Riverton FamilySearch Library/Class Schedule

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The following is a list of: (A) Classes held in person, in our library, (B) Classes held online, and (C) Classes that were held before our COVID closure and will be considered in the future. Use the "Contents" list to find one of interest.

Riverton FamilySearch
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3740 West Market Center Drive
(13175 South)

Riverton, Utah 84065-8026
801-240-9601

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Hours of Operation

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



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For daily class information call our Welcome Desk at (801) 240-9601.


Currently Being Taught in the Library[edit | edit source]

Basic Computer Skills[edit | edit source]

Lecture and Lab - Presented by Kenneth Spencer - No Registration Necessary

This class teaches basic computer skills with hands-on practice. Please bring a flash drive to get the most from this class.

09:00 am Classes

Mon - 08/30/21 – 09:00 am – 10:30 am - “Basic Computer Skills” Bring a Flash Drive
Mon - 09/13/21 – 09:00 am – 10:30 am - “Basic Computer Skills” Bring a Flash Drive
Mon - 09/20/21 – 09:00 am – 10:30 am - “Basic Computer Skills” Bring a Flash Drive
Mon - 09/27/21 – 09:00 am – 10:30 am - “Basic Computer Skills” Bring a Flash Drive
Mon - 10/04/21 – 09:00 am – 10:30 am - “Basic Computer Skills” Bring a Flash Drive

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Basic Graphic Skills[edit | edit source]

Lecture and Lab - Presented by Kenneth Spencer - No Registration Necessary This class teaches basic graphic skills using IrfanView with hands-on practice. Basic computer skills are necessary. Please bring a flash drive to get the most from this class. 09:00 am Classes Held in person in Training Room 1

11:00 am Classes

Mon - 08/23/21 – 11:00 am – 12:30 am - “Basic Graphic Skills” Bring a Flash Drive
Mon - 08/30/21 – 11:00 am – 12:30 am - “Basic Graphic Skills” Bring a Flash Drive
Mon - 09/13/21 – 11:00 am – 12:30 am - “Basic Graphic Skills” Bring a Flash Drive
Mon - 09/20/21 – 11:00 am – 12:30 am - “Basic Graphic Skills” Bring a Flash Drive
Mon - 09/27/21 – 11:00 am – 12:30 am - “Basic Graphic Skills” Bring a Flash Drive

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FamilySearch Wiki[edit | edit source]

A look into the Wiki and how it increases opportunities to find family information. The class includes explanations and practical exercises to help you understand and exploit the benefits of this little-used tool in your FamilySearch toolkit. Lecture and Lab - Presented by Lee Tripp - No Registration Necessary 10:00 am Classes Held in person in Training Room 1

10:00 am Classes Held in person in Training Room 1

Tue - 08/17/21 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am - Week 1 - Why the Wiki Works
Tue - 08/24/21 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am - Week 2 - Why the Wiki Works
Tue - 08/31/21 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am - Week 3 - Why the Wiki Works
Tue - 10/05/21 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am - Week 1 - Why the Wiki Works
Tue - 10/12/21 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am - Week 2 - Why the Wiki Works
Tue - 10/19/21 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am - Week 3 - Why the Wiki Works

01:00 pm Classes Held in person in Training Room 1

Wed - 09/01/21 – 01:00 pm – 02:30 pm - Week 1 - Why the Wiki Works
Wed - 09/08/21 – 01:00 pm – 02:30 pm - Week 2 - Why the Wiki Works
Wed - 09/15/21 – 01:00 pm – 02:30 pm - Week 3 - Why the Wiki Works



Online Classes[edit | edit source]

Click here to go to the online class registration page.

FamilySearch Family Tree[edit | edit source]

Presented by Kenneth Spencer - Click to access class handouts.
These classes teach the basic fundamentals of using Family Tree features at FamilySearch.org.

Week 1 - Orientation, Navigation

Week 2 - Finding, Attaching, and Using Sources

Week 3 - Sources Using Partner Websites

Week 4 - Merging Duplicate Records

Week 5 - Adding Memories

Week 6 - Temple Ordinances


FamilySearch Arbol Familiar (en español)[edit | edit source]

Presentado por Stan Radford - Ingles/Español - no se requieren folletos.
Estas clases enseñan las fundamentales básicas del Arbol Familiar de FamilySearch.org.

Semana 1 - Navigacion

Semana 2 - Buscando y Posibles Duplicados

Semana 3 - Ordinanzas y Recuerdos


FamilySearch - Miscellaneous Topics[edit | edit source]

Presented by Maxine Rasmussen - Click to access class handouts.
You will learn: 1) Some exciting ways you can do Family History on the go, wherever you have cell coverage. 2) Only have a few minutes to devote to family history? See how much you can get done in 5 minutes. 3) Make the most out of preserving those precious memories.

Week 1 - Connect Belong Using Mobile Devices.

Week 2 - 5 Minute Family History Ideas.

Week 3 - Scanning, Organizing and Preserving Memories


Tracing Pioneer Ancestors of Latter-day Saints[edit | edit source]

Presented by Ray Moore - Click to access class handouts.
This one-week course teaches how to find early Church records and histories. The class shows how to access Church censuses, pioneer journals, diaries, immigration, handcart records and much more.

Find the history and genealogy websites of early members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.


Finding Cousins Workshop[edit | edit source]

Presented by Ron Ray - Click to access class handouts.
This four-week series teaches how to quickly find missing people in your family lines as well as helping others on their family lines. Great partner sites, nearly instant records, and descendancy research makes it easy to find thousands of your missing cousins in FamilySearch. With prior permission from an attendee, we will use their direct ancestor lines as examples in these classes.

Week 1 - Five Minute Find Cousins (that are missing ordinances).

Week 2 - Three Great Tools – Virtual Pedigree, Ancestry, FamilySearch.

Week 3 - Three Great Tools – Virtual Pedigree, Ancestry, FamilySearch with Ancestry Tips.

Week 4 - Review Plus UK-GRO website, Capture and attach Sources.


Ward Consultants[edit | edit source]

Presented by Chris Dutson - Click to access class handouts.
Currently taught Online.
Newly-called ward temple and family history leaders and consultants ask, “What do I do before and after I am sustained?” “With whom do I work?” “How do I create personal family history experiences?" Feel more confident and excited about your calling as you receive assistance in using FamilySearch’s Consultant Resources.

New Ward Family History Leader & Consultant Assistance


Ancestry.com[edit | edit source]

Presented by Melanie Montgomery - Click to access class handouts.
Currently taught Online.
This is a four-week course that will teach you everything you need to know to feel comfortable using Ancestry.  Learn how to create, build, and manage an Ancestry family tree, how to use FamilySearch and Ancestry together.  Learn how to effectively search Ancestry’s 24 billion records, and how to add photos and sources to your tree.

Week 1 - Introduction to Ancestry

Week 2 - Ancestry & FamilySearch

Week 3 - Effectively searching 24 Billion records

Week 4 - Merging, media, and sources, Oh My!


Ancestry.com - Trees, Sources, and Sharing with FamilySearch[edit | edit source]

Presented by Ron Ray - Click to access class handouts.
This two-week course shows how to set up and use your own tree in Ancestry.com including attaching sources, pictures, and stories. It also shows how to copy people’s information and sources to and from FamilySearch using Ancestry.com.

Week 1 - Learning how to create and use Ancestry.com Trees.

Week 2 - Using Ancestry sources and sharing with FamilySearch.


Newspaper Resources Online[edit | edit source]

Presented by Ron Ray - Click to access class handouts.
This course teaches "What's New about News! and where to find archived newspapers.

Read all about it… Where to find News articles about your ancestors.


Graphics Tools[edit | edit source]

Presented by Ron Ray - Click to access class handouts.
This course teaches about different graphics tools including a free graphics program to use for editing pictures (photos and images) for use with your Family History.

Free Graphics program that works like Photoshop. Doctor photos, many tools.


Documenting and Saving Research[edit | edit source]

Presented by Ron Ray - Click to access class handouts.

Microsoft Word - use it for storing sources, research log, family timelines. All in one.

This course teaches how to use Microsoft Word to organize and document your research. All in one tool for storing sources, research log, family timelines and more.


United States Census Records[edit | edit source]

Presented by Ray Moore - Click to access class handouts.

U.S. Census Records.

This one week class covers the United States Census Records from 1790 to 1940. The class will discuss what information is available in the census records and provide hints and suggestions for researching them.


British Family History Research[edit | edit source]

Presented by Ray Moore - Click to access class handouts.
This five week course teaches the basics of beginning British research. Learn where to find birth, death and marriage records. Learn where to find these records online. These classes will open doors for you to find your ancestors on the British Isles.

Week 1 - Introduction to British Family History Research.

Week 2 - British Census Records.

Week 3 - British Civil Registration: Searching Birth, Marriage & Death Indexes.

Week 4 - British Church Records.

Week 5 - British Chest Records.


Danish Research[edit | edit source]

Presented by Jed Black - Click to access class handouts.
Learn some helpful hints about doing Danish research and learn about how to use Danish Parish Record, Census Records and Military Records to find Birth, Marriage and Death information about your ancestors.

Week 1 - Introduction to Danish Research and How to find and read Parish Registers.

Week 2 - How to find and read Danish Census Records.

Week 3 - How to find and read Danish Military Records.


RootsMagic[edit | edit source]

Presented by Ron Ray - Click to access class handouts.]
This four-week course teaches the basic features and capabilities of the RootsMagic family tree software. RootsMagic is approved FamilySearch affiliate software,

Week 1 - RootsMagic- Basic Keys and Sharing Tree and Sources with Family Tree.

Week 2 - RootsMagic- Attaching Images, Videos, PDF or any files.

Week 3 - RootsMagic- Sharing Sources, People, Pictures with FamilySearch and Ancestry.com.

Week 4 - RootsMagic- Creative Tools, Useful Reports, Sharing with Ancestry.com.



Previously Taught Classes, Under Consideration for Restoring Them[edit | edit source]

Indexing: Providing Clues About Our Lost Ancestors[edit | edit source]

The Basic Web Indexing Skill class teaches basic indexing skills.

Training integrated with Hands-on Practice - Presented by Kent Ahlstrom


Danish Research[edit | edit source]

These classes define types of records used in Danish research that give names, dates, places, and relationships of your ancestors. Learn where to find these records online on your own home computer. Instructions are given on how to extract and interpret the information found in these various records about your ancestors and how it can be used to extend your family lines.

Currently taught Online.

Lecture and Lab - Presented by Jed Black

Week 1 - Introduction to Danish Parish Records

Week 2 - Danish Census Records

Week 3 - Danish Military Records

How to Create a Personalized Discovery Experience[edit | edit source]

This class is inspired by recent instruction on how to help others become involved in family history through personalized, one-on-one spirit-led experiences. The class discusses what makes an effective personalized discovery experience and different goals that can be approached in these experiences. Temple and Family History Consultants at any level will also learn sources for further instruction and skill development. After the initial class, participants can sign up for their own personalized discovery experience prepared from their tree and presented at a later date. Mentoring can also be arranged for guidance in helping those they serve. No Registration Necessary.

Conducted by Marilyn Freeman and Tina Whitney.


German Research[edit | edit source]

Lecture and Lab - Presented by Lorinda Mann

Week 1 - Beginning German Research.

Week 2 - German Records.

Week 3 - Finding Records of German Ancestors.

Week 4 - How to Read the OSB’s.

Week 5 - Research Strategies to Find Your Palatine Ancestor.

Week 6 - Step by Step Palatine Research.


Ancestry.com Fundamentals[edit | edit source]

This four-week class is designed for all levels of family history users to integrate Ancestry.com into Family Tree. Using the new Ancestry tools, you will learn how to transfer data and sources between Ancestry and FamilySearch and learn the advantages of an active tree in Ancestry. You will also learn how to use all the tools within the Ancestry program to augment FamilySearch. Basic computer skills are helpful.

Currently taught Online.

Lecture and demonstration - Presented by Melanie Montgomery

Week 1 - Getting Started.

Week 2 – How to make Ancestry & FamilySearch Play nicely together.

Week 3 – Easily Search Ancestry’s 20 billion records.

Week 4 – Media, Merging & Sources, Oh My!

Beginning British Research[edit | edit source]

This four-week course teaches the basics of beginning British research. Learn where to find birth, death and marriage records. Learn where to find these records online. These classes will open doors for you to find your ancestors on the British Isles.

Currently taught Online.

Lecture and Lab - Presented by Ray Moore

Week 1 - Getting Started.

Week 2 - Census Records.

Week 3 - Civil Records.

Week 4 – Church Records.

Week 5 – Parish Chest Records.

FamilySearch Family Tree[edit | edit source]

These classes teach the basic fundamentals of using Family Tree features at FamilySearch.org.

Lecture and Hands-on Practice Presented by Stan Radford

Week 1 - Navigation; Find, Add, Edit Information.

Week 2 - Attaching Sources, Creating Sources from Outside Websites, Source Box.

Week 3 - Temple Ordinances & Merging, Photos & Stories.


FamilySearch Family Tree in Spanish[edit | edit source]

Currently taught Online.

These classes teach the basic fundamentals of using Family Tree features at FamilySearch.org in Spanish.

Lecture and Hands-on Practice Presented by Stan Radford

Semana 1 - Navigacion

Semana 2 - Buscando y Posibles Duplicados

Semana 3 - Ordinanzas y Recuerdos

Finding Cousins Workshop[edit | edit source]

This four-week course teaches how to quickly find missing people in your family lines as well as helping others on their family lines. Varying topics provide helpful information for finding family names, analyzing your FamilySearch Family Tree while performing descendancy research. Everyone has thousands of cousins to find. Helpful resources are also presented. We use your lines to work on.

Currently taught Online.

Lecture and Lab Course – Presented by Ron Ray.

Week 1 - Three Great Tools- Virtual Pedigree, Ancestry, FamilySearch.

Week 2 - Plus Ancestry.com Research Tips.

Week 3 - Plus Attaching Sources Found Outside FamilySearch.

Week 4 - Plus Google Tools: Search, Books, Translate, and Images.

RootsMagic[edit | edit source]

This four-week course teaches the basic features and capabilities of the RootsMagic family tree software, RootsMagic is approved FamilySearch affiliate software, and we provide hands-on computer experience. Basic computer skills are necessary. Some experience with RootsMagic is helpful.

Currently taught Online.

Lecture and Lab Course - Presented by Ron Ray

Week 1 - RootsMagic- Basic Keys and Sharing Tree and Sources with Family Tree

Week 2 - RootsMagic- Attaching Images, Videos, PDF or any files

Week 3 - RootsMagic- Sharing Sources, People, Pictures with FamilySearch and Ancestry.com

Week 4 - RootsMagic- Creative Tools, Useful Reports, Sharing with Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com Trees, Sources, and Sharing with FamilySearch[edit | edit source]

This two-week course shows how to set up and use your own tree in Ancestry.com including attaching sources, pictures, and stories. It also shows how to copy people’s information and sources to and from FamilySearch using Ancestry.com.

Currently taught Online.

Lecture and Lab Course - Presented by Ron Ray.

Week 1 - Learning how to create and use Ancestry.com Trees.

Week 2 - Using Ancestry Sources and Sharing with FamilySearch.

Three Week Combo – Newspapers, Graphics, and MS Word/Libre Office[edit | edit source]

This three-week course teaches where to find resources and what and how to use them.

Currently taught Online as three separate session.

Lecture and Lab Course - Presented by Ron Ray.

Week 1 - Read all about it… Where to find News articles about your ancestors.

Week 2 - Free Graphics program that works like Photoshop. Fix/Doctor photos, many tools.

Week 3 - MS Word- use it for storing sources, Research Log, family timelines. All in one.

How to write a History Narrative[edit | edit source]

Presented by David Reeve

How to write a History Narrative.


Researching Hard to Find Records[edit | edit source]

About 70 percent of the free historical source records on FamilySearch.org can’t be found by searching indexed records. That’s a lot of information about your family just waiting to be discovered! In order to tap into these hard-to-find records, you’ll need to know how to use resources like unindexed image collections, the Wiki, the FamilySearch Catalog, and the internet as well as other advanced search features.

Presented by Glen Sisam.

Week 1 – Using FamilySearch Records Search.

Week 2 – Using FamilySearch Wiki.

Week 3 – Using FamilySearch Catalog.

Week 4 – Using Google Search Tools.

Week 5 – Using FamilySearch Newspapers.


Ancestry[edit | edit source]

Lecture and Lab - Presented by Kenneth Spencer.

Week 1 – Orientation, Navigating, Creating Tree.

Week 2 – Hints, Search, Merge Duplicates.

Week 3 – Ancestry Sources to FamilySearch.

Week 4 – Uploading Media and Photos to Ancestry.


FamilySearch[edit | edit source]

Currently taught Online.

Lecture and Lab - Presented by Kenneth Spencer & Ross Buckwalter.

Week 1 – Orientation, Navigation.

Week 2 - Finding, Attaching, and Using Sources.

Week 3 – Sources Using Partner Websites – Buckwalter & Spencer – Rm1

Week 4 – Merging Duplicate Records.

Week 5 – Adding Memories (Photos, Documents, Stories, & Audio).

Week 6 – Temple Ordinances.

Beginning Genealogy Research[edit | edit source]

This series of classes teaches how to be effective with genealogy research. Students will learn about a research process, genealogy record types, several record search techniques, and a variety of genealogy web sites.

Lecture and Lab - Presented by Larry Whittaker.

Week 1 - Introduction to Genealogy.

Week 2 - People, Records, and Tips.

Week 3 - Effective Search Strategies.

Week 4 - Online Genealogy.


Ancestral Quest[edit | edit source]

This is an eight-week course designed for current and new users of Ancestral Quest. Ancestral Quest is approved FamilySearch affiliate software, and evolved from the same base program as Personal Ancestral File (PAF).

The class teaches the features and functions of the program and gives students hands-on practice with the software. Basic computer skills are necessary.

Lecture and Lab.

Week 1 - Introduction to Ancestral Quest.

Week 2 - Linking Records in my AQ Database with Family Tree.

Week 3 - Sources/Backups.

Week 4 - Photos and Stories.

Week 5 - Customization and Printing.

Week 6 - Search Techniques.

Week 7 - Match/Merge, etc.

Week 8 - Collaboration.


Maintained by: Elder Tom Stubben

Last modified: 06/28/21