Research Classes

Class Taught by Tammy Noe – Wednesday June 17th 7:00

MyHeritage – How smart is it?
MyHeritage claims to have very smart searching and matching of trees and records. Come learn how to use the features offered such as: Family Tree, Family page/website, Research (SuperSearch), Smart Matches, and Record Matches.

Using FamilySearch to Break Through Brick Walls

Fri June 26th – taught by Laurie Markham

Working Together FamilySearch, Ancestry & Legacy 8

4th Thurs. every month at noon – Come learn what is new and exciting.  Learn about researching lines successfully – keep up to date - Elaine Sharp will give you encouragement, ideas and helps.  

FamilySearch Wiki

Mon. 2:00pm    Can’t Find your Ancestors?? –  Use the FamilySearch Wiki – The 1st Monday- Basic and 2nd Monday- Advanced -each month, Kori Pilkington will teach a class.   This is a great resource for finding information on the area that you think your ancestors came from.

Ward Family History Consultant Training

3rd Tuesday and Thursday June 16th and June 18th  6:00 – 8:00 pm  If you are a newly called Ward Family History Consultant – get a jump start.  If you are an experienced Ward Family History Consultant or a High Priest Group Leader come get some new ideas of how to be more successful.

FamilySearch Tree to Temple

2nd Tuesday each month at 11:30 am- John Hansen

This class is for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It covers the Temple ordinance portion of Family Tree.

1: Navigating through Temple Ordinances

2: How to generate a Family Ordinance form.

3: Church policies: When can they be done, who is eligible to their ordinances performed, etc.

4: Finding people who are ready for their temple ordinances to be performed

5: Everyone attending will need a sign on and password for family tree, it is the same as the one used for LDS.ORG

6: By the end of class you will have a Family Ordinance request for your ancestors to take to the Temple.

Adding Photos and Stories to Familysearch

Last Thurs every month- 2:00 pm Karen Stubbs -  Photos do not last forever.  Photos can last forever in  You can attach them to the individuals in your family tree for all to see and others can add to what you put in. This class will cover the basics of uploading photos and documents and sharing them. Most people are very surprised by what they find already in the Family Tree.

 Classes taught by Jim Baker

June 11th 2:00 Mayflower to Minutemen: Finding Colonial Records 1610-1790) This presentation discusses the American immigrants and their origins, and then moves forward to cover the composition of immigrants within the several colonies. The variety of available records is discussed for the diverse colonies. Emphasis is placed on the 13 original colonies their people, and their genealogy source data. Online records are stressed.

June 11th 3:30 Finding Jonathan: Online Resources for Early 1800s US Data This presentation describes the best record types for finding early 1800’s US data. A case study, the Jonathan Tracy Odyssey, is presented to illustrate the use of different record types to trace families backward in time from IL through IN, OH, NY, NJ and CT. Key online sources include newspapers, historical books, property records, marriage records, military records, and city directories

June 18th 2:00 The Peripatetic Germans: German Emigration and Immigration 1693-1914This presentation describes the two significant waves of German emigration to the US (a) from 1693 to 1790, and (b) from the early 1800’s to 1914. Departure and arrival ports and their data are spotlighted along the key online sites in both the US and Germany that are helpful for identifying emigrating ancestors. The major immigration/emigration books are also discussed

June 18th 3:30 German Genealogy Gems: Going Beyond the German Church RecordsThis presentation offers strategies to find alternate records when the more commonly used church records are missing or inadequate. Records covered include civic records, property records, town anniversary books, court records, tax records, Sippenbuchs, and Familienbuchs.Case studies illustrate the use of these various records including some that date back into the 1500’s 

Genealogy Scouting Merit Badge, Personal Progress, Indexing

9-11 class and 11-1:00 class.  Please call and reserve your spot in the class  487-2090 with Teri Wells.  An adult needs to accompany the youth for this class.

Finding Your Cousins Workshop

Tues May 19th 2:00.  Tim Fewkes will help you find your cousins and work along with you.

Creating Your Life Story Through Pictures

Tues June 30th 2 & 6 – Cassandra Heyward will show you how to tell your life story through pictures and share many ideas with you

Roots Magic, FamilySearch, Ancestry together  - Lynn Brown 

Fri, June 5th 11:00 - 

Wed June 10th 6:30 – 8:00

Homestead Records and Locating Lands

Fri 11:00 – taught by Alex Trapps