To View our July Classes - Click on "Read More" Classes are Listed by Category along with The Date and Time
Click the "Read More" tab below to see this week's July class. The Youth Discovery classes are the only classes in August because it is our excellent Teacher Training Month. However, ypur group leaders may request classes by calling our FS Library at 435 673-4591 or using the "Groups/StoryBooth/ tab above.
A family reunion is an excellent opportunity to spend time with your extended family creating new memories and honoring old memories simultan-eously. When outlining reunion activities, it’s important to strike a balance between honoring the old memories and creating new ones. Children in particular may not want to spend the whole weekend poring over family heirlooms and photos; they may instead prefer playing with cousins. But there’s no reason all family members can’t enjoy both remembering the old memories and creating new ones.
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If you spent part of your weekend participating in the worldwide indexing event, you were in good company. The event far surpassed its goal of 72,000 participants around the globe; a total of 116,475 individuals worked to make the world’s historical records available to those doing their family history work. These individuals indexed 10,447,887 records to add to the treasure trove of information available to family history researchers.
That final number of participants exceeded the original target by 44,475 participants—a 61.8 percent increase over the original goal.
“Grateful” was how Collin Smith, FamilySearch marketing manager, summed up his . . .
How to use Naturalization Records to Find Your Family's First American
By Frederick Werts of Findmypast.com 26 June 2016 Immigrant ancestors can be a little tricky to trace, but one great resource to use are naturalization petitions. Many immigrants applied for citizenship, and that process generated some very useful genealogical records.
Looking at this article can help in your research segnificantly.
“I’m so jealous, all our family photos were lost in the flood.”
We all hear comments like this from time to time, and there really isn’t a good answer to them besides that well-practiced air of mystery we all try to perfect. Revealing the magic trick behind your finds just doesn’t do all the hard work justice. The response to seeing how the magic is done is usually underwhelming. You also could have just been plain old lucky and found your grandmother’s scrapbook – something we’ve all had to sheepishly confess to from time to time. Your relatives really don’t want to know the techniques you use in your craft. Sadly, it generally bores them to tears. However they do love and
Peder Pedersen lived on the Jutland peninsula in Denmark. He lived on a farm in Sonder-Okse, a community too small to be called a town. Peder’s father, Simon Pedersen, lived in the same small town. Peter’s grandfather, Peder Simonsen, and his great-grandfather, Simon Pedersen, and generations beyond that, also lived in the same small town. Peder Pedersen’s son Martinus Pedersen, however, chose a different path: he crossed the Atlantic Ocean and . . .
Some of the greatest helps in Scandinavian research are the linkage patterns. Although they may seem somewhat obvious, remembering these keys will simplify your research, especially when common names come into play. In this article, we will focus on patronymics, siblings, geography, property, chronology, and social status/occupation. We will rely on my Pedersen/Simonsen family members for examples to help explain the the concepts detailed below.