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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.
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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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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


May 7: FamilySearch- Family Tree Week 2 “Finding, Adding and Correcting Information”

May 14: FamilySearch- Family Tree Week 3 “Using ‘My Source Box’ and FamilySearch.org Sources”

May 21: FamilySearch- Family Tree Week 4 “Creating and Attaching Outside Sources”

May 28:  Library Closed – Holiday


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


May 2: Week 3 “Using ‘My Source Box’ and FamilySearch.org Sources”

May 9: Week 4 “Creating and Attaching Outside Sources”

May 16: Week 5 “Preparing Names for Temple Ordinances”

May 23: Week 6 “Using the Merge Feature and Adding Photos and Stories”

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.


May 10: Week 1

May 24: Week 2

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

May 12: “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


May 8: FamilySearch Wiki – “Why Wiki Works, Week 1”

May 15: FamilySearch Wiki – “Why Wiki Works, Week 2”

May 22: FamilySearch Wiki – “Why Wiki Works, Week 3”

May 29: No Class


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


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

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

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

May 30: 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. Each participant will receive their own personalized discovery experience prepared from their tree. Participants also learn how to create these experiences for others. Temple and Family History Consultants at any level will also learn sources for further instruction and skill development. For those interested, mentoring will be arranged for future guidance in helping those they serve. Class size is limited and participants must register two week in advance by emailing conniejeans@ldschurch.org. Please leave two options for registration in case your first choice is filled.

  • Taught Tuesday 7:15-8:45 p. m. - Library Training Room 1 - Marilyn Boekweg
  • Taught Friday 1:30-3:00 p. m. - Library Training Room 1 - 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 Peter Bateman and Kenneth Spencer - No registration is necessary.

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


May 8: “Basic Computer Skills” – Bring a Flash Drive

May 22: “Basic Computer Skills” – Bring a Flash Drive


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


May 7: “Basic Computer Skills” Bring a Flash Drive

May 14: “Basic Computer Skills” Bring a Flash Drive

May 21: “Basic Computer Skills” Bring a Flash Drive

May 28: Holiday – Library closed


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 and Kenneth Spencer - No registration is necessary.

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

May 9: “Basic Graphic Skills” – Bring a Flash Drive

May 23: “Basic Graphic Skills” – Bring a Flash Drive


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


May 1: “Basic Graphic Skills” Bring a Flash Drive

May 8: “Basic Graphic Skills” Bring a Flash Drive

May 15: “Basic Graphic Skills” Bring a Flash Drive

May 22: “Basic Graphic Skills” Bring a Flash Drive

May 29: “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.

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, April 25 , Library Training Room 2


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, May 2, Training Room 2


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, May 9, Training Room 2


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, May 23 , Training Room 2

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

May 3: “Genealogy Toolbox and Google Research”

May 17: “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

May 3: “Web Indexing Skills and Workshop”

May 17: “Web Indexing Skills and Workshop”

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       


May 7: Week 4 “Online Genealogy”

May 14: Week 1 “Introduction to Genealogy”

May 21: Week 2 “People, Records, and Tips”

May 28: Library Closed- Holiday


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     


May 7: Beginning British Research – “Getting Started with British Census Records” Week 3

May 14: Beginning British Research – “England Civil Registration” Week 1

May 21: Beginning British Research – “England Parish and Church Records” Week 2

May 28: Holiday- Library closed


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   


May 7: Danish Research Week 2 “Using Danish Census Records to Prove Relationships”

May 14: Danish Research Week 3 “Additional Helpful Resources for Danish Family Lines”

May 21: Danish Research Week 1 “The #1 Go-To: Danish Church Records and Where To Find Them”

May 28: Holiday - Library Closed

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 and Ancestry.com Trees and Sources

This five 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.

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

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

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

May 16: Finding Cousins Workshop Week 3: “Plus Google Tools: Search, Books, Translate, and Images” - Class Canceled

May 23: Finding Cousins Week 4: “Learning how to create and use Ancestry Trees”

May 30: Finding Cousins Week 5: “Finding Sources and Sharing with FamilySearch”


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

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

May 10: “Ancestry.com Fundamentals” Come with an Ancestry.com Account and Know How To Log In

May 17: “Ancestry.com Fundamentals” Come with an Ancestry.com Account and Know How To Log In - No Class

May 24: “Ancestry.com Fundamentals” Come with an Ancestry.com Account and Know How To Log In

May 31: “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

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

May 18: “Ancestry.com Fundamentals” Come with an Ancestry.com Account and Know How To Log In - No Class

May 25: “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 

No Classes in May

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


Following this series, Elder and Sister Wood will be out-of-town during the month of May. The series will resume with Week 1, "Introduction to Ancestral Quest" on Tuesday, June 5, and Wednesday, June 6.

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. Tuesday Series - Library Training Room 2


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

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

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

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

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


Ancestry.com, MS Word, Paint.net

These lessons are to help understand the great tools in Ancestry.com in building trees and finding records. The last two weeks will show how to use MS Word for organizing and storing research work and the use of a free photoshop type graphic program, Paint.net for fixing, enhancing, and creating excellent photos.

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

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

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


May 3: MyHeritage – “Introduction to MyHeritage”

May 10: No Class

May 17: MyHeritage – “Family Tree”

May 24: MyHeritage – “Discoveries, Photos, and Research”

May 31: MyHeritage – “Introduction to My Heritage”




Maintained by: Sister Ashley Drake

Last modified: 5/9/18