Beginning/Pioneer Ancestry Research by Karen Chatland R.N., BSN, MS. Karen was born and raised in Utah. Married Clyde R. Chatland, they have three married children. By profession, is an RN - career Chief Nursing Officer of several large Corporations. Her job has provided opportunities for living in Utah, Texas, Illinois, and Missouri. She vowed that when she retired from nursing she would seriouly pursue Family History and Genealogy.
Beginning genealogy is fun, exciting and rewarding. You will be ready to embark on a journey of Discovery, Adventure and Mystery. Your discovery will begin in gathering information from home sources. Your adventure will be in utilizing Pioneer, Utah and other valuable internet sites. You will encounter mystery as you go your own Pioneer trek. Our goal is to find ancestors names and perform Temple Ordinances for them.
Pictures for Your Pedigree by Mike Bringhurst. Mike Bringhurst has spent the last six years as the ward family history consultant and loved every minute of it. That is, except for the times when he feels like he has not been able to answer a question about family history. He volunteered to be a Family & Church History Worldwide Support missionary in 2008-9. His calling was to provide phone support for the New Family Search system. It was a great
Family History for Kids by Marilee Lewis. "When is the best time to start doing family history work with my children?" "Where do I start?" "HOW do I start?" The answers: "Now," At the beginning" and "With them." Genealogy For All ages will offer games, activities, stories, and practical suggestions for involving your entire family in family history work.
Google Earth: Land and Migration by Julie Bliss Hammons. Google earth is free and it can be very helpful – and fun – in locating ancestors, sorting them out from people of the same name, locating their records, and tracking their migration. Learn how to use this tool of Google and you will be amazed at what you may find.
• The importance of Maps and Land Records in your Research-
◦ How to find other family members-
◦ Find when your ancestor arrived and/or left an area-
◦ Understand Geography and its importance in your searches-
◦ Learn how to Download Google earth-
◦ Tour your ancestors neighborhood-
◦ Save your searches in a folder-
◦ Share your searches with family-
◦ Set up a migration track and use a virtual tour
◦ Locate cemeteries-
◦ Use 'Street View' to take a virtual tour of your ancestors land-
• Use commercial and .jpg maps with Google Earth-
• Use those descriptions to “fly” directly to your ancestors property-
- Serious evaluation of what you have
- Family traditions a stepping stone or stumbling block
- Creating and using timelinesUsing the - 1850 census records
- Finding under-used records [city directories, tax lists, etc]
- Cluster Research - the magic bullet
- Local and online libraries
- Historical Societies
- Records Checklists for more complete searches
- Value of a Research Log
- Free online websites
- Finding others who are searching your family.
Organizing Your Records by Dean Wood. Dean has lived with family history for most of his life, (on the kitchen table, on the couch, on the bed), but somewhere along the line he was bitten by the bug. He was raised in St. George and moved with his little family to Delta 24 years ago. With his engineering and business background he realizes the importance of getting your information organized. He has tried a few different systems and believes this system can work for most people. Come and see how easy it can be.
Family History Cookbooks by Desiree Rhoades. So often our stories and recipes are lost as generations pass away, but with research, organization and writing you can ensure this doesn’t happen in your family. A family memoirs that focuses upon such memories is a wonderful way to preserve some of your families history, and you can ensure that you never forget some of your most comforting moments in life. This class will help you learn the steps necessary to make an heirloom cookbook.
8 Sources for Successful Searching by David Larsen. David Larsen is a long time resident of Hinckley, Utah. David was born in Brigham City where he shares that one common thread with all nineteen of his aunts and uncles. Smitten with the genealogy bug about five years ago he has traversed the state of Utah, visiting family history libraries, county court houses, public libraries and the back rooms of local newspaper businesses. He loves walking through cemeteries looking for ancestors old headstone, time-worn and vigilant in their silent guard. David and his wife Marg work at the Delta Family History Center. He loves family and family history especially anything Scottish.
The Perfect Gift: A Spiritual Foundation for Family History with 16 Steps to Take When Beginning new.familysearch by Tafta Watson Whether you are just beginning or have been working in family history for decades, we all need a spiritual lift. Come get a spiritual boost to help you start or to keep going in family history work. We will also cover how to work in a logical order in new FamilySearch. If you are just beginning, it will give you a direction to take. If you are skilled in new FamilySearch, it will give you a road map to help others.
Indexing by Amy Wright. Amy began doing record extraction in 1988, writing the information
Writing Your Life Story by LaWanna Peterson. We have been placed on earth to learn. Our first question about anything we are trying learn is usually, "Where do I start?" Genealogy begins with that question. The experts tell us, "Start at the very beginning . Start with you.
Searching LDS Records by Gordon Wright. The objective of this session is to give the participant an overview of various records relating to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It will include a discussion of various sources including: ward membership records, minutes of ward and stake meetings, Church census records, the Early Church Information File and the Journal History of the Church and so on. There will also be a brief discussion of Endowment House and early temple records. Some examples will be shown and discussed
Census Help: Hints & Tips by Pam Chapman
Sourcing - The Often Missed Vital Step by Allyson Wood Allyson has been doing genealogy work since she was 14, full time for the past 17 years. Lucky enough to come from a family that believes strongly in this work she has been locating family names for her aunts, uncles and cousins to take to the temple. Two of her favorite life experiences were her 4 week trip to Switzerland in 2006 and a cemetery trip to Kentucky with her husband. She has a firm testimony that the Lord will help this work move along and that it is, indeed, the greatest and grandest work we can do.
The Google Genealogist by Vivian Rowlette Vivian Rowlette is a family history fanatic. If you don't want your ear talked off, don't ask me a family history question. :) She has served as the director of the Delta Utah Family History Center, and is currently a ward consultant and a trainer for the Delta FHC. This class will teach how to narrow the search from thousands of hits to five or so relevant hits. We will also cover error messages, alerts and definitions.