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Arrington Family John and Ann Arrington along with their children, Nate (17), Haley (15), Carson (11) and Spencer (8), live in Pleasant View, Utah and are in the 9thWard of the Pleasant View South Stake. They love spending time together as a family camping, biking, and hanging out with extended family. They enjoy supporting each other in activities like soccer, baseball, swimming, and piano. John is a marriage and family therapist and Ann is a dental hygienist. Ann also referees high school and college basketball which evolved from a calling in church sports. The Arrington’s are relatively new to family history work. A few years ago they got their feet wet as their oldest son learned how to do indexing with his deacons quorum. Their family participated in ward and stake challenges to meet indexing goals and have recently become excited about finding family names to take to the temple. This work has been a great strength to their family as they have realized and felt the promises made by modern day apostles.<br>14. Family History Consultant &amp; Priesthood Leadership Training Part A….Nicole Hepler and John Arrington Family: Skit – Taking Names to the Temple  
 
Arrington Family John and Ann Arrington along with their children, Nate (17), Haley (15), Carson (11) and Spencer (8), live in Pleasant View, Utah and are in the 9thWard of the Pleasant View South Stake. They love spending time together as a family camping, biking, and hanging out with extended family. They enjoy supporting each other in activities like soccer, baseball, swimming, and piano. John is a marriage and family therapist and Ann is a dental hygienist. Ann also referees high school and college basketball which evolved from a calling in church sports. The Arrington’s are relatively new to family history work. A few years ago they got their feet wet as their oldest son learned how to do indexing with his deacons quorum. Their family participated in ward and stake challenges to meet indexing goals and have recently become excited about finding family names to take to the temple. This work has been a great strength to their family as they have realized and felt the promises made by modern day apostles.<br>14. Family History Consultant &amp; Priesthood Leadership Training Part A….Nicole Hepler and John Arrington Family: Skit – Taking Names to the Temple  
  
== Doris Bateman ==
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== Doris Bateman ==
  
Doris Bateman graduated from Davis High, attended WSU and graduated from BYU with a degree in Sociology and Psychology. She has worked in various social service work positions. She has been actively working in and teaching family history for the last twenty years, and has been a Stake Family History consultant. Currently she is a Family History Consultant in her ward and serves on the staff of the Ogden Family History Center where she has taught classes in Roots Magic, newFamilySearch, and documentation. She has planned the curriculum for this conference for the past two years. She is married to Douglas G. Bateman and has 6 children and 9 grandchildren.<br>Presentation Titles:<br>2. How Do I Start My Family History?<br>52. Documentation Made Easy
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Doris Bateman graduated from Davis High, attended WSU and graduated from BYU with a degree in Sociology and Psychology. She has worked in various social service work positions. She has been actively working in and teaching family history for the last twenty years, and has been a Stake Family History consultant. Currently she is a Family History Consultant in her ward and serves on the staff of the Ogden Family History Center where she has taught classes in Roots Magic, newFamilySearch, and documentation. She has planned the curriculum for this conference for the past two years. She is married to Douglas G. Bateman and has 6 children and 9 grandchildren.<br>Presentation Titles:<br>2. How Do I Start My Family History?<br>52. Documentation Made Easy  
  
== Mike Booth ==
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== Mike Booth ==
  
Michael T. Booth is vice-president of RootsMagic, Inc. He is an accomplished trainer, having given hands-on entertaining presentations to thousands of individuals. With over 25 years of computer programming experience, Michael's latest creations are "Personal Historian" and "Family Atlas". He is also a developer of the popular RootsMagic genealogy software. Michael lives in Ogden, Utah with his wife, Sandy and their six children.<br>Presentation Titles:<br>12. What’s New in RootsMagic 6<br>23. Roots Magic: FamilySearch Family Tree Made Easy <br>62. Personal Historian: Bringing Life to Your Life Stories
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Michael T. Booth is vice-president of RootsMagic, Inc. He is an accomplished trainer, having given hands-on entertaining presentations to thousands of individuals. With over 25 years of computer programming experience, Michael's latest creations are "Personal Historian" and "Family Atlas". He is also a developer of the popular RootsMagic genealogy software. Michael lives in Ogden, Utah with his wife, Sandy and their six children.<br>Presentation Titles:<br>12. What’s New in RootsMagic 6<br>23. Roots Magic: FamilySearch Family Tree Made Easy <br>62. Personal Historian: Bringing Life to Your Life Stories  
  
== Debbie Burnett ==
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== Debbie Burnett ==
  
Debbie Burnett lives in Sandy, Utah with her childhood sweetheart and husband Mike. She grew up in California and raised a family of 9 children, 3 of whom were adopted Indians. Their family had fun with saying that they had 3 cowboys, 3 cowgirls, and 3 Indians. The family moved 16 years ago to Utah and have blossomed into 32 grandchildren so far. Debbie has been involved with family history since she was a teenager and so has been through the great computer technology changes. She serves as a Church Service Missionary in the Salt Lake City Family History Library and has done so for 6 years. Debbie teaches patrons and missionaries FamilySearch Family Tree. She and her husband plan to serve a mission together by the end of this year. <br>Presentation Titles:<br>42. First Hearts…Then Charts—FamilySearch.org &gt; Family Tree Sourcing<br>55. First Hearts…Then Charts—FamilySearch.org &gt; Photos and Stories
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Debbie Burnett lives in Sandy, Utah with her childhood sweetheart and husband Mike. She grew up in California and raised a family of 9 children, 3 of whom were adopted Indians. Their family had fun with saying that they had 3 cowboys, 3 cowgirls, and 3 Indians. The family moved 16 years ago to Utah and have blossomed into 32 grandchildren so far. Debbie has been involved with family history since she was a teenager and so has been through the great computer technology changes. She serves as a Church Service Missionary in the Salt Lake City Family History Library and has done so for 6 years. Debbie teaches patrons and missionaries FamilySearch Family Tree. She and her husband plan to serve a mission together by the end of this year. <br>Presentation Titles:<br>42. First Hearts…Then Charts—FamilySearch.org &gt; Family Tree Sourcing<br>55. First Hearts…Then Charts—FamilySearch.org &gt; Photos and Stories  
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== Carlos Camacho ==
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Carlos writes: “I'm an Associate Specialist in the Adult Services area at the Weber County Library (entering into my 12th year). Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for the last 32 years (I was baptized when I was 8 years old). I love indexing as well as finding information about my ancestors through Family Search.”<br>40. Family Tree (Parte 1) en Español<br>53. Family Tree (Parte 2) en Español
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== Emma Lu Draper ==
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Emma Lu Draper is a wife, mother, grandmother, and teacher holding a Master Degree in English and Communication. A published author and lecturer, she enjoys playing piano, gardening, sewing, genealogy and writing histories.
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== Carolina Aranda Symes de Espinoza ==
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Carolina nació un miércoles 11 de noviembre en Santiago de Chile. Sus padres Pablo Juan Aranda y Valeria Symmes. Hermana mayor de tres hermanos, quienes crecieron en un núcleo familiar SUD. Su padre siendo un Ingeniero Comercial, estaba atento que sus hija tuviera una excelente educación, e hizo un estudio para saber cuáles eran los mejores colegios de Santiago de Chile, entre ellos estaba el Colegio Deseret, SUD. A él le gusto por su alta educación moral que enseñaban a sus alumnos. Desde ese momento Carolina comenzó a conocer el Libro de Mormón y muy pronto su familia era miembro activa de la Iglesia SUD.<br>Su padre quien llego a ser un Obispo, y un hombre altamente motivador enseñó a su hija Carolina sobre los estudios genealógicos de su familia, donde ellas upoqueveníade familias americanas, canadienses, españoles y alemanas. Todo esto se transform enunasemillaque comenzó a germinar poco, poco. En el transcurso del tiempo ella obtuvo su bendición patriarcal, lo cual le dice muy claramente que ella tiene que hacer la genealogía completa de sus padres. Esto hizo que ella pusiera más empeño a lograr esta meta que nuestro Padre Celestial le ha otorgado. Ella fue maestra de Seminarios por seis años, esto incremento sus conocimientos. Se casó y sello a su Esposo Héctor Espinoza en el Templo de Santiago de Chile, tuvo tres hijos, Felipe (fallecido), Cristóbal y Valeria.<br>Actualmente, ella es voluntaria del CHF de Ogden y Lider de HF de su barrio, lo cual ayuda a muchas familias hacer su genealo gía. Su meta es lograr lo que Nuestro Padre Celestial le ha mandado, “hacer la obra vicaria por todos sus antepasados fallecidos”. Ella ama la obra del templo y dice que es un arduo, largo pero hermoso camino que las bendiciones vienen a diario en la vida cuando nuestro Padre Celestial nos da un gozo infinito e indescriptible. Las bendiciones están a la puerta y solo hay que tomarlas y trabajar juntos con el Señor. CVAS/2012carolina A<br>Presentation Title:<br>65. FamilySearch Indexación
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== Héctor de Espinoza ==
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Héctor de Espinoza<br>Presentation Title: <br>26. *FamilySearch.org (Parte 2) en Español
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== Arlene Eakle, PhD, AG ==
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Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D., is the president and founder of The Genealogical Institute, Inc. and a professional genealogist since 1962. She is an expert in tracing ancestors from the Southern States including the Appalachian Triangle-Southwest Virginia, Northeast North Carolina, Southeast Kentucky and East Tennessee. Her research for Scotch-Irish and Native American pedigrees from this Triangle, although difficult to document, is especially successful. She is experienced in New York research, tracing ancestors from New England and New Jersey across New York into Pennsylvania, Ohio and Tennessee. She is skilled in researching English, Scottish, Irish and Swiss German ancestors. Dr. Eakle was one of the founders and original trustees of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She currently edits four serials, and is a prolific writer with more than 90 titles to her credit.<br>Presentation Titles:<br>10. Using Immigration Records to Trace Hard-to-Find Origins <br>30. Family History for Fun and Profit: The Research Process (Pt1)<br>43. Family History for Fun and Profit: The Research Process (Pt2)
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== Gaylon Findlay ==
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Gaylon Findlay is the president of Incline Software, the company that creates Ancestral Quest. Incline Software is based in South Jordan, Utah. Gaylon has been developing genealogy software since 1993, and is the primary author of both Ancestral Quest and Personal Ancestral File. Prior to his work in genealogy, he spent his high school years in Frankfurt, Germany, served an LDS mission in Finland, graduated from Brigham Young University and spent 12 years in the San Francisco Bay Area as a computer consultant. He is married to Gale Johnson of Westminster, California, and they are the parents of 5 children.<br>Presentation Titles:<br>24. What’s new in Ancestral Quest 14<br>63. Family Tree Made Easy with Ancestral Quest
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== Kathy and Ron Flamm ==
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Kathy Flamm started doing extraction in about 1998. At that time someone would have written down the data from an image, and Kathy would enter the information onto the UDE - Universal Data Entry system. In about 2000, Ron as a high councilman was assigned to work with the Stake extraction director. After a few years, our stake obtained some micro-fiche readers and each person had a reader in their home, and would read the information from the reader and type it into UDE. The next step was where a both a microfilm and digital image was provided, and a split screen could be used to view and enter the information. In February of 2006 Kathy and Ron were called as the Stake extraction directors. Mid-year, the church introduced indexing, and before the year was over, our stake switched from extraction to indexing. The most records done by our stake over that time of both indexing and arbitration combined was over 1.4 million records. They are indexing enthusiasts. <br>Presentation Title:<br>54. Introduction to Indexing
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== Hudson Gunn ==
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== Emil O. Hanson ==
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Emil O. Hanson, PhD., is currently serving as the Director of the Ogden Family History Center. He has been an educator most of his adult life, retiring 17 years ago, as the Dean of Student Administrative Services at Weber State University. He is married and is the father of 6 adult children with many grand and great grandchildren. He is a convert to the LDS faith and will testify of the importance of family history work.<br>Presentation Titles:<br>4. Research Using the Ogden FamilySearch Library’s Website<br>39. Writing Your Personal History

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Presenter Biographies

Scott Allen

Scott has a MS degree in Instructional Technology and is employed by Utah Education Network. During his spare time, Scott enjoys learning about his family history and using technology to share information online and make connections with living relatives. Scott and his family reside in West Point, Utah.
Presentation Titles:
3. Saving Your Family History Securely in the Cloud
47. Using Technology to Share Your Family History Online and Collaborate with Others For Free

John Arrington Family

Arrington Family John and Ann Arrington along with their children, Nate (17), Haley (15), Carson (11) and Spencer (8), live in Pleasant View, Utah and are in the 9thWard of the Pleasant View South Stake. They love spending time together as a family camping, biking, and hanging out with extended family. They enjoy supporting each other in activities like soccer, baseball, swimming, and piano. John is a marriage and family therapist and Ann is a dental hygienist. Ann also referees high school and college basketball which evolved from a calling in church sports. The Arrington’s are relatively new to family history work. A few years ago they got their feet wet as their oldest son learned how to do indexing with his deacons quorum. Their family participated in ward and stake challenges to meet indexing goals and have recently become excited about finding family names to take to the temple. This work has been a great strength to their family as they have realized and felt the promises made by modern day apostles.
14. Family History Consultant & Priesthood Leadership Training Part A….Nicole Hepler and John Arrington Family: Skit – Taking Names to the Temple

Doris Bateman

Doris Bateman graduated from Davis High, attended WSU and graduated from BYU with a degree in Sociology and Psychology. She has worked in various social service work positions. She has been actively working in and teaching family history for the last twenty years, and has been a Stake Family History consultant. Currently she is a Family History Consultant in her ward and serves on the staff of the Ogden Family History Center where she has taught classes in Roots Magic, newFamilySearch, and documentation. She has planned the curriculum for this conference for the past two years. She is married to Douglas G. Bateman and has 6 children and 9 grandchildren.
Presentation Titles:
2. How Do I Start My Family History?
52. Documentation Made Easy

Mike Booth

Michael T. Booth is vice-president of RootsMagic, Inc. He is an accomplished trainer, having given hands-on entertaining presentations to thousands of individuals. With over 25 years of computer programming experience, Michael's latest creations are "Personal Historian" and "Family Atlas". He is also a developer of the popular RootsMagic genealogy software. Michael lives in Ogden, Utah with his wife, Sandy and their six children.
Presentation Titles:
12. What’s New in RootsMagic 6
23. Roots Magic: FamilySearch Family Tree Made Easy
62. Personal Historian: Bringing Life to Your Life Stories

Debbie Burnett

Debbie Burnett lives in Sandy, Utah with her childhood sweetheart and husband Mike. She grew up in California and raised a family of 9 children, 3 of whom were adopted Indians. Their family had fun with saying that they had 3 cowboys, 3 cowgirls, and 3 Indians. The family moved 16 years ago to Utah and have blossomed into 32 grandchildren so far. Debbie has been involved with family history since she was a teenager and so has been through the great computer technology changes. She serves as a Church Service Missionary in the Salt Lake City Family History Library and has done so for 6 years. Debbie teaches patrons and missionaries FamilySearch Family Tree. She and her husband plan to serve a mission together by the end of this year.
Presentation Titles:
42. First Hearts…Then Charts—FamilySearch.org > Family Tree Sourcing
55. First Hearts…Then Charts—FamilySearch.org > Photos and Stories

Carlos Camacho

Carlos writes: “I'm an Associate Specialist in the Adult Services area at the Weber County Library (entering into my 12th year). Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for the last 32 years (I was baptized when I was 8 years old). I love indexing as well as finding information about my ancestors through Family Search.”
40. Family Tree (Parte 1) en Español
53. Family Tree (Parte 2) en Español

Emma Lu Draper

Emma Lu Draper is a wife, mother, grandmother, and teacher holding a Master Degree in English and Communication. A published author and lecturer, she enjoys playing piano, gardening, sewing, genealogy and writing histories.

Carolina Aranda Symes de Espinoza

Carolina nació un miércoles 11 de noviembre en Santiago de Chile. Sus padres Pablo Juan Aranda y Valeria Symmes. Hermana mayor de tres hermanos, quienes crecieron en un núcleo familiar SUD. Su padre siendo un Ingeniero Comercial, estaba atento que sus hija tuviera una excelente educación, e hizo un estudio para saber cuáles eran los mejores colegios de Santiago de Chile, entre ellos estaba el Colegio Deseret, SUD. A él le gusto por su alta educación moral que enseñaban a sus alumnos. Desde ese momento Carolina comenzó a conocer el Libro de Mormón y muy pronto su familia era miembro activa de la Iglesia SUD.
Su padre quien llego a ser un Obispo, y un hombre altamente motivador enseñó a su hija Carolina sobre los estudios genealógicos de su familia, donde ellas upoqueveníade familias americanas, canadienses, españoles y alemanas. Todo esto se transform enunasemillaque comenzó a germinar poco, poco. En el transcurso del tiempo ella obtuvo su bendición patriarcal, lo cual le dice muy claramente que ella tiene que hacer la genealogía completa de sus padres. Esto hizo que ella pusiera más empeño a lograr esta meta que nuestro Padre Celestial le ha otorgado. Ella fue maestra de Seminarios por seis años, esto incremento sus conocimientos. Se casó y sello a su Esposo Héctor Espinoza en el Templo de Santiago de Chile, tuvo tres hijos, Felipe (fallecido), Cristóbal y Valeria.
Actualmente, ella es voluntaria del CHF de Ogden y Lider de HF de su barrio, lo cual ayuda a muchas familias hacer su genealo gía. Su meta es lograr lo que Nuestro Padre Celestial le ha mandado, “hacer la obra vicaria por todos sus antepasados fallecidos”. Ella ama la obra del templo y dice que es un arduo, largo pero hermoso camino que las bendiciones vienen a diario en la vida cuando nuestro Padre Celestial nos da un gozo infinito e indescriptible. Las bendiciones están a la puerta y solo hay que tomarlas y trabajar juntos con el Señor. CVAS/2012carolina A
Presentation Title:
65. FamilySearch Indexación

Héctor de Espinoza

Héctor de Espinoza
Presentation Title:
26. *FamilySearch.org (Parte 2) en Español

Arlene Eakle, PhD, AG

Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D., is the president and founder of The Genealogical Institute, Inc. and a professional genealogist since 1962. She is an expert in tracing ancestors from the Southern States including the Appalachian Triangle-Southwest Virginia, Northeast North Carolina, Southeast Kentucky and East Tennessee. Her research for Scotch-Irish and Native American pedigrees from this Triangle, although difficult to document, is especially successful. She is experienced in New York research, tracing ancestors from New England and New Jersey across New York into Pennsylvania, Ohio and Tennessee. She is skilled in researching English, Scottish, Irish and Swiss German ancestors. Dr. Eakle was one of the founders and original trustees of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She currently edits four serials, and is a prolific writer with more than 90 titles to her credit.
Presentation Titles:
10. Using Immigration Records to Trace Hard-to-Find Origins
30. Family History for Fun and Profit: The Research Process (Pt1)
43. Family History for Fun and Profit: The Research Process (Pt2)

Gaylon Findlay

Gaylon Findlay is the president of Incline Software, the company that creates Ancestral Quest. Incline Software is based in South Jordan, Utah. Gaylon has been developing genealogy software since 1993, and is the primary author of both Ancestral Quest and Personal Ancestral File. Prior to his work in genealogy, he spent his high school years in Frankfurt, Germany, served an LDS mission in Finland, graduated from Brigham Young University and spent 12 years in the San Francisco Bay Area as a computer consultant. He is married to Gale Johnson of Westminster, California, and they are the parents of 5 children.
Presentation Titles:
24. What’s new in Ancestral Quest 14
63. Family Tree Made Easy with Ancestral Quest

Kathy and Ron Flamm

Kathy Flamm started doing extraction in about 1998. At that time someone would have written down the data from an image, and Kathy would enter the information onto the UDE - Universal Data Entry system. In about 2000, Ron as a high councilman was assigned to work with the Stake extraction director. After a few years, our stake obtained some micro-fiche readers and each person had a reader in their home, and would read the information from the reader and type it into UDE. The next step was where a both a microfilm and digital image was provided, and a split screen could be used to view and enter the information. In February of 2006 Kathy and Ron were called as the Stake extraction directors. Mid-year, the church introduced indexing, and before the year was over, our stake switched from extraction to indexing. The most records done by our stake over that time of both indexing and arbitration combined was over 1.4 million records. They are indexing enthusiasts.
Presentation Title:
54. Introduction to Indexing

Hudson Gunn

Emil O. Hanson

Emil O. Hanson, PhD., is currently serving as the Director of the Ogden Family History Center. He has been an educator most of his adult life, retiring 17 years ago, as the Dean of Student Administrative Services at Weber State University. He is married and is the father of 6 adult children with many grand and great grandchildren. He is a convert to the LDS faith and will testify of the importance of family history work.
Presentation Titles:
4. Research Using the Ogden FamilySearch Library’s Website
39. Writing Your Personal History