Riverton FamilySearch Library/Events
Saturday, September 17 - 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 - "Marriages, Divorce and Munchkins: Grandma Poff's Legacy of Love and Family History" - Dan Poffenberger
10:00 a.m. - “Lassie! Go for Free Genealogy Help!" - Robert Raymond
10:00 a.m. - "City Directories: More than Names and Addresses" - Jason Harrison
10:00 a.m. - "Using State Archives and Local Libraries Online" - Luana Darby
10:00 a.m. - "fold3.com (formerly footnote.com)" - Gordon Atkinson
11:00 a.m. - “Best Strategies for Searching Ancestry.com" - Crista Cowan
11:00 a.m. - “U.S. Land Research" - Beth Taylor
11:00 a.m. - "Research Strategies and Web Sites" - Diana Toland
11:00 a.m. - "fold3.com (formally footnote.com)" - Gordon Atkinson
Saturday, October 8, 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 is 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.