Tom Smart, Deseret Morning News
Pioneer's in prayer statue at This Is the Place State Park in Salt Lake City, Utah Dec. 18, 2006.

RIVERTON — Storyteller Glenn Rawson will share pioneer stories of courage and faith despite incredible odds during his keynote address Saturday, May 19, at 9 a.m. at the Riverton FamilySearch Library's Saturday Seminar. He will also share what some of these inspired and inspiring people accomplished and what we can learn from them.

Rawson, a teacher by profession, is also the writer and host of the popular television documentary series "The Joseph Smith Papers" and the voice of "Sounds of Sunday."

After the keynote presentation, there will be two blocks of four classes. The classes from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. include: "YouTube Your Family History," by Devin Ashby; "Families and the War between the States: Getting to Know Your Civil War–Era Ancestors," by Yvonne Curry; "Top 10 Data Issues and How to Avoid Them," by Amanda Terry; and "Bits and Pieces: How to Write Your Personal History," by Rose Ann Fisher.

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The 11 a.m. to noon classes include: "Synchronizing PAF 5 or AQ Data with New FamilySearch Using Ancestral Quest, the Program from Which PAF 5 Was Derived," by Gaylon Findlay; "FREEBMD: The Free Online Civil Registration Index for England and Wales" by Don and Diane Snow; "Online Resources for Consultants and Others with Family History Callings," by Terry; and "Family History Is More than Names, Dates, Places," by Eldon and Dorothy Walker.

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.