Riverton Utah FamilySearch Library – July 2017 Seminar

RIVERTON, UTAH, (June 30, 2017), The Riverton Utah FamilySearch Library is announcing its free seminar series on Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. The keynote speaker will be T. C. Christensen, film director and producer of Seventeen Miracles, Ephraim’s Rescue, The Cokeville Miracle, and his latest movie – Love, Kennedy.  

IMAGE: T. C. Christensen, film maker.
9:00–10:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker: T. C. Christensen, “Forever Families Implications that come from his experiences producing the movie, Love, Kennedy
10:10 – 11:10 a.m.
  • “Tools, Tips, Tactics for Exploring United States Records” by Jill Shoemaker
  • “Dodge Ball, Skate Keys, and Grandma’s Watermelon Pickles (Journal Writing)” by Tom & Betsy Neil
  • “Danish Research Resources, Part 1” by Orla & Karen Petersen
  • “Accessing and Navigating FamilySearch / Family Tree” by Linda Baker

11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
  • “Six Principles for Helping Others Have a Spirit-led, One-on-One Find, Take, Teach Experience” by Jill Shoemaker
  • “How to Use Google Books and Maps” by Don Barney
  • “Danish Research Resources, Pt. 2” by Orla & Karen Petersen
  • “Creating and Attaching Outside Sources in FamilySearch / Family Tree” by Linda Baker
Last-minute class changes are shown on the RFSL website at www.familsearch.org/fhc/riverton

NEW FAMILY REUNION ACTIVITIES
The Riverton FamilySearch Library is now offering a free Family Reunion opportunity for those who have family visiting from out of town and want to get together to research their ancestors, record stories in the Family Story Room, scan photos, or collaborate each other’s findings. Events can be scheduled any time during the year in 2 to 6 hour blocks of time on most days of the week. Details may be found on the FamilySearch Wiki.
The Riverton FamilySearch Library is located in the LDS Riverton Office Building at 3740 West Market Center Drive (13175 South), Riverton, Utah; 801-240-9601.
About FamilySearch
FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 5,000 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

RootsMagic Releases Ancestry Features

Friday, June 30, 2017 – Last year, we announced we were working with Ancestry® to integrate Ancestry Hints® and Ancestry’s records and online trees with our software. After months of development and the feedback of thousands of testers, we’re pleased to announce the release of RootsMagic 7.5, a free update to RootsMagic 7 that adds two amazing new features: TreeShare™ for Ancestry and the addition of Ancestry Hints to RootsMagic’s WebHints™ feature.

TreeShare for Ancestry


RootsMagic’s TreeShare for Ancestry will let you move data between your RootsMagic files on your computers and your personal Ancestry online trees. You can transfer people, events, notes, source citations, and even pictures between the two systems.

RootsMagic users also gain the ability to easily share and collaborate with others by giving family members access to their Ancestry online tree. Using the new TreeShare feature, family members can then synchronize the latest changes and additions to both the online tree and their desktop computers.

Ancestry Hints Integration



RootsMagic leverages the Ancestry Hints capability, and as possible matches are found, users may conveniently review them from within the software. RootsMagic then lets you add new information and media from matching records into your file.

Free RootsMagic Essentials Software

For those that are just starting their journey into the world of genealogy, RootsMagic offers “RootsMagic Essentials”- a free version of their software with a limited set of features tailored towards beginners.

If you have an account with Ancestry, RootsMagic Essentials includes the ability to upload your file to Ancestry or download your existing online trees from Ancestry.  If you are a subscriber to Ancestry, RootsMagic Essentials also allows you to search and view all of the content in your subscription.  Those wishing to compare and transfer individual records between RootsMagic and Ancestry will want to use the full-featured RootsMagic software.

Available Now

The update is free for users of RootsMagic 7 and RootsMagic Essentials 7 and is available via direct download or through the “Check for Updates” feature within RootsMagic. To learn more about these features or to take advantage of a special offer for Ancestry users, please go to http://www.rootsmagic.com/ancestry.

IGHR Course and Meal Registration ends Friday, 30 June 2017



Friday, 30 June 2017 is the last day to register for one of our eleven courses at the 2017 Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR). Courses will take place in Athens, Georgia at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel 23-28 July 2017. Learn more about each course and register on the IGHR website http://ighr.gagensociety.org/ighr-2017/courses.

Meal tickets for attendees and their guests must also be purchased by Friday, 30 June 2017 http://ighr.gagensociety.org/ighr-2017/dining-options. The UGA Hotel within the Center for Continuing Education is full. Rooms are still available at The Graduate Hotel, but these rooms must be reserved by Friday, 7 July 2017 to take advantage of the IGHR group rate. Scroll down the Accommodations webpage for more information and the group code http://ighr.gagensociety.org/ighr-2017/accommodations.

If you are unable to attend a course at IGHR this year, you can still take advantage of the FamilySearch Family History and Genealogy Expo and Evening Sessions. Both events take place at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Parking is available in the adjacent parking deck.

The FamilySearch Family History and Genealogy Expo will take place Sunday, 23 July 2017 and is free and open to the public! No registration is required. Various genealogy and history related organizations and vendors will have displays to help interested people explore genealogy resources and educational opportunities. Drop in between noon and 5:00 pm. You can learn more about this free event on the IGHR website  http://ighr.gagensociety.org/familysearch-expo/ighr-familysearch-expo-info.

IGHR Evening Sessions will be held Monday through Wednesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. 24-26 July 2017. Evening Sessions are open to the public for the nominal fee of $15 each. Cash and credit cards will be accepted at the door but registration by 17 July 2017 guarantees a handout. You can learn more about each session and register on the IGHR website http://ighr.gagensociety.org/ighr-2017/ighr-2017-evening-classes.

We encourage you to explore the IGHR website to learn more about all of these educational opportunities http://ighr.gagensociety.org/IGHR is also on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram!
 

Press Release: 2017 FGS Conference Early Bird Registration Ends July 1

2017 FGS Conference Early Bird Registration Ends July 1
Register now for “Building Bridges to the Past” in Pittsburgh, PA

6/28/2017 – Austin, TX.
Discounted early bird registration for the 2017 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference will continue only until July 1st.

Early bird pricing is $230 for the full four days or $99 for any single day. Friday’s exhibit hall lunch and $10 in Vendor Bucks are included with the full four-day conference registration. Details at http://www.fgsconference.org.

The conference will be held August 30 – September 2, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA. This year’s local host is the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society and the theme is “Building Bridges to the Past.” Platinum sponsors are Ancestry, FamilySearch, and MyHeritage. Bronze sponsors are Ancestry ProGenealogists and Internet Genealogy/Your Genealogy Today.

With 145 sessions, 72 expert speakers, 9 luncheons with speakers, 6 workshops, and 2 interactive seminars, this conference offers opportunities for all who are interested in researching their family history. The exhibit hall, packed with genealogy vendors and society representatives, will be open and free to the public. Luncheons, workshops, and special events provide additional opportunities for networking and learning. Make sure to get your tickets to these conference “extras” early to guarantee your spot.

See you in Pittsburgh in August! Register now and save!

Learn More and Stay Connected
Visit the FGS Conference website at: http://www.fgsconference.org
Follow the FGS Voice blog at: https://www.voice.fgs.org
Subscribe to the FGS Newsletter at: https://fgs.org/cpage.php?pt=71
Like FGS at https://www.facebook.com/FGSgenealogy
Follow FGS on Twitter at https://twitter.com/fgsgenealogy and hashtag #FGS2017.
Visit Pittsburgh at https://www.visitpittsburgh.com/

About the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)
The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) was founded in 1976 and empowers the genealogical and family history community, especially its societies and organizations, by advocating for the preservation and access of records and providing resources that enable genealogical organizations to succeed in pursuing their missions. FGS helps genealogical societies and family history enthusiasts alike to strengthen and grow through online resources, FGS FORUM magazine, and through its annual national conference which provides four days of excellent learning opportunities for both societies and family history enthusiasts. To learn more about FGS visit fgs.org. To learn more about the next annual conference to be held in Springfield, Illinois, visit fgsconference.org. Also, find FGS on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FGSgenealogy, on Twitter @FGSgenealogy and on the FGS Voice blog at http://voice.fgs.org.

Contact:
Federation of Genealogical Societies
PO Box 200940
Austin, TX 78720-0940
phone: +1 (888) 347-1500
fax: +1 (866) 347-1350
office@fgs.org