Riverton FamilySearch Library/Events
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.
Saturday, July 21, 2012 / 9:00 a.m. - noon
- 9:00 a.m.
Keynote Address - "Descendancy Research: Finding the Past in the Present" - Tim Bingaman
Tim Bingaman is a Research Specialist at the LDS Family History Library.
- 10:00 a.m.
“Are You My Mother? - Finding the Maiden Names in Your Tree" - Bret Peterson
"Magnifying Glass, Wide-Angle Lens or Telescope? Charts to Visualize Your Family Tree and Further Your Research" - Janet Hovorka
"Death Records" - Lorraine Bourne
"Multimedia" - Fran Jensen
Topic and Presenter to be Announced
“The Palatine Immigrants - Tracing and Locating German Immigrants to the Colonies in the 1700's Online" - Luana Darby
"Beginning Southern States Research - Duncan Kuehne
"Sharing Time" - Andrea Schnakenburg
Merit Badge Workshop
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 at 11:00 a.m.
******** No Workshop in July ********
Saturday, August 10, 2012 / 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Scouts must prepare for the workshop by doing the following before coming:
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;
2) Complete a four-generation pedigree chart. Make sure this includes information about at least one ancestor who was living in 1930;
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
4) Bring a blue merit badge card (which can be obtained from the Scoutmaster).
If these items are completed and brought to the workshop, all other requirements for the merit badge can be completed at the workshop and authorized personnel can certify the completion of the merit badge.
Genealogy Merit Badge Resources
- Boy Scout Merit Badge in Genealogy - FamilySearch Wiki
- Boy Scouts of America Genealogy Merit Badge Workbook - BSA