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  Finding Women in Public Records – Dr. Melanie Sturgeon
  Records created by colonial, territorial, state and local governments often contain information about women.  Women 
  applied to governments for mining locations, water rights, sole traderships, widow’s affidavits and more. They appear in  prison
  registers, block tax assessment rolls and court records. This session looks at a variety of government records that  document

9:10 AM – 10:10 AM  ·  Relief Society Room  ·  Course Materials
  Surveying and Researching the Internet - charles shults
  The Internet is a vast resource that offers answers to questions like:  Where Are My “Kinfolk”?; Where Is My Family Tree?; Who Can
  Help Me?; Where Are My Records?; Where Is My History? Join us in exploring the possibilities.

  9:10 AM – 10:10 AM  ·  Multi-Purpose room  ·  Course Materials Additional
  British Research – Melba Preece
  This is a class on researching family history in the British Isles. The British Isles includes England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, the
  Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. We will discuss Civil Registration which includes births, marriages and death records,
  census records, church records and other important records. Useful online web sites will be discussed.

  9:10 AM – 10:10 AM  ·  YM / Scout Room  ·  Course Materials
  Immigration / Emmigration - Denise Crawford
  An introduction to the principles, search strategies, and record types you can use to identify an immigrant ancestor's original
  hometown. These principles apply to almost any country. Finding an immigrant ancestor's place of origin is the key to finding
  earlier generations of the family. It provides access to many family history resources in that home area. Once you know a
  former place of residence or a birthplace, you may be able to add more generations to your pedigree.

  9:10 AM – 10:10 AM  ·  Children's Room  ·  Course Materials
  FamilySearch Research Wiki - James L Tanner
  Come and learn about the FamilySearch Research Wiki, the most valuable genealogical resource on the Internet. The
  presentation will take you on a tour of this fantastic program and show you how you can supercharge your research.

  9:10 AM – 10:10 AM  ·  chapel  ·  Course Materials
  Consultants and Priesthood Leaders - Denise Crawford
  Calling all Ward Consultants and Priesthood Leaders (Enthusiasts too)!  Are you new to your calling and don't know how to
  begin?  Help is available - we have information to get you started in your family history calling.

  10:20 AM – 11:20 AM  ·  Relief society room  ·  Course Materials
  African American and Native American Research - Hattie Mason
  Research for African American roots is the same as any other research in the United States of America, but there are some
  additional challenges associated with finding names of people during the period of slavery.  After slavery ended, there is the
  challenge of last names
. Know who your tribe is.  Search the census, the Dawes rolls, the library, church records, family
  members, Bureau of Indian Affairs, books, fiche, microfilm, etc.  The rule of thumb for Native American records is to search
  everywhere and write everything down.

10:20 AM – 11:20 AM  · Multi-Purpose room  ·  Course Materials  Additional
  German Research - Robert L. Call
   According to an analysis of the 1990 U.S. Census, 23% of all Americans have German Roots.  This means that 1 in 4 of us should be able to
  trace our ancestry to Germany.  First we must find an ancestor here in the United States who was born in Germany.  There are several ways
  that we can find where they lived before they came to America.  If we can find them on the 1900, 1910, or 1920 Census, we can determine when
  they came to America and sometimes the year they received citizenship.  The citizenship document normally only tells us the country from
  which they immigrated.  The best document is the “Declaration of Intent” which is their application to become a citizen.
  There are several Indexes that may help,  “Germans to America”, Wuerttemberg Immigration Index”, and the “Hamburg Passenger Lists”.  All
  of these can be searched on the internet or we have books and films at the Mesa Family History Library.    Often we may be able to find the
  Aswanderer Listing (permission to leave Germany).

  We will follow a family using these documents from Wuerttemberg and using  familysearch.org to find the genealogy of John George
  Rapp, born in Wuerttemberg, Germany in 1949.

10:20 AM – 11:20 AM  ·  YM / Scout Room  ·  Course Materials
  Land & Probate Records - LeRoy Atkins
  Land and Probate Records: No United States Research is Complete Without Them. New to Research? Get started now. Experienced
  Researcher? You can use them more effectively to solve that brick wall problem.

10:20 AM – 11:20 AM  ·  children's room  ·  Course Materials
  FamilySearch Family Tree - James L Tanner
Will you be prepared when FamilySearch Family Tree replaces New.FamilySearch.org by the end of 2012? You need to know about
  this new program and why it is such an important step in online genealogical data maintenance. This presentation is a must see

10:20 AM – 11:20 AM  ·  chapel  ·  Course Materials
  Genealogical Proof Standard – Daniela Moneta
  this class is for those who want to elevate their genealogy from being just a “hobby” to research that is credible, well-proven,
  and respected. Participants will learn what the standards are for good genealogical research. The five elements of good
  research will be discussed with examples about how to achieve quality work. Following proven standards makes genealogy
  more challenging and much more fun. It stimulates the brain and gives you a feeling of pride and accomplishment.

  11:30 AM – 12:30 pM  ·  relief society room  ·  Course Materials  Additional
  Find a Grave Shirley Nance
  Find A Grave is a free resource for finding the final resting places of family members, friends, and famous people.  Currently
  with over 85 million names, it is an invaluable tool for genealogical research.  Learn to search, submit, add biographical
  information, photos and link family members to memorials in over 400,000 cemeteries around the country.  Please visit Find A
  Grave at

   11:30 AM – 12:30 PM  ·  multi-purpose room  ·  Course MATerials

  Eastern European Research – Angie Hetherington
tracing your ancestors in eastern europe.  tips and techniques for searching Records in the area where your family lived.
  Immigration, naturalization, census, maps, gazetteers, etc.

  11:30 AM – 12:30 pM 
·  YM / Scout room  ·  COURSE MATERIALS

  Writing your Family History is the greatest Legacy you can give to yourself and those who come after you.  Writing is no more
  than having a conversation with a piece of paper.  Come and see how much fun you can have.

  11:30 AM – 12:30 pM  ·  children's room  ·  Course Materials
  FamilySearch Family Tree - James L Tanner
  Will you be prepared when FamilySearch Family Tree replaces New.FamilySearch.org by the end of 2012? You need to know about
  this new program and why it is such an important step in online genealogical data maintenance. This presentation is a must

  11:30 AM – 12:30 pM  ·  chapel  ·  Course Materials
  Indexing – Gene Lines
You have done all you can do on your family history!   Don't believe it. Here you can serve and not feel guilty for not doing
  family history.  Time to Get addicted to Indexing.

  Indexing has been a quiet but growing and necessary arm of the family search organization.  It makes digital and indexed
  information available to the world that is currently stored on restricted microfilm in Granite Mountain in Utah. There is an
  urgent need for indexing today since the microfilm is aging and starting to deteriorate.  Also, the next generation of youth is
  not taught how to read cursive hand writing and will not be able to read most of the written records unless it can be indexed
  and digitized and made available on the internet to the world.    This class will show the basics and answer questions on the
  different opportunities for INDEXING.

  1:15 PM - 2:15 PM 
·  relief society room  ·  Course materials
  Newspapers / Periodicals - martha hewett
  Myth: Newspapers and Periodicals are too hard to find - and besides my ancestors weren't famous, they were farmers.
  Newspapers and periodicals may contain vital information that may predate government birth, marriage and death records -
  serving as a substitute for records destroyed or nonexistent. Papers are often full of local news including, obituaries, social
  activities, accidents and more.  Many local, state, national and international societies and organizations publish periodicals –
  learn how you can find out if your ancestor or location of interest was ever included.

1:15 pM – 2:15 pM  ·  multi-purpose room 
  Hispanic-Mexican Research – Ron Evans
  Tracing your ancestors in Mexico tips and techniques for searching Records in the area where your family lived. You will learn
  basic steps in family history research to get acquainted with your family. Look for your family names in Mexico by using the
  Family Search.org website. There are 50 collections of family records in the Family Search.org website. Your ancestors are
  waiting for you to discover them.
1:15 pM – 2:15 pM  · ym / scout room  ·  COURSe materials
  The “Whys and Hows” of Source Documentation – Lynn Melville
  The main focus of this session will be to learn the importance of Source Documentation for your personal genealogy computer
  database.  This class will emphasize how to organize and evaluate your electronic multi-media images on your personal
  computer to effectively document life events with electronic document attachments.  Join the forces who “Just Say NO to Junk

  1:15 pM – 2:15 pM  ·  children's room
  Using Google for Genealogy - James L Tanner
  Google is a gold mine of genealogical resources, if you know what they are are where they are found. Come and have your
  knowledge of Google expanded in ways that you cannot imagine.

  1:15 pM – 2:15 pM  ·  chapel  ·  Course Materials