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3740 West Market Center Drive
(13175 South)

Riverton, Utah 84065-8026
801-240-9601


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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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Printable August Calendar -  Printable September Calendar

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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

Aug 6: FamilySearch- Family Tree Week 4 “Creating and Attaching Outside Sources”

Aug 13: FamilySearch- Family Tree Week 5 “Preparing Names for Temple Ordinances”

Aug 20: FamilySearch- Family Tree Week 6 “Using the Merge Feature and Adding Photos and Stories”

Aug 27:  FamilySearch- Family Tree Week 1 “Accessing and Navigating FamilySearch Family Tree”


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

Aug 15: FamilySearch- Family Tree Week 2 “Finding, Adding and Correcting Information”

Aug 22: FamilySearch- Family Tree Week 3 “Using "My Source Box' and FamilySearch.org Sources”

Aug 29: FamilySearch- Family Tree Week 4 “Creating and Attaching Outside Sources”

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.

Aug 9: FamilySearch - Family Tree in Spanish

Aug 23: FamilySearch - Family Tree in Spanish 

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

Aug 11: “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

Aug 14: FamilySearch Wiki – “Why Wiki Works, Week 1”

Aug 21: FamilySearch Wiki – “Why Wiki Works, Week 2”

Aug 28: FamilySearch Wiki – “Why Wiki Works, Week 3”


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

Aug 15: FamilySearch Wiki – “Why Wiki Works, Week 1”

Aug 22: FamilySearch Wiki – “Why Wiki Works, Week 2”

Aug 29: FamilySearch Wiki – “Why Wiki Works, Week 3”

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.

  • Aug 7th and 21st: Tuesday 7:00-8:30 p. m. - Library Training Room 1 - Connie Schreiner
  • Aug 3rd and 17th: Friday 10:00-11:30 a. m. - Library Training Room 2 - Mary Holt


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  

No More Class

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 


Aug 6: “Basic Computer Skills” Bring a Flash Drive

Aug 13: “Basic Computer Skills” Bring a Flash Drive

Aug 20: “Basic Computer Skills” Bring a Flash Drive

Aug 27: “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

Aug 7: “Basic Graphic Skills” Bring a Flash Drive

Aug 14: “Basic Graphic Skills” Bring a Flash Drive

Aug 21: “Basic Graphic Skills” Bring a Flash Drive

Aug 28: “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

No Classes in August and September

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

No Classes in August and September

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

No Classes in August and September

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

No Classes in August and September

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

No Classes in August and Septemebr

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

No Classes in August and Spetember

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

No Classes in August and September

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

Aug 2: “Genealogy Toolbox and Google Research”

Aug 16: “Genealogy Toolbox and Google Research”

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

Aug 2: “Web Indexing Class and Lab”

Aug 16: “Web Indexing Class and Lab”

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       


Aug 6: Week 2 “People, Records, and Tips”

Aug 13: Week 3 “Effective Search Strategies”

Aug 20: Week 4 “Online Genealogy”

Aug 27: 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     


Aug 6: Beginning British Research – “Getting Started with British Census Records”

Aug 13: Beginning British Research – “England Civil Registration”

Aug 20: Beginning British Research – “England Parish and Church 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 Linda Baker

  • 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Monday – Library Training Room 1   


Aug 6: Danish Research Week 1 “The #1 Go-To: Danish Church Records and Where To Find Them”

Aug 13: Danish Research Week 2 “Using Danish Census Records to Prove Relationships”

Aug 20: Danish Research Week 3 “Additional Helpful Resources for Danish Family Lines”

Aug 27: Danish Research Week 1 “The #1 Go-To: Danish Church Records and Where To Find Them”

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

August 21: Finding Cousins Workshop Week 1: Finding Cousins Workshop: Three Great Tools- Virtual Pedigree, Ancestry, FamilySearch 

August 28: Finding Cousins Workshop Week 2: “Plus Research Tips”

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

August 7: Ancestry.com Trees, Sources, and Sharing with FamilySearch, Week 1: “Learning how to create and use Ancestry.com Trees”

August 14: Ancestry.com Trees, Sources, and Sharing With FamilySearch Week 2:  “Using Ancestry Sources and Sharing with FamilySearch”

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

No Class

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 Regan - no registration necessary.

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

Aug 2: “Ancestry.com Fundamentals” Come with an Ancestry.com Account and Know How to Log In

Aug 9: “Ancestry.com Fundamentals” Come with an Ancestry.com Account and Know How to Log In

Aug 16: “Ancestry.com Fundamentals” Come with an Ancestry.com Account and Know How to Log In

Aug 23: “Ancestry.com Fundamentals” Come with an Ancestry.com Account and Know How to Log In

Aug 30: “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

Aug 2: “Ancestry.com Fundamentals” Come with an Ancestry.com Account and Know How to Log In

Aug 9: “Ancestry.com Fundamentals” Come with an Ancestry.com Account and Know How to Log In

Aug 16: “Ancestry.com Fundamentals” Come with an Ancestry.com Account and Know How to Log In

Aug 23: “Ancestry.com Fundamentals” Come with an Ancestry.com Account and Know How to Log In

Aug 30: “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 

Aug 7: Week 8 "Collaboration"         

No Classes after August 8th - Classes start inSeptember 

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


Aug 1: Week 7 "Match/Merge, etc."

Aug 8: 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


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

August 8: RootsMagic Week 2: “Attaching Images, Videos, PDF or any files”

August 15: RootsMagic Week 3: “Creating, Sharing Sources with FamilySearch”

August 22: RootsMagic Week 4: “Creative Tools and Useful Reports”

August 29: RootsMagic Week 5: “Sharing Trees and Sources with Ancestry.com and More


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


Aug 2: MyHeritage – “Discoveries, Photos, and Research”

Aug 9: MyHeritage – “Introduction to My Heritage”

Aug 16: MyHeritage – “Family Tree”

Aug 23: MyHeritage – “Discoveries, Photos, and Research”

Aug 30: MyHeritage – “Introduction to My Heritage”



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