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'''Descriptions of Classes Offered at [[Logan Utah Family History Center]]'''  
 
'''Descriptions of Classes Offered at [[Logan Utah Family History Center]]'''  
  
'''For a list of current class descriptions and handouts that may not appear below, click on the underlined blue class Title on the [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Logan_Utah_Family_History_Center/Class_Schedule Classes &amp; Handouts] page. You can download the handout to your computer or flashstick; or you can print the handout and take it to class with you.'''<br>  
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'''For a list of current class descriptions and handouts that may not appear below, click on the underlined blue class Title on the [[Logan Utah FamilySearch Library/Class Schedule|Classes &amp; Handouts]] page. You can download the handout to your computer or flashstick; or you can print the handout and take it to class with you.'''<br>  
  
*'''16th &amp; 17th Century History of England for Genealogists''': Learn of the social history of the people and how it affected their lives and where to obtain information pertaining to your research. Learn of the social life of the working class, church involvement in their lives, why did they move, where they went, and immigration and migration. This will prove to be a fast paced class with lots of insight to the lives of your ancestors. Make your ancestors come alive, find out how they lived and where they went.
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*'''Family Search:&nbsp; Introduction and Overview--Beginner (John Burton, Instructor)'''  
*'''18th &amp; 19th Century History of England for Genealogists''': Learn of the social history of the people and how it affected their lives and where to obtain information pertaining to your research. Learn of the social life of the working class, church involvement in their lives, why did they move, where they went, and immigration and migration. This will prove to be a fast paced class with lots of insight to the lives of your ancestors. Make your ancestors come alive, find out how they lived and where they went.
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*<u>Description of Class</u>:&nbsp; This is a very basic overview and orientation for those who are new to the FamilySearch program.&nbsp; The class will cover "what" FamilySearch can do and can't do; the purposes, parts, navigation and uses of FamilySearch.&nbsp; This is not a "how to" class but a "what it is" and "what can you do with it" class.&nbsp; It is a one-week class. &nbsp;[https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dw8lr7cgub5d7t3/AADnJGYZNGKxQglKRDfiqwgua?dl=0 Handouts]
*'''20th Century History of England for Genealogists''': Learn of the social history of the people and how it affected their lives and where to obtain information pertaining to your research. Learn of the social life of the working class, church involvement in their lives, why did they move, where they went, and immigration and migration. This will prove to be a fast paced class with lots of insight to the lives of your ancestors. Make your ancestors come alive, find out how they lived and where they went.
 
*'''Ancestral Quest's Sync with new FamilySearch''': Learn how to manage new FamilySearch using Ancestral Quest. Ancestral Quest is a family history&nbsp;database that allows you to interface with new FamilySearch. Learn what it can do and how you can benefit from it. Prerequisite an understanding of&nbsp;Ancestral Quest software. &nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Ancestral_Quest_sync_with_nFS_bw.pdf Handout ]- [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Ancestral_Quest_sync_with_nFS.pps PowerPoint Presentation]
 
*'''Ancestry.com''': Learn what's available at Ancestry.com and how to search the site more effectively. This is possibly the best research database available. &nbsp;Make it work for you! &nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/ancestry_5.pdf Handout]
 
*'''Basic US Research''': This class will focus on websites to use, census records, obituaries, cemeteries, newspapers, life histories, books, photos, and how to&nbsp;share your data with others. &nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Basic_US_Research.pdf Handout]
 
*'''Beginners-Things You Should Know and Do''': The What, When, Where, Why and How of getting started in Family History with emphasis on the "How." &nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/FH_Beginner_Class_Outline-1.pdf Handout ]- [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Beginning_FH-1.pps PowerPoint Presentation]
 
*'''Cloud Computing: '''Cloud computing is defined here as storing your data on the internet. Use the internet to store your data, information, photos, etc. Learn how to make internet sites work for you. Many sites we will be discussing are free and you should be using them, if for no other reason, to back your data up to. Many people only have their family history data on the internet, which they can access from where ever they are. Come learn how to store your important files on the internet. Pay sites and free sites will be discussed. &nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Cloud_Computing.pdf Handout]
 
*'''Computer Basics''': Learn the basics of the Windows operating system. Includes navigation, managing files and folders, customizing the desktop, etc. &nbsp;Includes navigation using Windows Explorer. This class is designed for the beginning computer user. If you don't know how to use your computer this class<br>is for you! Come to class with questions so I can help you with what you really want to know. &nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Computer_basics.pdf Handout]
 
*'''Computer Skills - Basic''': This basic class is for the person who has minimal knowledge about computers. Basic functions such as using the mouse, opening &amp; closing programs, entering and saving data and accessing the internet will be covered. &nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Basic_computer_skills.pdf Handout]
 
*'''Danish Research''': Learn how to conduct Danish research. Class is a two hour class in the Baptistry Room &amp; the Classroom as needed. &nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Danish_Research.pdf Handout ](large, will take a while to download)
 
*'''Descendancy Research: '''If you are looking for relative’s names to take to the temple, then this class is for you. Many of us have our ancestral lines back as far as we are able to find them. We are frustrated because Aunt Mary already did the work for us. Learn how to follow the church’s admonition to find descendants of our ancestors and do their work. Many cousins await their work and someone to find them. Get the skills. This class is not a quick fix, it involves lots of work. &nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Descendancy_Research-Using_Get_My_Ancestors-nFS___ancestry-com.pdf Handout]
 
*'''Descendancy Research Using "Get My Ancestors"''': The program "Get My Ancestors" will be used in the "get my descendants" mode to download, from&nbsp;new FamilySearch, descendants of a sibling of your 3rd Great Grandparent. Census records on Ancestry.com will be used to extend your Descendancy&nbsp;research and provide cousin' names for Temple Work.
 
*'''Descendancy Research -- Take a Cousin to the Temple:&nbsp;''' In this class you will learn how to “glean” a cousin’s name from new.familysearch.org, print the Family Ordinance Request (FOR) to take to the temple, and do the ordinances for your cousin. Most beginners starting with this approach have been able to find several Cousins’ names in just two or three hours. This is a very exciting way to get started in genealogy.<br>There will also be a short introduction on how to use Census and other records to extend your Descendancy (Cousin) “end of line” on the new.familysearch family tree. These will almost certainly be new name submissions for whom you can do the temple ordinances. &nbsp;[https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D6951842_8763413_88571 '''Class handout'''].
 
*'''Discovering Your Female Ancestors''': Research methods and resources that can help us identify and get to know our female ancestors. &nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Discovering_our_female_ancestors_handout.pdf Handout]
 
*'''Discovering Your Immigrant Ancestor Origins''': Research methods and resources that can help us trace our ancestors back to their European origins. &nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Discovering_your_immigrant_ancestor_handout.pdf Handout]
 
*'''Facebook for Family History Research''': Focusing on registering and maneuvering privacy settings. Connecting and Re Connecting with Family and Friends in your life, past and present! How to share documents, pictures and memories of all kinds. How you can find family information.
 
*'''Family History Research - Getting Started''': Introduction to family history research. Learn how to start, where to look, where to go for help.
 
*'''Family History Consultant Training''': Overview of all the skills that are necessary to be a ward family history consultant. Introducing organization,&nbsp;searching compiled records, verifying and updating with today's technology, temple submission and sharing with others. A portion of this class will be used&nbsp;as a workshop for you to bring your questions and then to come up with solutions. &nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Ward_Family_History_Consultant.pdf Handout]
 
*'''Family Insight-Synchronization''': Use PAF5 with Family Insight to (1) update your records (including LDS Ordinances) from New FamilySearch and, at the&nbsp;same time, (2) transmit new names, dates, places, and notes from your PAF5 file to New FamilySearch. This two-directional movement of data is called&nbsp;Synchronization. &nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/FamilyInsight_Synchronization_with_new_FamilySearch.pdf Handout]
 
*'''FamilySearch Wiki Goldmine''': Learn how to use the FamilySearch Wiki effectively to determine what records are available and where to find them to&nbsp;jumpstart, extend or verify your family history research. &nbsp;[https://www.dropbox.com/s/r5wecbw8skp068t/Wiki%20Goldmine.pdf Class Handout]&nbsp;
 
*'''For "Fee" Web Sites that are "Free" at our Center''': Learn Where to access FamilySearch Portal Websites, What each web site contains, and How each&nbsp;web site can help you in your research.
 
*'''Genealogy Boy Scout Merit Badge''': Exploring your roots--where your family name came from, why your family lives where it does, what your parents and&nbsp;grandparents did for fun when they were your age--can be fascinating. Discovering your ancestors back through history is what genealogy is all about. You&nbsp;will learn basic terminology, some of the available tools, the role of computers, and how to record your information. For a worksheet go to:&nbsp;[http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Genealogy.pdf '''http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Genealogy.pdf''']
 
*'''Google''': Learn how to use the Google.com search engine more effectively to find research records available online. Google is a most effective family history&nbsp;research tool. Find what you're missing from this great web site. &nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Google_class_handout3_ppt.pdf Handout ]- [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Google_Class_Presentation.ppt PowerPoint Presentation]
 
*'''Helping Hispanic Researchers''': From this class Family History &amp; Priesthood leaders will be able to assist Hispanic research efforts. &nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Helping_Hispanic_Researchers.pdf Handout]
 
*'''Hispanic Research''': This class will focus on Hispanic research strategies and will individualized to the attendees. It can be taught in English or Spanish. &nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Tracing_Hispanic_or_Mexican_Ancestry.pdf Handout]
 
*'''How to Write Your Personal History''': How to organize, document, and write about the person you know better than anyone else in the world–YOU! &nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/How_To_Write_Your_Life_Story_Handout.pdf Handout 1], [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/How_to_Write_Your_MemoirThinking_about_your_legacy_Reader_s_Digest.pdf Handout 2], [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/How_to_Write_Your_Memoir_5_Tips_for_Starting_Your_Memoir_Reader_s_Digest.pdf Handout 3], [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Divisions_of_My_Life--Matrix.pdf Handout 4]
 
*'''Immigration Research:'''
 
*'''Learning Ancestral Quest''': Learn how to use Ancestral Quest. Ancestral Quest is a family history database that allows you to utilize your PAF database but&nbsp;have more advanced features such as interfacing with new FamilySearch. Learn what it can do and how you can benefit from it. Prerequisite a knowledge of&nbsp;PAF.
 
*'''Legacy - Getting Started''': Learn the basics of the Legacy program to enter, source, print and share your family information. Learn how to sync with New&nbsp;FamilySearch. Learn how to use the publishing center, picture center, search &amp; tag, use events &amp; chronologies, sources, the research guide &amp; to do list. &nbsp;[https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D6731111_8756664_938814 '''Class Handout''']
 
*'''Let's Learn About Blogging: '''Learn the basics of Blogging. What is a blog? How do I set one up? What are some benefits and cautions about blogging?
 
*'''Microfilm Scanning''':*'''MobileTree on your iPod Touch or iPhone''': Download an app called MobileTree (a great gift idea) to an iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad. Access and&nbsp;download the Family Tree from new FamilySearch. Teenagers and adults alike love having their family tree on their own handheld device. Add photos,&nbsp;documents, and stories. &nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Microfilm-Fiche_Scanner_Training_v1.ppt Handout]
 
*'''My Precious Family History - Succession''': You inherited precious Family History books and mementoes, and you have worked hard collecting and making&nbsp;additional precious family history. Where can it be preserved for future generations? (Who wants it?) The logical or creative approach! &nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/My_Precious_Family_History_-_Succession.pdf Handout]
 
*'''New FamilySearch''': Learning to operate within the framework of new FamilySearch. Learn how to prepare your ancestors for the temple. The rules have&nbsp;changed, you probably do have people qualified to go to the temple. Learn how to clean up the family and submit them. You must have a users name and<br>password for new FamilySearch before coming to this class. &nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/New_Family_Search_Lesson_1_-_3_Handout_-_online_2011-Dec._2010_update.pdf Handout]
 
*'''Organizing Your Family History Work on the Computer and with Paper:''' Whether it’s paper copies or computer files it’s very easy to lose track of what you have. This class will discuss methods for filing your papers, computer files and miscellaneous items so that you can easily find what you are looking for.  
 
*'''Preparing an Acceptable Record &amp; Submitting It''': &nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Perceptions.pdf Handout 1], [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Submitting_to_Temple_04_18.pdf Handout 2]
 
  
#A look into the Scriptures for our responsibility, and the importance of having our own personal file. PAF is acceptable. &nbsp;&nbsp;
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'''Basic Research Skills ( Martin Peterson - Instructor)'''
#Understanding the New FamilySearch (NFS) database – Family Tree.
 
#Adding ordinance data to your PAF from NFS using Family Insight (FI).
 
#Combining and separating records in NFS using FI.
 
#Adding names to NFS using FI.
 
#Reserving names in NFS to be submitted to the Temple using FI.
 
#Printing a Family Ordinance Request (FOR).
 
  
*'''Reading German Gothic Script''': If you have Germany ancestry this class will help you understand how to read Gothic script. This will greatly increase your&nbsp;ability to do research written in German.&nbsp;
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*&nbsp;Description of class: &nbsp;<u></u>This class is intended to review the basic research skills needed by everyone to find their ancestors. The focus is on basic principles of the five research steps in the research process, use of a research log and how to document information, use of a wiki including record selection tables and reviewing key sources of reference information. Class members will participate in using methods of searching in Google and FamilySearch.  
*'''Recording an Oral History: '''We will look at how to create a video of yourself, friend or loved one to share with family members and future generations. We will look at preparing for the video, listing questions and topics to be explored, some important "do's and don'ts" as well as different types of recordings. We will also look at the recording studio at the Logan Family History Center that is available for your use.  
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*'''Search and Source in FamilySearch--Beginner (John Burton, Instructor)'''  
*'''Recording Source Citations''': The importance of citing sources of family history information, what information to include in the citation. &nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Recording_Source_Citations.pdf Handout]
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*<u>Description of Class</u>:&nbsp; Learn to use the basic "search" feature in FamilySearch to research your families.&nbsp; Class includes how to conduct basic searches for records, basic search principles, analyzing search results as well as saving and attaching sources found from searches.&nbsp; It will not include searching "Genealogies, Catalog, Books,Wiki" or other genealogy websites like ancestry.com, etc.&nbsp; This is a one-week class. [https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jcl9t7loo0kpmql/AAAfn34jxEkB_CkTO-R_kn02a?dl=0 Handouts]
*'''RootsMagic''': Step up to a better way to keep your family history data. Sync with new FamilySearch. This is a great program and you will be happy you&nbsp;switched. PAF is so out of date with today's technology that you need to change. Why not choose the best! This is simply the easiest and most logical&nbsp;program to use. &nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/RootsMagic.pdf Handout]
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*'''Using Facebook in Family Research--Beginner (John Burton, Instructor)'''  
*'''Scottish Research Series''': In this class, there will be offered up to date web sights to aid you in your search for your Scottish ancestor. Help will be given in&nbsp;the areas of Census, Civil registration, Parish registers, probate records, maps and gazetteers and archives. The Scottish research class will be taught for two&nbsp;consecutive weeks, with hands on computer help. Each week, time will be set aside for you to do some of your own research. &nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Scotland_Research_Series.pdf Handout]  
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*<u>Description of Class:</u>&nbsp; See how Facebook can be used as a family history research tool.&nbsp; This is not a class on how to use Facebook (participants should be familiar with Facebook basics) but on using Facebook to learn more about your ancestors, as a research tool and in connecting with others.&nbsp; This is a one-week class. [https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rt9p1hasfsave80/AABspA4dgaKi_VsWjOW0Q4QXa?dl=0 Handouts]<br>
*'''So You Want to Know Your Ancestors?''': Introduction to family history research. Where to start, where to look, where to go for help. &nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/So_You_Want_To_Know_Your_Ancestors_2.pdf Handout ]- [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/So_You_Want_to_Know_Your_Ancestors_2.pps PowerPoint Presentation]
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*'''Are You Climbing the Wrong Family Tree?--Intermediate/Advanced (John Burton, Instructor)'''  
*'''Submitting Temple Names Using "All My Cousins''': The Church Certified Affiliate Program "All My Cousins" will be used in conjunction with new&nbsp;FamilySearch to provide hundreds of your cousins' names for temple work. This program finds all cousins' names that have a green arrow/temple icon by<br>their name. &nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Submit_Temple_Names_using-All_My_Cousins.pdf Handout]
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*<u>Description of Class:</u>&nbsp; This class will focus on "how do you know" a person belongs in a particular family or not. &nbsp;When you find documents or records (sources), how do you analyze the information to determine what it really tells you? &nbsp;Basic research "principles," "common research mistakes" as well as "good research habits &amp; principles" in FamilySearch&nbsp;will be covered. &nbsp;The primary focus will be on how to analyze what you find, what it tells you, recognizing clues and how to determine if this is your ancestor.&nbsp; This is a research and analysis class and will be a two-week class with homework problems to solve. &nbsp;[https://www.dropbox.com/sh/428c7r90f8hjemx/AACzhc7CpxtiHE7hHfQVGZt1a?dl=0 Handouts]  
*'''Swiss Research''': Class covers some Swiss history, reformation and records that were kept. Records that are available today and how to access them.
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*'''Introduction to FamilySearch FamilyTree (Robert Curry, Instructor):'''  
*'''Syncing with new FamilySearch''': Learn how to use Ancestral Quest, RootsMagic, Legacy and Family Insight to sync with new FamilySearch.
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*<u>Description of the Class:</u>&nbsp; This is a series of four separate classes that provides an introduction to FamilySearch Family Tree.&nbsp; Each class focuses on specific features of Family Tree and may be taken independently of the others.&nbsp; The following is a brief description of each class:<br>Family Tree – Introduction to Features, Navigation, and Where to get help and additional training (One Week)<br>Family Tree – Adding, Editing, Deleting Information (One Week)<br>Family Tree – Searching for and Recording Source Citations (One Week)<br>Family Tree– Memories - Photos and Stories and Submitting Names for Ordinances.&nbsp; Attendees should have access to images they can upload (flash drive or on-line)&nbsp; (One Week)<br>
*'''Taking the Frustration Obstacles Out of Genealogy''': Review of obstacles that I have encountered doing my own Family History, (especially using the&nbsp;“New Family Search Site”) as well as other obstacles encountered by Logan Family History Center Patrons. Help solve obstacles by providing direct&nbsp;operation information as well as suggesting other sites available to provide help. A beginning handout will be provided online with the power point&nbsp;presentation. This will change after the 1st class to incorporate any obstacles you may personally have. &nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Day_one.pdf Handout]
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*'''Understanding the Benefit of IGI Batch Numbers''': How accurate is the data on the IGI and the New family Search? This question will be answered in this&nbsp;class. Come and learn how to find these batch numbers and feel good about your research.
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*'''Computer Basics '''('''Stacie Gomm, Instructor''') &nbsp;  
*'''Using a Digital Camera In Family History Work''': Using a digital camera to take images of source documents (and other artifacts). Why use a digital&nbsp;camera, considerations in taking a picture, how to select a camera. &nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Using_Digital_Photography_in_Family_History_Work_V3.pdf Handout]
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*<u>Description of the Class:</u>&nbsp; This course will cover the basics of how to use Windows Explore or File Manager and using the Internet. We will cover the following:<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Copying and Moving Files<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Renaming Files<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Making New Folders<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Google Searches<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Saving Images from Google&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
*'''Which Genealogy Program is Best for Me?''': This class will compare the features of PAF, Family Insight, Ancestral Quest, RootsMagic and Legacy. Please&nbsp;bring a GEDCOM of your database (4-5 generations is plenty). We will import it into each program and complete a set of tasks in each that will help you&nbsp;decide which program fits your needs and skill level best. '''&nbsp;'''[https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D6731111_8756664_938822 '''Class Handout''']
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*'''Getting Started in Family Tree '''('''Stacie Gomm, Instructor''')&nbsp;
*'''Write Your Life History in 1 Hour!''': Writing your life history does not have to be a monumental task. A brief, but informative summary of your life can be written in just one hour. Learn how to make writing your history easy and fun. You will complete most of your history in this class.
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*<u>Description of the Class:</u>&nbsp; This is a two week course where we will cover how to use FamilyTree within FamilySearch. We will begin by covering how to navigate and add/edit information in FamilyTree. We will also go over how to source the information that has been entered in FamilyTree and submit names for the Temple. If time permits, we will go over how to upload photos and documents into their FamilyTree. We welcome all levels of experience, but just ask that participants come already having set up their LDS username and password. Moreover, they should know their username and password. Participants can attend just the first week if they would like. The second week will continue where we left off from the first week.
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*'''Mobile Apps (Stacie Gomm, Instructor)&nbsp; '''
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<u>Description of the Class:</u>&nbsp; Viewing Family Tree and adding digital files has recently gone mobile! Two new apps—FamilySearch Tree and FamilySearch Memories—now make it easy to connect with your ancestors wherever you are. You can swipe, pinch, and tap to view your ancestors who are in Family Tree and to add photos, stories, documents, and something new—audio files. We will review these apps during this course. Bring your mobile devices when you come to class. Demonstrations will be done on an iPad, but the Android App works very similarly.<br>
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*'''Indexing I (Von Taylor, Instructor)&nbsp; '''
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*<u>Description of the Class:</u>&nbsp; This class is for the beginning indexer.&nbsp; It will cover the basic guidelines, project guidelines and field helps required for good indexing.&nbsp; There will also be a hands-on introduction to an actual indexing project.&nbsp; This is a one-week class.
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*'''Indexing II (Von Taylor, Instructor)'''
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*<u>Description of the Class:</u>&nbsp; This class will cover more advanced features of the indexing system and will be a continuation of Indexing I.&nbsp; It is a one-week class.
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*'''Indexing Obituaries (Von Taylor, Instructor)'''
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*<u>Description of the Class:</u>&nbsp; This class is for people who have some experience with indexing but would like a good understanding of the unique rules that govern obituary indexing.&nbsp; These rules will be covered in detail.&nbsp; There will also be hands-on practice.&nbsp;
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*'''BSA Genealogy Workshop (Irene Burton, Instructor)''':&nbsp;
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*<u>Description of Workshop:</u>&nbsp; <u></u>Wolf: Achievement 11 "Duty to God" Section 11 (c) and 11 are completed in this class using family history as a way to support their faith. Class discusses LDS beliefs regarding family history.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <u>Bear:</u> Achievement 8: "The Past is Exciting and Importing." Boys complete Sections a, d and g.<u>&nbsp;&nbsp; Webelos</u>: This workshop focuses on the "Heritage Belt Loop." The library gives an overview and introduction regarding family history and how it relates to their ancestors and helps the boys complete a basic three-generation family tree.<br><u>Genealogy Scout Merit Badge</u>: This workshop follows the Boy Scout Handbook and scouts are able to complete Sections 1,4,5,8 and 9 at the library. There is a packet with material used in the class which we can provide or the scouts can print from the Scout website. Boys are asked to do pedigree charts/family group sheets at home or come in for personal assistance
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*'''Young Women Family History Workshop (Linda Clark, Instructor):&nbsp; '''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <u>Description of Workshop:&nbsp; Primary Girls up to age 11</u>: "How Temple Work Blesses Families." Youth prepare a basic three-generation chart (names only), a family group record and share a family story. Class discusses LDS beliefs regarding family history. <u>Young Women ages 12-Up:</u> Workshop focuses on Personal Progress booklet and it is a basic introduction to family history using the "My Family" booklet and website. It closely follows guidelines in the Genealogy Merit Badge booklet. Girls' participation can be used as either an "experience" or "Project."'''<br>'''
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'''Introduction to Danish Records (Irene Burton, Instructor) '''.
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*<u>Description of Class</u>:&nbsp; This class is an introduction to records which are available and how to use them. It is for those who are starting out and do not have the time or are unable to take the multi-week classes offered. This is a one-week class.
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*'''Introduction to Swedish Records (Irene Burton, Instructor) '''
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<u>Description of Class:&nbsp; </u>This class is an introduction to records which are available and how to use them. It is for those who are starting out and do not have the time or are unable to take the multi-week classes offered. This is a one week class.
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*'''Ancestral Quest--The Logical "Up" to PAF (Robert Gerber, Instructor) '''
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*<u>Description of Class</u>''':'''&nbsp; If you enjoyed your PAF software, you will love Ancestral Quest. It looks and acts very much like your PAF program, but has many improvements and is fully certified to work with FamilyTree. There is no need to learn a new software program to connect your PAF data to Family Tree. This is a three-week class.
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*'''Ancestry.com''' '''(Dedee Dalebout, Instructor)'''
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*<u>Description of Class:&nbsp; </u>Learn what is available at Ancestry.com and how to search the site more effectively. This is possibly the best research database available. Make it work for you! [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/ancestry_5.pdf Handout]
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*'''Family Search (Lynn Miller, Instructor)'''
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*<u>Description of Class:</u>'''<u></u>&nbsp; '''This class will teach you how to use Family Search as a research site. You will be instructed on how to use Family Search with several different search methods. This is a six-week class.
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*'''FamilySearch Family Tree (Lynn Miller, Instructor)'''
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*<u>Description of Class:</u>This class will cover a mini-class on Family Search; instruction on Family Tree will include how to use the Source Box, how to add people, how to make corrections and how to merge possible duplicate records.
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*'''Temple and Family History Consultant Training''':
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*<u>Description:&nbsp; </u>Overview of all the skills that are necessary to be a ward temple and family history consultant. Introducing organization, searching compiled records, verifying and updating with today's technology, temple submission and sharing with others. A portion of this class will be used as a workshop for you to bring your questions and then to come up with solutions. [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Ward_Family_History_Consultant.pdf Handout<br>
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*'''How to Write Your Personal History (John Clark, Instructor)''': How to organize, document, and write about the person you know better than anyone else in the world–YOU! [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/How_To_Write_Your_Life_Story_Handout.pdf Handout 1], [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/How_to_Write_Your_MemoirThinking_about_your_legacy_Reader_s_Digest.pdf Handout 2], [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/How_to_Write_Your_Memoir_5_Tips_for_Starting_Your_Memoir_Reader_s_Digest.pdf Handout 3], [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Divisions_of_My_Life--Matrix.pdf Handout&nbsp;]&nbsp;
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*'''RootsMagic 7 (Dave Winkler, Instructor)'''
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*<u>Description of Class:&nbsp; </u>Step up to a better way to keep your family history data. Sync with new FamilySearch. This is a great program and you will be happy you switched. PAF is so out of date with today's technology that you need to change. Why not choose the best! This is simply the easiest, most popular and most logical program to use.&nbsp; This is a 6-7 week class.&nbsp; [https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B4aKpzV3-MWgbkk5UmVQTjdiYm8&usp=sharing Handout]
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Descriptions of Classes Offered at Logan Utah Family History Center

For a list of current class descriptions and handouts that may not appear below, click on the underlined blue class Title on the Classes & Handouts page. You can download the handout to your computer or flashstick; or you can print the handout and take it to class with you.

  • Family Search:  Introduction and Overview--Beginner (John Burton, Instructor)
  • Description of Class:  This is a very basic overview and orientation for those who are new to the FamilySearch program.  The class will cover "what" FamilySearch can do and can't do; the purposes, parts, navigation and uses of FamilySearch.  This is not a "how to" class but a "what it is" and "what can you do with it" class.  It is a one-week class.  Handouts

Basic Research Skills ( Martin Peterson - Instructor)

  •  Description of class:  This class is intended to review the basic research skills needed by everyone to find their ancestors. The focus is on basic principles of the five research steps in the research process, use of a research log and how to document information, use of a wiki including record selection tables and reviewing key sources of reference information. Class members will participate in using methods of searching in Google and FamilySearch.
  • Search and Source in FamilySearch--Beginner (John Burton, Instructor)
  • Description of Class:  Learn to use the basic "search" feature in FamilySearch to research your families.  Class includes how to conduct basic searches for records, basic search principles, analyzing search results as well as saving and attaching sources found from searches.  It will not include searching "Genealogies, Catalog, Books,Wiki" or other genealogy websites like ancestry.com, etc.  This is a one-week class. Handouts
  • Using Facebook in Family Research--Beginner (John Burton, Instructor)
  • Description of Class:  See how Facebook can be used as a family history research tool.  This is not a class on how to use Facebook (participants should be familiar with Facebook basics) but on using Facebook to learn more about your ancestors, as a research tool and in connecting with others.  This is a one-week class. Handouts
  • Are You Climbing the Wrong Family Tree?--Intermediate/Advanced (John Burton, Instructor)
  • Description of Class:  This class will focus on "how do you know" a person belongs in a particular family or not.  When you find documents or records (sources), how do you analyze the information to determine what it really tells you?  Basic research "principles," "common research mistakes" as well as "good research habits & principles" in FamilySearch will be covered.  The primary focus will be on how to analyze what you find, what it tells you, recognizing clues and how to determine if this is your ancestor.  This is a research and analysis class and will be a two-week class with homework problems to solve.  Handouts
  • Introduction to FamilySearch FamilyTree (Robert Curry, Instructor):
  • Description of the Class:  This is a series of four separate classes that provides an introduction to FamilySearch Family Tree.  Each class focuses on specific features of Family Tree and may be taken independently of the others.  The following is a brief description of each class:
    Family Tree – Introduction to Features, Navigation, and Where to get help and additional training (One Week)
    Family Tree – Adding, Editing, Deleting Information (One Week)
    Family Tree – Searching for and Recording Source Citations (One Week)
    Family Tree– Memories - Photos and Stories and Submitting Names for Ordinances.  Attendees should have access to images they can upload (flash drive or on-line)  (One Week)
  • Computer Basics (Stacie Gomm, Instructor)  
  • Description of the Class:  This course will cover the basics of how to use Windows Explore or File Manager and using the Internet. We will cover the following:
          Copying and Moving Files
          Renaming Files
          Making New Folders
          Google Searches
          Saving Images from Google                                                                                             
  • Getting Started in Family Tree (Stacie Gomm, Instructor
  • Description of the Class:  This is a two week course where we will cover how to use FamilyTree within FamilySearch. We will begin by covering how to navigate and add/edit information in FamilyTree. We will also go over how to source the information that has been entered in FamilyTree and submit names for the Temple. If time permits, we will go over how to upload photos and documents into their FamilyTree. We welcome all levels of experience, but just ask that participants come already having set up their LDS username and password. Moreover, they should know their username and password. Participants can attend just the first week if they would like. The second week will continue where we left off from the first week.
  • Mobile Apps (Stacie Gomm, Instructor) 

Description of the Class:  Viewing Family Tree and adding digital files has recently gone mobile! Two new apps—FamilySearch Tree and FamilySearch Memories—now make it easy to connect with your ancestors wherever you are. You can swipe, pinch, and tap to view your ancestors who are in Family Tree and to add photos, stories, documents, and something new—audio files. We will review these apps during this course. Bring your mobile devices when you come to class. Demonstrations will be done on an iPad, but the Android App works very similarly.

  • Indexing I (Von Taylor, Instructor) 
  • Description of the Class:  This class is for the beginning indexer.  It will cover the basic guidelines, project guidelines and field helps required for good indexing.  There will also be a hands-on introduction to an actual indexing project.  This is a one-week class.
  • Indexing II (Von Taylor, Instructor)
  • Description of the Class:  This class will cover more advanced features of the indexing system and will be a continuation of Indexing I.  It is a one-week class.
  • Indexing Obituaries (Von Taylor, Instructor)
  • Description of the Class:  This class is for people who have some experience with indexing but would like a good understanding of the unique rules that govern obituary indexing.  These rules will be covered in detail.  There will also be hands-on practice. 
  • BSA Genealogy Workshop (Irene Burton, Instructor)
  • Description of Workshop:  Wolf: Achievement 11 "Duty to God" Section 11 (c) and 11 are completed in this class using family history as a way to support their faith. Class discusses LDS beliefs regarding family history.    Bear: Achievement 8: "The Past is Exciting and Importing." Boys complete Sections a, d and g.   Webelos: This workshop focuses on the "Heritage Belt Loop." The library gives an overview and introduction regarding family history and how it relates to their ancestors and helps the boys complete a basic three-generation family tree.
    Genealogy Scout Merit Badge: This workshop follows the Boy Scout Handbook and scouts are able to complete Sections 1,4,5,8 and 9 at the library. There is a packet with material used in the class which we can provide or the scouts can print from the Scout website. Boys are asked to do pedigree charts/family group sheets at home or come in for personal assistance
  • Young Women Family History Workshop (Linda Clark, Instructor):                                     Description of Workshop:  Primary Girls up to age 11: "How Temple Work Blesses Families." Youth prepare a basic three-generation chart (names only), a family group record and share a family story. Class discusses LDS beliefs regarding family history. Young Women ages 12-Up: Workshop focuses on Personal Progress booklet and it is a basic introduction to family history using the "My Family" booklet and website. It closely follows guidelines in the Genealogy Merit Badge booklet. Girls' participation can be used as either an "experience" or "Project."

Introduction to Danish Records (Irene Burton, Instructor) .

  • Description of Class:  This class is an introduction to records which are available and how to use them. It is for those who are starting out and do not have the time or are unable to take the multi-week classes offered. This is a one-week class.
  • Introduction to Swedish Records (Irene Burton, Instructor)

Description of Class:  This class is an introduction to records which are available and how to use them. It is for those who are starting out and do not have the time or are unable to take the multi-week classes offered. This is a one week class.

  • Ancestral Quest--The Logical "Up" to PAF (Robert Gerber, Instructor)
  • Description of Class:  If you enjoyed your PAF software, you will love Ancestral Quest. It looks and acts very much like your PAF program, but has many improvements and is fully certified to work with FamilyTree. There is no need to learn a new software program to connect your PAF data to Family Tree. This is a three-week class.
  • Ancestry.com (Dedee Dalebout, Instructor)
  • Description of Class:  Learn what is available at Ancestry.com and how to search the site more effectively. This is possibly the best research database available. Make it work for you! Handout
  • Family Search (Lynn Miller, Instructor)
  • Description of Class:  This class will teach you how to use Family Search as a research site. You will be instructed on how to use Family Search with several different search methods. This is a six-week class.
  • FamilySearch Family Tree (Lynn Miller, Instructor)
  • Description of Class:This class will cover a mini-class on Family Search; instruction on Family Tree will include how to use the Source Box, how to add people, how to make corrections and how to merge possible duplicate records.
  • Temple and Family History Consultant Training:
  • Description:  Overview of all the skills that are necessary to be a ward temple and family history consultant. Introducing organization, searching compiled records, verifying and updating with today's technology, temple submission and sharing with others. A portion of this class will be used as a workshop for you to bring your questions and then to come up with solutions. [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utcfhc/Ward_Family_History_Consultant.pdf Handout
  • How to Write Your Personal History (John Clark, Instructor): How to organize, document, and write about the person you know better than anyone else in the world–YOU! Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3, Handout  
  • RootsMagic 7 (Dave Winkler, Instructor)
  • Description of Class:  Step up to a better way to keep your family history data. Sync with new FamilySearch. This is a great program and you will be happy you switched. PAF is so out of date with today's technology that you need to change. Why not choose the best! This is simply the easiest, most popular and most logical program to use.  This is a 6-7 week class.  Handout