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Class Descriptions

Class #        ------------ Class Descriptions listed by their Class # ---------
     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….

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.
8 The Big 4 – about U.S. census, church, land, and probate records….Marilyn Markham MLS, AG, CGSM
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.
11 DEMO: "What's New in Legacy Family Tree 8." ...Leonard Plaizier
Learn about Legacy's latest innovations including migration mapping, origins and migration reports, adding citations to Pedigree Charts, printing source labels, potential problem alerts and gaps, new wall charts, shared events, expanded color coding and more.
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 Buscar a Nuestros Antepasados en FamilySearch...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.
     Second Session 11:15 - 12:15
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.
18 Searching in FamilySearch….Lisa McBride AG
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.
21 New England Research: An Overview….Marilyn Markham MLS, AG, CGSM
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.)
25 My Heritage Record Matching….Mark Olsen
26 Fotos e Historias Familiares en FamilySearch....Héctor de Espinoza
     Third Session 12:30 - 1:30
28 Family History Consultant & Priesthood Leadership Training (Pt B)….Nicole Hepler
This is a continuation of class #14, Family History Consultant & Priesthood Leadership Training (Pt A)
29 Family Tree, the Next Step (Pt2)….Edith Reeves
Family Tree Part 2 will discuss Sources: creating them, using the source box, tagging, etc. We will talk about merging and using the Latest changes to unmerge or restore a merged record. By then Photos and Stories might be a bit more stable and we can lightly touch on those features.
30 Family History for Fun and Profit: The Research Process (Pt1)….Arlene Eakle, PhD, AGC
This is a "nuts and bolts" session, teaching orderly methods to help you match what you already know with what you find, store and retrieve newly collected data, and squeeze every bit of genealogical evidence from both documents and books. For beginners who want to get started correctly and experienced genealogists who want to solve stone-wall problems, this double session will give you a 96% success rate.
31 Beginning Swedish and Finnish Research….Bradley Marchant
In this class, we will discuss the patronymics, culture, history and resources to help you begin the process of locating your family in Sweden and Finland. We will discuss household examinations, church records and farms. Beginning-Intermediate.
32 FamilySearch Wiki….Lisa McBride AG
Where do you do go when you are faced with a new record type you have never used before? What about a location or ethnic group which is new to your research? The FamilySearch Wiki has nearly 75,000 articles to help you find success in your research. This class will discuss the history of the Wiki and what you can expect to find in the Wiki. We'll explore how to search it and some of the great gems you will find there. Finally, learn how you can become a valuable contributor to the FamilySearch Wiki.
33 Think Your Family history is All Done? - Try Cousin Research (Pt2)....Sam Lower
See Class #19.
34 Find a Grave....Barbara Lewis
Barbara will demonstrate the important features of Find-A-Grave that show why this online site is becoming a great genealogical resource. There is more to this project than meets the eye. She will show you how interaction with Find-A-Grave can be fun, while finding the burial records of your kin.
35 I Found my Tree Online, Why Do I Need Family History Software?....Arron Wheeler
This beginning class will answer the question, “Why do I need my own database on PAF or another program?” It will also provide you with an overview of the some of the main family history programs.
36 Demo – Heritage Collector Suite Software – A Complete Family History System (photographs and more)….Marlo Schuldt
This software will help you organize all your photos, share them via CD/DVD, create cemetery maps, calendars, storybooks. Share your creations via an internet cloud and much more.
37 Creating Connections with DNA: a Step-by-Step Guide....Christi Jacobsen
This class will cover the basics of using DNA testing in your genealogy. We will cover Y chromosome DNA (YDNA), mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), and even a bit of autosomal DNA. You will learn what can and what cannot be learned through DNA testing, who should be tested, and what to do with the results once you have them.
38 The Cool Parts of Family History: Engaging My Teenagers Case Study….Janet Hovorka
Adventures and pratfalls of how it went when I tried to engage my teenagers in family history. Come be inspired by what might work with your kids. Get prepared to reach the toughest crowd in your family.
39 Writing Your Personal History....Emil O. Hanson
This session will teach individuals how to write their personal histories in such a way that their children and descendants will want to read them. It will also make the project fun for the writer. “After all, all we really are is our story.” That statement from the movie, 'Australia', becomes absolutely true after we are dead and gone. This session will be taught by Emil O. Hanson, Director of the Ogden Family History Center.
40 Indexación en FamilySearch….Carlos Camacho
El objetivo de esta clase es motivar y enseñar cómo usar correctamente el programa de indexación."
A) INTRODUCCIÓN: Analizar la importancia, propósitos de un proyecto de indexación. El principal propósito de la indexación es poner los registros a la disposición del público [de formato electrónico], de modo que las personas encuentren a sus antepasados.
1) Cómo comenzar.
2) Cómo descargar un Lote.
3) Revisar las instrucciones de un proyecto.
4) Definir el Número de Registros.
5) Ingresar información correctamente.
6) Control de calidad.
7) Cómo enviar el lote.
C) PAUTAS BÁSICAS DE INDEXACIÓN: Estas son instrucciones que se aplican a todos los proyectos y pueden disiparse las dudas que se presentan durante la indexación.
      Fourth Session 1:45 - 2:45

Using U.S.Online Resources….Lisa McBride AG

Get practical hints to aid your search of U.S. online sources. We'll focus on the research sources available to you at FamilySearch centers and your local libraries. We'll discuss using a record selection table and research logs to help you make the best use of your time online. Finally, we'll touch on sourcing and its value to the genealogical community.

42 First Hearts … Then Charts – FamilySearch.org>Family Tree Sourcing….Debbie Burnett
Learn how to find and source historical documents using FamilySearch Family Tree.
These sources can come from FamilySearch.org, anything found on the internet, or
just your own sources that you have had in your paper file for a long time.
Sharing these documents with your family by attaching them to your ancestors, will
turn their hearts to them because they become real people when studying these records.
43 Family History for Fun and Profit: The Research Process (Pr2)….Arlene Eakle, PhD, AGC
A continuation of Class #30, Family History for Fun and Profit: The Research Process.
44 Swedish Research without Microfilms: Online Swedish Research….Bradley Marchant
I provide a case study example on how it is possible to research one's pedigree entirely using Online Swedish tools. My case study follows a woman found in the 1900 census of Sweden and takes her pedigree line back to someone born in 1720 while sitting at a single computer without using anything but online (paid and free) tools for research. Also, there is a short section on how to track to living relatives in Sweden using online tools. Beginning to Advanced Students will learn.
45 Born to Write My History….Emma Lu Draper
The class goal is to show that with proper formatting writing a personal history is enjoyable for both writer and reader.
46 Organize in Color (Pt1)....Joanne Hanson
Have you always wanted to create a family history book (or two) using all the paper copies that you, your mother and grandmother collected and preserved? I did, too. Especially after I began to document and make copies of my own. Yes, I can put them into a computer file on my flash drive, but could my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren plus grand and great, read and handle the pages as they do with other valuable and historic books? Now that I have, they are being read, remembered, and shared with other extended family members. Color coding makes it a simple organizing system, come see.
47 Using Technology to Share Your Family History Online and Collaborate with Others For Free….Scott Allen
This session will provide an overview of how you can share your family history online and collaborate with others for free. We’ll demonstrate and discuss how to share your information online through desktop genealogy software, online trees, blogs, wikis, social media, and other media such as photos, audio and video.
48 Mobile Scanning with Flip Pal Scanner….Leland Meitzler
49 Beyond Scotch Tape: Charts To Fascinate your Family….Janet Hovorka
If your family isn’t interested, you’re not telling the story right. The visual presentation of a family’s history is the most powerful communication tool for the genealogist. Charts can display what you have accomplished and explain your research to others by location, relationships and timelines. This class will teach easy ways to create various kinds of charts, large and small, and how you can use each type of chart to enhance your research.

The 2nd War of Independence: The War of 1812….Marilyn Markham MLS, AG, CGSM
200 years ago, Canada, Great Britain, and the United States were at war. Records of the participants can be found in all three countries. Though the peace treaty was signed in December 1814, major battles also occurred in 1815. Learn more about the history and records of this war. Recommended for intermediate students.

51 Billion Graves….Hudson Gunn
52 The LDS Church History Library: How to use it to find LDS ancestral and local unit historical information ….Jay Burrup
The LDS Church History Library (not to be confused with the Family History Library) focuses on the growth and development of the LDS Church worldwide. It houses significant historical research sources for members seeking biographical information about their LDS ancestors and histories of branches, wards, stakes, districts, and missions. It also houses over 1 million photographs of LDS members, buildings, and events that can be used to help illustrate ancestral or local histories.
53 <uConsejos y Funciones del Árbol Familiar en FamilySearch….Carlos Comacho
     Fifth Session 3:00 - 4:00
54 Introduction to Indexing....Kathy and Ron Flamm
Service in Slippers – FamilySearch Indexing! Contribute to this important volunteer effort from the comfort of your home taking less than 15 minutes a day. Ron and Kathy will be prepared to show how to get a user name, where to get training, and when faced with problems, how to solve them. They will be prepared to go on line and answer any questions you may have. They will also have a power point presentation and handout.
55 First Hearts … Then Charts – FamilySearch.org>Photos and Stories….Debbie Burnett
Learn how to share your photos and stories and attach them using FamilySearch Family Tree. "When our hearts turn to our ancestors, something changes inside us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves. Our inborn yearnings for family connections are fulfilled when we are linked to our ancestors..." Elder Russell M. Nelson
56 Irish Research on the Internet….Barbara Lewis
This class will focus on the most important Internet sites for Irish research, and each year we find more and more records that are being put online to give us hope for finding our kin.
57 Research Using the Ogden FamilySearch Library’s Website – Ogdenfsl.org….Wayne Summers
We will explore the salient features and methods of access to ogdenfsl.org the newly revised website for the Ogden FamilySearch Library. A description of the Main Menu and sub menu's will be covered. A Q & A Session will be included.
58 Introduction to U.S. Census Records….Lisa McBride
59 Organize in Color (Pt2)....Joanne Hanson
A continuation of Class #46, Organize in Color.
60 Smart Phone Family History….Marlo Schuldt
There are so many new gizmos, gadgets and great ideas it’s hard to keep up! Don't be intimidated by your new smart phone. Come and learn how your smart phone can help and enhance family history. And here is the bonus: a smart phone provides the perfect mechanism to get young people involved in family history.
61 U.S. Records Before 1850….Marilyn Markham MLS, AG,
62 Personal Historian: Bringing Life to your Life Stories….Mike Booth
Personal Historian is unique software to organize, write, and publish personal histories for yourself and other individuals. It takes this seemingly monumental task and breaks it into small, manageable pieces and then reconstructs it into a complete, publishable document. The included library of timelines and memory triggers give color and context to your writing. You can even add documents, journals, photographs, and genealogy to give it a personal touch.
63 Family Tree Made Easy with Ancestral Quest….Gaylon Findlay
64 Netherlands Internet Research....Don Koldewyn
This workshop will provide a brief overview of several online Dutch national, provincial/regional, and city genealogical websites and how to navigate the sites. Time may be provided to actually search for participant family names.
65 Pedir Y Efectuar Ordenanzas del Templo en FamilySearch....Carlos Camacho