08 June 2012

FREE Seminar-Riverton FamilySearch Library

Riverton FamilySearch Library to Host Seminar on
Using Google Search to Connect with Your Past
June 16 from 9:00 A.M. to Noon

RIVERTON, UTAH¾Doing genealogical research has historically involved combing through dusty records in courthouses and scanning rolls of microfilm. But today, Internet searches bring the world’s genealogical treasures to your fingertips.

In his keynote presentation, “Using Google Search to Connect with Your Past,” speaker Michael D. Rossetti will use live Google search examples to demonstrate tips and techniques for maximizing the efficiency of your family history research on the Internet.
Michael is a software engineer and has worked for some of the most exciting companies in the computer world: Google, Apple, Intuit, and Informix. He has as also worked for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Brigham Young University. He has had the opportunity to work with both software and hardware on everything from nuclear reactor simulators to today’s Google Chrome browser. Lately, Mike has been spending his time assisting Google in the development of web page tagging standards that will help improve the quality of family history-related search results.

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:

           ·         “Be a ‘Fan’ of the Genealogy Research Communities on Facebook¾Fran Jensen 
  • “Organizing Your Genealogy”¾Beth Taylor
  • Top 20 Lessons Genealogists Need to Know”¾Barry Ewell
  • Finding Descendants of Your Ancestors”¾Don and Diane Snow
The classes available from 11:00 a.m. to noon are:

           ·         “Be a ‘Fan’ of the Genealogy Research Communities on Facebook”¾Fran Jensen 
  • “Solving Really Tough Research Problems”¾Beth Taylor
  •  Where Did That File Go?’ Understanding and Organizing Computer Files¾Sue Maxwell
  •  “New England Resources at the Riverton FamilySearch Library”¾Linda Baker
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.