125 White Sage - Delta, Utah (435) 864-3312
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

PV FH Conference 2016

                                                       October 15, 2016

8:00 - 8:45

9: 00 - 9:15
Room 109
Room 114
Room 107
Room 105
Room 104
Room 103
Keynote Speaker
Michael Kennedy
9:15 - 10:30

1st session
10.45 - 11:45
Family Search Catalog  
Holly Hansen
Comparing desktop programs
Sandra Jarvis
TheFHguide Overview
Bob Ives
Find My Past
Karolyn Warnick
Finding Cousins
Lisa Ratzlaff
Sister Perkins
2nd session 12:00 - 1:00
Billions of Historical Records on Familysearch
Holly Hansen
Heritage Collectors Demo
Training With TheFHguide
Bob Ives
Ancestral Quest
Sleuthing Records
Lisa Ratzlaff
Lunch and Drawings
1:00  -1:45

3rd session
1:45 - 2:45
Create & Share interactive Family History
Marlo Schuldt
The Silent Source, Divorce Records
Gordon Wright
Family tree
Basic Training-finding ancestors in Military
Lisa Ratzlaff
4th session
3:00 - 4:00
Karen Richardson
Audio/ Calendars etc
The story behind the story.  
Gordon Wright
Leonard Plazier
Earlene Durrant

Mike and Darcy Kennedy - Keynote Speaker

Michael Kennedy will be the Keynote Speaker at the Pahvant Valley Family History Conference on October 15, 2016 in Delta, Utah.

Mike joined the church at age 18 and is the first of Joseph and Emma’s descendants to hold the Melchizedek Priesthood in the offices of Elder, Seventy and High Priest.  He is the first descendant of the Prophets family to receive his endowments.

He is the President and Executive Director of the Joseph Smith Jr. Family Organization and the Joseph Smith Jr and Emma Hale Smith Historical Society created 1985 & 2006 respectively.   He was the Executive Producer of the movie released in theaters throughout the country, “Emma Smith, My Story.  In addition, he has produced the following films:  “The Times and Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith,  “Children of Joseph” and “Discovering Emma.”  Mike works in the Information Technology field and is a graduate of BYU.  He currently works with FamilySearch helping with the development of their technology and formerly the CTO of Propay (an online credit card processing and merchant service company), he has served 4 years as President of the Salt Lake City Chapter of InfraGard, which collaborates with the FBI in increasing the security of the United States critical infrastructures.

 He and his wife Darcy live in Alpine and have been married for over 42 years and have 6 children and 19 grandchildren. Darcy was born and raised in Nevada and works in the medical field. The missionaries found her at the age of 17 and became the only member of her family to join the church at that time.  She servers on the board of the Joseph Smith Jr. and Emma Hale Smith Historical Society.  She has co-authored the book “The Emma Smith We Know” and she calls her moment in the movie “Emma Smith My Story” her “fifteen seconds of fame.”

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Delta FHC Classes for 4th Quarter 2016

The following are the classes for rest of the 2016 calendar year
Wedneday - September 7  Photo Identification
Wednesday - Oct 5  Personal Histories (What would your grandchildren want to know)
Wednesday - Nov 2  Putting Flesh on the Bones
Wednesday - Dec 7 Military Records

Tip of the Week: Most of us do not like to move, but some moves are so beneficial and necessary that they have to happen.
This is true with our ancestors.  When you find ancestors in the wrong place (wrong marriage, wrong parents, wrong children), you need to have the courage to move them.  The following are a few tips on how to make the move:

1.               Pray for help.
2.               Analyze the problem. Figure out where they actually do belong. Find and document your sources and reasoning, and add to your ancestors’ detail page in “notes” or “add a source”.
3.               Move them to the right place.
This sounds simplistic, but it works, and your ancestors will rejoice that they are where they belong. Once there, let FamilySearch start looking for substantiating “record hints” that you probably did not have before. Go to https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?id=kA230000000ZJw7CAG&lang=en for directions on how to do this.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Helping a patron retrieve username and password

You can now help a patron retrieve their username and password online, and quickly.  Go to:  http://ldsaccount.lds.org/site and click the link the says "having trouble accessing my account".  It will give you three ways to retrieve:  membership number, email or telephone number.  This is a much faster way of getting your information.  I had not previously included my phone number, but went back in and edited my account to add the phone number ... the memory isn't what it used to be and you just never know...

Friday, June 3, 2011

Reference Links

Riverton Utah's Collection of Links (thanks to Ron Ray)

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Language/Name/Term/Abbreviation Helps

Reference Maps

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Census Reference

Vital Records Reference

Vital Records Reference

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