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"Turning the Hearts": Youth Conference 2018

Youth conference is an opportunity to help youth learn, grow, and have an uplifting spiritual experience. Family history can be a valuable experience for youth conference. The activities are designed to help youth and their leaders feel the Spirit of Elijah and experience how its influence can bless the lives of both the living and the dead through family history and temple ordinance work. Our purpose for the conferences is to turn the hearts of our youth to their fathers.

This year wards and stakes can tailor a family history experience for their interests and the amount of time they have available. Groups may come for a few hours or the entire day, choosing presentations that match their goals and experience levels. Each presentation and related practice takes up to ninety minutes. We also include fun activities to help youth get to know their ancestors and each other. The youth conference manager will work with each ward or stake to develop a program specifically for their youth.


Apostles have promised wonderful blessings to youth who participate in family history:

  • Your conversion to the Savior will become deeper.
  • You will receive light and knowledge through the Holy Ghost.
  • Your testimony will be strengthened.
  • Your patriarchal blessing will become more meaningful.
  • Your love and gratitude for your ancestors will grow.
  • You will have greater opportunities to serve.
  • Your service in the temple will become more sacred.
  • You will be protected from the increasing influence of the adversary.

Youth Conference Activities

Presentations Available

Wards can chose to participate in the following presentations:


Getting Started in Family History--Discusses the various goals and purposes of family history; how to navigate around the pedigree views and personal pages, icons in Family Tree; how to reserve names for temple ordinances. For those who are brand new to family history and not overly confident on computers.

Finding Names to Take to the Temple-- Discusses the Apostolic Temple Challenge, descendancy research to find descendants of your ancestors; the importance of reviewing and attaching sources; finding complete information. For those comfortable navigating around Family Search, who have well-completed pedigrees.

Indexing: Introduction to indexing, for all levels.

Finding a Pioneer Ancestor--for those preparing for a Trek experience

Discovering Ancestors' Stories, Pictures, and Memories

Recording your own History--using the Family Story Room, youth can record their story, interests, and goals.

Discovery Activities

During the conference, youth can participate in:

  • Picture My Heritage—put their face into old-fashioned photos, add their friends’ faces
  • Family Story Room—record their testimony, thoughts about their life, goals, and hopes
  • Print and laminate a fan chart
  • Relative Finder—see how they are related to the other members of the youth conference and to famous people
  • RootsMapper— plot their family tree on an interactive map
  • Scan photos directly to Family Tree
  • Smartphone apps for family history

When youth participate in fun family history Discovery activities, they are six times more likely to take names to the temple.

Logistics

Reservations

Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Book early to secure a date. After you submit the registration, the youth conference manager will call to schedule the time of day and presentations you request.
Click here to access the online Youth Conference Registration Form

2018 Schedule

Youth conference can be scheduled Monday through Friday from June 25 to August 10, 2018, except near holidays.

The following table shows available dates and the number of spaces available for those days.

Week of June 25 to June 29, 2018

Time Mon - 25 Tue - 26 Wed - 27 Thu - 28 Fri - 29
10:00-12:00




12:00-2:00




2:00-4:00









Week of July 2 to July 6, 2018

Time Mon - 2 Tue - 3 Wed - 4 Thu - 5 Fri - 6
10:00-12:00 Library Closed
Library Closed
Library Closed


12:00-2:00 Library Closed
Library Closed
Library Closed


2:00-4:00 Library Closed
Library Closed
Library Closed







Week of July 9 to July 13, 2018

Time Mon - 9 Tue - 10 Wed - 11 Thu - 12 Fri - 13
10:00-12:00 Heritage 6th Ward


Hunter 35th Ward
12:00-2:00 Heritage 6th Ward


Hunter 35th Ward
2:00-4:00 Heritage 6th Ward


Hunter 35th Ward






Week of July 16 to July 20, 2018

Time Mon - 16 Tue - 17 Wed - 18 Thu - 19 Fri - 20
10:00-12:00




12:00-2:00




2:00-4:00









Week of July 23 to July 27, 2018

Time Mon - 23 Tue - 24 Wed - 25 Thu - 26 Fri - 27
10:00-12:00 Library Closed
Library Closed



12:00-2:00 Library Closed
Library Closed



2:00-4:00 Library Closed
Library Closed








Week of July 30 to August 3, 2018

Time Mon - 30 Tue - 31 Wed - 1 Thu - 2 Fri - 3
10:00-12:00



Jordan Oaks Stake
12:00-2:00




2:00-4:00









Week of August 6 to August 10, 2018

Time Mon - 6 Tue - 7 Wed - 8 Thu - 9 Fri - 10
10:00-12:00




12:00-2:00




2:00-4:00








Group Sizes

The library can accommodate ward or multi-ward groups with a maximum of 75 youth and leaders.

Cost

A FamilySearch lanyard and all training material for the workshops will be furnished for participants at no cost. There will be a minimal charge for optional printing and laminating of pedigree fan charts.

Lunch is available at the Riverton Office Building cafeteria or groups can bring their own.  The cost of lunch is $5.50 for a hamburger, fries and a large drink. The cafeteria accepts all forms of payment, including direct charges to ward accounts.  The Riverton FamilySearch Library, however, accepts only checks or cash. Please note the Library cannot accept bills larger than $20.00.

Preparation

Detailed instructions for participants will be sent to leaders following registration. All participants are encouraged to register for an LDS account before they come. Youth and leaders need to have access to their username and password to participate fully in the conference activities.


Contact us

Email ut_rivfslibrary3@ldschurch.org or call 801-240-9601 with any questions.





Maintained by: Elder Tom Stubben

Last modified: 05/18/18