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Lehi Utah
FamilySearch Center

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ADDRESS

3201 Garden Drive
Lehi, Utah 84043 (MAP)


CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone: 801-356-5820
Email: LehiFamilySearchCenter@gmail.com
Website: www.FamilySearch.org/fhc/lehi


NOTE

No food or drink is allowed in the center. Only bottled water or a small water container with a secure cap.


DIRECT LINKS TO INFORMATION

Lehi Center Home Page

Class Descriptions & Handouts
Discovery Experience
Scanners & Converters
Research Area
Children Area
Reserve a Classroom
Schedule an Event
After Class Survey


New "attendance by reservation-only" classes


Ward / Stake Temple and Family History Consultant Preparation class (taught in two parts)
Stake and Ward Council Leaders class: Temple and Family History Work

View a short video on these new classes


Access to the reservation system for these classes is now live. Press the Consultants/Leaders Button on the right.


Lehi Utah FamilySearch Center Discovery Area




...Please print the handout before coming to class
...bring your login name & password information


After Class Survey - please share your experience with us

NOTE: There are no reservations
-- classes are filled by those who arrive first.




List of Classes offered

Ancestry Overview and Questions
Ancestry is a popular and powerful family history research tool for everybody and it is free to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We offer a four week course which covers the functions in Ancestry in detail. This class is intended for those who are currently using or want to use Ancestry.com and may have specific questions on how to utilize the application more efficiently.

Ancestry - Overview and Creating Your Tree
This is an introductory class to Ancestry.com. Ancestry.com is an established research tool which interfaces with FamilySearch. Please make sure you have an Ancestry username and password before attending this class or come early to the class and get signed up.
---- Class Introduction Video
Class Handouts ------
Home Page
Creating your tree
Navigating your tree
Websites
General Keyboard shortcuts for Windows
General Keyboard shortcuts for MAC

Ancestry - Research Using Your Tree
This class will cover research tools using your personal tree in Ancestry. Please have a tree established in Ancestry before attending this class or come to the class early so we can help download one for you from FamilySearch.
Class Handouts ------
Hints & Search
US Census
United Kingdom Census

Ancestry - Exchanging Data with FamilySearch
This class will cover how you can share data between Ancestry.com and FamilySearch. Please have trees established in both Ancestry and FamilySearch before attending this class or come early to the class so we can download one for you from FamilySearch.
Class Handouts ------
Merging Duplicates
Printing in Ancestry
Transferring Ancestry to FamilySearch
Eternal Reminder

Ancestry - Exchanging Media Files and DNA Research
This is a class on how to share media files with Ancestry.com and FamilySearch and how to use your Understand your DNA Results.
Class Handouts ------
Sharing my DNA
Ancestry Adding Pictures
Media to Ancestry

Basic Introduction for FamilySearch
This class is for beginners who want to learn how to start using FamilySearch
---- Class Introduction Video

Creativity with Photos and Documents
Most of us have old photos, documents and audio files. Some of the pictures are dark, others have red eye problems, some need to be cropped. Sometimes you want to combine multiple documents into one file. The teacher will help you learn creative things you can do with these files.
---- Class Introduction Video
---- Class Outline
---- Class Handout

Dealing with Living Relatives in FamilySearch
There is a lot of confusion on how best to enter and update data on relatives who are still alive in FamilySearch. The teacher will explain the rules for entering living relatives in FamilySearch and how the system treats living people differently. He will try to answer any concerns or questions you may have.
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Digital Scrapbooking
If you are interested in starting a digital scrapbook for you or your ancestors - you need to attend this class. The teacher will help you get started with digital scrapbooking.
---- Class Introduction Video
---- Class Handout 1
---- Class Handout 2

Discover Ancestors with the Wiki
The FamilySearch Wiki is a wonderful place to learn more about the places your ancestors lived in order to better discover more information and records.This class covers the basics of how and when to use the Wiki. Information is also provided about the newest research tool, Guided Research.
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Discover Gems inside the Wiki
There are many useful and often hidden gems within the Research Wiki. Come discover some of these gems to see how they may help you in your research efforts.
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Discovering Descendancy Research
Many members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with pioneer heritage, find it challenging to discover new names to take to the temple. This class will teach you effective ways to find the names of your distant cousins to take to the temple. You should have experience with using FamilySearch before taking this class.
---- Class Introduction Video
---- Class Outline
---- Class Handout

Engage your Family with Games and Activities
This class will expose you to various activities and games related to your family tree. Your family will discover ancestors already in your tree and test your knowledge of their details in a fun and interactive way. You will learn how to engage your family with individual activities, and also in teams competing for the family title at group events. There are games and activities for all ages. Some of the competition-based games work well in our classrooms full of computers which can be scheduled for your family events. Come learn what is possible to elevate your discovery efforts of your family tree. You will need your FamilySearch username and password during the class.
---- Class Introduction Video
---- Class Handout

Family History Consultant Preparation Class
This class is intended for new family history consultants. This class will cover the duties and responsibilities of a ward family history consultant. It will also show you where to go to find additional help and resources.
---- Class Handout

FamilySearch Basics
This series of four classes will cover the basics of FamilySearch. This classes are held both in the early afternoon at 1 pm and in the evening at 7 pm. The afternoon and evening classes are identical. See schedule for dates.

Class 1 - Introduction to FamilySearch and navigating the tree
This class is an overview of FamilySearch concentrating on the front page information, account settings, the help menu, and navigating in the Tree.
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Class 2 - Using the Person Page in FamilySearch
This class covers how to use the Person page in FamilySearch Tree. Please have a family tree established in FamilySearch before attending this class.
---- Class Handout

Class 3 - Searching for Hints (Sources) in FamilySearch and partner sites
This class covers how to search for sources in FamilySearch and other sites. Please have a family tree established in FamilySearch before attending this class.
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Class 4 - Open Forum (Questions and Answers)
This class will answer YOUR questions and provide some additional hands on computer time for learning other functions in FamilySearch.
No Handouts for this class


FamilySearch Research Tools
There are numerous research apps which interface with FamilySearch. Many of these are free to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This class will give an overview of these research applications.
Prerequisites for this class include having a FamilySearch account and experience using the search tools in FamilySearch.
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Finding & Attaching Sources to your Family Tree
In this class you will lean search strategies to discover sources, for your ancestors, using search engines, portals, directories. You will also learn how to attach these sources to your family tree.
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Finding Family History through Military Records
Military records can provide a wealth of information that can not only help you get to know your ancestors, but may provide vital data found nowhere else. An individual may have a military record, such as draft registrations and military levying rolls, even if he did not enlist in a military branch.
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Finding Sources for FamilySearch
Sometimes we get stumped on where to look next for data about our ancestors. There are a variety of easy-to-use research tools available online that can assist you in your family history research. This class will cover some of the major search tools outside of FamilySearch.
Prerequisites for this class include: experience with FamilySearch, Ancestry.com and knowledge how to navigate in standard internet browsers like Chrome, Edge, or Firefox.
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FindMyPast
Findmypast is an excellent database used by family history researchers to find their ancestors. This class will teach you the basics on how to use Findmypast with FamilySearch. This tool is free to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and interfaces with the Church’s FamilySearch tool.
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Getting Started with Basic Research
This class will introduce you to the basics of doing family history research. Understanding the research process is key to successful and accurate family history work. We will also discuss the fundamentals of where you can find information about your ancestors. For this class you will need to bring your FamilySearch username and password.
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How to Use FamilySearch and Ancestry Together
FamilySearch and Ancestry can share data and work well together. This class will show you how to use these two applications together when doing your family history research.

Indexing – Advanced / Reviewing
If you have done some indexing, but want to learn how to do more and to become a reviewer, this is the class for you. Sister Farnes teaches this class and she is one of the top indexers in the world.
---- Class Introduction Video
---- Class Handout

Indexing – Basic
Indexing is a great way to volunteer in helping with family history. This class will teach people how to index data like birth and death records, marriage certificates, census documents, etc. Indexing helps build and improve the database of important documents used in family history research.
---- Class Introduction Video
---- Indexing for Youth Handout
---- Indexing Hints Handout
---- Indexing Ruler Handout
---- Indexing Terms

Individuals and Relationships: Add, Edit and Delete.
This class will cover a variety of scenarios as information is added, edited or deleted from within a person's Detail page.
---- Class Handout

Learning Basic Family Research with Census Records
Class description is pending.
---- Class Handout - Using the Census to find other records
---- Class Handout - US Census Headings 1790 to 1860
---- Class Handout - US Census Headings 1870 to 1930
---- Class Handout - Census Analysis page 1
---- Class Handout - Census Analysis page 2

Living Memories Using the Memory Phone App
This is a hands-on class. Bring your smart phones and your Family Search username and password and join the fun as we learn how to use the amazing free FamilySearch Memories app! It will help you capture family memories, photos and even conversations. You can use it to take pictures of history-in-the-making or images of old family photos, documents and artifacts. You can also use it to record audio files, like an oral history interview with a relative, or your own retelling of classic family stories or jokes. Whether you’re at your child’s soccer practice, waiting at the doctor’s office or in the quiet of your own home - you can provide a rich legacy of memories for your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren all with the touch of a button...on your phone.
---- Class Handout

MyHeritage
MyHeritage is the family history tool used by researchers all over the world. This class will teach you the basics on how to use MyHeritage and how to utilize this tool in conjunction with FamilySearch. MyHeritage is free to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
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Organize your Research - Using FamilySearch & Ancestry
This class will organize the way you do research by using FamilySearch and Ancestry.com. This class will cover a step by step process that will help you organize your research.
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Portuguese Indexing: You can do it!
The First Presidency has stated that indexing is vital to family history and temple work. Since 90% of the searchable records in FamilySearch are in English, but over 50% of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are not native English speakers, there is an urgent need for indexers in foreign languages. This class will teach you how to index Portuguese language records.
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Quick and Easy Family History Activities
Many of us are much too busy to spend a lot of time doing family history research. This class will demonstrate quick and easy activities you can do with your family, that do not take much time. This is a hands on class and handouts will be provided.
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Reserving the Right Ordinances for the Right Name in the Right Way
How to find answers to temple policy questions. Who you can do temple ordinances for. Information required for ordinances. Using Ordinance Ready function. Avoiding ordinance duplication.
---- Class Outline
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Scottish Family History Research
Shortcuts for finding your Scottish kin.

Spanish Indexing – You can do it!
The First Presidency has stated that indexing is vital to family history and temple work. Since 90% of the searchable records in FamilySearch are in English, but over 50% of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are not native English speakers, there is an urgent need for indexers in foreign languages. This class will teach you how to index Spanish language records.
---- Class Handout - Spanish Handwritting
---- Class Handout - Spanish Key Words
---- Class Handout - Spanish Key Words 2

Tips and Tools for Using FamilySearch
This class is intended for the intermediate family search user to review concepts making family search easier and more productive. Attendees should have some experience with family search source linker and adding people. We will cover concepts such as standardization, reviewing sources all ready attached, correctly adding people to family search from hints, reviewing original documents, attaching census hints without relationships defined, using Find a Grave, Record Seek and the Change button.
---- Class Introduction Video
---- Class Handout - adding sources
---- Class Handout - RecordSeek

Using DNA for Family History Research
Millions of people have submitted their DNA to vendors like Ancestry, MyHeritage, 23 and Me etc. This data can be very useful in doing your family history research. The results can become a very useful asset in finding new names. The teacher will demonstrate how to use your DNA results in doing family history research.

Using Google to Organize Your Photos
Learn how to manage and organize your photos with Google Photos. Make an album, collage, movie animation or photo book. Back up all your photos and have Google Photo sort them by facial recognition, objects or location.
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---- Class Handout

Using Memories in FamilySearch
Pictures and stories are a wonderful way of preserving our family history. This class will assist you in learning how to use photos, documents, stories and audio in the FamilySearch program.
Prerequisites for this class include FamilySearch and basic computer skills.
---- Class Introduction Video
---- Class Outline

Utilizing Hints in FamilySearch
Sources are a critical part of using FamilySearch. Come learn to access RESEARCH HINTS. Answer the Why? Where? What? When? and How? questions. Use them to create sources in FamilySearch, thus creating a path to temple work, add members to your family, and address research problems. We will cover the research cycle as well as in-depth use of major sources types
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Writing Your Personal and Family History
Many members of the Church do not know where to begin in generating their personal or family history. This class will help you get started and teach you the basics on effective ways to write a personal or family history using both text and pictures.
---- Class Introduction Video
---- Class Outline
---- Class Handout


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