Monthly family history seminar will focus on journal keeping

Published: Thursday, Aug. 16 2012 5:00 a.m. MDT

RIVERTON — Keynote speaker Randal A. Wright will discuss "The Three-Word Journal: Finding Your Purpose in Life" at a free seminar Aug. 18 at the Riverton FamilySearch Library.

His presentation at 9 a.m. will teach how to recall the meaningful experiences in your life by taking approximately 10 seconds to summarize them into three well-chosen words that you write down.

Wright obtained a Ph.D. in family studies from Brigham Young University. He worked with the LDS Church Educational System for many years as an institute director and also taught in the religion department at BYU.

After his presentation, there will be two blocks of four classes.

The classes from 10-11 a.m. include: "Creating and Using Timelines to Solve Family History Mysteries," by Mike Provard; "The Big Four U.S. Records: Census, Vital, Probate, and Land," by Marilyn Markham; "New Features in Ancestral Quest 14: The Natural Upgrade for PAF," by Gaylon Findlay; and "If New FamilySearch Is 'New,' Why Do We Need Family Tree?" from FamilySearch data analysts.

The classes from 11 a.m. to noon include: "Hitting It Out of the Park with Ancestry.com," by Biz Chase; "The Wiki: Where Your Search for Your Ancestors Should Begin and End," by Dennis Knox; "Priesthood and Consultant Training," by Tara Bergeson; and "If New FamilySearch Is 'New,' Why Do We Need Family Tree?" from FamilySearch data analysts.

Registration is not required for this free seminar. The Riverton FamilySearch Library is 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 The Home Depot.

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