Riverton FamilySearch Library/Events
Saturday, August 13, 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, August 20, 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 - "The Three Word Journal: Finding Your Purpose in Life" - Randal Wright
This presentation teaches you how to recall the meaningful experiences in your life by summarizing each into 3 well chosen words in approximately 10 seconds. These 3 words can later be expanded into a full journal entry that becomes part of your life history.
Randal A. Wright obtained a PhD in Family Studies from Brigham Young University. He has worked with the LDS Church Educational System for many years and also taught in the religion department at BYU. He is the author of several books including: The Three Word Journal; Achieving Your Life Mission; 25 Mistakes LDS Parents Make; Protecting Your Family in an X-rated World and The Case for Chastity. He has been a frequent speaker at Education Week and Especially for Youth. He and his wife, Wendy, live in Austin, Texas and are the parents of five married children and have fourteen grandchildren.
10:00 a.m. - “Advanced nFS, Part 1" - Cathy Anderegg
10:00 a.m. - "Google Genealogist" - Devin Ashby
10:00 a.m. - "Pennsylvania Research" - Tim Bingaman
10:00 a.m. - "Newspaper Research" - Bret Peterson
11:00 a.m. - “Advanced nFS, Part 2" - Cathy Anderegg
11:00 a.m. - “Ancestral Quest" - Gaylon Findlay
11:00 a.m. - "Strategies for Research and Related Websites" - Diana Toland
11:00 a.m. - To Be Announced