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The Riverton FamilySearch Library Will Host a Free Seminar on May 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Riverton FamilySearch Library will host a free seminar on May 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., offering help to genealogists of all skill levels.

Riverton, Utah— Avoid Corrupting Your Family Tree

While we often hear about technological data becoming corrupted, family trees can become corrupted in many ways—from outright deception on the part of the researcher to beginners who ignorantly post false information. Once corruption is recognized on a family branch, it is possible to use surrounding evidence to isolate the problem and to use available online tools to prevent the corruption from spreading. Once the corruption is understood and the proper evidence is applied, additional relationships can be established, to the great joy of those involved in this work.

Karen Clifford, AG, FUGA, has three genealogy credentials in the midwestern, southern, and mountain west regions, is president of Genealogy Research Associates, Inc. and is an instructor/curriculum developer in genealogy/technology courses at Monterey Peninsula College (California) and Salt Lake Community College. She has authored several genealogy textbooks, focusing on research methodology, including The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Genealogy, The Internet and Your Genealogy Computer Program (Genealogical Publishing Company 2011); Digging Deeper: Understanding Pre-1805 Genealogy Record Groups (graonline.com 2012); and Becoming an Accredited Genealogist (Ancestry.com 2002). Karen was a staff trainer and subsequent director of the Monterey, California FHC for a total of 22 years before moving to Provo, Utah.

Following the keynote presentation from 9:00–10:00 a.m., two blocks of four classes each are offered that will cover topics of interest for beginning, intermediate, and advanced family history enthusiasts.

The classes available from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. are:

  • “Utah Ancestors? How Do I Find Them?” —Ron Ray
  • “Introduction to FamilySearch Community Trees” —David Barss
  • “Genealogy Gifts and Games” —Kim Woodbury
  • “Getting to Know Fold3” —Gordon Atkinson

The classes available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. are:

  • “A Guide to Printing Your Family History” —Carol Holland
  • “Researching With FamilySearch Historical Records” —Lynn Turner
  • “Controlling Your Children From Beyond the Grave” —Jeff Anderson
  • “Saving Documents, Files, and Images Found on the Internet” —Tom Stubben

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. The facility is near the intersection of Bangerter Highway and 13400 South, just east of Home Depot.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.