Ogden FamilySearch 2013 Conference

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Class Descriptions

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First Session 10:00 - 11:00
1 FamilySearch Family Tree Roadmap plus Q and A….Ron Tanner

This class will discuss the most recently added features of Family Tree and the planned major features for the next two years. Come and find out how Family Tree will continue to improve and provide the capabilities necessary to discover and preserve your family history. Come ready to give feedback and make suggestions on desired features – you can influence what comes next in Family Tree. We will also spend some significant time answering your questions.

2 How Do I Start my Family History….Doris Bateman

This course is designed for those beginning their family history journey. We will discuss an organized approach to research, including: finding records in your own home, interviewing family members, and organizing the information you find into a detective kit. We will explore how to find the online records and physical records that will help you find your family, use a research log, and record and evaluate your findings and sources.

3 Saving Your Family History Securely in the Cloud….Scott Allen

This presentation will demonstrate how you can easily and securely save a copy of your family history data (genealogy files, histories, pictures, etc.) to the cloud automatically. We’ll discuss the benefits of cloud storage, privacy concerns, and compare several cloud storage providers (free and paid).

4 Research Using the Ogden FamilySearch Library’s Website – Ogdenfsl.org….Emil O. Hanson
Family History is one of the most popular hobbies in the world and many of the hobbyists do not know why they are drawn to it. Others involved in family history see it as a sacred quest. The mission of the Ogden FamilySearch Library is to assist all those who are interested in family history, for whatever reason, to be able to have a place, tools, training and personal assistance in pursuing their research quest or hobby. This Website is designed to provide an orderly and time saving approach to their research efforts. The Website is an evolving project, because the family history software, research websites and related tools are spinning forward faster than we can keep up with it. We hope that people from around the world will access it and find research value in using it.
5 Learn How to Make a Family History eBook….Susan Holdaway
Come learn why eBooks can be an engaging and inexpensive way to share or publish family stories that appeal to both the younger and older family members. This class provides an overview of common eBook formats, digital devices that accept eBooks and eReader apps. Participants will learn about free eBook creating and editing software. They will learn step by step how to create a simple eBook with photos using Microsoft Word and free eBook software. They will learn how to use free eBook conversion software to convert eBooks into different popular formats.
6 “I Didn’t Know That!”….Joanne Hanson
Often I am asked at the Ogden Family History Center, simple questions concerning some aspect of research. When the individual gets an answer, even when they are quite knowledgeable, the most common response is, “I didn't know that!”. Just a little explanation or a tip can help us with our research. Education is a must in family history research and it doesn't have to be something big although it may be, if not known by the researcher ahead of time. Tidbits can relate to naming patterns, handwriting, immigration, military records, the calendar, census and LDS records to name a few. You might even be heard to say, if you attend this session, “I didn't know that!” or share one of your own.
7 Involving Youth in Family History from Research to the Temple….Eleanor C. Jensen
In this class you will discover the joy of Family History using Family Tree to research, record, add & clear names, and be ready to perform baptisms for your own ancestors. Understand why Elder Bednar said, “You have been prepared for this day and to build up the kingdom of God. You are here upon the earth now to assist in this glorious work.”
This class is for youth, beginners, Family History Consultants, and anyone desiring to help others learn the simplicity of Family History and Family Tree.
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9 Danish Research on the Internet....Annie Strawn
Did you know that Denmark has put their national records online at no cost? Unfortunately, the website is a little difficult to use unless you speak Danish—or take this class which will teach you all the tips you need to know to navigate the website and find your Danish ancestors.
10 Using Immigration Records to Trace Hard-to-Find Origins…. Arlene Eakle, PhD, AGC
Immigration records--passenger lists, debt clearances, permits to travel or leave the country (protocols), manumissions, passports, naturalizations, religious creed registers, and many other emigrant/immigrant documents are available on microfilm, in digital form online, and in print. How to use the evidence in each document to discover “hidden” origins. A special checklist of these sources is included.
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12 What’s New in RootsMagic 6….Mike Booth
An introduction to RootsMagic 6, the newest version of this award-winning genealogy software. Learn about features like Online publishing, the live Timeline view, Web Tags, Global Search, and CountyCheck Explorer. You’ll also learn about the many enhanced features as well. See for yourself why Family Tree Magazine named RootsMagic, “the best all-around genealogy program . . for both casual and serious genealogists.”
13 FamilySearch.org (Parte 1) en Español....Luis y Marta Quintana
En la primera clase hablaremos de la capacidad que tiene el programa FamilySearch, cómo podemos aprender usando los recursos--wiki, cursos de investigación y los Fórums de discusión. También mencionaremos el programa de indexar (indexing) y cómo utilizar el Blog para noticias y eventos de Historia Familiar.
14 Family History Consultant & Priesthood Leadership Training (Pt A) and Skit, Taking Names to the Temple….Nicole Hepler and John Arrington Family
For family history consultants and leaders; presents a new view of family history and how consultants can be a resource to leaders in missionary work, teaching the gospel, retaining new members, and reactivation. The Arrington Family reports: “We will talk about our family’s experience finding family names that need temple work. It started with a challenge from our stake president to our oldest son to find one family name to take to the temple. It has led to hundreds of ordinances found and taken to the temple to be completed.”
15 Family Tree, the Next Step....Edith Reeves
Family Tree (Pt 1) will cover the basics of navigation in Family Tree and how to make changes to events and relationships. We will spend a bit of time on registration and username/password recovery.
16 The Mormon Reformation….Gene Sessions PhD
In September 1856, Mormon leaders inaugurated a major revival movement calling for a deep recommitment to the faith. Known in history as the Mormon Reformation, it employed fiery preaching and a strict catechism to prepare Latter-day Saints for a rebaptism to which thousands submitted before the movement dissipated at the beginning of the Utah War a year later.
17 More on Your Mormon Lines….Bradley Marchant
Everyone thinks that their family history work is "done" but this is never the case. This class will outline different ways to be involved in one's early LDS roots, working on correcting, verifying, and doing collateral descendancy research. Examples from Denmark, Sweden, England and Switzerland. Beginning-Intermediate.
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19 Think Your Family history is All Done? - Try Cousin Research (Pt1)....Sam Lower
Has much of the temple work on your family lines already been done? Open the temple doors to your relatives by searching for those who are easy to find—your ancestors’ children and grandchildren who have not yet had their ordinances completed. Find out how and why in this two hour presentation.
20 Strengthening Families Through Generational Stories....Eleanor C. Jensen
In this class, you will learn how to recognize, find, write, and organize your family stories into a book, making them a part of your family’s life today. Stories are readily available for easy access to be used for talks, Family Home Evening, and bedtime stories. Bind generations together as lessons from the past strengthen your family today. We will also learn how to attach stories on Family Tree.
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22 Converting Old Tape Recordings and Working with Sound….Marlo Schuldt
Adding oral narrative to a slide show or a photo adds interest to family history. Hearing the voices of parents, grandparents, relatives and children will be a real treat. For example. . . my dad used to put me to sleep by singing a German song. Recently I discovered a 40 year old tape recording of Dad singing the same song! I converted the recording to a digital sound file. Now my children can click on the photo and hear Dad sing the song to them!
23 RootsMagic: FamilySearch Family Tree Made Easy….Mike Booth
RootsMagic genealogy software won the FamilySearch award for “Easiest to Sync”. Learn how to use RootsMagic to easily search the FamilySearch Family Tree and to share data and collaborate with others using this tremendous online resource. You’ll also learn how RootsMagic can make you more productive in working with FamilySearch.
24 What’s new in Ancestral Quest 14....Gaylon Findlay
Ancestral Quest is the commercial program from which PAF 5 was derived. It feels like an updated version of PAF, which is familiar to most genealogists in the LDS Church. Learn to use dozens of new and improved features in AQ which are not part of PAF 5. (Note that the features dealing with FamilySearch will not be discussed in this class. Those capabilities are taught in a separate class.)
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