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3740 West Market Center Drive
(13175 South)

Riverton, Utah 84065-8026

Monday and Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed on Sunday

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 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.

Genealogy Merit Badge Resources

Saturday, March 17 - 9:00 a.m. - noon
Saturday Seminar

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 1940 Federal Census: The Greatest Generation" - Tim Bingaman 

Research Consultant, FamilySearch, Family History Department, LDS Church

When you think of the 1940s, images of World War II, big band music, Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart, and Ingrid Bergman come to mind.  It was the era of swing dancing, victory gardens, rationing sugar, and when you might have referred to someone old-fashioned as a “fuddy-duddy.”

Popular genealogist Tim Bingaman will bring the 1940s to life in his keynote address at the Riverton Saturday Seminar on March 17. In his presentation, “The 1940 Federal Census: The Greatest Generation,” he will explain what genealogical gems can be gleaned from the 1940 census, how to get involved in indexing it so it will be made available free online, and how individuals can be located on the census until indexes are available.

Tim Bingaman was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and has lived in Utah since 1980. He began to research his family lines in 1982 and has never stopped. After a three-year stint in the U.S. Army, he attended Harrisburg Area Community College and received his B.A. in history from Brigham Young University. Tim taught high school in St. Johns, Arizona, from 1984-1989, teaching U.S. and world history, geography, economics, and health. He has been an accredited genealogist since 1991 in Mid-Atlantic States research. Currently he is a reference consultant at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

10:00 a.m.

“FamilySearch and Billion Graves - Family History Sources Right at Your Feet" - Curtis Tirrell
"Ireland Research Online" - Raymon Naisbitt
"Searching for Interesting Information About Your Utah Pioneer Ancestors" - Delwin Reminton
"Synching Legacy 7.5 with New FamilySearch" - John Baker 

11:00 a.m.

“FamilySearch and Billion Graves - Family History Sources Right at Your Feet" - Curtis Tirrell
“Genealogy Gifts and Games" - Kim Woodbury
"Increasing Prroductivity on the New FamilySearch Website" - Andrea Schnackenberg
"Hatching Eggs:  The Chart Chick Tries to Engage Her Teenage Children with Their Family History" - Janet Hovorka