Monday, May 11, 2009

Family History Expo

Here is more info on this Saturday's Family History Expo for all who might be interested. The EXPO is actually Draper's very first community non-denominational COST-FREE Family History event and has been advertised in all our local newspapers, including Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News. This event is sponsored by the Draper Public Library, Draper Chamber of Commerce, the Historical Society of Draper and the LDS Church's five-Stake Family History Center. There will be a complimentary packet of handouts and syllabus from each class given to all attendees. You can attend one class or as many as you would like. Everyone has worked really hard to make this a memorable event to help create an interest in our community for tracing one's ancestry. The online pre-registration ends Wed. May 13th but it would be ok to just show up to the class or classes Saturday also as there may still be seats available. For LDS members, this is a good missionary opportunity to invite neighbors and friends as many people are interested in their ancestry and how to get going on it. Thousands of records are being posted online every day making it much easier to find and link our families. Bonnie Whitley will be teaching a 45 minute class at 1:30 p.m. on jumpstarting your family history and tips for finding your family records using Salt Lake City's Libary Catalog. Classes -10:30- instructors at the Draper Public Library- Ghostbusters: the genealogy genies- how to use the free subscription websites at the library with your library card; 12:30- What's New at and there's a lot new, many changes coming! instructor-trainer at FH Center; 1:30- Tips for using the FH Library Catalog and how to jumpstart + complimentary PAF 5 CD's available to use at home- Bonnie's class; 2:30-Intro to using Personal Ancestral File and tips for organizing your genealogy3:30- Draper Historical Society Library & Museum4:30- Family History Center resouces, including multi-mediaOur CC2. Relief Society blog link to this event leads to the Bingham Creek Library calendar instead of Draper Library. The correct link is :
Then click on DRAPER LIBRARY, then Library Events and Programs, then Calendar and go to Saturday May 16th. The classes are listed there. You click on them and put your name, phone # and email to register.

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