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=== Centre Contacts and Hours<br> ===
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*138 - 4 AVE WEST, CARDSTON AB T0K 0K0 Canada
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*Building is located adjacent to Cardston High School parking lot (east of the high school)<br>
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*[https://maps.google.com/maps?q=138+4+Avenue+West,+Cardston,+AB+T0K0K0,+Canada&hl=en&sll=49.201595,-113.312815&sspn=0.011959,0.019248&oq=138+4+Street+West,+Cardston,+AB+T0K0K0,+Canada&hnear=138+4+Ave+W,+Cardston,+Alberta+T0K+0K0,+Canada&t=m&z=16&iwloc=A Location on Map]
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'''Phone: &nbsp;'''FHC: 403 653 3288&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br>
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'''E-mail:'''[mailto:ab_cardston@ldsmail.net ab_cardston@ldsmail.net]&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;'''&nbsp;&nbsp; '''
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'''Phone:&nbsp;'''
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'''FHC Hours:'''
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Hours for Jan- May  2017
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*Monday - Thursday 9;00 - 5;00 Friday 12:00 - 3:00 {Youth Program}  Saturday - Closed
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* December will be closed and will be reopened January 3 2018
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* Private appointments can be made through Linn or Darla Jensen at 403 653 3314 {H} or cell 403 929 1089
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* or Dienna Quinton 403 653 3459 {H} or cell 403 330 8731
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* If you want to make private bookings you should have your own consultants to assist in research
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=== Centre Contacts and Hours ===
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==== Help for Patron Visits ====
  
'''Location &amp;&nbsp;Map:<br>''' *'''Address:''' 138 - 4 AVE WEST, CARDSTON AB T0K0K0
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'''Visits to the Centre will be most successful by filling out the information you have on a "Family Group Sheet" and bringing it with you to the Centre. We have "Family Group Sheets" available at the Centre, or the booklet entitled "My Family" may be purchased for $1.00 at the Cardston Distribution Centre across the street from the Temple. The booklet has pages for short stories, pictures, personal data and a pedigree going back to great-grandparents. '''<br>'''__________________________ <br> '''  
  
*Building is located adjacent to Cardston High School parking lot (east of the high school)<br> *[https://maps.google.com/maps?q=138+4+Avenue+West,+Cardston,+AB+T0K0K0,+Canada&hl=en&sll=49.201595,-113.312815&sspn=0.011959,0.019248&oq=138+4+Street+West,+Cardston,+AB+T0K0K0,+Canada&hnear=138+4+Ave+W,+Cardston,+Alberta+T0K+0K0,+Canada&t=m&z=16&iwloc=A Location on Map]
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==== '''Holiday Schedule for 2017'''  ====
  
'''Phone: '''403.653.3288
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''* &nbsp;The Centre will be closed:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;'''Saturday and Monday of Long Week-ends'''&nbsp;'''throughout the year.''
  
'''E-mail:'''&nbsp;rkapcsos@telus.net &nbsp; '''&nbsp; Phone:''' 403 653 4056
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&nbsp;*&nbsp;''It is also closed the first Saturday each year in April and October for General Conference broadcasts from Salt Lake.&nbsp;''  
  
'''FHC Hours:'''
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<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;__________________________</span>
  
*'''Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur:'''&nbsp;&nbsp; 9am - 5pm,
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*&nbsp; The Centre will be closed on the following dates in 2017.
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* May 22
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* July 3
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* August 7
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* Sept 4
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* Oct 9
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* Nov 11
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* Closed from Dec 1 - January 3 2018
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*'''Saturday:'''&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;9am - Noon
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<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;  
  
*'''Wed Evening:'''&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 6:30pm - 9pm
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==== Holiday Schedule for 2013  ====
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'''The Centre will be closed:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;'''Saturday and Monday of Long Week-ends'''&nbsp;'''throughout the year.'''
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'''+Closed: &nbsp;Saturday 30 March, and Monday 01 April, for Good Friday / Easter long week-end.'''
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*'''Closed: &nbsp;Saturday 06 April for LDS General Conference from Salt Lake.'''
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*&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span>
*'''Closed: &nbsp;Saturday 18 May, and Monday 20 May, for Victoria Day long week-end.'''
 
*'''Closed: &nbsp;Saturday 29 June, and Monday 01 July, for Canada Day long week-end.'''
 
*'''Closed: &nbsp;Saturday 31 August, and Monday 02 September, for Labor Day long week-end.'''
 
*'''Closed: &nbsp;Saturday 05 October for LDS General Conference from Salt Lake.'''
 
*'''Closed: &nbsp;Saturday 09 November, and Monday 11 November, for Remembrance Day'''
 
*'''Closed: Tuesday 03 December until Monday 06 January 2014, for Christmas season'''.
 
  
=== Calendar and Events  ===
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<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<br>__________________________
  
== Upcoming Events  ==
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=== '''Calendar and Events &nbsp;'''<br> ===
  
 
==== '''Indexing:'''  ====
 
==== '''Indexing:'''  ====
  
Indexing classes will be offered the first Thursday of each month from 7-8 pm at the Cardston Family History Center, as long as there is enough interest in learning about indexing. &nbsp;  
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Indexing classes will be offered the third Thursday of each month from 7 - 8 pm at the Cardston Family History Centre, as long as there is enough interest in learning about indexing. &nbsp;
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Contact Verla Campbell 403 653 1404 or Lydia Beazer 403 653 3237 for information and registration.<br> __________________________
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==== Family History Classes:  ====
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Jan 25 - 2017  Puzilla Instructor - Dienna Quinton
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Feb 1 - 2017  Merging duplicate names
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Family History classes&nbsp;for the general public will be offered on a continuous rotation as long as there is interest and teachers available. &nbsp;
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Anyone in the community and surrounding area is welcome to attend the classes, as well as do personal family research during hours of operation. &nbsp;Consultants are available on each shift to assist patrons.
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'''"Family Tree"''' sessions&nbsp;  
  
Contact Jean Wilson 403 653 4576 or Eric Quinton 403 308 2404 to register.
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Please contact Linn Jensen or Darla Jensen for information:&nbsp;
  
'''Next Indexing class will be Thursday,&nbsp;07 March 2013, 7-8 pm.'''
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403 653 3314 or 403 929 1089
  
==== Class Schedule:  ====
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Family History classes&nbsp;for the general public will be offered starting in January 2013. &nbsp;
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==== Staff Training Meetings  ====
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Staff meeting held the first Monday of each month: &nbsp;5:15 - 6 pm at the FHC.
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'''''Please use a flashdrive to save your personal information while working on computers at the FHC.'''''<i>'''<br>Computers are wiped clean regularly of any personal information left on them, and your information will be lost.'''&nbsp;</i><br><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">__________________________</span>
  
Mini training lessons are held at each staff meeting.
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The church discontinued any further support of the "Personal Ancestral File" &nbsp;("PAF") program on
  
=== Centre Resources  ===
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15 July&nbsp;2013.
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Members are encouraged to use the online family&nbsp;history program "Family Tree" for recording their family histories and&nbsp;preparing names for temple ordinances.
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'''For those who wish to keep a&nbsp;personal record on a home computer, the Family History Department has&nbsp;recommended three third-party programs that integrate with Family Tree -&nbsp;Ancestral Quest, Legacy or RootsMagic.'''
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These programs are available for&nbsp;download in free and paid versions from the Internet. Ward Temple and Family History&nbsp;consultants and the staff at the Family History Centre are available to help&nbsp;you transfer your PAF files to one of these programs of your choice.
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==== Collections  ====
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Staff training meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month from 5:00 - 6:00
  
:*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''Family History Library Catalog:'''] This centre has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog. &nbsp;We do however, encourage patrons to order films and fiche from home computers. &nbsp;Patrons are notified by email and telephone when these items are mailed from Salt Lake and arrive at the Cardston FHC.&nbsp;
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=== Centre Resources  ===
  
 
==== Databases and Software  ====
 
==== Databases and Software  ====
  
:*[http://fhc.familysearch.org/ '''FHC Portal:'''] This centre has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the centre to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
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:*'''[[FHC Portal]]''' This centre has access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access in the centre to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.  
:*'''Databases &amp; Software'''
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:*Genealogy database software (Ancestral Quest, Family Insight, Legacy, RootsMagic)<br>
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:*Word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software such as OpenOffice&nbsp;
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:*Free access to several subscription sites through the FamilySearch Portal such as:
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:*Ancestry.com
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:*Access Newspaper Archive
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:*Alexander Street Press - American Civil War
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:*ArkivDigital (Swedish)
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:*British Newspapers
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:*Find-My-Past
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:*Fold3.com (Footnote)
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:*Genealogist
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:*Heritage Quest Online
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:*Historic Map Works
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:*Paper Trail
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:*World Vital Records.
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:*Free internet access to the New England Historical and Genealogical Society (NEHGS) website&nbsp;  
  
:*Genealogy database software (Ancestral Quest, Family Insight, Legacy, PAF, RootsMagic)
 
:*Charting software (PAF Companion, Legacy Charting)
 
:*Word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software such as OpenOffice&nbsp;
 
:*Free access to several subscription sites through the FamilySearch Portal such as Ancestry.com, Access Newspaper Archive, Alexander Street Press - American Civil War, ArkivDigital - Swedish, British Newspapers, Find-My-Past, Fold3.com - (Footnote), Genealogist, Heritage Quest Online, Historic Map Works, Paper Trail, and&nbsp;World Vital Records.
 
:*Free internet access to the New England Historical and Genealogical Society (NEHGS) website&nbsp;
 
  
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=== Hardware and Equipment ===
  
'''Hardware and Equipment'''''<br>''
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*21 networked computers with printer access &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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*1 microfiche reader
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*2 computers set up with dual monitors&nbsp;
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*Copy Machine
  
:*''14 networked computers with printer access'' &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
 
:*4 microfilm readers &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
 
:*1 microfiche reader &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<br>
 
:*&nbsp;Copy Machine&nbsp;
 
  
<br> '''Multimedia Centre'''<br>Cardston Family History Centre has an area where you can work with equipment consisting of a computer, and printer.&nbsp;&nbsp;:*Scan photos and transfer them to a flash drive or to a DVD. You can also make printed copies. Use the software to edit, enhance, correct, add to, or delete unwanted material from a photo-graph.&nbsp;Scan pictures and print them, or transfer them to your flash drive or DVD.
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==== '''Multimedia Centre''' ====
  
==== '''Centre Services''' ====
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Cardston Family History Centre has an area where you can work with equipment consisting of a computer, and printer. &nbsp;Scan photos and transfer them to a flash drive or to a DVD. You can also make printed copies. Use the software to edit, enhance, correct, add to, or delete unwanted material from a photo-graph.&nbsp;Scan pictures and print them, or transfer them to your flashdrive or DVD.
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==== Centre Services  ====
  
 
Staff Research Specialties  
 
Staff Research Specialties  
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Resources in the Local Area  
 
Resources in the Local Area  
  
===== '''Cardston Public Library'''&nbsp;&nbsp; 25 - 3 Ave West&nbsp; - '''&nbsp; Phone Number:''' 403 653 4775 =====
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<br>'''Cardston Public Library'''&nbsp;&nbsp; 25 - 3 Ave West&nbsp; - '''&nbsp; Phone Number:''' 403 653 4775  
  
==== '''Cardston Historical Society''' visits by appointment.-&nbsp; President: Noel Burt 403 653 3431 or Maxine Rogers: 403 653 2746 ''<br>''<br>Links  ====
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'''Cardston Historical Society''' visits by appointment.-&nbsp; President: Noel Burt 403 653 3431 or Maxine Rogers: 403 653 2746 ''<br>''  
  
'''Group Activities'''<br>The Cardston Family History Centre is pleased and eager to offer the opportunity for individuals, organizations, and other groups to schedule a group visit to our Center. We offer a variety of options that are sure to provide interest to your group - Youth, Adult, Church, Organization, Club, etc. Please review the following guide lines for scheduling a group visit.
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== '''Links'''  ==
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=='''Group Activities''' ==
  
<br> '''Group Size'''<br>If you want a tour of the Centre, groups should be 10 or fewer to avoid distrubing other patrons who are working. &nbsp;If you want to schedule a time for instruction, we have 2 options - Our large classroom has 13 computers and our smaller classroom has 1 computer for group instruction where all patrons don't need a computer.  
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The Cardston Family History Centre offers the opportunity for individuals, organizations, and other groups to schedule a group visit to our Centre. We offer a variety of options that are sure to provide interest to your group - Youth, Adult, Church, Organization, Club, etc. Please review the following guidelines for scheduling a group visit.  
  
<br> '''Reservation Procedure'''<br>Determine the date you would like to come by checking our Online Calendar for available dates.<br>Determine the goal for you visit. You may want to check the list of suggested activities below for ideas.<br>Call the Centre - 403 653 3288 or 403 653 4056 (Ron or Valorie Kapcsos) to reserve the date.&nbsp;
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==== <br> '''Group Size''' ====
  
<br> '''Available Times'''<br>In order to use the Centre as efficiently as possible, we suggest the following times:<br>Evening group visits: Tue, Wed, &amp; Thur &nbsp;are scheduled appointments beginning at at 7:00 PM.  
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If you would like a tour of the Centre, groups should be 10 or fewer to avoid distrubing other patrons who are working. &nbsp;If you want to schedule a time for instruction, we have 2 options - Our large classroom has 12 computers, a projector and screen, and our smaller classroom has 9 computers and 1 with dual monitors and screen for group instruction where all patrons don't need a computer. &nbsp;A film-reader room also a computer with dual monitors, and a microfilm scanner with printer access.  
  
<br> '''Supervision'''<br>Adults accompanying youth groups should prepare to actively participate with their youth.<br>Local ward family history consultants are an excellent resource and should be brought with your group. They will provide continuity after your visit.
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==== <br> '''Reservation Procedure''' ====
  
<br> '''Printing'''<br>Copies of any documents found during your visit can be printed at the Centre for $0.10 each.  
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Determine the date you would like to come by checking our Online Calendar for available dates.<br>Determine the goal for you visit. You may want to check the list of suggested activities below for ideas.<br>Call the Centre - 403 653 3288 or 403 653 3314 Linn or Darla Jensen to reserve the date.&nbsp;
  
(B/W 81/2 "x 11"). &nbsp;Documents could also be scanned and saved to your flash drive.
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==== <br> '''Available Times'''  ====
  
<br> '''Guidelines for a Successful and Rewarding Visit'''&nbsp;
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In order to use the Centre as efficiently as possible, we suggest the following times:<br>Evening group visits: Tue., Wed., and Thur. -- schedule appointments beginning at at 7:00 PM.
  
<br>'''LDS Account Registration:''' Each LDS Member of the group needs to have an LDS Login Account BEFORE coming to the Centre. Please have them log into https://ldsaccount.lds.org or another church account site to make sure their username and password are working. For members who don't have a current 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 on the right side of the screen and entering 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.
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==== <br> '''Supervision''' ====
  
<br>'''Personal Family History Information''': Except for Indexing visits, please have everyone bring a personal Pedigree Chart with as much family information as possible.  
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Adults accompanying youth groups should prepare to actively participate with their youth.<br>Local ward temple and family history consultants are an excellent resource and should be brought with your group. They will provide continuity after your visit.
  
<br> '''Specific Goal or Objective to Accomplish:''' Each group should have an idea or goal, before they arrive, of what they would like to accomplish during the visit to our Centre.
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==== <br> '''Printing''' ====
  
<br>'''Suggested Activities at the Centre'''<br>While most of the activities below can be done at our Centre, we've also tried to give you the forms, websites, etc. needed so you could prepare these activities for your own groups - Youth groups, Family History classes, Relief Society mini classes, etc. &nbsp;'''&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;'''  
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Copies of any black and white documents found during your visit can be printed at the Centre for $0.10 each.&nbsp;(B/W 81/2 "x 11"). &nbsp;Documents could also be scanned and saved to your flash drive.&nbsp;
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==== '''Guidelines for a Successful and Rewarding Visit'''&nbsp;  ====
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<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">The Cardston Family History Centre computers have been recently updated and upgraded to allow patrons easier and enhanced access to many of the exciting new genealogy programs and websites provided by the Church Family History department.</span>
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<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" />Please DO NOT bring food or drink into the main computer area of the Centre.
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<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Personal Family History Information: Except for Indexing visits, please have everyone bring a personal Pedigree Chart with as much family information as possible.</span><br>Specific Goal or Objective to Accomplish: Each group should have an idea or goal, before they arrive, of what they would like to accomplish during the visit to our Center.
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'''LDS Account Registration:'''
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Each LDS member of a group visiting the FHC needs to have an LDS Login Account BEFORE coming to the Centre.
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Please log in to https://ldsaccount.lds.org or another church account site to make sure their username and password are working. For members who don't have a current account, register for one prior to your visit. This may be done by going to https://ldsaccount.lds.org and clicking on the Register for an LDS Account button on the right side of the screen and entering the necessary information, which includes their church membership number and birth date. The membership number is on the temple recommend or can be provided by their home ward clerk.
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==== <br>'''Personal Family History Information''':  ====
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Except for Indexing visits, please have everyone bring a personal Pedigree Chart with as much family information as possible.
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==== '''Specific Goal or Objective to Accomplish:'''  ====
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Each group should have an idea or goal, before they arrive, of what they would like to accomplish during the visit to the Centre.
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While most of the activities below can be done at the Centre, we've also tried to give you the forms, websites, etc. needed so you could prepare these activities for your own groups - Youth groups, Family History classes, Relief Society mini-classes, etc. &nbsp;'''&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;'''  
  
 
'''Children 8-11'''<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  
 
'''Children 8-11'''<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;  
  
&nbsp;'''Youth 12-18'''<br>'''Introduction to the Family History Centre''' A tour and overview of our Centre, including the resources, tools, equipment, computers, multimedia &amp; oral history center available for use by our patrons. [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Family History Activities for Children: familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Family History Activities for Children:] <br>  
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&nbsp;'''Youth 12-18''' <br>'''Introduction to the Family History Centre:&nbsp;''' A tour and overview of the Centre, including the resources, tools, equipment, computers, multimedia &amp; oral history center available for use by our patrons. "[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Family History Activities for Children: familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Family History Activities for Children:]" <br>  
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'''Introduction to FamilySearch&nbsp;/ Family Tree''':&nbsp;
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Finding an ancestor on FamilyTree, or doing research on FamilySearch, to locate historical documents about that ancestor and learn more about him/ her. &nbsp;
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To learn more about using Family Tree,
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&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;- sign in to your account
  
'''Introduction to New FamilySearch/FamilySearch''' A demonstration of finding an ancestor in New FamilySearch, then locating historical documents about that ancestor in FamilySearch to learn more about him.
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&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;- click on "Family Tree"
  
'''Great preparation for Pioneer Trek'''<br>We use the 3 short videos - Step 1, 2 &amp; 3 found at lds.org/youth allowing time after each for hands-on practice.<br><br>
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&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;- click on &nbsp;"Get Help" in upper right area
  
The Youth may also like to create a 9-generation Fan Chart in pdf format which they can save to a flash drive and get printed at a local print shop (our printers do not print large enough to make the chart readable). (Local drug stores or businesses may offer this service.) &nbsp;  
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&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;- click on &nbsp;"Learning Centre Video Courses"
  
<br>'''FamilySearch.org (Find an ancestor)''' View the video - Family History - Made Simple (2:19), excellent for children as well as adults. It ends with the suggestion to search familysearch.org.<br>You could then view the video "Step 2 Discover a Family Record" (2:23)
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<br> '''FamilySearch Website''' - A Great Place to Do Research
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View these videos which allows you to learn how to navigate on "Family Tree."<br>  
  
'''FamilySearch''' - More ways to search for ancestors
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Youth may also like to create a 9-generation "Fan Chart" in pdf format which they can save to a flashdrive and get printed at a local print shop (our printers do not print large enough to make the chart readable). (Local drug stores or businesses may offer this service.) &nbsp;<br>
  
'''FamilySearch''' - Even more ways to search for ancestors
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'''Introduction to Indexing -''' An overview of the why and how of indexing with hands-on practice.<br>Go to FamilySearch Indexing and take the 2 minute Test Drive (button in upper right).<br>Another good getting started video is [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dImIAihQnY8 FamilySearch Indexing Quick Start] (5:49)<br>Youth may also enjoy the Indexing App for their phone or tablet.  
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'''Introduction to Indexing -''' An overview of the why and how of indexing with hands-on practice.<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;- go to FamilySearch Indexing and take the 2 minute "Test Drive" (button in upper right).<br><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;- youth may also enjoy the Indexing App for their phone or tablet.</span>
  
 
<br>'''Research Quick Start -''' A focused presentation demonstrating popular research websites to find specific information on your ancestors.'  
 
<br>'''Research Quick Start -''' A focused presentation demonstrating popular research websites to find specific information on your ancestors.'  
  
'''Cemetery Scavenger Hunt -''' [http://www.findagrave.com Find a Grave] is an excellent research site where volunteers post information about their deceased ancestors in cemeteries around the world.&nbsp;You may find birth/death dates, tombstone pictures, links to other family members, photos and even biographical information.<br>This scavenger hunt type activity will help you learn how to use the site and inspire you to contribute as well.<br> <br> '''Access is free at our Family History Centre'''  
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'''Cemetery Scavenger Hunt -'''&nbsp;"[http://www.findagrave.com Find a Grave]" is an excellent research site where volunteers post information about their deceased ancestors in cemeteries around the world.&nbsp;You may find birth / death dates, tombstone pictures, links to other family members, photos and even biographical information.<br>This scavenger hunt type activity will help you learn how to use the site and inspire you to contribute as well.<br>  
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<br> '''Access is free at the Family History Centre'''  
  
 
*View video "[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kuk_wddJ6OM Search for Historical Records on Ancestry.com]" (7:42 min.) stopping periodically to practice the techniques discussed.  
 
*View video "[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kuk_wddJ6OM Search for Historical Records on Ancestry.com]" (7:42 min.) stopping periodically to practice the techniques discussed.  
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*Create a new database (Ask leader ahead of time, which program their group would like to use.)  
 
*Create a new database (Ask leader ahead of time, which program their group would like to use.)  
 
*Enter their own personal information.  
 
*Enter their own personal information.  
*View the video - [https://familysearch.org/learn/getting_started_step_1 Finding Easy Information] (3:07) pausing after the memory section (1:18) and have them add their family members and information they know.  
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*View the video - "[https://familysearch.org/learn/getting_started_step_1 Finding Easy Information]" (3:07) pausing after the memory section (1:18) and have them add their family members and information they know.  
 
*Open a new tab and View the video "[https://www.lds.org/youth/family-history/discover?lang=eng Step 2 Discover a Family Record]" (2:23)  
 
*Open a new tab and View the video "[https://www.lds.org/youth/family-history/discover?lang=eng Step 2 Discover a Family Record]" (2:23)  
*Search for records about an ancestor on [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch.org]  
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*Search for records about an ancestor on "[https://familysearch.org FamilySearch.org]"
 
*Add the information they find to their database.  
 
*Add the information they find to their database.  
*Continue the video -[https://familysearch.org/learn/getting_started_step_1 Finding Easy Information] (at 1:19), then challenge them to go home and gather what records they can find and start interviewing relatives to learn more.
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*Continue the video - "[https://familysearch.org/learn/getting_started_step_1 Finding Easy Information]" (at 1:19), then challenge them to go home and gather what records they can find and start interviewing relatives to learn more.  
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'''<br>''' '''Volunteer at the Centre'''&nbsp;
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=='''<br>''' '''Volunteer at the Centre'''&nbsp; ==
  
''We are always looking individuals who are '''knowledgeable''' '''about family history''' and could assist patrons who come to the Centre. &nbsp;The commitment generally requires working one 4 hour day shift each week, or whatever the volunteer is able to contribute.''&nbsp;
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''We are always looking individuals who are'''&nbsp;experienced&nbsp;with&nbsp;family history''' '''and computers''' and could assist patrons who come to the Centre. &nbsp;The commitment generally requires working one 4 hour day shift each week, or whatever the volunteer is able to contribute. &nbsp;'''We also welcome youth who are interested in family history and could assist patrons at the Centre from 1 to 4 hours at a time.'''''

Latest revision as of 20:19, 6 July 2017

FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Centre, a branch facility of the Family History Library.


Centre Contacts and Hours

  • 138 - 4 AVE WEST, CARDSTON AB T0K 0K0 Canada
  • Building is located adjacent to Cardston High School parking lot (east of the high school)
  • Location on Map

Phone:  FHC: 403 653 3288     

E-mail:ab_cardston@ldsmail.net      

Phone: 

FHC Hours:

Hours for Jan- May 2017

  • Monday - Thursday 9;00 - 5;00 Friday 12:00 - 3:00 {Youth Program} Saturday - Closed
  • December will be closed and will be reopened January 3 2018
  • Private appointments can be made through Linn or Darla Jensen at 403 653 3314 {H} or cell 403 929 1089
  • or Dienna Quinton 403 653 3459 {H} or cell 403 330 8731
  • If you want to make private bookings you should have your own consultants to assist in research

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Help for Patron Visits

Visits to the Centre will be most successful by filling out the information you have on a "Family Group Sheet" and bringing it with you to the Centre. We have "Family Group Sheets" available at the Centre, or the booklet entitled "My Family" may be purchased for $1.00 at the Cardston Distribution Centre across the street from the Temple. The booklet has pages for short stories, pictures, personal data and a pedigree going back to great-grandparents.
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Holiday Schedule for 2017

*  The Centre will be closed:  Saturday and Monday of Long Week-ends throughout the year.

 * It is also closed the first Saturday each year in April and October for General Conference broadcasts from Salt Lake. 

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  •   The Centre will be closed on the following dates in 2017.
  • May 22
  • July 3
  • August 7
  • Sept 4
  • Oct 9
  • Nov 11
  • Closed from Dec 1 - January 3 2018

               

               

              

            

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Calendar and Events  

Indexing:

Indexing classes will be offered the third Thursday of each month from 7 - 8 pm at the Cardston Family History Centre, as long as there is enough interest in learning about indexing.  

Contact Verla Campbell 403 653 1404 or Lydia Beazer 403 653 3237 for information and registration.
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Family History Classes:

Jan 25 - 2017 Puzilla Instructor - Dienna Quinton

Feb 1 - 2017 Merging duplicate names

Family History classes for the general public will be offered on a continuous rotation as long as there is interest and teachers available.  

Anyone in the community and surrounding area is welcome to attend the classes, as well as do personal family research during hours of operation.  Consultants are available on each shift to assist patrons.

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"Family Tree" sessions 

Please contact Linn Jensen or Darla Jensen for information: 

403 653 3314 or 403 929 1089


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Please use a flashdrive to save your personal information while working on computers at the FHC.
Computers are wiped clean regularly of any personal information left on them, and your information will be lost.
 

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The church discontinued any further support of the "Personal Ancestral File"  ("PAF") program on

15 July 2013.

Members are encouraged to use the online family history program "Family Tree" for recording their family histories and preparing names for temple ordinances.

For those who wish to keep a personal record on a home computer, the Family History Department has recommended three third-party programs that integrate with Family Tree - Ancestral Quest, Legacy or RootsMagic.

These programs are available for download in free and paid versions from the Internet. Ward Temple and Family History consultants and the staff at the Family History Centre are available to help you transfer your PAF files to one of these programs of your choice.

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Staff training meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month from 5:00 - 6:00

Centre Resources

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This centre has access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access in the centre to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
  • Genealogy database software (Ancestral Quest, Family Insight, Legacy, RootsMagic)
  • Word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software such as OpenOffice 
  • Free access to several subscription sites through the FamilySearch Portal such as:
  • Ancestry.com
  • Access Newspaper Archive
  • Alexander Street Press - American Civil War
  • ArkivDigital (Swedish)
  • British Newspapers
  • Find-My-Past
  • Fold3.com (Footnote)
  • Genealogist
  • Heritage Quest Online
  • Historic Map Works
  • Paper Trail
  • World Vital Records.
  • Free internet access to the New England Historical and Genealogical Society (NEHGS) website 


Hardware and Equipment

  • 21 networked computers with printer access           
  • 1 microfiche reader
  • 2 computers set up with dual monitors 
  • Copy Machine



Multimedia Centre

Cardston Family History Centre has an area where you can work with equipment consisting of a computer, and printer.  Scan photos and transfer them to a flash drive or to a DVD. You can also make printed copies. Use the software to edit, enhance, correct, add to, or delete unwanted material from a photo-graph. Scan pictures and print them, or transfer them to your flashdrive or DVD.

Centre Services

Staff Research Specialties

Resources in the Local Area


Cardston Public Library   25 - 3 Ave West  -   Phone Number: 403 653 4775

Cardston Historical Society visits by appointment.-  President: Noel Burt 403 653 3431 or Maxine Rogers: 403 653 2746


Links

Group Activities

The Cardston Family History Centre offers the opportunity for individuals, organizations, and other groups to schedule a group visit to our Centre. We offer a variety of options that are sure to provide interest to your group - Youth, Adult, Church, Organization, Club, etc. Please review the following guidelines for scheduling a group visit.


Group Size

If you would like a tour of the Centre, groups should be 10 or fewer to avoid distrubing other patrons who are working.  If you want to schedule a time for instruction, we have 2 options - Our large classroom has 12 computers, a projector and screen, and our smaller classroom has 9 computers and 1 with dual monitors and screen for group instruction where all patrons don't need a computer.  A film-reader room also a computer with dual monitors, and a microfilm scanner with printer access.


Reservation Procedure

Determine the date you would like to come by checking our Online Calendar for available dates.
Determine the goal for you visit. You may want to check the list of suggested activities below for ideas.
Call the Centre - 403 653 3288 or 403 653 3314 Linn or Darla Jensen to reserve the date. 


Available Times

In order to use the Centre as efficiently as possible, we suggest the following times:
Evening group visits: Tue., Wed., and Thur. -- schedule appointments beginning at at 7:00 PM.


Supervision

Adults accompanying youth groups should prepare to actively participate with their youth.
Local ward temple and family history consultants are an excellent resource and should be brought with your group. They will provide continuity after your visit.


Printing

Copies of any black and white documents found during your visit can be printed at the Centre for $0.10 each. (B/W 81/2 "x 11").  Documents could also be scanned and saved to your flash drive. 


Guidelines for a Successful and Rewarding Visit 

The Cardston Family History Centre computers have been recently updated and upgraded to allow patrons easier and enhanced access to many of the exciting new genealogy programs and websites provided by the Church Family History department.

Please DO NOT bring food or drink into the main computer area of the Centre.

Personal Family History Information: Except for Indexing visits, please have everyone bring a personal Pedigree Chart with as much family information as possible.
Specific Goal or Objective to Accomplish: Each group should have an idea or goal, before they arrive, of what they would like to accomplish during the visit to our Center.

LDS Account Registration:

Each LDS member of a group visiting the FHC needs to have an LDS Login Account BEFORE coming to the Centre.

Please log in to https://ldsaccount.lds.org or another church account site to make sure their username and password are working. For members who don't have a current account, register for one prior to your visit. This may be done by going to https://ldsaccount.lds.org and clicking on the Register for an LDS Account button on the right side of the screen and entering the necessary information, which includes their church membership number and birth date. The membership number is on the temple recommend or can be provided by their home ward clerk.


Personal Family History Information:

Except for Indexing visits, please have everyone bring a personal Pedigree Chart with as much family information as possible.

Specific Goal or Objective to Accomplish:

Each group should have an idea or goal, before they arrive, of what they would like to accomplish during the visit to the Centre.

Suggested Activities at the Centre

While most of the activities below can be done at the Centre, we've also tried to give you the forms, websites, etc. needed so you could prepare these activities for your own groups - Youth groups, Family History classes, Relief Society mini-classes, etc.          

Children 8-11
        

 Youth 12-18
Introduction to the Family History Centre:  A tour and overview of the Centre, including the resources, tools, equipment, computers, multimedia & oral history center available for use by our patrons. "History Activities for Children: familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Family History Activities for Children:"

Introduction to FamilySearch / Family Tree

Finding an ancestor on FamilyTree, or doing research on FamilySearch, to locate historical documents about that ancestor and learn more about him/ her.  

To learn more about using Family Tree,

     - sign in to your account

     - click on "Family Tree"

     - click on  "Get Help" in upper right area

     - click on  "Learning Centre Video Courses"


View these videos which allows you to learn how to navigate on "Family Tree."

Youth may also like to create a 9-generation "Fan Chart" in pdf format which they can save to a flashdrive and get printed at a local print shop (our printers do not print large enough to make the chart readable). (Local drug stores or businesses may offer this service.)  


Introduction to Indexing - An overview of the why and how of indexing with hands-on practice.
     - go to FamilySearch Indexing and take the 2 minute "Test Drive" (button in upper right).
     - youth may also enjoy the Indexing App for their phone or tablet.


Research Quick Start - A focused presentation demonstrating popular research websites to find specific information on your ancestors.'

Cemetery Scavenger Hunt - "Find a Grave" is an excellent research site where volunteers post information about their deceased ancestors in cemeteries around the world. You may find birth / death dates, tombstone pictures, links to other family members, photos and even biographical information.
This scavenger hunt type activity will help you learn how to use the site and inspire you to contribute as well.


Access is free at the Family History Centre

  • View video "Search for Historical Records on Ancestry.com" (7:42 min.) stopping periodically to practice the techniques discussed.
  • Starting your own Database Begin by viewing the video - Family History - Made Simple (2:19)
  • Create a new database (Ask leader ahead of time, which program their group would like to use.)
  • Enter their own personal information.
  • View the video - "Finding Easy Information" (3:07) pausing after the memory section (1:18) and have them add their family members and information they know.
  • Open a new tab and View the video "Step 2 Discover a Family Record" (2:23)
  • Search for records about an ancestor on "FamilySearch.org"
  • Add the information they find to their database.
  • Continue the video - "Finding Easy Information" (at 1:19), then challenge them to go home and gather what records they can find and start interviewing relatives to learn more.
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Volunteer at the Centre 

We are always looking individuals who are experienced with family history and computers and could assist patrons who come to the Centre.  The commitment generally requires working one 4 hour day shift each week, or whatever the volunteer is able to contribute.  We also welcome youth who are interested in family history and could assist patrons at the Centre from 1 to 4 hours at a time.