Riverton FamilySearch Library/Events

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FamilySearch Library

3740 West Market Center Drive
(13175 South)

Riverton, Utah 84065-8026

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.
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Saturday Seminar
Family Discovery Day
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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 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, November 17, 2012 / 9:00 a.m. - noon

9:00 a.m.

  • Keynote Address - "The Genealogy of Temple Record Keeping" - Ruth Ellen Maness

This month’s keynote speaker, Ruth Maness, will help you understand “The Genealogy of LDS Temple Record Keeping.” This presentation will address, in chronological order, the major programs and processes used for temple name submissions. It will also show you where and how to find the resultant temple record dates and help you to avoid duplication in submitting names for temple ordinance work.

Ruth Ellen Maness is an Accredited Genealogist®, and Senior Research Consultant in the Nordic Unit at the Family History Library. She is a coauthor of Passport to Paradise: The Copenhagen "Mormon" Passenger Lists and Legacy of Sacrifice: Missionaries to Scandinavia, 1872–94. She is a popular lecturer, having given presentations at the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) conference, the National Genealogical Society (NGS) conference, BYU Genealogy and Family History conferences, and local and regional seminars and conferences. She has also been an instructor for the Utah Genealogical Association’s Salt Lake Institute, and the BYU Salt Lake Center. She is an author and columnist of Scandinavia–Questions and Answers in Heritage Quest magazine and Everton’s Genealogical Helper.

10:00 a.m.

  • Your Family's Temple Work:  Think It's All Done?  Think Again!" - Diane Loosle


  • "Navigating the Globe with Google" - Devin Ashby

  • "German Research Part 1:  Beginning Research in Germany" - Michael Grimshaw


  • "Families and the War Between the States:  Getting to Know Your Civil War Era Ancestors" - Yvonne Curry

11:00 a.m.

  • "Many Are Called, but Few Have All the Answers - Helping Consultants Work with Ward Members" (Panel Discussion) - Marci Wahlquist and Sherry Zealley

  • "Trained to Text and Tweet for a Reason:  How Youth are Propelling Family History Work Forward" - Suzanne Curley


  • "German Research Part 2:  German Life Events and Their Records" - Tamra Stansfield


  • "Ancestral Quest, Legacy and RootsMagic Compared" - Bud Wood