Monday, August 31, 2015

2015 Pahvant Valley Family History Conference

Theme: Shall we not go on in so great a cause?

Register using the form at the bottom of this post.

Saturday, September 26, 2015. 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Millard High School - 200 West Center Street, Fillmore, Utah (map)

$7.50 for printed, bound syllabus with all handouts.
$6.00 for lunch at the stake center (across from Millard High).

8:00 - 8:45      Registration - Main Hallway
8:45 - 10:15    Keynote Speaker Ron Tanner - Auditorium (bio)
10:30 - 11:30  Breakout Session 1
11:30 - 11:45  Break
11:45 - 12:45  Breakout Session 2
12:45 - 1:45    Lunch and Drawings - Stake Center Cultural Hall
1:45 - 2:45      Breakout Session 3
2:45 - 3:00      Break
3:00 - 4:00      Breakout Session 4

Sessions (subject to change)

Breakout Session 1
Band Room: How to Solve Family Tree Problems. Instructor: Ron Tanner. (bio) (description)
Home Ec. Room: Turning Hearts with Priesthood Leadership. Instructors: Fillmore, Utah Stake Presidency.
Turner's Room: Family Stories with the Whole Family. Instructor: Marlo Schultz. (bio) (description)
Computer Room: Family Tree Basics part 1. Instructor: Allyson Wood. (description and handouts for all four parts)

Breakout Session 2
Band Room: RootsMagic 7. Instructor: Renee Zamora. (bio) (description) (handout)
Home Ec. Room: Sleuthing Records. Instructor: Lisa Ratzlaff.
Turner's Room: Using FamilySearch and Instructor: Sandra Jarvis. (bio) (description) (handout)
Computer Room: Family Tree Basics part 2. Instructor: Allyson Wood.
Science Room: Tips for Setting up a Youth Program. Instructors: Melissa Robison and Sylvia Wall.

Breakout Session 3
Band Room: Legacy Family Tree. Instructor: Leonard Plaizier. (bio) (description) (handout)
Home Ec. Room: Elbow Relations. Instructor: Lisa Ratzlaff.
Turner's Room: US Census - Techniques and Strategies to Find Family. Instructor: Holly Hansen.
Computer Room: Family Tree Basics part 3. Instructor: Allyson Wood.

Breakout Session 4
Band Room: The Family History Guide.
Home Ec. Room: Military Records. Instructor: Lisa Ratzlaff.
Turner's Room: Using FamilySearch and Find My Past. Instructor: Sandra Jarvis. (bio) (description) (handout)
Computer Room: Family Tree Basics part 4. Instructor: Allyson Wood.

For more information, contact Tafta Watson: 435-743-5787,

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Syllabus for the 2016 Conference

FamilySearch Family Tree Syllabus  by Allyson Wood, includes notes for all of her classes.

Conference held Sep 26th in Fillmore

Please mark your calendars! We are pleased to announce that the 6th annual Pahvant Valley Family History Conference will be at Fillmore, Utah. It will be held at Millard High School.

This year we have a wonderful keynote speaker. He is Ron Tanner, Product Manager of FamilySearch. If you have heard Brother Tanner speak, you know he is knowledgeable, articulate, and very entertaining. He has sometimes been called the FamilySearch Comedian.

We are having wonderful classes for beginners to more advanced genealogists and family historians. There will also be a strand of classes for our youth with classes specifically for them. We are trying to have a special activity for the youth the last hour of the conference. Details will come soon.

We will also have a class to help youth leaders.  We will share what we have done, give suggestions on how you can help the youth in your ward and stake have the blessings and fun of participating in family history work.

There will be classes for everyone so mark your calendar and plan on attending.