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== '''Saturday Seminar '''  ==
 
== '''Saturday Seminar '''  ==
  
The library offers a free seminar every third Saturday of the month. An opening session is held at 9:00 a.m. featuring a keynote address. Following this session attendees are offered four choices of presentations at both 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.  
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The library offers a free seminar every third Saturday of the month. An opening session is held at 9:00 a.m. featuring a keynote address. Following this session attendees are offered four choices of presentations at both 10:15 and 11:30 a.m.  
  
=== Saturday, February 16, 2012 / 9:00 a.m. - noon  ===
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=== Saturday, May 18, 2013 / 9:00 a.m. - noon  ===
  
 
==== '''9:00 a.m.'''  ====
 
==== '''9:00 a.m.'''  ====
  
*Keynote Address - "'''Baby Steps to Genealogical Maturity'''" - Robert Raymond<br>
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*Keynote Address - "'''Avoid Corrupting Your Family Tree'''" - Karen Clifford
  
As a budding genealogist, have you ever wondered what sources are best to use? Where are they found? How do I cite published sources, online sources, and manuscripts? Come learn baby steps to take as you grow and mature in your use of sources and citations and your ability to make your genealogy verifiably correct. Popular speaker Robert Raymond will help you navigate your way in his keynote presentation, "Baby Steps to Genealogical Maturity."
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Just as we often hear about technological data becoming corrupted, family trees can similarly become corrupted in many ways—as a result of outright deception on the part of the researcher to innocent mistakes made by beginners who ignorantly post false information. Once corruption is identified on a family branch, it is possible to use surrounding evidence to isolate the problem and to use available online tools to prevent the corruption from spreading. Once the corruption is understood and the proper evidence is applied, additional relationships can be established, to the great joy of those involved in this work.  
  
Robert Raymond is a deputy to FamilySearch Chief Genealogical Officer, David Rencher, and is a director of the National Genealogical Society. Robert works to increase genealogical soundness of FamilySearch products. He also helps set the record collection acquisition and publication strategy. He is a popular speaker and the shadow writer of a top ten genealogical blog. Robert is a genealogy technologist with more than 40 years experience in genealogy and 30 years in technology. He holds over a dozen technology patents and has earned a Master's degree in Electrical (Computer) Engineering from BYU, where he was honored as a Kimball Scholar.<br>
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Karen Clifford, AG, FUGA, has three genealogy credentials (in the Midwestern, Southern, and Mountain West regions), is president of Genealogy Research Associates, Inc., and is an instructor and curriculum developer in genealogy and technology courses at Monterey Peninsula College (in California) and Salt Lake Community College. She has authored several genealogy textbooks focusing on research methodology, including The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Genealogy, the Internet, and Your Genealogy Computer Program (Genealogical Publishing Company, 2011); Digging Deeper: Understanding Pre-1805 Genealogy Record Groups (graonline.com, 2012); and Becoming an Accredited Genealogist (Ancestry.com, 2002). Karen was a staff trainer and subsequent director of the Monterey California Family History Center for a total of 22 years before moving to Provo, Utah.  
  
==== '''10:00 a.m.'''  ====
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==== '''10:15 a.m.'''  ====
  
*“'''German Life Events and Their Records'''" - Tamra Stansfield<br>
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*“'''Using Fold3.com'''" - Gordon Atkinson<br>
  
*'''"Assembling Complex Evidence'''" - Warren Bittner<br>
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*'''"Utah Ancestors? &nbsp;How Do I Find Them'''" - Ron Ray<br>
  
*"'''Your Ancestors in the Newspapers?&nbsp; Read All About It!'''" - Ron Ray<br>
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*"'''Genealogy Gifts and Games'''" - Kim Woodbury<br>
  
*"'''Researching Your Scottish Ancestors'''" - Raymon Naisbitt<br>
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*"'''An Introduction to FamilySearch Community Trees'''" - David Barss<br>
  
==== '''11:00 a.m.'''  ====
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==== '''11:30 a.m.'''  ====
  
*'''"Using Online Storage in Family History"''' - Tom Stubben<br>
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*'''"A Guide to Printing Your &nbsp;Family History"''' - Carol Holland<br>
  
*'''"Preserving Evidence"''' - Warren Bittner&nbsp;
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*'''"Controlling Your Children From Beyound the Grave"''' - Jeff Anderson &nbsp;&nbsp;
  
*"'''Quakers and Their Records'''" - Lisa Arnold<br>
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*"'''Saving Documents, Files and Images Found on the Internet'''" - Tom Stubben<br>
  
*"'''Genealogy Apps'''<span style="font-weight: bold;" />" - Sue Maxwell<br>
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*"'''Researching with FamilySearch Historical Records'''" - Lynn Turner<br>
  
=== Future Seminar Keynote Presenters:  ===
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March:&nbsp; Barry Ewell&nbsp;
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== '''Boy Scout Workshop / Genealogy Merit Badge'''  ==
  
April:&nbsp; Paul Nauta
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The library offers a monthly workshop to help Boy Scouts earn the Genealogy Merit Badge. The workshop is held the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.<br>
  
May:&nbsp; Karen Clifford
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Presented by Sean and Keith Wahlquist<br>No registration is necessary.<br>
  
=== American Sign Language ===
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=== Saturday, June 8, 2013 / 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. ===
  
The keynote address at each seminar will be interpreted in ASL.<br>
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==== Requirements to be completed before coming to the library:  ====
  
== Boy Scout Workshop / Genealogy Merit Badge  ==
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*Contact a family member by telephone, e-mail or letter, and interview them about their life. Ask about events that have occurred and where they happened. &nbsp;Record the information you learn and bring this information to the workshop.<br>
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*Complete a pedigree chart. Pedigree chart forms are available online at [http://www.lds.org/images/howdoibeg/Pedigree_Chart.html http://www.lds.org/images/howdoibeg/Pedigree_Chart.html]. &nbsp;The information can also be handwritten. &nbsp;List yourself and at least two additional generations. &nbsp;Bring this information to the workshop.<br>
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*Complete two family group sheets, one listing your parents and all of the children in your family, and another listing one of your parents and their siblings in a family group with your grandparents. &nbsp;Family group record forms may be found online at [http://www.lib.byu.edu/sites/familyhistory/files/2009/06/family-group-record.pdf http://www.lib.byu.edu/sites/familyhistory/files/2009/06/family-group-record.pdf]. &nbsp;The information can also be handwritten. &nbsp;Bring this information to the workshop.<br>
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*Please also bring the name of an ancestor or relative who was alive in 1940.<br>
  
Presented by Sean and Keith Wahlquist<br>No registration is necessary.
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'''If Scouts complete the items above before coming to the library, and bring their documents with them, they will be able to complete the following requirements at the library, and have authorized personnel certify the completion of their merit badge requirements.''' <br>  
  
The library offers a monthly workshop to assist Boy Scouts with their Genealogy Merit Badge. The workshop is held the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.<br>
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==== Requirements to be completed at the library: ====
  
=== Saturday, February 9, 2013 / 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  ===
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*Define the terms "genealogy," "ancestor," and "descendant."<br>
 
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*Do a time line for yourself and write a short autobiography.<br>
==== Scouts must prepare for the workshop by doing the following:  ====
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*Name three types of genealogical records and explain how they help you chart your family tree. &nbsp;Obtain one genealogical document that supports your family tree and evalutate this information.<br>  
 
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*Contact a genealogical repository.<br>  
1) Interview a family member about their life. The interview can be completed by telephone, e-mail or letter and the information learned must be recorded; <br>2) Complete a four-generation pedigree chart. Make sure this includes information about at least one ancestor who was living in 1930; <br>3) Complete two family group sheets (one listing your parents and your family, and another listing one of your parents and their parents and siblings); and <br>4) Bring a blue merit badge card (which can be obtained from the Scoutmaster.)
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*Explain the effects of computers and the internet on genealogy. &nbsp;Explain how photography and microfilm have influenced genealogy.<br>  
 
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*Discuss what you have learned about your family through your genealogical research.<br>
If these items are '''completed and brought''' to the workshop, all other requirements for the merit badge can be finished at the workshop and authorized personnel can certify the completion of the merit badge.  
 
  
 
==== Genealogy Merit Badge Resource Links  ====
 
==== Genealogy Merit Badge Resource Links  ====
  
 
[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Special:Search?fulltext=true&search=Boy+Scout+Merit+Badge+in+Genealogy Boy Scout Merit Badge in Genealogy - FamilySearch Wiki ]<br>[http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Genealogy.pdf Boy Scouts of America Genealogy Merit Badge Workbook - BSA ]<br> <br>  
 
[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Special:Search?fulltext=true&search=Boy+Scout+Merit+Badge+in+Genealogy Boy Scout Merit Badge in Genealogy - FamilySearch Wiki ]<br>[http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Genealogy.pdf Boy Scouts of America Genealogy Merit Badge Workbook - BSA ]<br> <br>  
 
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Upcoming Events

Saturday Seminar 

The library offers a free seminar every third Saturday of the month. An opening session is held at 9:00 a.m. featuring a keynote address. Following this session attendees are offered four choices of presentations at both 10:15 and 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, May 18, 2013 / 9:00 a.m. - noon

9:00 a.m.

  • Keynote Address - "Avoid Corrupting Your Family Tree" - Karen Clifford

Just as we often hear about technological data becoming corrupted, family trees can similarly become corrupted in many ways—as a result of outright deception on the part of the researcher to innocent mistakes made by beginners who ignorantly post false information. Once corruption is identified on a family branch, it is possible to use surrounding evidence to isolate the problem and to use available online tools to prevent the corruption from spreading. Once the corruption is understood and the proper evidence is applied, additional relationships can be established, to the great joy of those involved in this work.

Karen Clifford, AG, FUGA, has three genealogy credentials (in the Midwestern, Southern, and Mountain West regions), is president of Genealogy Research Associates, Inc., and is an instructor and curriculum developer in genealogy and technology courses at Monterey Peninsula College (in California) and Salt Lake Community College. She has authored several genealogy textbooks focusing on research methodology, including The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Genealogy, the Internet, and Your Genealogy Computer Program (Genealogical Publishing Company, 2011); Digging Deeper: Understanding Pre-1805 Genealogy Record Groups (graonline.com, 2012); and Becoming an Accredited Genealogist (Ancestry.com, 2002). Karen was a staff trainer and subsequent director of the Monterey California Family History Center for a total of 22 years before moving to Provo, Utah.

10:15 a.m.

  • Using Fold3.com" - Gordon Atkinson
  • "Utah Ancestors?  How Do I Find Them" - Ron Ray
  • "Genealogy Gifts and Games" - Kim Woodbury
  • "An Introduction to FamilySearch Community Trees" - David Barss

11:30 a.m.

  • "A Guide to Printing Your  Family History" - Carol Holland
  • "Controlling Your Children From Beyound the Grave" - Jeff Anderson   
  • "Saving Documents, Files and Images Found on the Internet" - Tom Stubben
  • "Researching with FamilySearch Historical Records" - Lynn Turner


Boy Scout Workshop / Genealogy Merit Badge

The library offers a monthly workshop to help Boy Scouts earn the Genealogy Merit Badge. The workshop is held the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Presented by Sean and Keith Wahlquist
No registration is necessary.

Saturday, June 8, 2013 / 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Requirements to be completed before coming to the library:

  • Contact a family member by telephone, e-mail or letter, and interview them about their life. Ask about events that have occurred and where they happened.  Record the information you learn and bring this information to the workshop.
  • Complete a pedigree chart. Pedigree chart forms are available online at http://www.lds.org/images/howdoibeg/Pedigree_Chart.html.  The information can also be handwritten.  List yourself and at least two additional generations.  Bring this information to the workshop.
  • Complete two family group sheets, one listing your parents and all of the children in your family, and another listing one of your parents and their siblings in a family group with your grandparents.  Family group record forms may be found online at http://www.lib.byu.edu/sites/familyhistory/files/2009/06/family-group-record.pdf.  The information can also be handwritten.  Bring this information to the workshop.
  • Please also bring the name of an ancestor or relative who was alive in 1940.

If Scouts complete the items above before coming to the library, and bring their documents with them, they will be able to complete the following requirements at the library, and have authorized personnel certify the completion of their merit badge requirements.

Requirements to be completed at the library:

  • Define the terms "genealogy," "ancestor," and "descendant."
  • Do a time line for yourself and write a short autobiography.
  • Name three types of genealogical records and explain how they help you chart your family tree.  Obtain one genealogical document that supports your family tree and evalutate this information.
  • Contact a genealogical repository.
  • Explain the effects of computers and the internet on genealogy.  Explain how photography and microfilm have influenced genealogy.
  • Discuss what you have learned about your family through your genealogical research.

Genealogy Merit Badge Resource Links

Boy Scout Merit Badge in Genealogy - FamilySearch Wiki
Boy Scouts of America Genealogy Merit Badge Workbook - BSA