Saturday, September 17, 2011

3rd Annual Family History Conference Planned

Planning is underway for the 3rd Annual Pahvant Family History Fair/Conference. It will be held in Delta, October 13, 2012 in the Delta High School.

We hope to have a series of classes for beginners and another for basic computer instruction.

Other suggestions have been Legacy, RootsMagic, England Research, Organizing hard copies of Genealogy, Specifics on different Record Types, Suggestions for writing a personal history, computer scrapbooking and keeping up with new technology. If you have any other suggestions please leave a comment on this post. We will be checking back.

Great Day in Fillmore

Now that the conference is over, we want to share a few photos of the events of the day. So many willing hands, and such great talent shared made the conference a huge success.

We appreciated the facilities and thought it worked very well for our conference.
Next year we will work harder at getting the Internet reliable for the classes. I believe this was the only real problem we found.

The displays couldn't have been nicer. Thank you to everyone who willingly shared their treasures with us. It was beautiful.

"Duane's" catered our lunch and we so appreciate their efforts. The Relief Society assisted and many comments were handed in saying how much they appreciated the "wonderful, quick meal". Thanks to all involved.

The classes were taught by very knowledgeable teachers, motivating and instructing. Thank you to all of them for the time and effort they put in to prepare for their presentations. Comments on the evaluation sheets said nothing but good about all of the instructors and their presentations. We were very blessed with great teachers again this year.

Thanks to all those that attended. We estimate we have about 225 in attendance with 20 classes to choose from throughout the day. It was hard not to be able to attend every class.

"Ask a Pro" was something new this year. Attendees came with questions
and were able to receive 'one-on-one' help and suggestions. This was a great addition to our conference.

A big "Thank-You" to the Fillmore Stake for hosting this year. They did a great job with their committee containing members of the three stakes involved.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

2nd Annual Tri-Stake Conference

Forever Families: The Perfect Gift

Plans are well underway for our local family history conference being held in Fillmore, Utah on September 17, 2011 from 9 am to 3 pm. It will be held at the Millard High School and some wonderful classes are being planned.

Stop back by in a month or so and the classes will be listed.

Registration for the conference can be done by simply filling out the form on the left. Be sure and scroll down so that the entire form can be filled out and submitted.

If you are later registering you are still very welcome to come. The early registration is so that we will be able to print a syllabus out for you. If you register late, you will most likely not receive a printed syllabus but we are planning on putting it online and you can download the information from each class from the link [we will put on this blog once it is available].

We look forward to seeing you there.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Rough Draft of Classes

8:00 - 8:45 am Registration between Millard High Auditorium and Gym in Fillmore
9:00 - 10:15 am Opening Session in the Auditorium: President and Sister Ed Pinegar
10:30 - 11:15 am

  • Responsibilities of Priesthood Leadership in Family History - Monroe/Robison

  • Photo Scanning and Editing - Mike Bringhurst

  • Pioneer Research - Karen Chatland

  • Introduction to New FamilySearch - Tom Urban

  • Are You Buried Under a Mountain of Paper? - Cheryl Waterfall

11:30 - 12:15

  • Family History Consultant Training - Max & Ruth Seamons

  • Using Your Family to Write Histories, Women of Faith, Men of Valor - S & M Jacobson

  • Hitting Brick Walls - Julie Hammond

  • Basic Research, Notes and Sources - Manja Midgley

  • I Have Images, Now What? - Cheryl Waterfall

12:15 - 1:45 pm Lunch in the Lunchroom

1:00 - 1:45 pm

  • Descendency Research - Ruth Seamons

  • Add Life and Color to Family Histories and Books - Roger and Moana Wilcox

  • Google Earth - Julie Hammond

  • Basic Affiliate Programs for New FamilySearch - Dave Midgley

  • The Fact Ma'am, Only the Facts - Jeanie Timm

2:00 - 2:45 pm

  • How To Use and Contribute to Find-a-Grave - Karen Shurtz

  • Newspaper Research - Vivian Rowlette

  • Scottish Research - George Richardson

  • Introduction to New FamilySearth - Tom Urban

  • Be a Desktop Detective - Jeanie Timm

2:50-3:00 pm Evaluations and gifts