Upcoming Presentations

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Please note that unless otherwise specified, presentations are generally an hour in length.

 

 

Sunday, September 8, 2019, 6:30 pm  –  1215 N 1000 W, Mapleton, Utah

Brick Wall Smashing with DNA

Your best DNA matches are the ones that don’t make sense.  Learn how to analyze your matches in a new way to help break through brick walls, identify unknown parents, and bring miracles to your research.  90-minute class

 

Sunday, October 20, 2019, 6:30 pm  –  1215 N 1000 W, Mapleton, Utah

After the Scan––Online Preservation Your Family Can Find

Old family photos, letters, and other artifacts are great treasures.  But once we scan them, what do we do with the digital files?  How do we make sure that they are easily found and enjoyed by all of our close, distant, and non-genealogist family members?  We will explore simple ways to use social media to help our family see these treasures a bit at a time and regularly feel connected to their ancestors.  Then we will consider storage, preservation, and sharing options.  We will learn the OHIO principle – Only Handle It Once – and discuss how we can do it right, do it once.  Attendees will leave feeling encouraged to ensure that their preservation efforts will last for generations.

 

Thursday, October 20, 2019, 1:00 pm  –  RootsTechLondon!!

After the Scan––Online Preservation Your Family Can Find

Old family photos, letters, and other artifacts are great treasures.  But once we scan them, what do we do with the digital files?  How do we make sure that they are easily found and enjoyed by all of our close, distant, and non-genealogist family members?  We will explore simple ways to use social media to help our family see these treasures a bit at a time and regularly feel connected to their ancestors.  Then we will consider storage, preservation, and sharing options.  We will learn the OHIO principle – Only Handle It Once – and discuss how we can do it right, do it once.  Attendees will leave feeling encouraged to ensure that their preservation efforts will last for generations.

 

Sunday, November 10, 2019, 6:30 pm  –  1215 N 1000 W, Mapleton, Utah

Low-Stress Memory Keeping, One Precious Memory at a Time

Documenting our lives and the lives of our loved ones can be overwhelming!  Should you scrapbook, ChatBook, digitize, organize, or something even harder?!  Learn some low-stress ways to preserve your most precious memories one at a time so your family can enjoy them now and in the future.  You don’t have to be perfectly organized to preserve some perfect memories!

 

Sunday, January 5, 2020, 6:30 pm  –  1215 N 1000 W, Mapleton, Utah

Creating Dazzling Cousin Bait – Drawing Key Cousins to Your Digital Doorstep

The answers to our greatest family mysteries often lie in the albums, attics, and family lore of our unknown cousins.  But if those cousins are unknown, how do we find them?  Learn what cousin bait is, how to create it, and how to make the most of your cousin connections to help you grow your family tree.

 

Sunday, February 2, 2020, 6:30 pm  –  1215 N 1000 W, Mapleton, Utah

Finding Hidden Records on FamilySearch

Did you know that FamilySearch has several different types of record collections?  Come and learn how to find them all as we explore indexed collections with images, indexed collections with no images attached (but they might still be on FamilySearch), partially indexed collections with additional browse images, browse only collections, digitized microfilm found in the catalog that can be accessed from home, and digitized microfilm that can only be viewed at a Family History Center.

 

February 2020, Exact Date & Time TBA  –  RootsTechSaltLake!!

After the Scan––Online Preservation Your Family Can Find

Old family photos, letters, and other artifacts are great treasures.  But once we scan them, what do we do with the digital files?  How do we make sure that they are easily found and enjoyed by all of our close, distant, and non-genealogist family members?  We will explore simple ways to use social media to help our family see these treasures a bit at a time and regularly feel connected to their ancestors.  Then we will consider storage, preservation, and sharing options.  We will learn the OHIO principle – Only Handle It Once – and discuss how we can do it right, do it once. Attendees will leave feeling encouraged to ensure that their preservation efforts will last for generations.

 

Sunday, March 1, 2020, 6:30 pm  –  1215 N 1000 W, Mapleton, Utah

Using Timelines to Untangle Same Name Individuals

Same name individuals often get tangled up in online trees.  Learn how to use timelines and other charts to carefully analyze and separate same name folks for good.  Learn how to document your work in FamilySearch so that your cousins will stop merging your “James Young” with that “other fella.”  Learn about extra steps that will help your good work last.

 

Sunday, May 3, 2020, 6:30 pm  –  1215 N 1000 W, Mapleton, Utah

Walking Away From the Rabbit Hole

We’ve all fallen into the rabbit hole in our research.  Sometimes it’s fun.  But if all of our research time twists and turns through crazy tunnels with an overwhelming amount of data, we need to learn to walk away from the crazy and be more purposeful.  Learn how to ask the right research questions to keep you focused, drive your research, and be more successful.  Learn how to save those “rabbit hole finds” for later without forgetting about them.