Riverton FamilySearch Library/Events
Saturday, July 9, 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, July 16, 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 - "FamilySearch Community: Ways in which FamilySearch is Organizing Community Resources to Help Individuals Find Ancestors and Bring the Community Together" - Don Anderson
10:00 a.m. - “Searching for Ancestors, Step by Step” - Sheri Lynn Lemon
10:00 a.m. - "Choosing and Using the Right Hardware and Software for Genealogy" - Barry Ewell
10:00 a.m. - "The Perfect Media: Family History & Genealogy" - Claire Brisson Banks
10:00 a.m. - "Great Grandpa Was a Mormon: LDS and Utah Records" - Don and Diane Snow
11:00 a.m. - “Getting the Most out of the Family History Library Catalog" - Daniel Poffenberger
11:00 a.m. - “Hanging Pictures on Your Family Tree" - Scott Huskey
11:00 a.m. - "Google Earth Webinar" - Lisa Cooke
11:00 a.m. - "Naturalization Records" - Patricia Jensen