Riverton FamilySearch Library/Class Schedule

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3740 West Market Center Drive
(13175 South)

Riverton, Utah 84065-8026
801-240-9601


OPEN
Monday and Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed on Sunday


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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

Jan 8:  Week 1 “Accessing and Navigating FamilySearch Family Tree”

Jan 15: (Holiday-Library Closed)

Jan 22:  Week 2 “Finding, Adding and Correcting Information”

Jan 29:  Week 3 “Using 'My Source Box' and FamilySearch.org Sources”


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

Jan 3:  Week 1 “Accessing and Navigating FamilySearch Family Tree”

Jan 10:  Week 2 “Finding, Adding and Correcting Information”

Jan 17:  Week 3 “Using 'My Source Box' and FamilySearch.org Sources”

Jan 24:  Week 4 “Creating and Attaching Outside Sources”

Jan 31: 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.

Jan 11:  Week 1

Jan 25:  Week 2


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

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

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

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

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


NO CLASSES IN NOVEMBER

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

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

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


Research For Finding Cousins

Lecture and Lab – No Registration Necessary - Presented by Jill Shoemaker

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


Jan 04:  Week 1: Research Strategies for Finding Cousins at FamilySearch

Jan 11:  Week 2: Adding Cousins by Attaching a FamilySearch Record

Jan 18   Week 3: Using the FamilySearch Descendancy View to Find Cousins

Jan 25:  Week 4: FamilySearch Memories:  Three Ways to Add Memories to Your Ancestor


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 Peter Bateman - No registration is necessary.

  • 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays- Library Training Room 2   


Jan 9:  “Basic Computer Skills” – Bring a Flash Drive

Jan 23:  “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 Peter Bateman - No registration is necessary.

  • 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays- Library Training Room 2


Jan 10:  “Basic Graphic Skills” – Bring a Flash Drive

Jan 24:  “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.


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

Jan 4:   “Genealogy Toolbox and Google Research”

Jan 18:  “Genealogy Toolbox and Google Research”


Basic Web Indexing Workshop

The Basic Web Indexing Skill class teaches basic indexing skills.

Training integrated with Hands-on Practice - Presented by Nancy Hendrickson - No registration necessary.

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


Jan 4:    “Learning Basic Web Indexing Skills”

Jan 18:  “Learning Basic Web Indexing Skills”


Beginning Genealogy Research

This series of classes teaches the basic elements of genealogical research. Students will learn to research, create a research objective, develop necessary skills in using family history equipment, and learn how to use basic research tools.

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

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


Jan 8:   Week 1 " Introduction to Genealogy "

Jan 15: LIBRARY CLOSED- HOLIDAY

Jan 22: Week 2 “People, Records, and Tips”

Jan 29: Week 3 "Effective Search Strategies"


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 a.m. Mondays - Library Training Room 2   

 

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

Jan 15: LIBRARY CLOSED-HOLIDAY

Jan 22: Beginning British Research – “England Parish and Church Records”  

Jan 29:  Beginning British Research – “Getting Started with British Census Records”  

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 Orla Pedersen

  • 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. / Wednesday – Library Training Room 2   

This class has been cancelled


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 four 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.

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


Jan 2:  Finding Cousins Workshop Week 1:  “FamilySearch, Virtual Pedigree, Find-A-Record”

Jan 9:   Finding Cousins Workshop Week 2:  “Plus Finding New People in Your Family Tree”

Jan 16:  Finding Cousins Workshop Week 3:  “Plus Ancestry.com Research Tips”

Jan 23:  Finding Cousins Workshop Week 4:  “Plus Google Tools With a Neat Sheet”

Jan 30: Finding Cousins Workshop Week 5:  “Review of Previous Tools Plus the Best Websites”


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

NO EVENING CLASSES ON WEDNESDAYS IN NOVEMBER

Ideas for Breaching Brick Walls

Everywhere your ancestors went, they left some kind of record.  This class will present the many places where records may be found, even unusual places.  No record is unsearched, both online and offline.  Class participants will learn how to successfully search FamilySearch, the FamilySearch Wiki, Ancestry, and Cyndi's List.  The classes are not sequential and may be attended at any time.
Lecture and Hands-on Lab - Presented by Tom and/or Betsy Neil - No registration is necessary.

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


Jan 9: “International Genealogy”

Jan 16: “Genealogy Offline”

Jan 23: “Using a Technology Toolkit”

Jan 30: “Conquering FamilySearch”


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 Al Jones and Art Robbins - no registration necessary.

Ron Reagan will be new instructor for 2018

  • 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Monday Series - Library Training Room 1     
 
  • 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Wednesday Series – Library Training Room 1 

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


  • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday Series - Library Training Room 2


2018

  • 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Thursday Series - Library Training Room 1

Jan 4: “Ancestry.com Fundamentals”

Jan 11: “Ancestry.com Fundamentals”

Jan 18: “Ancestry.com Fundamentals”

Jan 25: “Ancestry.com Fundamentals”


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

Jan 5: “Ancestry.com Fundamentals”

Jan 12: “Ancestry.com Fundamentals”

Jan 19: “Ancestry.com Fundamentals”

Jan 26: “Ancestry.com Fundamentals”


Ancestral Quest

This is an eight-week course designed for current and new users of Ancestral Quest. The class teaches the features and functions of the program and gives students some hands-on practice. Basic computer skills are necessary.

Lecture and Lab - Presented by Bud Wood

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


Jan 9: Week 1 "Introduction to Ancestral Quest"

Jan 16: Week 2 “Linking Records in my AQ Database with Family Tree”

Jan 23: Week 3 "Sources"

Jan 30: Week 4 "Photos and Screen Tabs"

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

Nov 29:  Week 8" Collaboration"


Jan 10: Week 1 "Introduction to Ancestral Quest"

Jan 17: Week 2 “Linking Records in My AQ Database with Family Tree”

Jan 24: Week 3 "Sources"

Jan 31: Week 4 "Photos and Screen Tabs"


RootsMagic

This four 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.

  • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday Series - Library Training Room 2


NO EVENING CLASSES IN NOVEMBER

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


NO AFTERNOON CLASSES IN NOVEMBER


Jan 3:  RootsMagic Week 1- “Basic Keys and Sharing with Family Tree”

Jan 10: RootsMagic Week 2- “Images, Videos, PDF Files”

Jan 17: RootsMagic Week 3- “Sources, PDF Files”

Jan 24: RootsMagic Week 4- “Creating Useful Reports and Creative Tools”

Jan 31: RootsMagic Week 5- “Sharing Trees with Ancestry.com”


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



Jan 11:  My Heritage – “Introduction to My Heritage”

Jan 18:  My Heritage - “Family Tree”

Jan 25:  My Heritage – “Discoveries, Photos, and Research





Maintained by: Sister Ashley Drake

Last modified: 12/05/17