BEFORE AND AFTER ELLIS ISLAND
Sandpoint, ID Stake Family History Seminar
602 Schweitzer Cutoff Rd, Sandpoint, Idaho
March 23, 2013
Registration (Pick up Packets) - 9:00am-9:30am
Greeting (in Cultural Hall) - 9:30-9:50
FIRST SESSION - 10:00 - 10:50
1A - FamilySearch.org and WIKI - Searching names and places - using a free Internet program to do genealogical research.
1B - Picture This - Photo editing, scanning, and archiving. Learn the basics to working with your photos.
1C - Come With Me - Consultation Session - Bring your own research for consultation - a chance for some one-on-one assistance.
1D - What do You Want to Know? - Question and Answer format - A great time to find answers to questions from how to use your computer to where do I find my ancestors.
1E - Once Upon a Time - Writing your family story or a family history book. Great ideas to help you get started along with some fun examples.
SECOND SESSION - 11:00-11:50
2A - FamilySearch.org and WIKI - repeat of class (see 1A)
2B - Roots Magic - the Basics - Learn how to use a genealogy program to help you organize your family history.
2C - Let's Get Together - Learn how to organize a family reunion - Themes, food, activities, and more.
2D - Family Fun - Making family history fun for the whole family. Have you wanted to teach your family about your ancestors? Come learn some fun ways to do it.
LUNCH - 11:50-12:50
Welcome to a FREE LUNCH and a journey to the past. Learn about Ellis Island and Coming to America. Lunch - soup, salad, sandwiches, and dessert.
THIRD SESSION - 1:00-1:50
3A - Indexing - A World Wide Service Project - Help index the vast microfilm in the Salt Lake Library. All information indexed will be available to research on the FamilySearch website. Lear how simple it is to be a part of this service project.
3B - Family Trees (new.familysearch) - Learn how to enter your information and use the Family Tree program for uniting your family world wide and how to submit names for temple work.
3C - Communicating in the 21st Century - Using technology to research blogs, emails, web pages, iphones, and more.
3D - Traveling Genealogist - How to prepare and research while on the road - learn how to research cemeteries, court houses, and other areas while traveling. Make your next trip a family history trip!
FOURTH SESSION - 2:00-2:50
4A - Indexing - repeat class (see 3A)
4B - Family Trees - repeat class (see 3B)
4C - Ready, Set, Go - Start your family history (the basics) - Learn how to get started doing your genealogy.
4D - Roots Magic 2 - Beyond the Basics - Learn about more of the program features for researching and recording your genealogy.
PRE REGISTRATION RECOMMENDED
Please pre-register to help us with a count for classroom size and lunch requests.
Who can register? Classes are open to everyone 12 up. (There is no babysitting available - sorry.) You DO NOT have to be a member of the church to come.
How much does it cost? This seminar is absolutely FREE. Free classes and Free lunch. You will also get a copy of each class syllabus Free.
Basic "To Know" Information
- Dress is Nice Casual
- No Alcohol or Tobacco allowed in or outside of the building or on the premises
- Teachers are not paid (all volunteer) - and are knowledgeable in their subject
- Everything is FREE
- Pre-registering will guarantee you a copy of the syllabus booklet
- Walk-in's are okay
- No proselyting - If you would like to know more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, please let one of the teachers know and we will get more information to you.
HOW TO REGISTER
Please provide your
EMAIL ADDRESS -
PHONE NUMBER -
and LIST OF CLASSES (ex: 1B, 2A, etc.)
- Send an E-Mail - (preferred method) FHCsandpoint@gmail.com
- Sign up at Family History center - Sandpoint, ID, Bonners Ferry, ID, Priest River, ID, or Libby, MT