Upcoming Presentations

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

 

Sunday, November 17, 2019, 6:00 pmBYU Family History Library

Gifts That Turn Hearts

Help your loved ones turn their hearts to their ancestors by giving meaningful family history gifts.  Examples will include both simple, and more complex gift ideas that will help you find ways to invite connections between the generations of your family.

 

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 6:00 pmBYU Family History Library

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 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. 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. Attendees will leave feeling encouraged to ensure that their preservation efforts will last for generations.

 

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 — and how to check the catalog for potential corresponding images, 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 an LDS Family History Center. Don’t miss out on any hidden gems — learn how to find them all!

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 9:30 am  —  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 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. 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. 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 how to take a few extra steps in online trees 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.