Riverton FamilySearch Library/Events

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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.
Closed on Sunday

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Contact Information and Lost and Found
Hours and Holiday Schedule
Classes and Class Schedules
Quick Start Guides and Class Handouts
Group Visits
Saturday Seminar
Family Discovery Day
Family Reunions
Youth Conference
Family Story Room
Boy Scout Workshop
Outreach Class Schedule
Resources * New Items Available *
Research Specialists
Missionary Opportunities


Class Handouts from the April Saturday Seminar

Thanks to the Saturday April 20, 2013 Seminar presenters who permitted the online publication of their class handouts.  These links will be posted for one week. 

"Archives.com:   A Simple Tool for Online Genealogy Research" - Craig Bullough

"Preserving the Antique Family Photo Album" - Fran Jensen

"Beginning Southern States Research" - Duncan Kuehn

"Setting a Vision for Temple and Family History Work" - Devin Ashby

"Using the FamilySearch Family Tree" - Boyd Willden

"Enjoying the FamilySearch Family Tree" - Boyd Willden

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

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 onthe Ingternet" - Tom Stubben
  • "Topic and Presenter To Be Announced"

Boy Scout Workshop / Genealogy Merit Badge

Presented by Sean and Keith Wahlquist
No registration is necessary.

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.

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

Scouts must prepare for the workshop by doing the following:

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 finished at the workshop and authorized personnel can certify the completion of the merit badge.

Genealogy Merit Badge Resource Links

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