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Riverton, Utah 84065-8026
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Family Reunion Visits

Generations Linked in Love

“When our hearts turn to our ancestors, something changes inside us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves.  Our inborn yearning for family connections are fulfilled when we are linked to our ancestors through sacred ordinances of the temple” Russell M. Nelson

Family reunions at the Riverton FamilySearch Library can be tailored to the family’s interests and time available. Come for 2 hours, 6 hours, or anything in between and use our Family Story Room, receive instructions and practice on family history skills, and have a place to collaborate on your research findings together.

Review the following guidelines before scheduling a group visit.  At the end of this page, look for the link to check availability and submit a request for your group visit. 

Logistics

  • Group Size:

The library can accommodate family groups up to 50 people.  Children will need to be supervised by someone in your family group.  Activities are available for children. 

  • Cost:

There will be a minimal charge for optional printing and laminating of pedigree fan charts.  Print cards can be purchased at our Welcome Desk with either a $2.00 or $5.00 credit on them. If you plan to print fan charts for lamination, costs for lamination is $1.00 for an 11" by 17" or $0.50 for an 8½” by 11” page. The Riverton FamilySearch Library accepts cash or checks. The Library does not accept credit cards, debit cards, or bills larger than $20.00. There is no charge for printing Temple Ordinance cards.

  • Available Times:

Family reunions at the Riverton FamilySearch Library can be tailored to the family’s interests and time available. 

Family reunions can be scheduled Monday through Saturday, except on holidays.  Available time blocks are as follows:

Monday and Friday:  10:00-12:00, 1:00-3:00, 3:00-4:00
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10:00-12:00, 1:00-3:00, 3:00-5:00
Saturday:  10:00-12:00, 1:00-3:00
  • Reservations:

Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.  Book early to secure a date.  After you submit your reservation, the Family Reunion Manager will call to schedule the time of day and presentations you request.

Before making your reservation, check available dates and times in the monthly calendars below.  Please allow a seven-day advanced notice when making a reservation request, especially if presentations are desired.  Your reservation is not confirmed until you receive an e-mail from our Family Reunion Manager. 

After checking availability below, all requests for group visits should be made using the link at the bottom of this page through the Online Reservation Request Form. Telephone reservations are not accepted. 


Important Preparations for a Successful and Rewarding Visit

Detailed instructions for participants will be sent to the family reunion’s contact person following registration.  The following suggestions will make your visit more successful:

LDS Account Log-in:  Each LDS member of the group should have an LDS Account before coming to the Library. Please have them check user name and password before coming to make sure it is working. For members who don’t have a current account, have them register for one prior to your visit. 

LDS Account Registration:  For those who do not have a current LDS Account, have them register for one prior to your visit. They can do this by going to https://ldsaccount.lds.org and clicking on the “Register for an LDS Account” button below the blue “Sign in” in the center of the screen.  Enter the necessary information, which includes their church membership number and birth date.  Their membership number is on their temple recommend or can be provided by their Ward Clerk.  Youth 8-12 years old will also need permission from a parent and the parent’s MRN. To activate a new account, an email address is needed.

Personal Family History Information:  Except for Indexing visits, please have everyone attempt to create a personal pedigree chart with as much family information as possible. This will be of great help when searching at the library.

Specific Goal or Objective to Accomplish:  Each group should have an idea or goal, before the arrive, of what they would like to accomplish during the visit to the library.

Family Reunion Organizing Tips:  Ideas for organizing and planning family reunions are available on the Riverton FamilySearch Library website, “familysearch.org/fhc/riverton”.  On the left menu, click on Family Discovery Day.  At the bottom of the page, click on Discovery Day January 2017 Handouts and Worksheets.  Open a folder of your choice for reunion ideas.

Group Visit Options:

Family reunion groups can choose to participate in the following presentations which last about 20-25 minutes each.  

·        Finding Names to Take to the Temple:  Learn how to do original research with tips on using search functions to find and document new people on ancestor or descendant lines. Shows how to reserve names for temple ordinances and print ordinance cards. Help others feel the Spirit in this important work. Discusses the Apostolic Temple Challenge.

·        Beginning Research Techniques:  Teaches how to use the search function; manipulate data; use the Collections tab and other basic research strategies.  For those wanting to find and document new people on their ancestor or descendant lines.  Intermediate level.

Discovery Activities

During the reunion, families can participate in:

·        Family Story Room – Record a video of your personal history, testimony, thoughts about your life and goals.  For an individual or a small family group, up to 10 people.

·        Find a Pioneer Ancestor – Use five special websites to discover your pioneer ancestors and their stories.

·        Heirloom Photo Box – Bring family heirlooms and use your phone to photograph them in the library’s special photo box.

·        Replace a Face – Put your face into old fashioned photos and share via email.

·        Print and laminate – Print and laminate a 5, 7, or 9 generation fan chart of your ancestors.

·        Relative Finder – See how you are related to certain pioneers, church leaders of the past or famous people.

·        RootsMapper – Plot your family tree on an interactive map.

·        Scan photos directly to Family Tree – Bring family photos to scan and upload to Family Tree Memories.


Contact us: rfslfamilyreunions@gmail.com


Click Here for the Online Reservation Request

Before clicking on the Online Reservation Request above, scroll through the weekly calendars below to check availability for the date and time you would like to reserve. Your request is not confirmed until you receive an email from our Family Reunion Manager.





Week of Oct 30 to Nov 4, 2017

Time Mon - 30 Tue - 31 Wed - 1 Thur - 2 Fri - 3 Sat - 4
10:00-12:00
Unavailable




1:00-3:00
Unavailable




3:00-5:00
Library Closed



Library Closed







Week of Nov 6 to Nov 11, 2017

Time Mon - 6 Tue - 7 Wed - 8 Thur - 9 Fri - 10 Sat - 11
10:00-12:00





1:00-3:00





3:00-5:00




Library Closed





Week of Nov 13 to Nov 18, 2017

Time Mon - 13 Tue - 14 Wed - 15 Thur - 16 Fri - 17 Sat - 18
10:00-12:00





1:00-3:00





3:00-5:00




Library Closed





Week of Nov 20 to Nov 25, 2017

Time Mon - 20 Tue - 21 Wed - 22 Thur - 23 Fri - 24 Sat - 25
10:00-12:00

Library Closed
Library Closed
Library Closed
Library Closed
1:00-3:00

Library Closed
Library Closed
Library Closed
Library Closed
3:00-5:00

Library Closed
Library Closed
Library Closed
Library Closed





Week of Nov 27 to Dec 2, 2017

Time Mon - 27 Tue - 28 Wed - 29 Thur - 30 Fri - 1 Sat - 2
10:00-12:00





1:00-3:00





3:00-5:00




Library Closed





Week of Nov 27 to Dec 2, 2017

Time Mon - 27 Tue - 28 Wed - 29 Thur - 30 Fri - 1 Sat - 2
10:00-12:00





1:00-3:00





3:00-5:00




Library Closed







Week of Dec 4 to Dec 9, 2017

Time Mon - 4 Tue - 5 Wed - 6 Thur - 7 Fri - 8 Sat - 9
10:00-12:00





1:00-3:00





3:00-5:00




Library Closed





Week of Dec 11 to Dec 16, 2017

Time Mon - 11 Tue - 12 Wed - 13 Thur - 14 Fri - 15 Sat - 16
10:00-12:00





1:00-3:00





3:00-5:00




Library Closed







Library will be closed from Dec 18 thru Jan 1




Maintained by: Elder Bob Butler

Last modified: 11/15/17