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Riverton FamilySearch Library Online Classes

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The Riverton FamilySearch Library is offering online classes using the Zoom Web Teleconferencing platform. You will be able to see and hear the instructor as well as ask questions and make comments. Classes offered are listed below with the days, dates and times they will be taught.

List of Available Classes - Click title to view and schedule class offerings
Beginning Genealogy FamilySearch Family Tree also in Spanish FamilySearch Miscellaneous Topics Finding Cousins Workshop
Ward Consultants Ancestry.com (2 series) Newspapers, Graphics, and Microsoft Word United States Census Records
British Research (2 series) Danish Research RootsMagic More to come

To attend the class, you will need to register. It is recommended that you review the class handouts before attending the class by viewing them on line or by printing them. Review the class schedule below and Join us online!

If you are not familiar with Zoom, the two documents below should help you.

Instructions for Zoom Participant Registration
How to Navigate in Zoom


Beginning Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Presented by Larry Whitaker - Click to access class handouts.
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.

These classes have been canceled per Elder Whitaker's request.

Click the register link for the class you would like to attend and select the date from the list.
  • Mon - 03/15/21 - 09:00 am - 10:00 am - Week 1 - Introduction to Genealogy - Click to register
  • Mon - 03/22/21 - 09:00 am - 10:00 am - Week 2 - People, Records and Tips - Click to register
  • Mon - 03/29/21 - 09:00 am - 10:00 am - Week 3 - Effective Search Strategies - Click to register
  • Mon - 04/05/21 - 09:00 am - 10:00 am - Week 4 - Online Genealogy - Click to register


  • Mon - 04/12/21 - 09:00 am - 10:00 am - Week 1 - Introduction to Genealogy - Click to register
  • Mon - 04/19/21 - 09:00 am - 10:00 am - Week 2 - People, Records and Tips - Click to register
  • Mon - 04/26/21 - 09:00 am - 10:00 am - Week 3 - Effective Search Strategies - Click to register
  • Mon - 05/03/21 - 09:00 am - 10:00 am - Week 4 - Online Genealogy - Click to register
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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.

These two series will be posted when the April schedule is added.

  • Tue - 03/30/21 – 09:00 am – 10:30 am - Week 1 - Orientation, Navigation - Click to register
  • Tue - 04/06/21 – 09:00 am – 10:30 am - Week 2 - Finding, Attaching, and Using Sources - Click to register
  • Tue - 04/13/21 – 09:00 am – 10:30 am - Week 3 - Sources Using Partner Websites - Click to register
  • Tue - 04/20/21 – 09:00 am – 10:30 am - Week 4 - Merging Duplicate Records - Click to register
  • Tue - 04/27/21 – 09:00 am – 10:30 am - Week 5 - Adding Memories - Click to register
  • Tue - 05/04/21 – 09:00 am – 10:30 am - Week 6 - Temple Ordinances - Click to register


  • Tue - 03/30/21 – 07:00 pm – 08:30 pm - Week 1 - Orientation, Navigation - Click to register
  • Tue - 04/06/21 – 07:00 pm – 08:30 pm - Week 2 - Finding, Attaching, and Using Sources - Click to register
  • Tue - 04/13/21 – 07:00 pm – 08:30 pm - Week 3 - Sources Using Partner Websites - Click to register
  • Tue - 04/20/21 – 07:00 pm – 08:30 pm - Week 4 - Merging Duplicate Records - Click to register
  • Tue - 04/27/21 – 07:00 pm – 08:30 pm - Week 5 - Adding Memories - Click to register
  • Tue - 05/04/21 – 07:00 pm – 08:30 pm - Week 6 - Temple Ordinances - Click to register
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FamilySearch Family Tree - in Spanish[edit | edit source]

Presented by Stan Radford – English/Spanish - No Handouts needed.
These classes teach the basic fundamentals of using Family Tree features at FamilySearch.org in Spanish.

These two series will be posted when the April schedule is added.

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FamilySearch - Miscellaneous Topics[edit | edit source]

Presented by Maxine Rasmussen - Click to access class handouts.
1. You will learn 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.
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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.


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Ward Consultants[edit | edit source]

Presented by Chris Dutson - Click to access class handouts.
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.

These two series will be posted when the April schedule is added.

  • Tue - 04/13/21 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm - New Ward Family History Leader & Consultant Assistance - Click to register
  • Tue - 04/27/21 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm - New Ward Family History Leader & Consultant Assistance - Click to register


  • Tue - 04/06/21 - 07:00 pm – 08:30 pm - New Ward Family History Leader & Consultant Assistance - Click to register
  • Tue - 04/20/21 - 07:00 pm – 08:30 pm - New Ward Family History Leader & Consultant Assistance - Click to register
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Ancestry.com[edit | edit source]

Presented by Melanie Montgomery - Click to access class handouts.
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.



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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.


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Newspapers, Graphics, and Microsoft Word[edit | edit source]

Presented by Ron Ray - Click to access class handouts.
This three-week course teaches where to find archived newspapers, a Free graphics program and how to doctor pictures and use them as well as how to use MS Word for stories and sources.

This series will be posted when the April schedule is added.

  • Wed - 04/14/21 – 07:00 pm – 08:30 pm - Week 1 - Read all about it… Where to find News articles about your ancestors - Click to register
  • Wed - 04/21/21 – 07:00 pm – 08:30 pm - Week 2 - Free Graphics program that works like Photoshop. Doctor photos, many tools - Click to register
  • Wed - 04/28/21 – 07:00 pm – 08:30 pm - Week 3 - Microsoft Word - use it for storing sources, research log, family timelines. All in one - Click to register
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United States Census Records[edit | edit source]

Presented by Ray Moore - Click to access class handouts.
Learn how to find families and individuals in the United States Census Records.

This classes will be posted when the April schedule is added.

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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.

This series will be posted when the April schedule is added.

  • Mon - 03/29/21 - 01:00 pm - 02:30 pm - Week 1 - Introduction to British Family History Research - Click to register
  • Mon - 04/05/21 - 01:00 pm - 02:30 pm - Week 2 - British Census Records - Click to register
  • Mon - 04/12/21 - 01:00 pm - 02:30 pm - Week 3 - British Civil Registration: Searching Birth, Marriage & Death Indexes - Click to register
  • Mon - 04/19/21 - 01:00 pm - 02:30 pm - Week 4 - British Church Records - Click to register
  • Mon - 04/26/21 - 01:00 pm - 02:30 pm - Week 5 - British Chest Records - Click to register
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British Research[edit | edit source]

Presented by Ron Ray - Click to access class handouts.
This one-week class demonstrates how to find and use great British research websites.


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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 Deaths information about your ancestors.
  • Thu - 04/01/21 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Week 1 - Introduction to Danish Research and How to find and read Parish Registers - Click to register
  • Thu - 04/15/21 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Week 2 - How to find and read Danish Census Records - Click to register
  • Thu - 04/29/21 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Week 3 - How to find and read Danish Military Records - Click to register


  • Thu - 04/08/21 - 07:00 pm - 08:30 pm - Week 1 - Introduction to Danish Research and How to find and read Parish Registers - Click to register
  • Thu - 04/22/21 - 07:00 pm - 08:30 pm - Week 2 - How to find and read Danish Census Records - Click to register
  • Thu - 05/06/21 - 07:00 pm - 08:30 pm - Week 3 - How to find and read Danish Military Records - Click to register
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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,


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