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Mt. Timpanogos Temple, photo by Rick Satterfield, used with permission

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Family Tree's 101 Best Websites of 2010

Family Tree Magazine has announced the 101 Best Websites for 2010. This year they have focused on free websites or websites that don't charge for the main offerings. What a task! I am so grateful that someone out there has taken on this job as websites multiply like rabbits every year! Thanks Family Tree Magazine! Go to their website ( and check out who made the list!

Any Volunteers?

Sue Maxwell (Granite Genealogy Blog) is the Volunteer Coordinator for the 2010 Salt Lake Family History Expo being held at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah August 27-28, 2010. She is looking for volunteers. The cool thing is that you will be able to attend classes for FREE on the day that you don't volunteer. If you are able and willing, contact Sue Maxwell at Scroll down to the bottom of her page and you will find her contact information. Thanks from the bottom of her heart!

Happenings at the Riverton FamilySearch Library

I received this letter from FamilySearch today! It is so exciting to have so many resources so close to us! In conjunction with this post, I added a link under EDUCATION for the Riverton FamilySearch Library. With this link, you can see the list of classes and talks that are scheduled for the Riverton FamilySearch Library through November 20, 2010. I'm thinking that I may have a new "home away from home!"

Saturday Family History Seminar Series at Riverton Library
Dear Family History Consultants,

We invite you and any of your friends, neighbors, ward members, or interested genealogy enthusiasts to attend and to help publicize the Riverton FamilySearch Library’s second monthly Saturday Seminar, which will take place on Saturday, August 21, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. There will be three hours of instruction by family history experts covering a wide range of technical and research subjects.

All are invited to come and attend these free classes, which range from basic to advanced level. Details of the classes can be found at



Monday, July 26, 2010

2nd Annual Salt Lake Family History Expo 2010

This is another wonderful opportunity to hone your family history skills! Early registration price (by July 30th) is $55. After July 30th the registration price is $65. At the door registration is $75. There are other options to pay by class or one day. Information and registration at

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Ancestry Has a Wiki!

Did you know that Ancestry has a wiki? Did you know that both the Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources and The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy reference books are on their wiki? I don't know about you, but I spend a lot of time checking things out in these reference guides.  I'm glad to now have them so easily available! Best of all, they are free!  Here's the link:

Friday, July 9, 2010

Look at this Partnership!!!

 The Orem Library has become a FamilySearch affiliate!  That means that through the Orem Library you will now be able to order and view microfilm, just like at a family history center!  Click the following link to "read all about it!"

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Utah Valley PAF Users Group

This Saturday, July 10th (9:00 am-Noon) is the monthly meeting of the Utah Valley PAF Users Group.  This group is a great bunch of people who love family history.  Don't let the name fool you! They do waaaaaaayyy more than PAF!  Below is the topic for the main presentation!  This graphic came right off of their website.  To see more, go to

Our Next Meeting
10 July 2010

Bret Petersen
Topic:  Are You My Mother? -
Finding Maiden Names In Your Tree

We will discuss various record types and research techniques that can provide clues about "missing" mothers.

July 11 Classes at BYU Family History Library

If you haven't taken advantage of the specialty classes offered at BYU in their Family History Library, now is your chance!  They are well worth it! If the image below is a little small for you to read, just click on it and you will be able to see it enlarged.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Third Quarter Family History Class Offerings at BYU

I love to learn!  I love classes!  I love family history! Put these things together and you come up with Family History Classes offered at BYU!  Click on this link ( to go to the schedule for the 3rd quarter family history classes offered at the BYU Family History Library on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month.  If you haven't been to any of these before, I'd encourage you to try them out.  There is a wealth of information in these classes!  Consider it a baby step in your family history education!
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