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South Davis Family History Center<br>South Davis Family History Center<br>3350 South 100 East<br>Bountiful, Utah 84010<br>(801) 299-4239<br>Hours of Operation<br>Weekdays: Mon. thru Fri. 9 AM to 4 PM<br>OCTOBER 2011<br>-1-<br>The<br>Director’s<br>Corner<br>Dear Staff Members,<br>This last Thursday, September 28, Family Search held an Open House at the Family History Museum. We were delighted<br>to hear from Norm Albiston about the future of the Family History Centers. He stated that the Church has decided to<br>refocus efforts to support, educate and better equip all Family History Centers. They are working on better internet<br>access, better computers and printers. We will see new marketing, with an emphasize on educating the Priesthood to<br>the great blessings that come from searching out our ancestors and doing their temple work. We are encouraged to<br>hold fairs, seminars, classes and training sessions. The goal of the centers will be to bring members in our communities<br>into the centers to find their ancestors and join families together in learning about their ancestors. We will partner with<br>missionaries in teaching new members how to do family history. The Young Men and Young Women will be taught not<br>only how to do Indexing, but how to prepare names to take to the temple and encourage them to stay temple worthy.<br>Shipley Munson spoke next on the Family Search Website. The Family History Centers Wiki and Forums pages will be a<br>great new way to let everyone know what is available at our Family History Centers, including one-on-one help. We are<br>encouraged to become ambassadors for the Centers and Family Search. We are encouraged to partner with local and<br>state genealogical societies and associations to promote services, fairs and classes.<br>Merrill White talked about ways to involve Church members including:<br>1. Invite them to explore the origins of their family name and using FamilySearch’s services<br>Take them to the local center, or involve their ward family history consultant for personal assistance<br>2. Help ward and stake leaders prepare a family name for temple work<br>3. For scouting, register as a merit badge counselor for Genealogy<br>4. Organize Young Men/ Young Women activities around Family History<br>5. Teach Indexing<br>6. Meet and work with ward auxiliary leaders for lessons or events<br>7. Sponsor an Open House<br>8. Put classes and events in the Sunday Ward bulletins<br>9. Watch FamilySearch You Tube Videos<br>10. Become familiar with all that is available on Family Search<br>a. Free Online Digital Records and Indexes<br>b. Research Wiki<br>c. Genealogical Forums<br>d. Online Training Courses<br>e. Family History Center Core Services<br>11. Sponsor a community open house and fair that includes local societies, museums and universities<br>These are great ideas. I am so glad to see the Church and FamilySearch leading the way in bringing Family History into<br>the lives of all of our church and community members. It is a great time to be involved in the South Davis Family History<br>Center. And better things are coming every day. Thank you for all of your dedicated efforts.<br>Kathy Palmer<br>Logan Utah FHC Conference<br>Theme: “With Help I can Find Them”<br>Keynote speaker: Ron Tanner, FamilySearch<br>Product Manager<br>October 15, 2011, 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM<br>Pre-register or “Walk-in” Registration: 8 AM<br>Location: Bridgerland Applied Technology<br>College, 600 W. 1400 N, Logan, Utah<br>Classes: You can select from 40 classes<br>presented by nationally and locally acclaimed<br>speakers.<br>Free: Everyone Welcome to attend one class<br>or more (up to 5 are possible)<br>Door Prizes will be given. A syllabus will be<br>free online at https://wiki.familysearch.org/<br>en/Logan_Utah_Family_History_Center/Conference<br>by October 1, 2011.<br>Optional: Lunch ($5) and a Printed Syllabus<br>($6) can be ordered if done so and paid for<br>by October 10th. See more details and preregister<br>at: https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/<br>Logan_Utah_Family_History_Center/Conference<br>or Call 435-755-5594<br>Mark Your Calendars<br>-2-<br>JUST A<br>REMINDER<br>Classes for October &amp; November<br>October 5<br>Legacy Family Tree.<br>October 6<br>New Family Search<br>October 12<br>Legacy Family Tree<br>October 13<br>New Family Search<br>October 19<br>Legacy Family Tree<br>October 20<br>New Family Search<br>October 26<br>Legacy Family Tree<br>October 27<br>New Family Search<br>November 2<br>Legacy Family Tree<br>November 3<br>New Family Search<br>November 9<br>Legacy Family Tree<br>November 10<br>New Family Search<br>November 16<br>Legacy Family Tree<br>November 17<br>New Family Search<br>Help Wanted<br>We need you to serve at the<br>South Davis Family History<br>Center. We will teach you what<br>i s required so that you can do your Family<br>History and help others with theirs. If you<br>have a love of Family History &amp; enjoy being<br>around people, we need your HELP!<br>We will train you<br>You keep the Blessings!<br>Please contact us @ 801-299-4239.<br>or e-mail cindykingsford1@juno.com<br>-3-<br>CLASSES FOR OCTOBER &amp; NOVEMBER<br>You are invited to attend Legacy Family Tree &amp; New FamilySearch classes at the South Davis Family History<br>Center located in Bountiful, Utah. Classes are for anyone interested in learning more about family history and<br>how to find your ancestors.<br>Wednesdays 6:00 p.m.<br>October 5 - November 16th<br>Legacy Family Tree Classes With Instructor Leonard Plaizier<br>October 5<br>Digital Pictures For Genealogy With Legacy Family Tree, Pictures And<br>Document Images In Reports, Picture Center, Slide Shows, Scrapbooks<br>October 12<br>Searching And Reporting Using Legacy Family Tree Query By Example,<br>Detailed Searching, Basics Reports, Customized List Reports, Publishing Center<br>October 19<br>New Familysearch Made Easy With Legacy Family Tree. Matching, Combining, Sharing,<br>Temple Ordinance, Tasks And Progress Monitoring<br>October 26<br>Find And Plan Using Legacy Family Tree’s Research Guidance, Time-Lines, Chronology And To Do List.<br>November 2<br>Cite Your Sources Easily And Correctly With Legacy Family Tree Source Writer And Source Clipboard.<br>Find Out What Information Is Missing Sources.<br>November 9<br>Using Legacy Family Tree To Find Duplicate People, Merge Them Together,<br>View Two Databases With Split Screen.<br>November 16<br>See How Two People Are Connected With Legacy Family Tree Relationship<br>Calculator And Chart. Fix Parental Relationship Problems, Add Another Set Of Parents.<br>Thursdays 6:00 p.m.<br>October 6-November 17<br>New Familysearch Training Classes With Instructor Kathy Palmer<br>October 6<br>Introduction To New Familysearch And The Help Center<br>October 13<br>Adding, Editing And Submitting Names<br>October 20<br>Combining And Separating Records<br>October 27<br>Submitting Names For Temple Work And Tips And Tricks<br>November 3<br>Beginning Online Searching A. How To Search B. Records Available<br>November 10<br>Ancestry.Com... Records Available...Uploading Your Pedigree...Searching For Records...Family Trees<br>November 17<br>Additional Databases: Heritage Quest...World Vital Records...Footnote.Com<br>The FHC is open until 9:00pm following the classes so that you can have “Hands On Time”. For a map and hours of the<br>South Davis FHC go to http://www.southdavisfamilyhistorycenter.org/ The FHC does not have a mailbox. Please<br>contact the FHC by phone or e-mail. Phone: 801-299-4239 E-mail: UT_SouthDavis@ldsmail.net<br>-4-<br>Tech Tips: Improving Your Google Search<br>Simple and effective ways to improve your online genealogy research.<br>Improve your online ancestor searches with these pointers from Search Engine Tips and<br>Tricks, a Family Tree University webinar presented by Lisa Louise Cooke:<br>1 . Save time with synonym searches. Rather than run separate searches on similar keywords, include a<br>tilde (~) before the term you want to find variations of. For example, ~train history also finds pages referencing<br>railroad history and locomotive history.<br>2. Set a date range. Want to eliminate matches on modern people with your ancestor’s name? Use a “number<br>range” to narrow your search to a particular time period: Type Jehu Burkhart 1790…1830 to nab results that<br>include that ancestor’s name plus any year between 1790 and 1830.<br>3. Fill in the blanks. Don’t want to remember these special search operators? Try the Advanced Search form<br>for a guided approach to setting your search parameters.<br>4. Hunt for histories. Google is busily digitizing and cataloging books with expired copyrights—including county<br>histories. Look for them using the Google Books search.<br>From the September 2010 Family Tree Magazine<br>Have you been frustrated with New FamilySearch?<br>Do you have problems that just never seem to get resolved?<br>Is your family pedigree, hopelessly mixed up and incorrect?<br>Well don't despair, there is help out there and it is coming to us!!!<br>The Administrators of New FamilySearch are reaching out to the local Family History Centers to<br>teach better ways to resolve and correct those problems. On Sunday, September 18, Samantha<br>Sulser of New FamilySearch came to the North Canyon Stake Family History Meeting and taught us<br>for one hour how to fix those irritating problems. She taught us how to properly separate records<br>and how to work with children attached to the wrong parents. She taught how to work with relationships<br>and how to correct incorrect ones. She also discussed what problems still need to be sent to the<br>administrators for correction and how to do that. It was an excellent presentation! I have approached<br>her about organizing a Saturday Seminar to teach these subjects again, so everyone will have the<br>opportunity to come. We are probably going to hold it in November, so watch for more details!!<br>Look Forward To The Future Of Family History<br>Many Inspiring &amp; Exciting Things Are Coming!<br>Have you discovered FamilySearch on<br>Facebook...YouTube...&amp; Twitter?<br>-5-<br>The Summary tab is<br>more than just a summary<br>view of a record’s<br>information. It is where<br>nFS looks to qualify a<br>record for ordinance<br>work. And, that means<br>nFS is looking at standards.<br>This is what the<br>system uses to understand<br>what you’ve<br>entered. It currently uses<br>standards for dates and<br>localities. If you don’t<br>have a standard date or<br>locality selected, nFS<br>won’t allow that record<br>to qualify for ordinance<br>work. To check for correct<br>standards, click<br>Edit next to any piece<br>U S I N G T H E S U M M A R Y T A B<br>“Ready” may seem to<br>imply permission to submit<br>for temple work. Not so, in<br>nFS. “Ready” means the<br>record is qualified for<br>temple ordinance work to<br>be completed. It doesn’t<br>imply permission,<br>appropriateness, or that it<br>is ‘ok’ to submit.<br>Remember, submission<br>policies apply to every<br>record you submit<br>“ R E A D Y ”M E A N S . . .<br>of data in the Details tab.<br>If you contributed the data,<br>you’ll be able to see if it is<br>standardized. If you didn’t,<br>click Add another opinion<br>to see if it is standardized.<br>There will be a green box for<br>standardized data and a yellow<br>box for non-standardized<br>data. Names are a bit more<br>complex. In general, don’t<br>use symbols with a name,<br>like parentheses or commas.<br>Refrain from adding notes<br>in the name field or adding<br>descriptions, such as “twin”<br>or “stillborn.” Instead, add<br>notes to the record. If you<br>add or change data, check<br>the summary tab to be sure<br>the standardized data in<br>selected. *Remember how<br>names are used in the<br>temple and how sacred<br>they are.<br>-6-<br>MORE HELPS<br>• Temple reservation list—sort by column header.<br>Give it a try.<br>• Use “exact match” search. On the search screen, select<br>Show Advanced: Check desired boxes for an exact<br>search on that specific data.<br>•ø Disputes are being replaced with “Discussions,” found<br>on a new tab down the left side navigation bar.<br>Great for collaborating!<br>• Receive e-mail notifications for record changes. Select<br>the Watch button on any record (located center right).<br>Choose to stop watching anytime. Another helpful collaboration<br>tool!<br>• View cases you’ve submitted to FamilySearch Support<br>online. From the nFS Home tab, select Help Center, then<br>Contact FamilySearch. Click View existing cases button.<br>• Check out our forums, located in the Help Center. Click<br>on the Community Assistance tab. Search for answers to<br>questions, or answer someone else’<br>? D I D Y O U K N O W ?<br>C L A I M I N G L E G A C Y S U B M I S S I O N S<br>Submitting ordinances to the temple is one of the primary<br>purposes of nFS. As members of The Church of Jesus<br>Christ of Latter-day Saints, redeeming our kindred dead is<br>one of our primary responsibilities.<br>Our leaders, in their great wisdom, have provided submission<br>policies to facilitate this process as we participate<br>in this sacred work. We should respect these policies, as<br>they are instituted, in part, to provide the closest living<br>relatives the first opportunity to complete temple work<br>and to be respectful to those who may not agree with our<br>beliefs. King Benjamin reminds us, “And see that all these<br>things are done in wisdom and order...”<br>(Mosiah 4:27). These policies help us to keep our focus<br>appropriate and within the guidance provided by the<br>Brethren<br>Keeping Policies Simple<br>Submit people to whom you are related. Get proper permissions<br>for people born within the last 95 years.<br>Additional Details<br>Follow the 95-year policy—permission is needed from the<br>closest living relative (order: spouse, parent, child, sibling).<br>Follow the policy on Holocaust victims(three conditions<br>apply—see nFS Help Center). Do not submit famous<br>people.<br>Obtain permission from the Family History Department<br>before submitting pre-1500 names. Refrain from personal<br>extraction projects.<br>Best Practices<br>Reserve a reasonable amount of names.<br>Do the temple work, and then reserve more.<br>Add as much genealogical data as possible to aid in determining<br>whether records should be combined—research<br>counts! Add living persons only as a bridge to deceased<br>persons. Collaborate with kindness.<br>WHAT IS A LEGACY SUBMISSION?<br>These are submissions previously made in one or<br>more of our older systems, like Ancestral File (AF),<br>Pedigree Resource File (PRF), or TempleReady.<br>Why do I need to claim legacy submissions?<br>By claiming your legacy submissions, you are able to<br>edit and correct previously submitted genealogical<br>data, thus helping us to maintain the most accurate<br>data in nFS. Also, cards you have printed from TempleReady<br>will be available to manage on your reservation<br>list.<br>How do I claim legacy submissions?<br>1) Log on to nFS.<br>2) Locate the record you submitted in a legacy system,<br>and go to that record. C L A I M I N G L E G A C Y S U B M I S S I O N S<br>3) Select the Details tab and then the Individual<br>Notes link located at the bottom of the screen.<br>4) Locate the legacy ID (e.g., absmith123456) you<br>want to claim.<br>5) Click on the ID and then the link Declare this<br>legacy contributor as yourself.<br>6) You will be contacted by e-mail once it has been<br>verified this contributor is you.<br>How do I locate my legacy records?<br>If you have legacy cards, you can search in nFS using<br>the data on the card. You can also search for a record<br>you are certain you submitted, or just click through<br>the pedigree until you find one. You only need to<br>select one record to claim all records from a submission.<br>W H E N S H O U L D I C O N T A C T S U P P O R T ?<br>I have exhausted available resources in the Help<br>Center. I have asked my family history consultant.<br>I have attempted to contact the submitter, but<br>received no reply. I have an issue that involves an<br>ordinance. (Remember, living ordinances need to go<br>through your bishop.)<br>Tips: Please submit one issue<br>at a time. Reopen a case if your<br>question isn’t answered to your<br>satisfaction. Please treat our<br>Support missionaries with kindness<br>and respect.<br>S U B M I S S I O N P O L I C I E S A N D W H Y T H E Y M A T T E R<br>http://www.findmypast.co.uk/home.jsp<br>findmypast.co.uk is a fee based site but can be<br>accessed for free through the South Davis Family<br>History Center. I have found many worthwhile documents<br>of my English &amp; Wales Ancestors. Learn about<br>your past...and yourself.<br>You can view around 750 million historical records on<br>findmypast.co.uk which hold invaluable details about<br>your past. The following are some of their key records<br>and how you will benefit from using them: Find out<br>about the events that shaped your ancestors’ lives:<br>search their birth, marriage and death records<br>Journey further back in time: search parish records<br>collection to find your ancestors’ baptism, marriage<br>and burial records. These records are by far the most<br>important source for family historians before 1837<br>See where your ancestors lived: with complete 1841–<br>1911 census collection that will paint a picture of<br>where your ancestors lived, who with and what they<br>did for a living.<br>Chart your ancestors’ voyages: use their migration<br>records to find out about the foreign lands your family<br>moved to, travelled to or worked in.<br>Learn about your military ancestors’ experiences of<br>war: their extensive military records collection contains<br>detailed information about both World Wars, as<br>well as many other conflicts such as Waterloo, Trafalgar<br>and the Boer war.<br>Discovering this information paints a vivid picture of<br>your past. Learning about the choices your ancestors<br>made can give you a sense of how you came to be the<br>person you are today.<br>findmypast.co.uk<br>Take a look....Find your ancestors!<br>Internet Sites<br>Worth A LOOK!<br>http://mwdl.org/<br>The Mountain West Digital Library is a central search<br>portal for digital collections about the Mountain<br>West region. We provide free access to over 600,000<br>resources from universities, colleges, public libraries,<br>museums, historical societies, and government agencies,<br>counties, and municipalities in Utah, Nevada,<br>and other parts of the U.S. West. See more about the<br>Mountain West Digital Library.<br>http://www.myheritage.com/<br>If you want to trace your roots, the best place to<br>start is to search for your ancestors on the Internet.<br>There are hundreds of amazing online databases<br>that hold genealogical treasures, like the<br>Ellis Island immigration database, Yad Vashem in<br>Israel and the famous Family History Library. But<br>who has time to search them all?<br>Our unique genealogy search engine, MyHeritage.<br>com Research, comes to your aid. It is a free<br>search engine made specifically for genealogy. It<br>lets you run an aggregate search for your ancestors,<br>plus the spelling variations or their names,<br>in hundreds of the most important genealogy<br>databases, effortlessly. There is nothing quite like<br>it. Try it, it will save you hours, and help you find<br>elusive information about your ancestors that you<br>never knew existed.<br>-7-<br>???Q &amp; A???<br>WHAT'S AVAILABLE AT THE<br>SOUTH DAVIS<br>FAMILY HISTORY CENTER<br>If you have any Comments, Ideas, or<br>Questions that you’d like to see addressed<br>in the newsletter please let us know. If you<br>would like to have the newsletter sent to you,<br>please contact Shonny Russell at:<br>johnrussell3308@msn.com<br>GENEALOGICAL RESOURCES<br>At the Family History Center you can search<br>online records that usually cost a fee to use,<br>but are free at the Center. The Center offers<br>access to Ancestry.com, World Vital Records,<br>Find My Past, Godfrey Library, plus several<br>other resources.<br>FREE CLASSES<br>The Family History Center offers frequent<br>classroom training on both Family Search<br>products and specialist research topics. These<br>free classes may help you hone your research<br>skills about a specific country, website or<br>record type. Learn more about our free<br>courses at our website<br>http://www.southdavisfamilyhistorycenter.org/<br>RESEARCH SUPPORT<br>Volunteer staff at the Family History Center<br>will help you understand and use their<br>available resources. If you are a beginner, they<br>can help you get started with your own<br>family history. Also expert research advisors<br>are available.<br>http://usgwarchives.net/<br>USGenWeb Digital Library (USGenWeb Archives)<br>was developed to present actual transcriptions of<br>public domain records on the Internet. This huge undertaking<br>is the cooperative effort of volunteers who<br>either have electronically formatted files on census<br>records, marriage bonds, wills, and other public documents,<br>or are willing to transcribe this information<br>to contribute. It is broken down by state with a brief<br>description of each file and a direct link to it.<br>http://www.newspaperarchive.com.<br>NewspaperARCHIVE.com, a fee based site that is<br>available at the Family History Center for free is the<br>world’s largest collection of newspaper archives<br>online. Featuring billions of newspaper articles from<br>historical newspaper archives around the U.S. and the<br>world, NewspaperARCHIVE makes exploring history<br>and genealogy easy and fun. Discover fascinating<br>news in newspaper archives hundreds of years old<br>- including obituaries, birth announcements, sports<br>articles, comics, and more – to fill in the details for<br>the life stories you are interested in. All of our historical<br>newspapers are full-page and fully searchable - try<br>exploring above and discover your history today!<br>-8-
  
 
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  1. 3350 South 100 East, Bountiful, Utah 84010
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Phone:801-299-4239

E-mail: UT_SouthDavis@ldsmail.net 
FHC patrons are invited to email with any suggestions, comments, and questions.

Open Hours: The South Davis Family History Center is open

Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. and Tuesday- Thursday 7:00p.m.- 9:00p.m.

Other times by appointment, please call.

Access: The Family History Center is fully accessible by elevator. When you arrive, park in the handicap stall (near the Center entrance). Then, please call the Center (801-299-4239) so that a staff member can come and help you access the building and the elevator.


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 October 2011 Newsletter 

South Davis Family History Center
South Davis Family History Center
3350 South 100 East
Bountiful, Utah 84010
(801) 299-4239
Hours of Operation
Weekdays: Mon. thru Fri. 9 AM to 4 PM
OCTOBER 2011
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The
Director’s
Corner
Dear Staff Members,
This last Thursday, September 28, Family Search held an Open House at the Family History Museum. We were delighted
to hear from Norm Albiston about the future of the Family History Centers. He stated that the Church has decided to
refocus efforts to support, educate and better equip all Family History Centers. They are working on better internet
access, better computers and printers. We will see new marketing, with an emphasize on educating the Priesthood to
the great blessings that come from searching out our ancestors and doing their temple work. We are encouraged to
hold fairs, seminars, classes and training sessions. The goal of the centers will be to bring members in our communities
into the centers to find their ancestors and join families together in learning about their ancestors. We will partner with
missionaries in teaching new members how to do family history. The Young Men and Young Women will be taught not
only how to do Indexing, but how to prepare names to take to the temple and encourage them to stay temple worthy.
Shipley Munson spoke next on the Family Search Website. The Family History Centers Wiki and Forums pages will be a
great new way to let everyone know what is available at our Family History Centers, including one-on-one help. We are
encouraged to become ambassadors for the Centers and Family Search. We are encouraged to partner with local and
state genealogical societies and associations to promote services, fairs and classes.
Merrill White talked about ways to involve Church members including:
1. Invite them to explore the origins of their family name and using FamilySearch’s services
Take them to the local center, or involve their ward family history consultant for personal assistance
2. Help ward and stake leaders prepare a family name for temple work
3. For scouting, register as a merit badge counselor for Genealogy
4. Organize Young Men/ Young Women activities around Family History
5. Teach Indexing
6. Meet and work with ward auxiliary leaders for lessons or events
7. Sponsor an Open House
8. Put classes and events in the Sunday Ward bulletins
9. Watch FamilySearch You Tube Videos
10. Become familiar with all that is available on Family Search
a. Free Online Digital Records and Indexes
b. Research Wiki
c. Genealogical Forums
d. Online Training Courses
e. Family History Center Core Services
11. Sponsor a community open house and fair that includes local societies, museums and universities
These are great ideas. I am so glad to see the Church and FamilySearch leading the way in bringing Family History into
the lives of all of our church and community members. It is a great time to be involved in the South Davis Family History
Center. And better things are coming every day. Thank you for all of your dedicated efforts.
Kathy Palmer
Logan Utah FHC Conference
Theme: “With Help I can Find Them”
Keynote speaker: Ron Tanner, FamilySearch
Product Manager
October 15, 2011, 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Pre-register or “Walk-in” Registration: 8 AM
Location: Bridgerland Applied Technology
College, 600 W. 1400 N, Logan, Utah
Classes: You can select from 40 classes
presented by nationally and locally acclaimed
speakers.
Free: Everyone Welcome to attend one class
or more (up to 5 are possible)
Door Prizes will be given. A syllabus will be
free online at https://wiki.familysearch.org/
en/Logan_Utah_Family_History_Center/Conference
by October 1, 2011.
Optional: Lunch ($5) and a Printed Syllabus
($6) can be ordered if done so and paid for
by October 10th. See more details and preregister
at: https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/
Logan_Utah_Family_History_Center/Conference
or Call 435-755-5594
Mark Your Calendars
-2-
JUST A
REMINDER
Classes for October & November
October 5
Legacy Family Tree.
October 6
New Family Search
October 12
Legacy Family Tree
October 13
New Family Search
October 19
Legacy Family Tree
October 20
New Family Search
October 26
Legacy Family Tree
October 27
New Family Search
November 2
Legacy Family Tree
November 3
New Family Search
November 9
Legacy Family Tree
November 10
New Family Search
November 16
Legacy Family Tree
November 17
New Family Search
Help Wanted
We need you to serve at the
South Davis Family History
Center. We will teach you what
i s required so that you can do your Family
History and help others with theirs. If you
have a love of Family History & enjoy being
around people, we need your HELP!
We will train you
You keep the Blessings!
Please contact us @ 801-299-4239.
or e-mail cindykingsford1@juno.com
-3-
CLASSES FOR OCTOBER & NOVEMBER
You are invited to attend Legacy Family Tree & New FamilySearch classes at the South Davis Family History
Center located in Bountiful, Utah. Classes are for anyone interested in learning more about family history and
how to find your ancestors.
Wednesdays 6:00 p.m.
October 5 - November 16th
Legacy Family Tree Classes With Instructor Leonard Plaizier
October 5
Digital Pictures For Genealogy With Legacy Family Tree, Pictures And
Document Images In Reports, Picture Center, Slide Shows, Scrapbooks
October 12
Searching And Reporting Using Legacy Family Tree Query By Example,
Detailed Searching, Basics Reports, Customized List Reports, Publishing Center
October 19
New Familysearch Made Easy With Legacy Family Tree. Matching, Combining, Sharing,
Temple Ordinance, Tasks And Progress Monitoring
October 26
Find And Plan Using Legacy Family Tree’s Research Guidance, Time-Lines, Chronology And To Do List.
November 2
Cite Your Sources Easily And Correctly With Legacy Family Tree Source Writer And Source Clipboard.
Find Out What Information Is Missing Sources.
November 9
Using Legacy Family Tree To Find Duplicate People, Merge Them Together,
View Two Databases With Split Screen.
November 16
See How Two People Are Connected With Legacy Family Tree Relationship
Calculator And Chart. Fix Parental Relationship Problems, Add Another Set Of Parents.
Thursdays 6:00 p.m.
October 6-November 17
New Familysearch Training Classes With Instructor Kathy Palmer
October 6
Introduction To New Familysearch And The Help Center
October 13
Adding, Editing And Submitting Names
October 20
Combining And Separating Records
October 27
Submitting Names For Temple Work And Tips And Tricks
November 3
Beginning Online Searching A. How To Search B. Records Available
November 10
Ancestry.Com... Records Available...Uploading Your Pedigree...Searching For Records...Family Trees
November 17
Additional Databases: Heritage Quest...World Vital Records...Footnote.Com
The FHC is open until 9:00pm following the classes so that you can have “Hands On Time”. For a map and hours of the
South Davis FHC go to http://www.southdavisfamilyhistorycenter.org/ The FHC does not have a mailbox. Please
contact the FHC by phone or e-mail. Phone: 801-299-4239 E-mail: UT_SouthDavis@ldsmail.net
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Tech Tips: Improving Your Google Search
Simple and effective ways to improve your online genealogy research.
Improve your online ancestor searches with these pointers from Search Engine Tips and
Tricks, a Family Tree University webinar presented by Lisa Louise Cooke:
1 . Save time with synonym searches. Rather than run separate searches on similar keywords, include a
tilde (~) before the term you want to find variations of. For example, ~train history also finds pages referencing
railroad history and locomotive history.
2. Set a date range. Want to eliminate matches on modern people with your ancestor’s name? Use a “number
range” to narrow your search to a particular time period: Type Jehu Burkhart 1790…1830 to nab results that
include that ancestor’s name plus any year between 1790 and 1830.
3. Fill in the blanks. Don’t want to remember these special search operators? Try the Advanced Search form
for a guided approach to setting your search parameters.
4. Hunt for histories. Google is busily digitizing and cataloging books with expired copyrights—including county
histories. Look for them using the Google Books search.
From the September 2010 Family Tree Magazine
Have you been frustrated with New FamilySearch?
Do you have problems that just never seem to get resolved?
Is your family pedigree, hopelessly mixed up and incorrect?
Well don't despair, there is help out there and it is coming to us!!!
The Administrators of New FamilySearch are reaching out to the local Family History Centers to
teach better ways to resolve and correct those problems. On Sunday, September 18, Samantha
Sulser of New FamilySearch came to the North Canyon Stake Family History Meeting and taught us
for one hour how to fix those irritating problems. She taught us how to properly separate records
and how to work with children attached to the wrong parents. She taught how to work with relationships
and how to correct incorrect ones. She also discussed what problems still need to be sent to the
administrators for correction and how to do that. It was an excellent presentation! I have approached
her about organizing a Saturday Seminar to teach these subjects again, so everyone will have the
opportunity to come. We are probably going to hold it in November, so watch for more details!!
Look Forward To The Future Of Family History
Many Inspiring & Exciting Things Are Coming!
Have you discovered FamilySearch on
Facebook...YouTube...& Twitter?
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The Summary tab is
more than just a summary
view of a record’s
information. It is where
nFS looks to qualify a
record for ordinance
work. And, that means
nFS is looking at standards.
This is what the
system uses to understand
what you’ve
entered. It currently uses
standards for dates and
localities. If you don’t
have a standard date or
locality selected, nFS
won’t allow that record
to qualify for ordinance
work. To check for correct
standards, click
Edit next to any piece
U S I N G T H E S U M M A R Y T A B
“Ready” may seem to
imply permission to submit
for temple work. Not so, in
nFS. “Ready” means the
record is qualified for
temple ordinance work to
be completed. It doesn’t
imply permission,
appropriateness, or that it
is ‘ok’ to submit.
Remember, submission
policies apply to every
record you submit
“ R E A D Y ”M E A N S . . .
of data in the Details tab.
If you contributed the data,
you’ll be able to see if it is
standardized. If you didn’t,
click Add another opinion
to see if it is standardized.
There will be a green box for
standardized data and a yellow
box for non-standardized
data. Names are a bit more
complex. In general, don’t
use symbols with a name,
like parentheses or commas.
Refrain from adding notes
in the name field or adding
descriptions, such as “twin”
or “stillborn.” Instead, add
notes to the record. If you
add or change data, check
the summary tab to be sure
the standardized data in
selected. *Remember how
names are used in the
temple and how sacred
they are.
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MORE HELPS
• Temple reservation list—sort by column header.
Give it a try.
• Use “exact match” search. On the search screen, select
Show Advanced: Check desired boxes for an exact
search on that specific data.
•ø Disputes are being replaced with “Discussions,” found
on a new tab down the left side navigation bar.
Great for collaborating!
• Receive e-mail notifications for record changes. Select
the Watch button on any record (located center right).
Choose to stop watching anytime. Another helpful collaboration
tool!
• View cases you’ve submitted to FamilySearch Support
online. From the nFS Home tab, select Help Center, then
Contact FamilySearch. Click View existing cases button.
• Check out our forums, located in the Help Center. Click
on the Community Assistance tab. Search for answers to
questions, or answer someone else’
? D I D Y O U K N O W ?
C L A I M I N G L E G A C Y S U B M I S S I O N S
Submitting ordinances to the temple is one of the primary
purposes of nFS. As members of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints, redeeming our kindred dead is
one of our primary responsibilities.
Our leaders, in their great wisdom, have provided submission
policies to facilitate this process as we participate
in this sacred work. We should respect these policies, as
they are instituted, in part, to provide the closest living
relatives the first opportunity to complete temple work
and to be respectful to those who may not agree with our
beliefs. King Benjamin reminds us, “And see that all these
things are done in wisdom and order...”
(Mosiah 4:27). These policies help us to keep our focus
appropriate and within the guidance provided by the
Brethren
Keeping Policies Simple
Submit people to whom you are related. Get proper permissions
for people born within the last 95 years.
Additional Details
Follow the 95-year policy—permission is needed from the
closest living relative (order: spouse, parent, child, sibling).
Follow the policy on Holocaust victims(three conditions
apply—see nFS Help Center). Do not submit famous
people.
Obtain permission from the Family History Department
before submitting pre-1500 names. Refrain from personal
extraction projects.
Best Practices
Reserve a reasonable amount of names.
Do the temple work, and then reserve more.
Add as much genealogical data as possible to aid in determining
whether records should be combined—research
counts! Add living persons only as a bridge to deceased
persons. Collaborate with kindness.
WHAT IS A LEGACY SUBMISSION?
These are submissions previously made in one or
more of our older systems, like Ancestral File (AF),
Pedigree Resource File (PRF), or TempleReady.
Why do I need to claim legacy submissions?
By claiming your legacy submissions, you are able to
edit and correct previously submitted genealogical
data, thus helping us to maintain the most accurate
data in nFS. Also, cards you have printed from TempleReady
will be available to manage on your reservation
list.
How do I claim legacy submissions?
1) Log on to nFS.
2) Locate the record you submitted in a legacy system,
and go to that record. C L A I M I N G L E G A C Y S U B M I S S I O N S
3) Select the Details tab and then the Individual
Notes link located at the bottom of the screen.
4) Locate the legacy ID (e.g., absmith123456) you
want to claim.
5) Click on the ID and then the link Declare this
legacy contributor as yourself.
6) You will be contacted by e-mail once it has been
verified this contributor is you.
How do I locate my legacy records?
If you have legacy cards, you can search in nFS using
the data on the card. You can also search for a record
you are certain you submitted, or just click through
the pedigree until you find one. You only need to
select one record to claim all records from a submission.
W H E N S H O U L D I C O N T A C T S U P P O R T ?
I have exhausted available resources in the Help
Center. I have asked my family history consultant.
I have attempted to contact the submitter, but
received no reply. I have an issue that involves an
ordinance. (Remember, living ordinances need to go
through your bishop.)
Tips: Please submit one issue
at a time. Reopen a case if your
question isn’t answered to your
satisfaction. Please treat our
Support missionaries with kindness
and respect.
S U B M I S S I O N P O L I C I E S A N D W H Y T H E Y M A T T E R
http://www.findmypast.co.uk/home.jsp
findmypast.co.uk is a fee based site but can be
accessed for free through the South Davis Family
History Center. I have found many worthwhile documents
of my English & Wales Ancestors. Learn about
your past...and yourself.
You can view around 750 million historical records on
findmypast.co.uk which hold invaluable details about
your past. The following are some of their key records
and how you will benefit from using them: Find out
about the events that shaped your ancestors’ lives:
search their birth, marriage and death records
Journey further back in time: search parish records
collection to find your ancestors’ baptism, marriage
and burial records. These records are by far the most
important source for family historians before 1837
See where your ancestors lived: with complete 1841–
1911 census collection that will paint a picture of
where your ancestors lived, who with and what they
did for a living.
Chart your ancestors’ voyages: use their migration
records to find out about the foreign lands your family
moved to, travelled to or worked in.
Learn about your military ancestors’ experiences of
war: their extensive military records collection contains
detailed information about both World Wars, as
well as many other conflicts such as Waterloo, Trafalgar
and the Boer war.
Discovering this information paints a vivid picture of
your past. Learning about the choices your ancestors
made can give you a sense of how you came to be the
person you are today.
findmypast.co.uk
Take a look....Find your ancestors!
Internet Sites
Worth A LOOK!
http://mwdl.org/
The Mountain West Digital Library is a central search
portal for digital collections about the Mountain
West region. We provide free access to over 600,000
resources from universities, colleges, public libraries,
museums, historical societies, and government agencies,
counties, and municipalities in Utah, Nevada,
and other parts of the U.S. West. See more about the
Mountain West Digital Library.
http://www.myheritage.com/
If you want to trace your roots, the best place to
start is to search for your ancestors on the Internet.
There are hundreds of amazing online databases
that hold genealogical treasures, like the
Ellis Island immigration database, Yad Vashem in
Israel and the famous Family History Library. But
who has time to search them all?
Our unique genealogy search engine, MyHeritage.
com Research, comes to your aid. It is a free
search engine made specifically for genealogy. It
lets you run an aggregate search for your ancestors,
plus the spelling variations or their names,
in hundreds of the most important genealogy
databases, effortlessly. There is nothing quite like
it. Try it, it will save you hours, and help you find
elusive information about your ancestors that you
never knew existed.
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???Q & A???
WHAT'S AVAILABLE AT THE
SOUTH DAVIS
FAMILY HISTORY CENTER
If you have any Comments, Ideas, or
Questions that you’d like to see addressed
in the newsletter please let us know. If you
would like to have the newsletter sent to you,
please contact Shonny Russell at:
johnrussell3308@msn.com
GENEALOGICAL RESOURCES
At the Family History Center you can search
online records that usually cost a fee to use,
but are free at the Center. The Center offers
access to Ancestry.com, World Vital Records,
Find My Past, Godfrey Library, plus several
other resources.
FREE CLASSES
The Family History Center offers frequent
classroom training on both Family Search
products and specialist research topics. These
free classes may help you hone your research
skills about a specific country, website or
record type. Learn more about our free
courses at our website
http://www.southdavisfamilyhistorycenter.org/
RESEARCH SUPPORT
Volunteer staff at the Family History Center
will help you understand and use their
available resources. If you are a beginner, they
can help you get started with your own
family history. Also expert research advisors
are available.
http://usgwarchives.net/
USGenWeb Digital Library (USGenWeb Archives)
was developed to present actual transcriptions of
public domain records on the Internet. This huge undertaking
is the cooperative effort of volunteers who
either have electronically formatted files on census
records, marriage bonds, wills, and other public documents,
or are willing to transcribe this information
to contribute. It is broken down by state with a brief
description of each file and a direct link to it.
http://www.newspaperarchive.com.
NewspaperARCHIVE.com, a fee based site that is
available at the Family History Center for free is the
world’s largest collection of newspaper archives
online. Featuring billions of newspaper articles from
historical newspaper archives around the U.S. and the
world, NewspaperARCHIVE makes exploring history
and genealogy easy and fun. Discover fascinating
news in newspaper archives hundreds of years old
- including obituaries, birth announcements, sports
articles, comics, and more – to fill in the details for
the life stories you are interested in. All of our historical
newspapers are full-page and fully searchable - try
exploring above and discover your history today!
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Class Schedule

 Wednesdays 6:00 p.m.
October 5 - November 16th
Legacy Family Tree Classes With Instructor Leonard Plaizier
October 5
Digital Pictures For Genealogy With Legacy Family Tree, Pictures And
Document Images In Reports, Picture Center, Slide Shows, Scrapbooks
October 12
Searching And Reporting Using Legacy Family Tree Query By Example,
Detailed Searching, Basics Reports, Customized List Reports, Publishing Center
October 19
New Familysearch Made Easy With Legacy Family Tree. Matching, Combining, Sharing,
Temple Ordinance, Tasks And Progress Monitoring
October 26
Find And Plan Using Legacy Family Tree’s Research Guidance, Time-Lines, Chronology And To Do List.
November 2
Cite Your Sources Easily And Correctly With Legacy Family Tree Source Writer And Source Clipboard.
Find Out What Information Is Missing Sources.
November 9
Using Legacy Family Tree To Find Duplicate People, Merge Them Together,
View Two Databases With Split Screen.
November 16
See How Two People Are Connected With Legacy Family Tree Relationship
Calculator And Chart. Fix Parental Relationship Problems, Add Another Set Of Parents.
Thursdays 6:00 p.m.
October 6-November 17
New Familysearch Training Classes With Instructor Kathy Palmer
October 6
Introduction To New Familysearch And The Help Center
October 13
Adding, Editing And Submitting Names
October 20
Combining And Separating Records
October 27
Submitting Names For Temple Work And Tips And Tricks
November 3
Beginning Online Searching A. How To Search B. Records Available
November 10
Ancestry.Com... Records Available...Uploading Your Pedigree...Searching For Records...Family Trees
November 17
Additional Databases: Heritage Quest...World Vital Records...Footnote.Com
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Staff Training Meetings

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Center Resources

Collections

  • Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
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Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal: This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. Hardware and Equipment

20 Computers with Internet access, 4 microfilm readers, 2 microfiche readers, microfilm/fiche reader and scanner, 5 printers 

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Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area

Our center provides access to many paid subscrition sites such as Ancestry.com, Footnote.com, World Vital Records, Godfrey Memorial Library, Find My Past,  and many more.  We have free availability for Legacy, Roots Magic, Ancestral Quest, Family Insight,

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Links

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Volunteer at the Center

Come and join us in the South Davis Family History Center as a Volunteer!! We will train you in the best ways to search out your own ancestors as well as teaching you how to help others.  This is a great place to be for anyone interested in learning more about Family History.  The best people in the world vounteer at Family history centers!! Come and be a part of it. We train you and you receive the blessings!!

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