15 March 2012

Intro the 1940 US Census at Riverton FS Library

Riverton FamilySearch Library to Host an Event 
Introducing the 1940 Federal Census
 On March 17th from 9:00 A.M. to Noon

When you think of the 1940s, images of World War II, big band music, Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart, and Ingrid Bergman come to mind.  It was the era of swing dancing, victory gardens, rationing sugar, and when you might have referred to someone old-fashioned as a “fuddy-duddy.”

Popular genealogist Tim Bingaman will bring the 1940s to life in his keynote address at the Riverton Saturday Seminar on March 17. In his presentation, “The 1940 Federal Census: The Greatest Generation,” he will explain what genealogical gems can be gleaned from the 1940 census, how to get involved in indexing it so it will be made available free online, and how individuals can be located on the census until indexes are available. 

Tim Bingaman was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and has lived in Utah since 1980. He began to research his family lines in 1982 and has never stopped. After a three-year stint in the U.S. Army, he attended Harrisburg Area Community College and received his B.A. in history from Brigham Young University. Tim taught high school in St. Johns, Arizona, from 1984-1989, teaching U.S. and world history, geography, economics, and health. He has been an accredited genealogist since 1991 in Mid-Atlantic States research. Currently he is a reference consultant at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Following the 9:00 a.m. keynote presentation, there will be two blocks of four classes each that will cover topics of interest to both beginning and advanced family history enthusiasts.

Classes to be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. are:

“FamilySearch and Billion Graves--Family History Sources Right at Your Feet”--Curtis Tirrell 
“Ireland Research Online”--Phil Dunn
“Synching Legacy 7.5 with the new FamilySearch”--John Baker
“Searching for Interesting Information about Your Utah Pioneer Ancestors”--Delwin Remington

The classes available from 11:00 a.m. to noon are:

“FamilySearch and Billion Graves--Family History Sources Right at Your Feet” (Repeat) -- C Tirrell
“Genealogy Gifts and Games”--Kim Woodbury
“Increasing Productivity on the New FamilySearch Website”-- Andrea Schnakenburg
“Hatching Eggs:  The Chart Chick Tries to Engage Her Teenage Children with Their Family History”--Janet Hovorka

Registration is not required for this free seminar. The Riverton FamilySearch Library is located in the LDS Riverton Office Building at 3740 Market Center Drive. The facility is near the intersection of Bangerter Highway and 13400 South, just east of the Home Depot.