Riverton FamilySearch Library/Events
Saturday, May 14, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Merit Badge Workshop
The library offers a monthly workshop to assist Boy Scouts with their Genealogy Merit Badge. The workshop will be held the second Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.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.
Saturday, May 21, 9:00 a.m. - noon
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.
9:00 a.m. - Keynote Address - "Using Your Digital Camera to Copy Records" - Mary Hill
10:00 a.m. - “Decendancy Research: Finding the Past in the Present” - Tim Bingaman
10:00 a.m. - "Sharing Time" - Andrea Schnakenburg
10:00 a.m. - "From the Heartland - Using Online Resources in Medwest Research" - Luana Darby
10:00 a.m. - "Social Networking for the Genealogist" - Janet Hovorka
11:00 a.m. - “Mormon Ancestors: Across the Seas and Across the Plains” - Terry and Carol Lee
11:00 a.m. - "Serving in Family History" - Jim Greene
11:00 a.m. - “Indexing" - Randy Bryson
11:00 a.m. - "Families and the War Between the States: Getting to Know Your Civil War Era Ancestors" - Yvonne Curry