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Lecture and Hands-on Exercises<br> Presented by Library Staff<br>  
 
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Since FamilySearch first released the Family Tree, many new features and tools have been added to it. These short live demonstrations are designed to introduce library patrons to some of the most popular new features and tools available in Family Tree. The demonstrations are scheduled several times during each week at the library and include a hands-on exercise followed by a question and answer session. The [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_iNaPZr938gRHlmSm9HbkFVWTA/edit?usp=sharing Family Tree Live Demonstration Calendar for January 2014 is available by clicking here.]  
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Since FamilySearch first released the Family Tree, many new features and tools have been added to it. These short live demonstrations are designed to introduce library patrons to some of the most popular new features and tools available in Family Tree. The demonstrations are scheduled several times during each week at the library and include a hands-on exercise followed by a question and answer session. The [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_iNaPZr938gZUZQVnVIaEFYaDQ/edit?usp=sharing Family Tree Live Demonstration Calendar for February 2014 is available by clicking here.]  
  
 
The hands-on exercises allow patrons to follow along with an instructor as the basics of Family Tree are explained. Demonstration attendees should have registered for an LDS account and have access to their usernames and passwords. Basic computer skills are necessary for this to be a helpful experience.  
 
The hands-on exercises allow patrons to follow along with an instructor as the basics of Family Tree are explained. Demonstration attendees should have registered for an LDS account and have access to their usernames and passwords. Basic computer skills are necessary for this to be a helpful experience.  
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[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_iNaPZr938gZUZQVnVIaEFYaDQ/edit?usp=sharing Click here for the February 2014 Calendar of Family Tree Live Demonstrations]  
 
[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_iNaPZr938gZUZQVnVIaEFYaDQ/edit?usp=sharing Click here for the February 2014 Calendar of Family Tree Live Demonstrations]  
  
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Revision as of 18:05, 5 February 2014

Riverton
FamilySearch Library
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3740 West Market Center Drive
(13175 South)

Riverton, Utah 84065-8026
801-240-9601


OPEN
Monday and Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


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Daily Class Schedule

Printable February 2014 Class Schedule 

To print or download the schedule use the Google file menu in the upper left hand corner of the document, not the browser's file menu.

Walk-in Classes

No registration is required for these classes.

FamilySearch - Family Tree

These classes teach the fundamentals of using the Family Tree feature at familysearch.org.

  • Monday Series

Lecture and On-line Practice
Presented by Boyd Willden
No registration is necessary.

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. / Mondays - Library Training Room 1

Jan 6: "Navigate FamilySearch Family Tree and Add / Edit Ancestor's Vital Information"
Jan 13: "Quickly Add, Edit and Merge Ancestor's Records and Family Relationships"
Jan 27: "Easily Locate and Attach Ancestor's Supporting Records from FamilySearch"
Feb 3: "Easily Locate, Capture and Attach Ancestor's Supporting Records from Free Internet Sites"
Feb 10: "Locating, Preparing, and Submitting Ancestor's Records for Temple Ordinances"
Feb 24: "Locate and Prepare Photos, Documents and Stories and Attach Them to Ancestor's Records and Albums"

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. / Mondays - Library Training Room 1

Jan 6: "Navigate FamilySearch Family Tree and Add / Edit Ancestor's Vital Information"
Jan 13: "Quickly Add, Edit and Merge Ancestor's Records and Family Relationships"
Jan 27: "Easily Locate and Attach Ancestor's Supporting Records from FamilySearch"
Feb 3: "Easily Locate, Capture and Attach Ancestor's Supporting Records from Free Internet Sites"
Feb 10: "Locating, Preparing, and Submitting Ancestor's Records for Temple Ordinances"
Feb 24: "Locate and Prepare Photos, Documents and Stories and Attach Them to Ancestor's Records and Albums"

  • Wednesday Series

Lecture and Hands-on Practice
Presented by Linda Baker
No registration necessary

7:00 - 8:30 p.m. / Wednesdays - Library Training Room 1

Jan 8: “Accessing and Navigating FamilySearch Family Tree”
Jan 15: “Finding, Adding and Correcting Information”
Jan 22: “Using 'My Source Box' and FamilySearch.org Sources'”
Jan 29: "Creating and Attaching Outside Sources"
Feb 5: "Preparing Names for Temple Ordinances"
Feb 12: "Using the Merge Feature and Adding Photos & Stories"

Mar 5: “Accessing and Navigating FamilySearch Family Tree”
Mar 12: NO CLASS
Mar 19: “Finding, Adding and Correcting Information”
Mar 26: “Using 'My Source Box' and FamilySearch.org Sources'”
Apr 2: "Creating and Attaching Outside Sources"
Apr 9: "Preparing Names for Temple Ordinances"
Apr 16: "Using the Merge Feature and Adding Photos & Stories"

  • Thursday Series

Lecture and Hands-on Practice
Presented by Linda Baker
No registration necessary

9:30 - 11:00 a.m../ Thursdays - Library Training Room 1

Jan 9: “Accessing and Navigating FamilySearch Family Tree”
Jan 16: “Finding, Adding and Correcting Information”
Jan 23: “Using 'My Source Box' and FamilySearch.org Sources'”
Jan 30: "Creating and Attaching Outside Sources"
Feb 6: "Preparing Names for Temple Ordinances"
Feb 13: "Using the Merge Feature and Adding Photos & Stories"

Mar 6: “Accessing and Navigating FamilySearch Family Tree”
Mar 13: NO CLASS
Mar 20: “Finding, Adding and Correcting Information”
Mar 27: “Using 'My Source Box' and FamilySearch.org Sources'”
Apr 3: "Creating and Attaching Outside Sources"
Apr 10: "Preparing Names for Temple Ordinances"
Apr 17: "Using the Merge Feature and Adding Photos & Stories"

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Family Tree Live Demonstrations

Lecture and Hands-on Exercises
Presented by Library Staff

Since FamilySearch first released the Family Tree, many new features and tools have been added to it. These short live demonstrations are designed to introduce library patrons to some of the most popular new features and tools available in Family Tree. The demonstrations are scheduled several times during each week at the library and include a hands-on exercise followed by a question and answer session. The Family Tree Live Demonstration Calendar for February 2014 is available by clicking here.

The hands-on exercises allow patrons to follow along with an instructor as the basics of Family Tree are explained. Demonstration attendees should have registered for an LDS account and have access to their usernames and passwords. Basic computer skills are necessary for this to be a helpful experience.

Demonstration Topics

  • Basic Navigation in Family Tree / This demonstration shows how to navigate through and access the many features, tools, and information available in Family Tree.
  • Adding Photos to Family Tree / This demonstration shows how to upload, tag, and link photos to persons in Family Tree.
  • Adding Stories to Family Tree / This demonstration shows how to add, tag and link stories to persons in Family Tree.
  • Adding Sources to Family Tree / This demonstration shows how to find, add, and attach source documents to persons in Family Tree.

Click here for the February 2014 Calendar of Family Tree Live Demonstrations

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Scandinavian Research - Danish Records

This is a 2-class series that teaches Danish research techniques and resources. Researchers of all levels of expertise will benefit from this class. Previous research experience will be helpful but not necessary to acquire helpful information.

Lecture and Demonstration
Presented by Linda Baker
No Registration Necessary

  • 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. / Wednesdays – Training Room 1

Feb 19: "Danish Research Part 1: How to Find and Read Family History Information in Danish Church Records."
Feb 26: "Danish Research Part 2: Using Other Danish Records and Resources to Break Through Brick Walls"

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Family Search Online Records

These classes will show the vast collection of records available on FamilySearch.org, both indexed and unindexed. The FamilySearch Wiki is an invaluable tool to aid in researching techniques. Researchers of all levels of expertise will benefit from this class. Previous research experience is not necessary to acquire helpful information.

Lecture and Demonstration
Presented by Linda Baker
No registration is necessary.

  • 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. / Thursdays - Library Training Room 1

Feb 20: "Searching the Historical Records Collection on FamlySearch: Indexed and Unindexed"
Feb 27: "The Wonderful World of FamilySearch Wiki: A Brick Wall Jackhammer"

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Family Tree Sourcing

This class will cover how to find and connect outside sources to your Family Tree, using and organizing your source box, and how to create a source from a personal collection or electronic source. Researchers of all levels of expertise will benefit from this class. 

Lecture and Hands-on Practice
Presented by Larry Haggerty
No registration is necessary.

  • 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. / Thursdays - Library Training Room 2

Feb 20: "Adding Sources to Family Tree, Using the Source Box, RecordSeek, and Personal Collections"
Mar 13: "Adding Sources to Family Tree, Using the Source Box, RecordSeek, and Personal Collections"
Mar 20: "Adding Sources to Family Tree, Using the Source Box, RecordSeek, and Personal Collections"
Apr 3: "Adding Sources to Family Tree, Using the Source Box, RecordSeek, and Personal Collections"

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Training for Family History Consultants

This series of classes is designed to help Ward Family History Consultants learn their duties and increase their skills. Basic computer skills are necessary. Each class is designed to build on knowledge received in the previous class, so it is important to begin training with the first class.

  • Thursday Series

Lecture and Some Hands-on Practice
Presented by Louise Gray
No registration is necessary.

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. / Thursdays - Library Training Room 1

Feb 6: "Serving as a Family History Consultant and Quick Start Research Fundamentals"
Feb 13: "FamilySearch Family Tree, Part 1"
Feb 20: "FamilySearch Family Tree, Part 2"
Feb 27: "FamilySearch Family Tree, Part 3"

  • Saturday Series

Lecture and Some Hands-on Practice
Presented by Sherry Zealley
No registration is necessary.

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. / Saturdays - Library Training Room 1

Feb 1: "Serving as a Family History Consultant and Quick Start Research Fundamentals"
Feb 15: "FamilySearch Family Tree, Part 1"
Feb 22: "FamilySearch Family Tree, Part 2"
Mar 1: "FamilySearch Family Tree, Part 3"

Mar 8: "Serving as a Family History Consultant and Quick Start Research Fundamentals"
Mar 15: "FamilySearch Family Tree, Part 1"
Mar 22: "FamilySearch Family Tree, Part 2"
Mar 29: "FamilySearch Family Tree, Part 3"

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Basic Computer Skills

These two classes teach basic computer skills with hands-on practice. Please bring a flash drive to get the most from this class.

Lecture/Lab
Presented by Colleen Willis
No registration is necessary.

  • 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. / Mondays - Library Training Room 1

Feb 10: "Basic Computer Skills, Part 1 & Part 2"
Mar 3: "Basic Computer Skills, Part 1"
Mar 10: "Basic Computer Skills, Part 2"
Mar 24: "Basic Computer Skills, Part 1"
Mar 31: "Basic Computer Skills, Part 2"

  • 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. / Thursdays - Library Training Room 1

Mar 6: "Basic Computer Skills, Part 1"
Mar 13: "Basic Computer Skills, Part 2"
Mar 27: "Basic Computer Skills, Part 1"
Apr 3: "Basic Computer Skills, Part 2"


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Basic Internet Skills

This class introduces basic Internet technology and navigation skills. Please bring a flash drive to get the most from this class.

Lecture/Lab
Presented by Colleen Willis
No registration is necessary.

  • 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. / Mondays - Library Training Room 1

Feb 24: "Basic Internet Skills"
Mar 17: "Basic Internet Skills"
Apr 7: "Basic Internet Skills"

  • 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. / Thursdays - Library Training Room 1

Feb 6: "Basic Internet Skills"
Feb 27: "Basic Internet Skills"
Mar 20: "Basic Internet Skills"
Apr 10: "Basic Internet Skills"

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IrfanView

IrfanView is a free graphics editing program designed for capturing and editing photos and documents. It is helpful in acquiring and preparing digital images for family history projects and genealogy programs. This class teaches the basic features and functions of this software. Basic computer skills are necessary.

Lecture/Lab
Presented by Colleen Willis
No registration is necessary.

  • 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. / Tuesdays - Library Training Room 1

Feb 11: "Installing and Using IrfanView Software"
Mar 18: "Installing and Using IrfanView Software"
Apr 22: "Installing and Using IrfanView Software"

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Beginning Genealogy Research

This series of classes teaches the basic elements of genealogical research. Participants should bring a flash drive and a personal pedigree chart to get the most from this class. Students will select an ancestor to research, create a research objective, develop necessary skills in using family history equipment, and learn how to use basic research tools.

Lecture and Lab
Presented by Colleen Willis
No registration is necessary.

  • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. / Tuesdays - Library Training Room 1

Feb 18: "Let's Start at the Very Beginning"
Feb 25: "Selecting an Ancestor"
Mar 4: "Finding Your Way"
Mar 11: "Online Resources"

Mar 25: "Let's Start at the Very Beginning"
Apr 1: "Selecting an Ancestor"
Apr 8: "Finding Your Way"
Apr 15: "Online Resources"

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Photo Editing Basics

This series of classes focuses on the basic features needed to crop, repair and enhance photos for Family Tree and for your own general use. An introduciton and use of Pixlr (Photoshop Elements look-alike) online editing software will be used during the class. It is great and also FREE to use from Autodesk (the AutoCAD Folks). Each class is designed to build on knowledge received in the previous class, so it is important to begin training with the first class. Basic computer skills are necessary. You will need to bring a USB flashdrive for class use.

Lecture and Hands-on Practice
Presented by Paul Hyer
No registration is necessary

  • 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. / Mondays - Library Training Room 2

Feb 24: “Features and Tools”
Mar 3: “Cropping and Canvas Resize”
Mar 10: “Repair and Modifications”
Mar 17: “Enhancements and Improvements”
Mar 24: “Using Photo Layers”
Mar 31: “Family Tree Photo Preparation”

Apr 7: “Features and Tools”
Apr 14: “Cropping and Canvas Resize”
Apr 21: “Repair and Modifications”
Apr 28: “Enhancements and Improvements”
May 5: “Using Photo Layers”
May 12: “Family Tree Photo Preparation”

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United States Research

These classes define types of records used in United States research that give names, dates, places, and relationships of your ancestors. Learn where to find these records online, on microfilm, and in books. Instructions on how to extract and interpret the information found in these various records about your ancestors and how it can be used to extend your family lines will be given.

Lecture/Lab Course
Presented by Jill Shoemaker
No registration is necessary.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. / Thursdays - Library Training Room 2

Jan 9: “Paleography/Old Handwriting”
Jan 16: "Census Records"
Jan 23: "Vital Records"
Jan 30: “U.S. Church Records”
Feb 6: No Class
Feb 13: “LDS Church Records”
Feb 20: “Land Records”
Feb 27: “Probate Records”
Mar 6: “Military Records”
Mar 13: “Immigration and Emigration Records”
Mar 20: “Naturalization Records”

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Research Helps

This is a series of classes with varying topics intended to provide helpful information on family history research.

Lecture
Presented by Ron Ray
No registration is necessary.

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. / Tuesdays - Training Room 2

Feb 4: "Paint.net - Top Rated Free Graphic Program"
Feb 11: "Fold 3 - Good Military Website and More"
Feb 18: "Immigration and Naturalization Records - Keys to the Doors Where Ancestors Came From"
Feb 25: "Best Family History Websites 1"

Mar 4: "Paint.net - Top Rated Free Graphic Program"
Mar 11: "Fold 3 - Good Military Website and More"
Mar 18: "Immigration and Naturalization Records - Keys to the Doors Where Ancestors Came From"
Mar 25: "Best Family History Websites 1"

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Ancestral Quest

This is an 8 week course designed for current and new users of Ancestral Quest. The class teaches the features and functions of the program and will give students some hands-on practice. Basic computer skills are necessary.

Lecture and Lab
Presented by Bud Wood
No registration is necessary.

10:30 a.m. - noon / Wednesdays - Library Training Room 1

Jan 8: "Introduction to Ancestral Quest"
Jan 15: "Linking Records in My AQ Database with Family Tree"
Jan 22: "Sources"
Jan 29: "Photos and Screen Tabs"
Feb 5:"Essential Operations"
Feb 12: "Collaboration"
Feb 19: "Search Techniques"
Feb 26: "Match / Merge, etc."

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. / Wednesdays - Library Training Room 1

Jan 8: "Introduction to Ancestral Quest"
Jan 15: "Linking Records in My AQ Database with Family Tree"
Jan 22: "Sources"
Jan 29: "Photos and Screen Tabs"
Feb 5: "Essential Operations"
Feb 12: "Collaboration"
Feb 19: "Search Techniques"
Feb 26: "Match / Merge, etc."

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Italian Indexing

This class teaches how to index Italian records. Italian records are a high priority FamilySearch Indexing project. No Italian language skills are needed. Attendees should have basic indexing skills or have some indexing experience. Handouts will be provided.

Lecture
Presented by Rose Scott
No registration necessary.

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. / Wednesday - Zion C

Feb 19: "Indexing Italian Records"
Mar 26: "Indexing Italian Records"

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Pre-registration Classes

Pre-registration is required for these classes.
Call 801-240-9618 to register.

RootsMagic

Pre-registration is required. Call 801-240-9618 to register for this course or add your name to a waiting list for a future class.

This course teaches the basic features and capabilities of the genealogy data management program RootsMagic, which is approved new FamilySearch affiliate software, and will provide hands-on computer experience. Basic computer skills are necessary. Some experience with RootsMagic will be helpful.

  • Wednesday Series

Lecture/Lab Course (Limited to 22 participants.)
Presented by Ron Ray

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. / Wednesdays - Library Training Room 2

Feb 5: "Basic Keys and Sharing with Family Tree"
Feb 12: "Images, Videos, PDF Files"
Feb 18: "Sources, TreeConnect, PDF Files"
Feb 26: "Creating Useful Reports"

  • Friday Series

Lecture/Lab Course (Limited to 24 participants.)
Presented by Margaret Peterson.

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. / Fridays - Library Training Room 1

Jan 10: "Getting Started with RootsMagic"
Jan 17: "Using RootsMagic-To-Go"
Jan 24: "Interfacing with FamilySearch Family Tree, Part 1"
Jan 31: "Interfacing with FamilySearch Family Tree, Part 2"
Feb 14: "Filtering, Sources and Working with Files"

Feb 28: "Getting Started with RootsMagic"
Mar 7: "Using RootsMagic-To-Go"
Mar 14: "Interfacing with FamilySearch Family Tree, Part 1"
Mar 21: "Interfacing with FamilySearch Family Tree, Part 2"
Mar 28: "Filtering, Sources and Working with Files"

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Legacy 8

Pre-registration is required. Call 801-240-9618 to register for this course or add your name to a waiting list for a future class.

This is a four week course that teaches the basic features and capabilities of the genealogy data management program Legacy 8, which is approved new FamilySearch affiliate software, and provides hands-on computer experience. Basic computer skills are necessary. Some experience with Legacy 8 will be helpful.

Lecture / Lab Course (Limited to 24 participants.)
Presented by John Baker

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. / Tuesdays - Library Training Room

Feb 4: "Getting Started with Legacy 8"
Feb 11: "12-Step Checklist, Also Tips and Tricks"
Feb 18: "Sources and Chronologies"
Feb 25: "Interfacing with Family Tree"

Mar 4: "Getting Started with Legacy 8"
Mar 11: "12-Step Checklist, Also Tips and Tricks"
Mar 18: "Sources and Chronologies"
Mar 25: "Interfacing with Family Tree"

Apr 1: "Getting Started with Legacy 8"
Apr 8: "12-Step Checklist, Also Tips and Tricks"
Apr 15: "Sources and Chronologies"
Apr 22: "Interfacing with Family Tree"

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