Friday, October 7, 2011

Family Skeleton

"If you can't get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance"
-George Bernard Shaw

I like this quote. I am currently taking Genealogy 1000, the beginning class at Salt Lake Community College. It is an online class and has been very interesting. In this class we are counselled to research our family history so we can "put flesh and bones on the family skeletons." I am thankful there are so many resources today to help me do this.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Riverton Family History Library

On Saturday April 16, 2010 I attended the Saturday Seminar at the Riverton Family History Library. The key note speaker was Tim Cross who spoke about ways for ward family history consultants to introduce members to New Family Search and to pique their interest in family history. He introduced me to Tree Seek where family tree charts can be printed out for no cost. Tree Seek links to your New Family Search account and takes the information for the pdf charts from your database in New Family Search. I applied what I learned on Sunday April 17 by printing off some of my own charts. I taught my husband how to do it (for practice) and then I went to a ward member's house and got her signed up for New Family Search and helped her print off a nine-generation chart.

At the Riverton Saturday Seminar I also attended a class on English Research taught by Raymon Naisbitt and a class on New England Research taught by Jason B. Harrison. These presentations were very interesting and I am excited to do research in England and New England as I have time.