Riverton FamilySearch Library/Events
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.
Saturday, October 15 - 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 Scanning - The Story of Opening the Granite Mountain Records Vault" - Randy Bryson
10:00 a.m. - “Topic to be Announced" - Sue Maxwell
10:00 a.m. - "Where the Pros Search: Many Free Wonderful Genealogy Sites Exist" - Ron Ray
10:00 a.m. - "Topic to be Announced" - Raymon Naisbitt
10:00 a.m. - "Legacy" - Carl Holland
11:00 a.m. - “Online Member Trees: Ancestry's Powerful Tool Keeps Getting Better!" - Crista Cowan
11:00 a.m. - “New England Research" - Marilyn Markham
11:00 a.m. - "Bit and Pieces: How to Write Your Personal History" - Rose Ann Fisher
11:00 a.m. - "Temple Submission Policies" - Ray Garrison