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Wednesday, February 26 through Saturday, February 29
RootsTech Live Online Streaming of Selected Presentations  (Other Genealogy Events)
https://www.rootstech.org/salt-lake/live-stream-schedule

RootsTech 2020 Free Livestream Schedule

If traveling to Salt Lake City isn’t an option for you, don’t worry! Many of the sights and teachings from the conference will be streamed live on our home page—for free! Join us starting on Wednesday, February 26, at 8:00 a.m. mountain standard time, and enjoy learning from presenters such as Crista Cowan, Blaine Bettinger, Jenny Hansen, and more! General sessions featuring keynote speakers will also be streamed. Join the conversation happening on social media using #NotAtRootsTech. You can view the full streaming schedule HERE.




Free Assistance
Tuesday, March 3
Free Assistance  (Help Sessions)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room

Maybe you are new to Genealogy and want to know how to get started.  Maybe you have found a lot of your ancestors, but have reached a roadblock.  Genealogist refer to that as a brick wall? Can’t find that missing Great Great Grandmother or unable to prove that Uncle Ben was your Great Grandfather's brother?  If you have questions about genealogy, a Pastfinders experienced genealogist can help.  Please bring whatever family history you already have.

Experienced Genealogist Dee Nolte and Pete Stauder will be helping you today.



How to Start Family History research; Class 1 of 2
Wednesday, March 4
How to Start Family History research; Class 1 of 2  (Beginners Class)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room

Learn how to start family history research. Bring the names of immediate and extended family members and dates for births, marriages, deaths, military service, etc. - whatever you have collected.   In this class you will learn how to compile information, organize your research and look for more leads for family members: where they came from and how you got to where you are today. There are 2 classes two weeks apart, and both are a must.  Learn how to source your work.   Please bring a three-ring binder for handouts. The library opens at 9am. Class begins promptly at 10am.



Free Assistance
Tuesday, March 10
Free Assistance  (Help Sessions)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room

Maybe you are new to Genealogy and want to know how to get started.  Maybe you have found a lot of your ancestors, but have reached a roadblock.  Genealogist refer to that as a brick wall? Can’t find that missing Great Great Grandmother or unable to prove that Uncle Ben was your Great Grandfather's brother?  If you have questions about genealogy, a Pastfinders experienced genealogist can help.  Please bring whatever family history you already have.

Experience Genealogist Esther Long and Stan Wells will be helping you today.



Guest Speakers: Terry and Jim Willard
Thursday, March 12
Guest Speakers: Terry and Jim Willard  (Member Meeting)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Cooper Memorial Library, Room 108
Presentation starts at 6:00 PM 
Terry and Jim Willard will be presenting on the subject:

Family Photos as a Clue to Genealogical Research

We all know that every picture tells a story. We all know that every picture has a story. In addition, every picture might also provide a vital clue to a missing piece of our genealogy. We focus on how to glean potential clues from our invaluable family photos and, it all starts with getting organized.


Tuesday, March 17
Free Assistance  (Help Sessions)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room

Maybe you are new to Genealogy and want to know how to get started.  Maybe you have found a lot of your ancestors, but have reached a roadblock.  Genealogist refer to that as a brick wall? Can’t find that missing Great Great Grandmother or unable to prove that Uncle Ben was your Great Grandfather's brother?  If you have questions about genealogy, a Pastfinders experienced genealogist can help.  Please bring whatever family history you already have.

Experienced Genealogist Dee Nolte and Pete Stauder will be helping you today.



How to Start Family History research; Class 2 of 2
Wednesday, March 18
How to Start Family History research; Class 2 of 2  (Beginners Class)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room

In this second family history research class, we will continue with tips and guides for searching your ancestral history.  Bring your questions formed after researching from the first class.  We continue with more specific lead information searching and documentation. Please remember to bring your binder for more materials.  This 2nd class is for those who attended the first class.  Again, the library opens at 9am.  Class begins promptly at 10am.



Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Wednesday, March 18
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library, Room 221
Your Host, Stan Wells will be demonstrating how to use Family Tree Maker (FTM).  This is a series in which we systematically peruse the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide to get the most from FTM.
 
This month we will present Chapters 8 - 10:
   Chapter 8 - Researching your tree online
   Chapter 9 - Creating Family Tree Charts
   Chapter 10 - Running Reports
 


Free Assistance
Tuesday, March 24
Free Assistance  (Help Sessions)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room

Maybe you are new to Genealogy and want to know how to get started.  Maybe you have found a lot of your ancestors, but have reached a roadblock.  Genealogist refer to that as a brick wall? Can’t find that missing Great Great Grandmother or unable to prove that Uncle Ben was your Great Grandfather's brother?  If you have questions about genealogy, a Pastfinders experienced genealogist can help.  Please bring whatever family history you already have.

Experience Genealogist Esther Long and Stan Wells will be helping you today.



DNA Workshop
Saturday, March 28
DNA Workshop  (Special Events)
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library - Computer Lab
Start time is still TBD.
DNA Workshop PURPOSE:
I have my autosomal DNA results, now what?  This workshop will provide tools and techniques to answer that question and help you expand your family tree by finding more ancestors and living cousins.  Ethnicity/medical will not be discussed
 
DNA Workshop Prerequisites:
You must have completed the following steps to benefit from this workshop.
•Have autosomal DNA test results.
•Created most robust family tree possible.
•Linked your DNA test results to your tree.
 The exception would be for adoptees who could not have a family tree (yet)
 
DNA Workshop Agenda:
Kickoff Presentation estimated at 50 to 60 minutes (with questions)
•DNA basics, cM chart vs relationships, Surname chart, contacting matches
•Comparison of the different DNA testing companies, kinds of tests, transfers
•DNA terminology, cM, matches, chromosomes, etc.
Breakout Groups
•Presentation on AncestryDNA and Ancestry Family Tree in the Library computer lab (20 computers available)  followed by workshop where participants start using the various tools available on AncestryDNA (experienced genealogists will provide one-on-one assistance).  Estimated at 2.5 hours
•Advanced Users and participants who tested with a company other than AncestryDNA will meet next door with experience genealogists to learn how to use their results.  This group will include FamilyTreeDNA, MyHeritage DNA, and 23&me DNA.


Free Assistance
Tuesday, March 31
Free Assistance  (Help Sessions)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room

Maybe you are new to Genealogy and want to know how to get started.  Maybe you have found a lot of your ancestors, but have reached a roadblock.  Genealogist refer to that as a brick wall? Can’t find that missing Great Great Grandmother or unable to prove that Uncle Ben was your Great Grandfather's brother?  If you have questions about genealogy, a Pastfinders experienced genealogist can help.  Please bring whatever family history you already have.




How to Start Family History research; Class 1 of 2
Wednesday, April 1
How to Start Family History research; Class 1 of 2  (Beginners Class)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room

Learn how to start family history research. Bring the names of immediate and extended family members and dates for births, marriages, deaths, military service, etc. - whatever you have collected.   In this class you will learn how to compile information, organize your research and look for more leads for family members: where they came from and how you got to where you are today. There are 2 classes two weeks apart, and both are a must.  Learn how to source your work.   Please bring a three-ring binder for handouts. The library opens at 9am. Class begins promptly at 10am.



Scouting Merit Badge Presentation
Thursday, April 9
Scouting Merit Badge Presentation  (Member Meeting)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Cooper Memorial Library, Room 108
Every year Pastfinders recruits Scouts from local troops to work on their Genealogy Merit Badge.  It's a six week course in which participants come and work at the library with their parent or guardian in search of their ancestors.  They learn how to do genealogy research just like an adult and are taught how to proof their work.  The Scouts will meet for six weeks on Wednesday evenings and then complete the final Merit Badge Requirement of presenting what they learned about their family history to the members of Pastfinders and their family.    Their search will parallel the search that each Pastfinder goes through; it is interesting to view that search through the eyes of teenagers.  We look forward to seeing you at the meeting and hope you will make the Scouts and their families welcome.


How to Start Family History research; Class 2 of 2
Wednesday, April 15
How to Start Family History research; Class 2 of 2  (Beginners Class)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room

In this second family history research class, we will continue with tips and guides for searching your ancestral history.  Bring your questions formed after researching from the first class.  We continue with more specific lead information searching and documentation. Please remember to bring your binder for more materials.  This 2nd class is for those who attended the first class.  Again, the library opens at 9am.  Class begins promptly at 10am.



Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group
Wednesday, April 15
Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group  (Family Tree Maker SIG)
10:00 pm to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library, Room 221
Your Host, Stan Wells will be demonstrating how to use Family Tree Maker (FTM).  This is a series in which we systematically peruse the Family Tree Maker Companion Guide to get the most from FTM.
 
This month we will present Chapters 11 - 14:
   Chapter 11 - Creating a Family History Book
   Chapter 12 - Working with trees
   Chapter 13 - Tools and preferences
   Chapter 14 - Family Tree Problem Solver



How to Start Family History research; Class 1 of 2
Wednesday, May 6
How to Start Family History research; Class 1 of 2  (Beginners Class)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room

Learn how to start family history research. Bring the names of immediate and extended family members and dates for births, marriages, deaths, military service, etc. - whatever you have collected.   In this class you will learn how to compile information, organize your research and look for more leads for family members: where they came from and how you got to where you are today. There are 2 classes two weeks apart, and both are a must.  Learn how to source your work.   Please bring a three-ring binder for handouts. The library opens at 9am. Class begins promptly at 10am.



Thursday, May 14
Speaker: Tom Wilcox  (Member Meeting)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Cooper Memorial Library, Room 108
Tom Wilcox will present: "Genealogical occupations"


How to Start Family History research; Class 2 of 2
Wednesday, May 20
How to Start Family History research; Class 2 of 2  (Beginners Class)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cooper Memorial Library Genealogy Room

In this second family history research class, we will continue with tips and guides for searching your ancestral history.  Bring your questions formed after researching from the first class.  We continue with more specific lead information searching and documentation. Please remember to bring your binder for more materials.  This 2nd class is for those who attended the first class.  Again, the library opens at 9am.  Class begins promptly at 10am.