Riverton FamilySearch Library/Events
Saturday, November 19 - 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.
- Keynote Address - "17 Miracle in Retrospect" - T. C. Christensen
Brother Christensen is the writer, director and the director of photography for the movie 17 Miracles, the story of the Willie and Martin Handcart Companies, their struggles and the miracles they received as they crossed the plains.
He has made several films about the Prophet Joseph Smith. Among these are Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration and Emma Smith: My Story. He also made A Giant Among Men on the life of President Hinckley. Other LDS films include Testaments and The Work & The Glory. Brother Christensen has been involved in many feature films including Rigoletto and Forever Strong and IMAX films including Lewis & Clark for National Geographic and Roving Mars for Disney. His short films include The Touch of the Master’s Hand, The Pump, Only a Stonecutter and The John Tanner Story.
He has received over 270 national and international awards for his work in directing and photography. In 2010, he was invited to join the American Society of Cinematographers.
- “Archives.com: A Simple Tool for Online Genealogy Research" - Craig Bullough
- "Searching for Ancestors Step by Step - FamilySearch Wiki Goldmine" - Sheri Lynn Lemon
- "Sharing Time: Increasing Productivity on the New FammilySearch Website" - Andrea Schnakenburg
- "Families and the War Between the States: Getting to Know Your Civil War Era Ancestors" - Yvonne Curry
- “Hansel and Gretel - Finding and Following our German Ancestor's Trail Home" - Tammy Stansfield
- “Certified Genealogy Software that Makes New FamilySearch Easier" - Janet Hovorka
- "The Tired, the Poor, the Huddled Masses, and the Wretched Refuse: U.S. Immigration from 1820 - 1854" - Beth Taylor
- "Introduction to Legacy 7.5 Tree Maker and Legacy Family Search, Part 1" - Carl Holland
Saturday, January 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 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.