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Riverton FamilySearch
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Due to health concerns,
our library is closed until
further notice.

3740 West Market Center Drive
(13175 South)
Riverton, Utah 84065-8026
801-240-9601

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"Normal" Hours of Operation

Sunday
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday
9:00 a.m. to 8:00 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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Printable March Calendar -  Printable April Calendar[edit | edit source]

To print or download the schedule use the Google file menu in the upper left hand corner of the document, not the browser's file menu.

For daily class information call 801-240-9601.

Do You Need Help with Family Tree?[edit | edit source]

If you would like specific help on any of the basic features of Family Tree, ask at the Welcome Desk or Help Desk for a staff member to help you.

Walk-in Classes[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 - No Registration Necessary

  • 7:00 - 8:30 PM - 1st and 3rd Thursday- Library Training Room 2

Mar 5: “Indexing: Providing Clues About Our Lost Ancestors”

Mar 19: “Indexing: Providing Clues About Our Lost Ancestors”

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.

Lecture and Lab - Presented by Jed Black – No Registration Necessary

  • 7:00 - 8:30 PM - Wednesdays - Library Training Room 2

Mar 4: Introduction to Danish Parish Records – Week 1

Mar 11: Danish Census Records – Week 2

Mar 18: Danish Military Records – Week 3

  • 10:00 - 11:30 AM - Fridays - Library Training Room 2

Mar 6: Introduction to Danish Parish Records – Week 1

Mar 13: Danish Census Records – Week 2

Mar 20: Danish Military Records – Week 3

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.

  • March 3 and March 17 - 7:00-8:30 PM - Tuesday - Library Training Room 2 - Marilyn Freeman
  • March 4 and March 18 - 12:30-2:00 AM - Wednesday - Library Training Room 2 - Tina Whitney

German Research[edit | edit source]

Lecture and Lab - Presented by Lorinda Mann – No Registration Necessary

  • 10:00 - 11:30 AM - Wednesdays - Library Training Room 1

Mar 4: German Research – Research Strategies to Find Your Palatine Ancestor – Week 5 – Rm 1

Mar 11: German Research – Step By Step Palatine Research – Week 6

Mar 18: German Research – Beginning German Research – Week 1

Mar 25: German Research – German Records – Week 2

  • 10:00 - 11:30 AM - Fridays - Library Training Room 1

Mar 6: Class Cancelled

Mar 13: German Research – Beginning German Research – Week 1

Mar 20: German Research – German Records – Week 2

Mar 27: German Research – Finding Records of German Ancestors – Week 3

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.

Lecture and demonstration - Presented by Melanie Montgomery - No Registration Necessary

  • 10:00 - 11:30 AM - Thursday - Library Training Room 1

Mar 5: Ancestry.com Week 1 – Getting Started 

Mar 12: Ancestry.com Week 2 – How to make Ancestry & FS Play nicely together -- Canceled

Mar 19: Ancestry.com Week 3 – Easily search Ancestry’s 20 Billion records 

Mar 26: Ancestry.com 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.

Lecture and Lab - Presented by Ray Moore - No Registration Necessary

  • 2:00 - 3:30 PM - Mondays - Library Training Room 2

Mar 2: Beginning British Research Week 2 “Census Records” -Training Rm1

Mar 9: Beginning British Research Week 3 “Civil Records”

March 16: British Family History Research – Week 4 – Church Records

March 23: No Class

March 30: British Family History Research – Week 5 – Parish Chest Records

  • 7:00 - 8:30 PM - Wednesdays - Library Training Room 2

March 4: British Family History Research – Week 2 – Census Records

March 11: British Family History Research – Week 3 – Civil Records

March 18: British Family History Research – Week 4 – Church Records

March 25: No Class

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 - No Registration Necessary

  • 7:00 - 8:30 PM - Odd Months - Thursdays - Stan Radford - Library Training Room 1

Mar 5: FamilySearch- Family Tree Week 1: Navigation; Find, Add, Edit Information

Mar 12:FamilySearch – Family Tree Week 2: Attaching Sources, Creating Sources from Outside Websites, Source Box

Mar 19: FamilySearch – Family Tree Week 3: Temple Ordinances & Merging, Photos & Stories

FamilySearch Family Tree in Spanish[edit | edit source]

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

Lecture and Hands-on-Practice - No Registration Necessary

  • 7:00 - 8:30 PM - Even Months - Thursdays - Stan Radford - Library Training Room 2

This Class will be available in April.

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.

Lecture and Lab Course – Presented by Ron Ray – No registration necessary.

  • Tuesdays Series: 7:00 – 8:30 PM - Training Room 1

March 4: Week 1: Finding Cousins Workshop: Three Great Tools- Virtual Pedigree, Ancestry, FamilySearch

March 11: Week 2: Finding Cousins Workshop: Plus Ancestry.com Research Tips

March 18: Week 3: Finding Cousins Workshop: Plus Attaching Sources Found Outside FamilySearch

March 25: Week 4: Finding Cousins Workshop: 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.

Lecture and Lab Course - Presented by Ron Ray - No Registration Necessary

  • Wednesdays Series: 4:00 - 5:30 PM - Library Training Room 1

This class is temporarily unavailable.

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.

Lecture and Lab Course - Presented by Ron Ray - No Registration Necessary

  • Wednesdays Series: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. - Training Room 1

March 3: Week 1: Learning how to create and use Ancestry.com Trees

March 10: Week 2: Using Ancestry Sources and Sharing with FamilySearch

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

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

Lecture and Lab Course - Presented by Ron Ray - No Registration Necessary

  • Tuesday Series: 7:00 – 8:30 PM - Training Room 1

March 17: Week 2: Read all about it… Where to find News articles about your ancestors.

March 24: Week 3: Free Graphics program that works like Photoshop. Fix/Doctor photos, many tools.

March 31: Week 4: 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 - No Registration Necessary

  • 3:00 – 4:30 PM- Wednesday - Training Room 2

Mar 4: How to write a History Narrative

Mar 18: 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 - No Registration Necessary

  • 11:00 - 12:00 AM - Thursday - Library Training Room 2

Mar 5: Researching Hard to Find Records: Part IV – “Using Google Search Tools” – 12-1:00 PM

Mar 12: Researching Hard to Find Records: Part V – “Using FamilySearch Newspapers”

Mar 19: Researching Hard to Find Records: Part I – “Using FamilySearch Records Search”

Mar 26: Researching Hard to Find Records: Part II – “Using FamilySearch Wiki”

Basic Computer Skills[edit | edit source]

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

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

  • 9:30 - 11:00 AM - Monday - Library Training Room 2 

Mar 2: No class

Mar 9: “Basic Computer Skills” Bring a Flash Drive

Mar 16: “Basic Computer Skills” Bring a Flash Drive

Mar 23: “Basic Computer Skills” Bring a Flash Drive

Mar 30: “Basic Computer Skills” Bring a Flash Drive

Basic Graphic Skills[edit | edit source]

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.

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

  • 9:30 - 11:00 AM - Tuesday - Library Training Room 2

Mar 3: No class

Mar 10: “Basic Graphic Skills” Bring a Flash Drive – Ken Spencer

Mar 17: “Basic Graphic Skills” Bring a Flash Drive – Ken Spencer

Mar 24: “Basic Graphic Skills” Bring a Flash Drive – Ken Spencer

Mar 31: “Basic Graphic Skills” Bring a Flash Drive – Ken Spencer

Ancestry[edit | edit source]

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

  • 12:00 - 1:30 PM - Monday - Library Training Room 2

Mar 2: Ancestry – Week 2 – Hints, Search, Merge Duplicates – Ken Spencer – Rm 1

Mar 9:  Ancestry – Week 3 – Ancestry Sources to FamilySearch – Ken Spencer

Mar 16: Ancestry – Week 4 – Uploading Media and Photos to Ancestry – Ken Spencer

Mar 23:  Ancestry – Week 1 – Orientation, Navigating, Creating Tree – Ken Spencer

Mar 30: Ancestry – Week 2 – Hints, Search, Merge Duplicates – Ken Spencer

FamilySearch[edit | edit source]

Lecture and Lab - Presented by Kenneth Spencer & Ross Buckwalter - No Registration Necessary

  • 12:00 - 1:30 PM - Tuesday - Library Training Room 2

Mar 3: FamilySearch – Week 3 – Sources Using Partner Websites – Buckwalter & Spencer – Rm1

Mar 10: FamilySearch – Week 4 – Merging Duplicate Records – Buckwalter & Spencer

Mar 17: FamilySearch – Week 5 – Adding Memories (Photos, Documents, Stories, & Audio) - Buckwalter & Spencer

Mar 24: FamilySearch – Week 6 – Temple Ordinances – Buckwalter & Spencer

Mar 31: FamilySearch – Week 1 – Orientation, Navigation – Buckwalter & Spencer

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

  • 1:30 - 3:00 PM - 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesdays – Library Training Room 1

Mar 10: FamilySearch Wiki – “Why Wiki Works, Week 1”

Mar 17: FamilySearch Wiki – “Why Wiki Works, Week 2”

Mar 24: FamilySearch Wiki – “Why Wiki Works, Week 3”

  • 10:00 - 11:30 AM - 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays – Library Training Room 1

Mar 11: FamilySearch Wiki – “Why Wiki Works, Week 1”

Mar 18: FamilySearch Wiki – “Why Wiki Works, Week 2”

Mar 25: FamilySearch Wiki – “Why Wiki Works, Week 3”

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 - No Registration Necessary

  • 9:30 - 11:00 AM - Mondays - Library Training Room 1       

Mar 2: Beginning Genealogy Research Week 3 “Effective Search Strategies”

Mar 9: Beginning Genealogy Research Week 4 “Online Genealogy”

Mar 16: Beginning Genealogy Research Week 1 “Introduction to Genealogy”

Mar 23: Beginning Genealogy Research Week 2 “People, Records, and Tips”

Mar 30: Beginning Genealogy Research Week 3 “Effective Search Strategies”

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 - Presented by Bud Wood - No Registration Necessary

  • 10:00 - 11:30 AM - Tuesday Series - Library Training Room 1 

Mar 3: Ancestral Quest Week 8 "Collaboration"

  • 1:30 - 3:00 PM - Wednesday Series - Library Training Room 1 

Mar 11: Ancestral Quest Week 1 "Introduction to Ancestral Quest"

Mar 18: Ancestral Quest Week 2 “Linking Records in my AQ Database with Family Tree”

Mar 25: Ancestral Quest Week 3 "Sources/Backups"


Maintained by: Sister Kassandra Jackson

Last modified: 02/01/2020