st and 3rd Thursdays - Library Training Room 1

Oct 4: Find-A-Record Part 1: “Identify Temple Opportunities and Resolve Conflicts (Duplicates, Hidden Ordinances, etc.)

Oct 18: Find-A-Record Part 2: “Identify and fix problems in your FamilySearch Family Tree” - Canceled

Web indexing Class and Lab

The Basic Web Indexing Skill class teaches basic indexing skills.

Training integrated with Hands-on Practice - Presented by Kent Ahlstrom - No registration necessary.

  • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  Thursdays, 1st and 3rd - Training Room 2

Oct 4: “Web Indexing Class and Lab”

Oct 18: “Web Indexing Class and Lab”

Beginning Genealogy Research

This series of classes teaches how to be effective with genealogy research. Students will learn about a research process, genealogy record types, several record search techniques, and a variety of genealogy web sites.

Lecture and Lab - Presented by Larry Whittaker - No registration is necessary.

  • 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.  Mondays - Library Training Room 1       

Oct 1: Week 1 “Introduction to Genealogy”

Oct 8: Week 2 “People, Records, and Tips”

Oct 15: Week 3 “Effective Search Strategies”

Oct 22: Week 4 “Online Genealogy”

Oct 29: Week 1 “Introduction to Genealogy”

Beginning British Research

This series of three classes focuses on beginning research in England; the class covers various types of family history records in England, how to access them, and how to interpret them in order to extend or expand the family tree.  The class provides an overview of research strategies and focuses on British census records, civil registration records, and parish or church records.

Lecture and Lab - Presented by Lauren Leifson - No registration is necessary.

  • 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Mondays - Library Training Room 2     

Oct 1: Beginning British Research – “Getting Started with British Census Records”

Oct 8: Beginning British Research – “England Civil Registration”

Oct 15: Beginning British Research – “England Parish and Church Records”

Oct 22: No Class

Oct 29: No Class

Danish Research

These classes define types of records used in Danish research that give names, dates, places, and relationships of your ancestors. Learn where to find these records online on your own home computer. Instructions are given on how to extract and interpret the information found in these various records about your ancestors and how it can be used to extend your family lines.

Lecture and Lab – No Registration Necessary - Presented by Linda Baker

  • 10:00 – 11:30 p.m. 1st Two Fridays – Library Training Room 1   

Oct 12: Danish Research Week 1 “The #1 Go-To: Danish Church Records and Where To Find Them”

Oct 26: Danish Research Week 2 “Using Danish Census Records to Prove Relationships”

Swedish Research

This class teaches how to read and research Swedish birth, marriage and death records; reviews household records (similar to a census).

Lecture and lab - No registration necessary - Presented by Gary Gorringe

  • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. / Tuesday - Library Training Room 2

This class has been cancelled - see below for individualized research by appointment only

Finding Cousins Workshop

This two week course teaches how to quickly find missing people in your family lines as well as helping others on their family lines. Varying topics provide helpful information for finding family names, analyzing your FamilySearch Family Tree while performing descendancy research. Everyone has thousands of cousins to find. Helpful resources are also presented. We use your lines to work on.

Lecture and Lab Course - Presented by Ron Ray - No registration necessary.

  • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday- Training Room 2

October 2:  Finding Cousins Workshop Week 1: “Three Great Tools- Virtual Pedigree, Ancestry, FamilySearch”  

October 9:  Finding Cousins Workshop Week 2: “Plus Ancestry.com Research Tips”

October 16:  Finding Cousins Workshop Week 3: “Plus Google Tools: Search, Books, Translate, and Images.”

October 23:  Finding Cousins Workshop Week 4: “Plus Capture and Attach Sources Found Outside FamilySearch”

October 30:  Finding Cousins Workshop Week 5: “Review of previous tools plus the best Websites”

Ancestry.com Trees, Sources, and Sharing with FamilySearch

This two week course shows how to set up and use your own tree in Ancestry.com including attaching sources, pictures, and stories. It also shows how to copy people’s information and sources to and from FamilySearch using Anccestry.com.

Lecture and Lab Course - Presented by Ron Ray - No registration necessary.

  • 7:00-8:30 p.m Tuesday - Training Room 2

This class has been cancelled

Ancestry.com Fundamentals

This four-week class is designed for all levels of family history users to integrate Ancestry.com into Family Tree.  Using the new Ancestry tools, you will learn how to transfer data and sources between Ancestry and FamilySearch and learn the advantages of an active tree in Ancestry.  You will also learn how to use all the tools within the Ancestry program to augment FamilySearch.  Basic computer skills are helpful.

Lecture and demonstration - Presented by Ron Reagan - no registration necessary.

  • 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Thursday Series - Library Training Room 1

Oct 4: “Ancestry.com Fundamentals” Come with an Ancestry.com Account and Know How to Log In

Oct 11: “Ancestry.com Fundamentals” Come with an Ancestry.com Account and Know How to Log In

Oct 18: “Ancestry.com Fundamentals” Come with an Ancestry.com Account and Know How to Log In

Oct 25: “Ancestry.com Fundamentals” Come with an Ancestry.com Account and Know How to Log In

  • 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Friday Series - Library Training Room 1

Oct 5: Oct 4: “Ancestry.com Fundamentals” Come with an Ancestry.com Account and Know How to Log In

Oct 12: “Ancestry.com Fundamentals” Come with an Ancestry.com Account and Know How to Log In

Oct 19: “Ancestry.com Fundamentals” Come with an Ancestry.com Account and Know How to Log In

Oct 26: “Ancestry.com Fundamentals” Come with an Ancestry.com Account and Know How to Log In 

Ancestral Quest

This is an eight-week course designed for current and new users of Ancestral Quest. Ancestral Quest is approved FamilySearch affiliate software, and evolved from the same base program as Personal Ancestral File (PAF).

The class teaches the features and functions of the program and gives students hands-on practice with the software. Basic computer skills are necessary.

Lecture and Lab - Presented by Bud Wood

  • 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Tuesday Series - Library Training Room 1 

Oct 2: No Class         

Oct 9: Week 5 "Customization, Printing, and Backup”

Oct 16: Week 6 "Search Techniques"

Oct 23: Week 7 "Match/Merge, etc."

Oct 30: Week 8 "Collaboration"

  • 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Wednesday Series - Library Training Room 1 

Oct 10: Week 5 "Customization, Printing and Backups"

Oct 17: Week 6 "Search techniques"

Oct 24: Week 7 "Match/Merge, etc."

Oct 31: Week 8 "Collaboration"

RootsMagic

This five week course teaches the basic features and capabilities of the RootsMagic family tree software, RootsMagic is approved FamilySearch affiliate software, and we provide hands-on computer experience. Basic computer skills are necessary. Some experience with RootsMagic is helpful.

Lecture and Lab Course - Presented by Ron Ray - No registration necessary.

  • 3:30 - 5:00 p. m. Wednesday - Library Training Room 2

October 3:  RootsMagic Week 1:  “Basic Keys and Sharing Tree and Sources with Family Tree”

October 10:  RootsMagic Week 2:  “Attaching Images, Videos, PDF or any files”

October 17:  RootsMagic Week 3:  “Creating, Sharing Sources with FamilySearch”

October 24:  RootsMagic Week 4:  “Sharing Trees and Sources with Ancestry.com, Great Tools, Reports”

October 31:  No Class – Halloween Holiday

MyHeritage

This three week course teaches the basic features and capabilities of My Heritage. Learn to create your family tree with this online genealogy platform that is an approved FamilySearch affiliate software. We provide hands-on computer experience. Basic computer skills are necessary.

Lecture and Lab Course - Presented by Don Barney - No registration is necessary.

  • 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Thursday Series - Library Training Room 2

Oct 4: MyHeritage – “Discoveries, Photos, and Research”

Oct 11: MyHeritage – “Introduction to My Heritage”

Oct 18: MyHeritage – “Family Tree”

Oct 25: MyHeritage – “Discoveries, Photos, and Research”


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Last modified: 10/16/18