google-site-verification: google82af41cbbb927c7d.html Grove Creek Family History: October 2011

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

Monday, October 31, 2011

Genealogy Guys Podcasts!

Itching for a good podcast with a genealogy subject?  Look no further than these two guys! 
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If you haven't checked out the GenealogyGuys podcasts lately, you have a new assignment! The genealogy world is changing so quickly that it is always fun to hear about new and upcoming events, ideas, and products! The podcasts are easy to listen to and are very informative, plus Drew Smith and George Morgan keep it moving and light!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

To All BYU FHL Sunday Class Patrons!

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Beginning November 1st, you will need to register for classes by sending an email to BYU FHL Sunday Training.

Please include in the body of the email:
Your name
Date of Class
Title of Class
Instructor's Name

This change has been made to better utilize the resources and teachers at the Family History Library. Spread the word about this change!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

It's Not a Crime to be a Young Genealogist!

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Genealogy has the bad reputation of being for "old people" only. A couple of days ago I stumbled upon a genealogy blog that I really like! Furthermore, it is written by a YOUNG person with a really great perspective on the world! I checked in today to read what she had to say. Her post was about sourcing. Elyse explained some important things to think about when you are sourcing. How do you know the information is right? What if you get conflicting information? Who do you trust? Well, consider the source! You can read it too at While you are there, check out her whole blog. It's fun! :) Yes, young people do have a place in genealogy! If you are out there, please make yourselves known! 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Publishing Your Family History

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I think that all of us genealogists want to publish at some point. The problem is that we always have "one more thing to prove" before we get it published. With the advances in the digital world, why wait to publish your book? Publish online! I remember trying to get a relative to share info with me (I would share also), but the same old line was, "You'll get to read it when I publish it." Sadly, it was never published as this relative died a few years after this pronouncement to me. I really wish she would have shared. We could have put our heads together to help each other. That is what the FamilySearch program is trying to get us to do. So, let's learn a little about how to publish online. There are all sorts of ways to get your information out there. I came across an article by Denise Barrett Olson. She wrote about Personal Publishing: Blog Your Family History for the TechTips blog at There were some really good ideas in it. See for yourself!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Online Film Ordering

The following is from the LDS-Ward-Consultant Mailing List. Don't you love how things are moving forward!

Online Film Ordering is now available for all of North America.

For those of you who are not directors, but would like to learn how Online Film Ordering works, visit You will see a link that says *Ordering Help*. Click that and then click the *User Guide* link for a .pdf document that walks you though ordering films.

On 19 October, the last area of North America will have been moved to this way of ordering films and Inventory Manager will be "turned off" for all of North America and Church Distribution will no longer accept film orders by telephone. So, if you have not yet learned about this new method of ordering. please visit our website and get acquainted with it.

We have a team of support agents who will be more than happy to answer any questions you have. From the Online Film Ordering website (see above), click *Feedback* which you'll see along the upper right side of the screen. Then click *Contact FamilySearch* in the list on the right. You will be able to speak to us by telephone, by email, or by live chat.

Nancy Tychonievich
Patron Services - Online Film Ordering Team

Friday, October 21, 2011

Are You a Blog Reader Addict?

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I really like to read blogs. Some of the blogs I read are serious, some are funny, and some are informational. I try to keep track of new posts, but sometimes that gets a little hard. So...enter Google Reader. It lists all of your favorite blogs together in a list so that you don't have to hunt for them. Try Google Reader! If it scares you, you can cruise on over to and her post on 12 Oct. 2011. It will hold your hand through the Google Reader setup process.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Are You Boring Your Family?

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I love genealogy! family gets bored with my historical ramblings! What's a girl to do? Well, you might listen to this episode of GeneaBloggers Radio. This episode talks about ways to not bore your family, but get them involved! I'm definitely going to try it!
Listen to internet radio with GeneaBloggers on Blog Talk Radio
"GeneaBloggers Radio is about the most fun you can have with your genealogy on a Friday night" says Thomas MacEntee. I agree!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

If You Love Webinars...

Here is the schedule of  the webinars that will be presented at LegacyFamilyTree for the coming weeks. I really like these webinars because they are practical and give me good tips in various areas. I have found that webinars are one source of education that I really use. Try it! You will like it too!

Thursday, October 13, 2011 Video Tutorials!

Photo Credit: became in August. There are three new video tutorials and help topics in the new Fold3 training center. They will give you some good help navigating their new site!
"Each video is 4-5 minutes long and designed to provide tips and strategies to help you make the most of your Fold3 membership.
Report to the Fold3 Training Center to find links to one-page explanations of the most common how-to topics. Keep checking back as we add more video tutorials and help topics." (

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Riverton FamilySearch Library October Classes

Riverton FamilySearch Library
13400 South and Bangerter
(Four-Story Building East of Home Depot)
Free Saturday Seminar–October 15, 2011
9:00 a.m. to Noon

9:00 a.m.:  Keynote Speaker: Randy Bryson
“FamilySearch Scanning¾The Story of Opening the Granite Mountain Records Vault”
10:00 a.m. Choose one of the following four classes:

·        “Making Google Work for You”¾Sue Maxwell

  • Introduction to Legacy 7.5 Tree Maker and Legacy FamilySearch¾ Carl Holland
  • Where the Pros Search...Many Free, Wonderful Genealogy Sites Exist. Search from Your Home. Search for That Missing Link.¾Ron Ray
·         “Researching Your Scottish Ancestry¾Raymon Naisbitt

11:00 a.m. Choose one of the following four classes:
·        “Strategies for Searching¾Using”¾Sue Maxwell

·        “New England Research”¾ Marilyn Markham

  • Bits and Pieces: How to Write Your Personal History”¾Rose Ann Fisher
  • Temple Submission Policies"¾Ray Garrison

Sunday, October 9, 2011

What Records Do I Search?

Ever have trouble figuring out what records you need to search? Here's a quick, easy chart to give you some direction! Happy hunting!

Source: FamilySearch

Friday, October 7, 2011

UVTAGG (formerly Utah Valley PAF Group)

Next meeting of the UVTAGG is tomorrow,  Saturday, Oct 8, 2011, from 9-12. For more information, go to

8 Oct 2011

 Loretta Evans
TopicDead Men Do Tell Tales
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Monday, October 3, 2011

Back in the Saddle Again!

I'm back from my once in a lifetime anniversary/family history trip. I will post a little about that later. For now, I have a few other things to post about upcoming classes!
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