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*Closed on Madison School District snow days
 
*Closed on Madison School District snow days
  
<br> '''Specific Closure Dates Through the End of 2012:'''  
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<br> '''Specific Closure Dates Through the End of 2013:'''  
  
*Closed December 2 for the First Presidency Christmas Devotional
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April 6-7 for General Conference
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*May 25-27 for Memorial Day
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*July 4-7 for Independence Day Weekend
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*August 22 for Cleaning
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*August 31-September 2 for Labor Day Weekend
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*October 5-6 for General Conference
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*Closed beginning at 12:00 pm on November 27 through December 1 for Thanksgiving<br>
 
*Closed December 22- Janurary 2 for Christmas Holidays
 
*Closed December 22- Janurary 2 for Christmas Holidays
  
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(208) 656- 3273  
 
(208) 656- 3273  
  
== Special December "Come When You Can" Class ==
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== 2013 Class Handouts<br> ==
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Click below to access handouts for classes from previous months:<br>
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[https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hdhrm7g652risau/TJgKuerKfS Handouts for January 2013 Classes]
  
Santa's Family History Workshop
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== February Classes  ==
  
Drop in for inspirational ideas and handouts with instructions. If you'd like assistance with family history research or ideas to complete your project, our staff will be available.
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&nbsp;Click below to access a chart of classes you can download and save or print:
  
== <br>January Classes  ==
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[https://www.dropbox.com/s/snn3k0spvxlz764/February%20Calendar.doc February Class List&nbsp;]
  
Click below to access a chart of classes you can download and save or print.<br>
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Click below to acces handounts for February 2013 classes:
  
[https://www.dropbox.com/s/cgyg1qkvdh5kdmf/January%202013%20Calendar.doc January Class List]<br>
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[https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3fn7w1bs3etgpkn/TfF6awrZVd February 2013 Class Handouts]  
  
 
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| Flash Drives-Using, Organizing, &amp; Syncing  
 
| Flash Drives-Using, Organizing, &amp; Syncing  
 
| Lesson 1-Identifying and securing your flash drive, renaming and adding fun icons.  
 
| Lesson 1-Identifying and securing your flash drive, renaming and adding fun icons.  
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| Rusty Jenkins  
 
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| Computer
 
 
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| Lesson 2-File naming for images and files, saving images to your flash drive.  
 
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| Sourcing in RootsMagic  
 
| Sourcing in RootsMagic  
 
| Lesson 1-Source vs. citation, how to choose a source template and begin filling it out.  
 
| Lesson 1-Source vs. citation, how to choose a source template and begin filling it out.  
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| Holly Kauer  
 
| Holly Kauer  
| Computer
 
 
| Sourcing
 
| Sourcing
 
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| Lesson 2-How to fill out the six tabs within the edit source box.  
 
| Lesson 2-How to fill out the six tabs within the edit source box.  
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| Lesson 3-Edit a master source and edit a source template.
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| Lesson 4-Source tips and then “hands-on” adding a fact and attach a source to it.  
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| Lesson 3-Source tips and then “hands-on” adding a fact and attach a source to it.  
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| FamilySearch.org  
 
| FamilySearch.org  
 
| Lesson 1-General overview and history of FamilySearch.org  
 
| Lesson 1-General overview and history of FamilySearch.org  
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| Mary Schatt
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| Mary Schaat
| Computer
 
 
| Research
 
| Research
 
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| Lesson 2-Understanding the Research Wiki and other learning resources  
 
| Lesson 2-Understanding the Research Wiki and other learning resources  
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| Lesson 3- Tips for effectively searching historical records/Creative Search strategies  
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| Monday  
 
| 2:30-3:30  
 
| 2:30-3:30  
| Find A Grave, Billion Graves Research
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| Cemetery Records
| Lesson 1-Find a Grave.
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| Lesson 1-Overview of cemetery records., Find a Grave  
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| Carol Ann Ladle  
 
| Carol Ann Ladle  
| Computer
 
 
| Research
 
| Research
 
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| Lesson 2-Interment.net, Billion Graves, Records in Stone, and Dead Fred.  
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| Lesson 3-Other research sites of death records and family information.
 
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| Legacy  
 
| Legacy  
 
| Lesson 1-Introduction to Legacy- importing and editing your genealogy database.  
 
| Lesson 1-Introduction to Legacy- importing and editing your genealogy database.  
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| Luc Comeau  
 
| Luc Comeau  
| Computer
 
 
| Record Management
 
| Record Management
 
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| Lesson 2-Using relationships, bookmarks, backups and ensuring information is correct.  
 
| Lesson 2-Using relationships, bookmarks, backups and ensuring information is correct.  
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| Lesson 3-How to use searching, reports and charting.  
 
| Lesson 3-How to use searching, reports and charting.  
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| Lesson 4-Pictures, finding duplicates, research logs and research guidance in Legacy.  
 
| Lesson 4-Pictures, finding duplicates, research logs and research guidance in Legacy.  
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| RootsMagic  
 
| RootsMagic  
 
| Lesson 1-Getting started/ personalizing RootsMagic.  
 
| Lesson 1-Getting started/ personalizing RootsMagic.  
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| 5
 
| Angie Kivett  
 
| Angie Kivett  
| Computer
 
 
| Record Management
 
| Record Management
 
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| Lesson 2-Using FamilySearch Central: Easy Find, Share, Match, Submit &amp; Track.  
 
| Lesson 2-Using FamilySearch Central: Easy Find, Share, Match, Submit &amp; Track.  
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| Lesson 3-Powerful &amp; Helpful Tools: Lists, Reports &amp; Wall Charts.  
 
| Lesson 3-Powerful &amp; Helpful Tools: Lists, Reports &amp; Wall Charts.  
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| Lesson 4-FamilySearch Central/ Attaching scanned, Internet or typed sources &amp; photos.  
 
| Lesson 4-FamilySearch Central/ Attaching scanned, Internet or typed sources &amp; photos.  
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| Ancestral Quest (Must contact the instructor if you haven’t purchased Ancestral Quest)  
 
| Ancestral Quest (Must contact the instructor if you haven’t purchased Ancestral Quest)  
 
| Lesson 1- Learn all the tabs on the home page and how to enter information  
 
| Lesson 1- Learn all the tabs on the home page and how to enter information  
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| 5
 
| Cheryl Graham  
 
| Cheryl Graham  
| Computer
 
 
| Record Management
 
| Record Management
 
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|-
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|  
 
| Lesson 2- learn how to connect or sync with new.familysearch/Family Tree  
 
| Lesson 2- learn how to connect or sync with new.familysearch/Family Tree  
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| 12
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|  
 
| Lesson 3- Learn all the functions the printer can do  
 
| Lesson 3- Learn all the functions the printer can do  
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|  
 
| Lesson 4- Individual help  
 
| Lesson 4- Individual help  
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| Tuesday  
 
| Tuesday  
 
| 2:30-3:30  
 
| 2:30-3:30  
| Scrapbooking
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| On-Line Scrap-booking
 
| Lesson1-Introduction to digital scrapbooking, and setting up an account.  
 
| Lesson1-Introduction to digital scrapbooking, and setting up an account.  
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| 5
 
| Jamie Tonks and Arielle Cherry  
 
| Jamie Tonks and Arielle Cherry  
| Computer
 
 
| Family Connections
 
| Family Connections
 
|-
 
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|  
 
| Lesson 2 -Learning the features and options available on the website  
 
| Lesson 2 -Learning the features and options available on the website  
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| 12
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| Lesson 3-Uploading photos, answering questions, and beginning your book  
 
| Lesson 3-Uploading photos, answering questions, and beginning your book  
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| Lesson 4-Continue or finish your project, and answer any questions  
 
| Lesson 4-Continue or finish your project, and answer any questions  
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| Legacy  
 
| Legacy  
 
| Lesson 1-Introduction to Legacy- importing and editing your genealogy database.  
 
| Lesson 1-Introduction to Legacy- importing and editing your genealogy database.  
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| 5
 
| Luc Comeau  
 
| Luc Comeau  
| Computer
 
 
| Record Management
 
| Record Management
 
|-
 
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|  
 
| Lesson 2-Using relationships, bookmarks, backups and ensuring information is correct.  
 
| Lesson 2-Using relationships, bookmarks, backups and ensuring information is correct.  
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| Lesson 3-How to use searching, reports and charting.  
 
| Lesson 3-How to use searching, reports and charting.  
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| Lesson 4-Pictures, finding duplicates, research logs and research guidance in Legacy.  
 
| Lesson 4-Pictures, finding duplicates, research logs and research guidance in Legacy.  
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| Tuesday
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| Wednesday
| 7:00-8:30
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| 10:00-11:00
| YM/YW Groups
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| England Research Beginning
| Special activity: YOUth, the Plan, and Family History. Youth introduced to “Turn YOUR Hearts to YOUR Fathers” Achievement Activity. Wards need to sign up for date
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| Lesson 1: Getting Started
| 8,15,22,29
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| Center Staff
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| Alden Partridge
| Computer
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| Research
| Youth Activity
 
 
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| Lesson 2: England Censuses Records
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| Tuesday
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| Missionary Prep.
 
| “Using Family History in the Mission Field”—for Perspective Missionaries and Missionaries with Call. Learn what successful missionaries have done using Family History to introduce the Gospel to investigators and to strengthen new converts. Bishop recommends participants.
 
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| Center Staff
 
| WiFi *
 
| Mission Preparation
 
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| (Laptop Computer with WiFi capacity)
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| Lesson 4: England Church Records
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| Wednesday  
 
| Wednesday  
| 10:00-11:00
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| 11:30-12:30
| Family Tree
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| Writing Life Histories
| Lesson 1-Sign-in, navigation, and online training.
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| Lesson 1:Writing personal life histories through journals, diaries, and calendars
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| Doug Poole
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| Larry Saunders
| Computer
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| Life Histories
| Family Tree
 
 
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| Lesson 2-Adding, editing, and providing suitable reasons.  
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| Lesson 2: Collecting histories, documents, and pictures.  
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| Lesson 3: Choosing a theme to give your history life and organization.
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| Lesson 4: Writing the history of the current family, i.e. reunions with pictures, etc.
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| Wednesday  
 
| Wednesday  
| 11:30-12:30
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| 1:00-2:00
| Ancestry.com
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| Family Tree Extra Advanced training in the skills and tools introduced in the regular Family Tree class. Beginners should take the regular class first.)
| Lesson 1-Layout and menus—simple searches.
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| Lesson 1: Editing Relationships-Group instruction and guided practice
| 9
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| 6
| Aldene Poole
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| Shirley Watson
| Computer
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| Family Tree
| Ancestry.com
 
 
|-
 
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| Lesson 2-Types of records and helps—simple searches.
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| Lesson 2: Merging individuals-Group instruction and guided practice
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| Lesson 3:Searching and Sourcing-Group instruction and guided practice
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| Lesson 4:Questions and Answers
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| Wednesday
 
| 2:30-3:30
 
| Descendant Research (Participants need 3-4 generations of ancestors to begin.)
 
| Lesson 1-Basic Descendancy Research—Video Presentation from FamilySearch
 
| 9
 
| Tony and Treva Turley
 
| Computer
 
| Research
 
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| Lesson 2-Using Family Tree and Ancestry.com to begin.
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| Wednesday  
| 7:00-8:30  
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| 2:30-3:30  
| Ancestry.com
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| Descendant Research (Participants need 3-4 generations of ancestors to begin.)
| Lesson 1- Using the Basic Search option of Ancestry.com
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| No Lesson on this date
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| No class
| Jodie Orem
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| Treva Turley
| Computer
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| Research
| Ancestry.com
 
 
|-
 
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| Lesson 2- Diving into the Census: Getting the most out of the Census documents
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| Lesson 1-Rescue your deceased family as you progress through these steps.
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| Lesson 2-View an online case study of Descendency Research
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| Lesson 3-Guided practice using your ancestors to identify names for temple ordinances.
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| Wednesday  
 
| 7:00-8:30  
 
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| RootsMagic  
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| RootsMagic (Need laptop computer with WiFi.)
|  
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| Four hands-on computer lessons which begin at the basics of RootsMagic and build to the advanced features of this program. Emphasis on “low hanging fruit”—finding ancestors who need ordinances and verifying the accuracy of your records with FamilySearch.
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| Gary Purse  
| WiFi*
 
 
| Record Management
 
| Record Management
 
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| Wednesday
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| Thursday
| 7:00-8:30
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| 10:00-11:00
| Training--Leaders
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| Family Tree
| Training for priesthood leaders and consultants on resources, duties, and ideas for success.  
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| Lesson 1-Sign-in, navigation, and online training.  
| 9
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| 7
| Doug Ladle
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| Doug Poole
| Training
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| Family Tree
| Training
 
 
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| Lesson 2-Adding, editing, and providing suitable reasons.
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| (Beginning)
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| Lesson 3-Correcting information about family relationships and individuals
| Tony Turley
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| Thursday
 
| 10:00-11:00
 
| Newspaper Research
 
| (Taught twice in month) How to find newspaper articles about ancestors online. Overview of the major sites, search techniques to find other sites, and how to save copies of the articles to your computer, flash drive, or cloud.
 
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| Carole Kelly
 
| Computer
 
| Research
 
|-
 
| Thursday
 
| 10:00-11:00
 
| Genealogical Education
 
| (Taught twice in month) How to find resources online to improve your genealogical research and sharing abilities. Watch, listen, or read to improve your skills and become a better genealogist.
 
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| Carole Kelly
 
| Computer
 
| Research
 
|-
 
| Thursday
 
| 1:00-2:00
 
| Beginning Computer
 
| Lesson 1-Computer basics—keyboard, mouse, monitor, and how to use.
 
| 10
 
| Doug Tietjen
 
| Computer
 
| Beginning
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
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| Lesson 2-Copy files, create folders, take snapshots of your screen.
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| Lessons 1 &amp; 2: Use Vital Records for knowledge about your ancestors around the world.
 
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| Larry Saunders
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| Doug Tietjen
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| Young Single Adults
 
| Specialty classes for young single adults and their family history interests
 
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| Center Consultants
 
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| Lesson1-Using Gospel Library to search and ponder the scriptures  
 
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| Beginning Genealogy and More
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| Lesson 1-Learn the first steps to start your family history/genealogy.  
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| Personalized Consultation—How do I start? Where do I go? How do I repair problems with my files and how they are organized? Help! Come to this class. Repeats each week.  
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| A jump-start to learn a lot in a few hours! Learn Family Tree, FamilySearch, Research, Sourcing, and Submitting names for temple ordinances. PARTICIPANTS NEED TO REGISTER.  
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| Computer
 
 
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| Ward group training by Ward Family History Consultants using resources at the Center. Wards need to sign up. Can be assisted by Consultants at the Center if desired.  
 
| Ward group training by Ward Family History Consultants using resources at the Center. Wards need to sign up. Can be assisted by Consultants at the Center if desired.  
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==== Classes for&nbsp;Ward Youth&nbsp;Groups<br> ====
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== &nbsp;Classes for&nbsp;Ward Youth&nbsp;Groups&nbsp; ==
  
 
'''Tuesday YM/YW Night'''<br>Tuesday, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. <u>“YOUth, the Plan, and Family History.</u> This activity focuses on the Prophet’s goals for Youth. Youth groups up to 40 can be accommodated. Extra Feature: Youth will prepare a family Home Evening activity that will raise the roof! Call to reserve facilities. Youth leaders need to attend 1 hr. training session before event. <br>  
 
'''Tuesday YM/YW Night'''<br>Tuesday, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. <u>“YOUth, the Plan, and Family History.</u> This activity focuses on the Prophet’s goals for Youth. Youth groups up to 40 can be accommodated. Extra Feature: Youth will prepare a family Home Evening activity that will raise the roof! Call to reserve facilities. Youth leaders need to attend 1 hr. training session before event. <br>  
  
<br>'''“Youth Conference in the Spirit World”'''<br>Starting on Saturdays in January. From 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The youth will begin to understand the Work OF the dead in the Spirit World and the Work FOR the dead here in Mortality. The youth will learn many skills, including finding and submitting names to the temple. 40 youth and 8 adults can be accommodated. Wards need to call to make a reservation.<br>
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<br>'''“Youth Conference in the Spirit World”'''<br>Starting on Saturdays in January. From 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The youth will begin to understand the Work OF the dead in the Spirit World and the Work FOR the dead here in Mortality. The youth will learn many skills, including finding and submitting names to the temple. 40 youth and 8 adults can be accommodated. Wards need to call to make a reservation.  
  
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== &nbsp;Prospective Missionary Class&nbsp; ==
 
 
==== Prospective Missionary Class<br> ====
 
  
 
Announcing '''“Family History in the Mission Field”''' for perspective missionaries (17 years and older) and missionaries with their call. Learn how to use Family History in the Mission Field. Two months of training with practice.  
 
Announcing '''“Family History in the Mission Field”''' for perspective missionaries (17 years and older) and missionaries with their call. Learn how to use Family History in the Mission Field. Two months of training with practice.  
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<u>2nd Month:</u> Serve as a Family Search Consultant for 4 two-hour shifts during the month at a time of your choosing. Help patrons with their family history as if you were in the mission field!  
 
<u>2nd Month:</u> Serve as a Family Search Consultant for 4 two-hour shifts during the month at a time of your choosing. Help patrons with their family history as if you were in the mission field!  
  
<br>Bishop’s approval required. Call 656-3273 to reserve a seat.<br>
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<br>Bishop’s approval required. Call 656-3273 to reserve a seat.  
 
 
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==== Sunday Classes for Ward Groups<br> ====
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== &nbsp;Sunday Classes for Ward Groups&nbsp; ==
  
<br>'''Ward Consultants:''' Schedule your ward group for a productive session at the Rexburg Family Search Center. Bring groups as large as 40-45.<br>  
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'''Ward Consultants:''' Schedule your ward group for a productive session at the Rexburg Family Search Center. Bring groups as large as 40-45.<br>  
  
 
<br><u>Topics to Learn:</u> Half of the group will gather in the Training Room for video presentations on Family Tree and Family Search. The other half will gather into the Computer Room for a hands-on activity with Family Tree. The groups will trade places half way through your session.<br>  
 
<br><u>Topics to Learn:</u> Half of the group will gather in the Training Room for video presentations on Family Tree and Family Search. The other half will gather into the Computer Room for a hands-on activity with Family Tree. The groups will trade places half way through your session.<br>  
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<br>Times: 4:30 – 6:00 PM or 6:00 – 7:30 PM.<br>Reserve a Session by calling 656-3273.  
 
<br>Times: 4:30 – 6:00 PM or 6:00 – 7:30 PM.<br>Reserve a Session by calling 656-3273.  
  
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== &nbsp;Classes for Young Adults&nbsp; ==
  
 
Thursdays: 7 - 9 p.m.&nbsp; <u>Fast-Track for Young Adult</u> family history consultants, priesthood leaders, and all other interested Young Adults. Become trained in Family Tree, Family Search, and Temple Name Submission! Plan on attending 2-3 evenings to get the full-meal deal! Laptops with WiFi interface required.  
 
Thursdays: 7 - 9 p.m.&nbsp; <u>Fast-Track for Young Adult</u> family history consultants, priesthood leaders, and all other interested Young Adults. Become trained in Family Tree, Family Search, and Temple Name Submission! Plan on attending 2-3 evenings to get the full-meal deal! Laptops with WiFi interface required.  
  
Tuesdays: 7 - 8:30 PM&nbsp; <u>The “Mobile” Rod of Iron!</u> Learn how to use your I-Pad, I-Pod, Smart Phone, and other mobile devices in the way the prophet desires. Gain exposure to LDS young adult videos and other uplifting media. Mobile devices with WiFi interface required. (To start in January)<br>
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= Events  =
 
= Events  =
  
Current events or those scheduled in the near future will be shown here. Thanks to all those who came to the Christmas Memories Nativity event December 4-9, 2012.
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Registration is now open for the first Bi-Annual Rexburg FamilySearch Center Family History Conference. Please see the information below and click on the link to register.<br>
 
 
Other than our normal operations and a "Santa's Family History Workshop", there are currently no events at the Rexburg FamilySearch Center
 
  
 
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Classes will be offered on a variety of topics that will inspire your efforts in family history and teach you methods of research, preservation and sharing. <br>  
 
Classes will be offered on a variety of topics that will inspire your efforts in family history and teach you methods of research, preservation and sharing. <br>  
  
Lunch break from noon to 1:00 p.m. Bring a sack lunch or walk one of several nearby restaurants.<br>  
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Lunch break from noon to 1:00 p.m. Bring a sack lunch or walk to one of several nearby restaurants.<br>  
  
 
A vendor's hall will exhibit some of the latest in family history resources and products available for purchase at the conference. Visit the exhibit hall between classes or during the lunch break.<br>  
 
A vendor's hall will exhibit some of the latest in family history resources and products available for purchase at the conference. Visit the exhibit hall between classes or during the lunch break.<br>  
  
Watch for more information to be posted soon regarding specific classes and online registration.<br>  
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Click the following link to learn more and register for the conference:<br>  
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[http://www.rexburgfamilysearch.org Rexburg FamilySearch Center Family History Conference&nbsp;Website]
  
 
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[[Category:Idaho Family History Centers]]

Revision as of 22:28, 21 February 2013


Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

The Rexburg FamilySearch Center is located at 29 West 1st North, Rexburg, Idaho. It is west of the Rexburg Tabernacle and south of the Rexburg branch of the Madison County Library.


Phone:

(208) 656-3273


Email:

ID_Rexburg@ldsmail.net


Hours of Operation:

  • Sunday: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Monday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Usual Closures:

  • Closed on major holidays
  • Closed on General Conference weekends
  • Closed on Madison School District snow days


Specific Closure Dates Through the End of 2013:

April 6-7 for General Conference

  • May 25-27 for Memorial Day
  • July 4-7 for Independence Day Weekend
  • August 22 for Cleaning
  • August 31-September 2 for Labor Day Weekend
  • October 5-6 for General Conference
  • Closed beginning at 12:00 pm on November 27 through December 1 for Thanksgiving
  • Closed December 22- Janurary 2 for Christmas Holidays



Classes and Training

Please call to sign up for classes. Teachers appreciate knowing the size of the class they are teaching. Some class sizes are limited.

(208) 656- 3273

2013 Class Handouts

Click below to access handouts for classes from previous months:

Handouts for January 2013 Classes

February Classes

 Click below to access a chart of classes you can download and save or print:

February Class List 

Click below to acces handounts for February 2013 classes:

February 2013 Class Handouts


Day Time Title Description Dates Instructor Category
Monday 10:00-11:00 Flash Drives-Using, Organizing, & Syncing Lesson 1-Identifying and securing your flash drive, renaming and adding fun icons. 4 Rusty Jenkins Beginning
Lesson 2-File naming for images and files, saving images to your flash drive. 11
No Class-President’s Day Holiday No Class
Lesson 3-Organizing and syncing your flash drive. Questions & answers. 25
Monday 11:30-12:30 Sourcing in RootsMagic Lesson 1-Source vs. citation, how to choose a source template and begin filling it out. 4 Holly Kauer Sourcing
Lesson 2-How to fill out the six tabs within the edit source box. 11
No Class-President’s Day Holiday No Class
Lesson 3-Source tips and then “hands-on” adding a fact and attach a source to it. 25
Monday 1:00 -2:00 FamilySearch.org Lesson 1-General overview and history of FamilySearch.org 4 Mary Schaat Research
Lesson 2-Understanding the Research Wiki and other learning resources 11
No Class-President’s Day Holiday No Class
Lesson 3- Tips for effectively searching historical records/Creative Search strategies 25
Monday 2:30-3:30 Cemetery Records Lesson 1-Overview of cemetery records., Find a Grave 4 Carol Ann Ladle Research
Lesson 2-Interment.net, Billion Graves, Records in Stone, and Dead Fred. 11
Tuesday 10:00-11:00 Legacy Lesson 1-Introduction to Legacy- importing and editing your genealogy database. 5 Luc Comeau Record Management
Lesson 2-Using relationships, bookmarks, backups and ensuring information is correct. 12
Lesson 3-How to use searching, reports and charting. 19
Lesson 4-Pictures, finding duplicates, research logs and research guidance in Legacy. 26
Tuesday 11:30-12:30 RootsMagic Lesson 1-Getting started/ personalizing RootsMagic. 5 Angie Kivett Record Management
Lesson 2-Using FamilySearch Central: Easy Find, Share, Match, Submit & Track. 12
Lesson 3-Powerful & Helpful Tools: Lists, Reports & Wall Charts. 19
Lesson 4-FamilySearch Central/ Attaching scanned, Internet or typed sources & photos. 26
Tuesday 1:00-2:00 Ancestral Quest (Must contact the instructor if you haven’t purchased Ancestral Quest) Lesson 1- Learn all the tabs on the home page and how to enter information 5 Cheryl Graham Record Management
Lesson 2- learn how to connect or sync with new.familysearch/Family Tree 12
Lesson 3- Learn all the functions the printer can do 19
Lesson 4- Individual help 26
Tuesday 2:30-3:30 On-Line Scrap-booking Lesson1-Introduction to digital scrapbooking, and setting up an account. 5 Jamie Tonks and Arielle Cherry Family Connections
Lesson 2 -Learning the features and options available on the website 12
Lesson 3-Uploading photos, answering questions, and beginning your book 19
Lesson 4-Continue or finish your project, and answer any questions 26
Tuesday 6:00-7:00 Legacy Lesson 1-Introduction to Legacy- importing and editing your genealogy database. 5 Luc Comeau Record Management
Lesson 2-Using relationships, bookmarks, backups and ensuring information is correct. 12
Lesson 3-How to use searching, reports and charting. 19
Lesson 4-Pictures, finding duplicates, research logs and research guidance in Legacy. 26
Wednesday 10:00-11:00 England Research Beginning Lesson 1: Getting Started 6 Alden Partridge Research
Lesson 2: England Censuses Records 13
Lesson 3: England Civil Registration Records 20
Lesson 4: England Church Records 27
Wednesday 11:30-12:30 Writing Life Histories Lesson 1:Writing personal life histories through journals, diaries, and calendars 6 Larry Saunders Life Histories
Lesson 2: Collecting histories, documents, and pictures. 13
Lesson 3: Choosing a theme to give your history life and organization. 20
Lesson 4: Writing the history of the current family, i.e. reunions with pictures, etc. 27
Wednesday 1:00-2:00 Family Tree Extra Advanced training in the skills and tools introduced in the regular Family Tree class. Beginners should take the regular class first.) Lesson 1: Editing Relationships-Group instruction and guided practice 6 Shirley Watson Family Tree
Lesson 2: Merging individuals-Group instruction and guided practice 13
Lesson 3:Searching and Sourcing-Group instruction and guided practice 20
Lesson 4:Questions and Answers 27
Wednesday 2:30-3:30 Descendant Research (Participants need 3-4 generations of ancestors to begin.) No Lesson on this date No class Treva Turley Research
Lesson 1-Rescue your deceased family as you progress through these steps. 13
Lesson 2-View an online case study of Descendency Research 20
Lesson 3-Guided practice using your ancestors to identify names for temple ordinances. 27
Wednesday 7:00-8:30 RootsMagic (Need laptop computer with WiFi.) Four hands-on computer lessons which begin at the basics of RootsMagic and build to the advanced features of this program. Emphasis on “low hanging fruit”—finding ancestors who need ordinances and verifying the accuracy of your records with FamilySearch. 6 Gary Purse Record Management
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Thursday 10:00-11:00 Family Tree Lesson 1-Sign-in, navigation, and online training. 7 Doug Poole Family Tree
Lesson 2-Adding, editing, and providing suitable reasons. 14 (Beginning)
Lesson 3-Correcting information about family relationships and individuals 21
Lesson 4-Adding sources and beta for adding photos, stories, and documents 28
Thursday 11:30-12:30 Ancestry.com Lesson 1-Layout and menus—simple searches. 7 Aldene Poole Ancestry.com
Lesson 2-Types of records and helps—simple searches. 14
Lesson 3-Advance searches and sourcing information 21
Lesson 4-Search strategies 28
Thursday 1:00 – 2:00 Beginning Computer Lesson 1-Computer basics—keyboard, mouse, monitor, and how to use. 7 Doug Tietjen Beginning
Lesson 2-Copy files, create folders, take snapshots of your screen. 14
Lesson 3-Microsoft Word—tabs, bullets, margins, undo, fonts, etc. 21
Lesson 4-Basics of Google Drive—account, upload & download files, create, share docs. 28
Thursday 6:00-7:00 Family Tree Lesson 1-Foundations and Navigation 7 Marilyn Sommer Family Tree
Lesson 2-Adding and Editing Facts 14 (Beginning)
Lesson 3-Searching and Sourcing with FamilySearch 21
Lesson 4: Name Submission 28
Friday 10:00-11:00 I-Pads & Androids—Stronger Testimonies through Technology Lesson1-Using Gospel Library to search and ponder the scriptures 8 Janine Gilbert Technology
Lesson 2-Using mobile apps to immerse yourself in the Word 15
Lesson 3-Using technology to share your testimony and provide service 22
Friday 11:30-12:30 How Computers Work-Your Questions Insights, questions, and answers about how computers work. Have a question about computers? Come find the answer. Class repeats each week with new Q & Answers. 8, 15, 22 Ed Kirkpatrick Computer
Friday 2:30-3:30 Beginning Genealogy Personalized Consultation—How do I start? Where do I go? How do I repair problems with my files and how they are organized? Help! Come to this class. Repeats each week. 8,15 Carla Ricks Beginning
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Saturday 9:00-12:00 Fast-Track A jump-start to learn a lot in a few hours! Learn Family Tree, FamilySearch, Research, Sourcing, and Submitting names for temple ordinances. PARTICIPANTS NEED TO REGISTER. 9 Center Consultants Fast-Track
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Sunday 4:30-6:00 Ward Groups Ward group training by Ward Family History Consultants using resources at the Center. Wards need to sign up. Can be assisted by Consultants at the Center if desired. 3,10,17,24 Ward Consultants Ward Groups
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 Classes for Ward Youth Groups 

Tuesday YM/YW Night
Tuesday, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. “YOUth, the Plan, and Family History. This activity focuses on the Prophet’s goals for Youth. Youth groups up to 40 can be accommodated. Extra Feature: Youth will prepare a family Home Evening activity that will raise the roof! Call to reserve facilities. Youth leaders need to attend 1 hr. training session before event.


“Youth Conference in the Spirit World”
Starting on Saturdays in January. From 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The youth will begin to understand the Work OF the dead in the Spirit World and the Work FOR the dead here in Mortality. The youth will learn many skills, including finding and submitting names to the temple. 40 youth and 8 adults can be accommodated. Wards need to call to make a reservation.

 Prospective Missionary Class 

Announcing “Family History in the Mission Field” for perspective missionaries (17 years and older) and missionaries with their call. Learn how to use Family History in the Mission Field. Two months of training with practice.


1st Month: Wednesdays, 7 – 9 p.m.   Attend four, two-hour training sessions to learn how to do family history and prepare names for temple ordinances using Family Tree and research with Family Search.

2nd Month: Serve as a Family Search Consultant for 4 two-hour shifts during the month at a time of your choosing. Help patrons with their family history as if you were in the mission field!


Bishop’s approval required. Call 656-3273 to reserve a seat.

 Sunday Classes for Ward Groups 

Ward Consultants: Schedule your ward group for a productive session at the Rexburg Family Search Center. Bring groups as large as 40-45.


Topics to Learn: Half of the group will gather in the Training Room for video presentations on Family Tree and Family Search. The other half will gather into the Computer Room for a hands-on activity with Family Tree. The groups will trade places half way through your session.


Who Teaches:
You as the Ward Family History Consultant will teach the class in the Computer Room or be teamed up with a Family Search Consultant who is on duty to assist. The video presentation in the Training Room can be done by one of your ward members with five minutes of coaching.


Or your choice of topics: If you want to teach another topic, be our guest. You might teach about Indexing, Ancestry.com research tips, Descendant Research, etc. If you want a specialist to help teach your group, please contact the Family Search Directors to check on this option.


Times: 4:30 – 6:00 PM or 6:00 – 7:30 PM.
Reserve a Session by calling 656-3273.

 Classes for Young Adults 

Thursdays: 7 - 9 p.m.  Fast-Track for Young Adult family history consultants, priesthood leaders, and all other interested Young Adults. Become trained in Family Tree, Family Search, and Temple Name Submission! Plan on attending 2-3 evenings to get the full-meal deal! Laptops with WiFi interface required.


Events

Registration is now open for the first Bi-Annual Rexburg FamilySearch Center Family History Conference. Please see the information below and click on the link to register.

Upcoming Events

The first bi-annual Rexburg FamilySearch Center Family History Conference

March 9, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Classes will be offered on a variety of topics that will inspire your efforts in family history and teach you methods of research, preservation and sharing.

Lunch break from noon to 1:00 p.m. Bring a sack lunch or walk to one of several nearby restaurants.

A vendor's hall will exhibit some of the latest in family history resources and products available for purchase at the conference. Visit the exhibit hall between classes or during the lunch break.

Click the following link to learn more and register for the conference:

Rexburg FamilySearch Center Family History Conference Website

Center Resources

Collections

  • Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
  • Books: Hundreds of books and a collection family history magazines are available to read in the Rexburg FamilySearch Center. Personal and family histories, research guides, "how-to" books, maps and gazeteers, etc.

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal: This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
  • The American Ancestors website is a subscription site available for free at the Rexburg FamilySearch Center.
  • Dozens of links to genealogical websites are available on most computers in the Computer Room.
  • RootsMagic, Legacy Family Tree, Ancestral Quest, and PAF genealogical database software are installed on all computers at the Rexburg FamilySearch Center.

Hardware and Equipment

  • Wi-Fi throughout the building
  • Twenty-four computers in the Computer Room, several more throughout the Center
  • Several printers (many in color)
  • A microfilm reader-printer
  • Two flatbed scanners (to scan photographs, slides, photo negatives and documents, and save them to a removable drive or to an Internet storage account, like Dropbox)
  • Two microfilm readers
  • Two microfiche readers
  • Audio transfer equipment and software (to save audio cassette tapes to digital format)
  • Video transfer equipment and software (to save video tapes to digital format)


Center Services

Photocopies

Photocopying and printing from computers is available for genealogical purposes only. The charge is five cents per copy for black and white and twenty-five cents per copy for color copies.

Staff Research Specialties

The Rexburg FamilySearch Center is staffed by volunteers from the community. These volunteers possess a wide array of skills and knowledge in all areas of genealogical research. Visitors to the center may receive assistance in genealogical research, technology usage, ways to share your research, etc., from various staff members.

Resources in the Local Area

BYU-Idaho has a Family History Center with extended hours on some days. See their blog at: byu-idaho-fhc.blogspot.com/