Riverton FamilySearch Library/Handouts and Guides

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FamilySearch Library

3740 West Market Center Drive
(13175 South)

Riverton, Utah 84065-8026

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

Location and Directions
Contact Information
Hours and Holiday Schedule
Classes and Class Schedules
Quick Start Guides and Class Handouts
Group Visits
Saturday Seminar
Family Discovery Day
Family Reunions * NEW *
Youth Conference
Family Story Room
Boy Scout Workshop
Outreach Class Schedule
Research Specialists
Missionary Opportunities

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Handouts and Guides

Library Resource Materials for Staff and Patrons

Library Quick Start Guides

Family Tree

Adding Photos to Family Tree
Adding Stories to Family Tree
Adding and Attaching Sources to Family Tree
Family Tree  (revised 10/10/17)
Fixing a Looping Pedigree in Family Tree
Merging Duplicate Records in Family Tree
RecordSeek for Recording Sources in Family Tree
Reserving Temple Ordinances  
Search Tools in Family Tree
Searching with FamilySearch 
Submitting Names for Temple Ordinances 

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Descendancy Research 
British Research Using the GRO Indexes  (new 12/15/17)
Finding Ancestors Using the FamilySearch Research Wiki 
FamilySearch Catalog 
FamilySearch Genealogies and Books 
Great Research Sites  (revised 10/04/17)
Pioneer Ancestors  (new 01/31/18)
Preparation for Trek 
Research Log - Internet Searches
Search Tools in Family Tree 
Searching with FamilySearch 
U.S. Census Headings, 1790-1930
U.S. Census Records 
U.S. Record Selection Table
Websites for England Ancestry 

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Creating Fan or Other Charts with TreeSeek.com (revised 09/23/17)
Creating a GEDCOM File
Register for or Recover an LDS Account 
(previously Username and Password)
Using Dropbox

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Ancestry.com Overview (Revision in Process)
FindMyPast.com Overview (Revision in Process)
MyHeritage.com Overview (Revision in Process)


Maintained by: Elder Tom Stubben

Last modified: 02/07/18

Class Handouts

Family Search

FamilySearch Family Tree -
Wiki   by Linda Baker
Family Tree Sourcing Week 1   by Dean Gearig
Family Tree Sourcing Week 2   by Dean Gearig
FamilySearch Indexing -
Indexing   by Nancy Hendrickson

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Genealogy Database Programs

Ancestry.com helps by Tom and Betsy Neil
Trading sources between Ancestry and FamilySearch
Ancestry.com helps by Ron Ray
Ancestry Trees - Creating, using them and sharing with FamilySearch :::Ancestry Research Tips
Ancestry.com by Ron Reagen
Class Guide - Research and Tree Helps
Ancestral Quest by Bud Wood
Class Syllabus
MAC Installation Guide
Win Installation Guide
Data Loss Prevention
RootsMagic by Ron Ray
Week 1 - Basic Keys and FamilySearch Central
Week 2 - Pictures, Videos, and PDFs
Week 3 - Sources
Week 4 and 5 - Reports and Special Tools
Week 4 and 5 - More Creative Tools
Week 4 and 5 - Sharing Trees, Photos, and Records with Ancestry.com

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Beginning Genealogy Research by Larry Whittaker
Week 1-Introduction to Genealogy
Week 2- People, Records & Tips
Week 3- Effective Search Strategies
Week 4- Internet Genealogy
Week 4- Internet Genealogy Addendum

Church Records by Jill Shoemaker
LDS Church Records
US Church Records

Finding Your Cousins Workshop by Ron Ray
Finding Cousins Workshop Syllabus
Week 1: Main Handout showing Virtual Pedigree, FamilySearch, FindaRecord
Week 2: Finding Your Cousins Plus Ancestry.com tips... Uses main handout from Week 1 to find your missing families
Week 3: Finding Your Cousins Plus Google search tools... Uses main handout from Week 1 to find your missing families
Week 4: Finding Your Cousins Plus Best Websites... Uses main handout from Week 1 to find your missing families

Genealogy Search helps
Genealogy Tool Box   by Glen Sisam

Immigration and Naturalization   by Ron Ray
Land Records   by Ron Ray
New England Research   by Linda Baker
Newspapers   by Ron Ray
Paleography   by Jill Shoemaker
US Beginning Research   by Jill Shoemaker
US Census Records   by Jill Shoemaker
US Immigration and Emigration  by Jill Shoemaker
US Land Records   by Jill Shoemaker
US Military Records   by Jill Shoemaker
US Naturalization Records   by Jill Shoemaker
US Probate Records   by Jill Shoemaker
US Vital Records   by Jill Shoemaker

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Basic Computer Skills    Taught by Peter Bateman
Basic IrfanView and Snipping Tool    Taught by Peter Bateman
Google Drive    by Ron Ray
Graphics Programs   by Ron Ray
Creating Sources with Microsoft Word   by Ron Ray

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Boy Scouts

Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge Workshop   by Martha Landrey

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Maintained by: Elder Ron Ray

Last modified: 1/26/2018