St. George Utah FamilySearch Library/Classes

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St George Utah FamilySearch Center
Address
237 East 600 South
St. George, Utah 84770
435-673-4591
stgeorgefsl@gmail.com
Hours
Monday and Friday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Saturday
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Menu


The St George FamilySearch Center Offers a Variety of Classes Every Day

No reservations are required and the classes are free to the public.
Be sure to review these schedules frequently for any recent changes.

January Class Schedule (updated 1/3/18)

February Class Schedule (updated 1/16/18)

The schedules can be printed directly from your browser or they can be downloaded to your computer.
Sometimes our schedules change so please check this site for updates regularly and before you come.

Class Handouts

No Time to Prepare Games and Activities
Matching and Merging Duplicates
Find, Take and Teach
Denmark Class Handouts
Danish Research Log
Breaking Brick Walls
Using Free Online Archives and Libraries for Family History
Fixing Family Relationships in FamilySearch
Google Earth J. Hammonds
Family History on Your Tablet

Classes Descriptions

Ancestry.com

This class describes how to obtain a free LDS membership. Main topics include: How to link people in FS to Ancestry, how to up-load 4 generations from FS to Ancestry and how to transfer sources between FS and Ancestry. It also covers navigation of the Ancestry.com website.


No Time to Prepare Games and Activities

This class teaches simple family history games and activities available online. What a fun way to make a boring subject fun and exciting. Most of the games require a FamilySearch account and at least 30 ancestors in your family tree.


Censuses: Getting to Know about your Family in the Federal Census

Discover how to find information in census records about you relatives. Learn how to locate, compare and find facts about names, marriages, home addresses, moves, children, occupations, siblings and parents, education level, grandchildren, birth dates, maiden names, property ownership and assets, new spouses, relatives next door, farms and more.

Danish Research

The following topics are discussed: Patronymic naming. Danish Counties and Parishes. How to read Danish Parish Records How to find names using Danish URL sites.

Descendancy Research

Objectives: Add new family members to your tree using the Descendancy View. Learn where to start searching for spouses and children in FamilySearch and partner sites. Learn how to find, evaluate, and attach sources to find these new relatives.

England & Wales - Census Records (1841-1911) & Civil Registration (1837-Present) (Beginner/Intermediate)

The first effective census for researchers occurred in 1841 with the most recently released being 1911. Finding ancestors in households, with siblings and parents creates a snapshot in time, and opens up other avenues of family history research to family members.
In recognizing the need for more accurate record keeping, the government began Civil Registration on July 1, 1837. The records of births, marriages and deaths in England and Wales are available to everyone and a valuable resource for that time period.

England & Wales – Records of the Church & Their Poor Pre-1837 (Beginner/Intermediate)

The Church of England & Wales, as the governing body for centuries, not only recorded parishioners’ life events but managed their affairs. They maintained the roads, paid the bell ringer and supplied spiritual guidance. One of their most enduring works was to serve the poor. Apprenticeship records, bastardy bonds and settlement/removal papers aid in identifying family lines accurately.

FamilySearch Family Tree

The following topics are discussed: Personal settings: Account, Contact, Notifications, Preferences Home page: Recent Ancestors, To-Do Lists, Quick Links to Partner Sites, Messages, Get Help, Indexing, Temple. Family Tree: Pedigree Views, Summary Card, Person Details, Memories, Find, Lists, What’s New, Record Hints, Research Suggestions, data Problems, Lightbulb tips. Memories: Gallery of Photos, Documents, Stories, Audio Search: Historical Record Collections, Genealogies, Catalog, Books, Wiki

Find a Grave

The following topics are discussed: Brief History of Find A Grave How to do the searches How to contribute information How to create a memorial page

Find, Take, Teach for Ward and Stake Family History Consultants and Missionaries

Learn how to help others using the Consultant Planner. Learn ways to search their tree to find missing family members and how to make a lesson plan to lead others to find the missing family members.

Fixing Relationship Problems in FamilySearch

This class demonstrates the editing features for correcting errors in family relationships. Specifically: 1) Addition and deletion of spouses, 2) Changing parents of children, and 3) Adding an unconnected person.

Getting Started

Learn how to gather information from home, interview parents and relatives to get information about your ancestors and enter it into FamilySearch.

FamilySearch

Learn how to add or edit information, navigate the system, and view your relatives and relationships. Find research suggestions, identify missing relatives, print family group and pedigree charts and more.

Hints & Sources

The following topics are discussed: The value of searching for and attaching sources to your Tree. Types of sources and information they provide. Find spouses and children from the sources to add to your Tree.

Matching & Merging Duplicates

Learn how to search for possible duplicate entries for your family members and how to combine them properly in the FamilySearch database.

Memories 1 & 2

Discover how easy it is to share family photo, story, document or conversation memories on Family Search with your relatives. Learn how to use all the features in the system from your mobile, notebook, laptop, IPad or computer devices to upload, edit, share, organize and store your memories.

Puzzilla

Discover a free versatile and powerful tool that helps you find the holes in your family tree so you can focus your research on finding those missing ancestors. The premium version helps you extend your search parameters, keeps a log of ancestors who need ordinance work, and researches sources and ancestors with possible duplicates.

Research Strategies

The following topics are discussed: Attaching sources using “Record Hints”. Searching with the FamilySearch search engine. Finding records including the “Browse Only” records. Using records in Ancestry.com.

Take A Name

Learn how to use a smart phone to find, reserve, and print family names. Discussion includes the proper use of this app, how to download the app, and how to utilize its features.

Wooden Village

Wooden Village is the newest website tool that can help you find names of relatives in need of ordinances. It contains several apps that assist in finding sources, possible duplicates, data problems, and ancestors with missing spouses or children.



Maintained by: Curtis Clayton

Last modified: 1/16/18