With an ever-growing number of sources, websites, and research tools, today’s family historian can be overwhelmed at the possibilities. Where to start? How to be sure you have not missed anything? Here are the tools that will help you be sure you have made a broad and deep sweep of the possible sources.
These five resources are true power tools. They can accomplish great searches in just a little time. Learn all their features and functions, so their power will work for you.
Kory Meyerink, one of the founding partners of ProGenealogists, has been involved in nearly every aspect of genealogy and family history for the past 30 years, beginning as a record searcher while attending Brigham Young University, where he received an associate degree in family and local history, as well as a bachelor of science degree in psychology. He later completed a master of library and information science degree. He has written extensively and contributed numerous articles and columns for both Ancestry and Heritage Quest magazines. He recently served as the lead editor for the ground-breaking new methodology book, Becoming an Excellent Genealogist, published by the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen), where he served for eight years as a commissioner. His volunteer work also includes serving as an officer and on the board of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and as past-president of the Utah Genealogical Association (UGA).
Following the keynote presentation from 9:00–10:00 a.m., two blocks of four classes each are offered that cover topics of interest for beginning, intermediate, and advanced family history enthusiasts.
The classes available from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. are:
• “ResearchTies: A Quality Tool for Logging and Tracking Research” - Jill Crandell
• “Find Your French Ancestors Online” - Heidi Sugden
• “Installing and Using IrfanView Software” - Colleen Willis
• “Basic Indexing” - Rose Scott
The classes available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. are:
• “Research Fundamentals for Consultants and Novice Genealogists” - Sherry Zealley
• “Fundamentals of Legacy Family Tree” - Carl Holland
• “Find Green Arrows through Descendency Searches” - Cathy Anderegg
• “Using Billiongraves.com as a Source on Family Tree” - Linda 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 in Riverton, Utah. The facility is near the intersection of Bangerter Highway and 13400 South, just east of The Home Depot.