Family Discovery Day

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Edgewood New Mexico
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Tuesday Evening: 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Wednesday Evening: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Family Discovery Day[edit | edit source]

Saturday, April 8, 2017 * 8:00 am to 1:00 pm * at the Edgewood Church Building (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

8:00-9:00 AM Registration

8:15 AM Keynote Speaker CeCe Moore[edit | edit source]

◦CeCe Moore is passionate about her daily work, and combines her extensive knowledge of the latest DNA research and testing with modern genealogical technology to shed light on family history mysteries—truly detective work at its finest.

Classes[edit | edit source]

9 AM - 1 PM * Schedule of Classes

Class Schedule
Time Class Instructor and Class Description Classroom
9:00 AM Jewish Genealogy: Where to Look and What?s Available (RootsTech 2017) Lara Diamond - This lecture gives a comprehensive overview of genealogy resources available for Jewish genealogy, including online sources and documents not yet online for both the United States and Europe. It will also cover some basic knowledge critical to researching one's Jewish roots. RS # 4
DNA: The Glue That Holds Families Together (RootsTech 2017) Diahan Southard ? Your DNA Guide. The Glue that Holds Families Together Primary # 5
Military Records William Barrett, FHC Consultant YW # 29
RootsTech: Family Discovery Day ? Opening Session 2017 President Russell M. Nelson and Wendy Nelson (Church member session) Cultural Hall
10:30 AM Checking Your Sources and Paleography, The Study of Ancient Writing Ernie Tafoya - This class will be on checking your sources for verification and paleography which is the study of old writing. RS # 4
U. S. Land Records: A Basic Survey William M. Litchman ? Land records go back in time further than virtually any other type of record a genealogist might use.ÿThis class will discusss land records of the U.S. and how they may be used in genealogical research. Primary # 5
Crossing the Atlantic with Religious Records Jen Baldwin, Findmypast - Religious records are a vital category in genealogy, and can lead to many exciting discoveries. The collections available on Findmypast span the British Isles and provide a unique look at early American settlement. YW # 29
Family History is Anything But Boring (RootsTech 2017) Crystal Farish, Ancestry ProGenealogists; Rhonna Farrer - Are you intrigued by social media & looking for new ways it can be used for something constructive? Are you interested in getting your young people & little ones excited about and involved in family history? We are, too! And we want to share some great ideas with you! Cultural Hall
12 Noon How To Become a Census-Holic, And Be Proud Of It Mary Van Dyke - owner of Finding Grandpa - a Professional Genealogy Research Service RS # 4
Metes and Bounds: How to Draw A Plat William M. Litchman ? (Workshop) This is a hands-on workshop presenting the principles underlying translating a metes and bounds land description to a plat (map) of the property. Primary # 5
Don?t just Be a Searcher, Be a Researcher (RootsTech 2017) Crista Cowan, Ancestry - In this age of easy internet access to billions of genealogical records, internet search engines, and SIRI it is easy to think all we have to do is ask a computer for the identity of our great-great-grandparents. Searching is a great first step. But then we must research. And re-search. And re-search again. YW # 29
Big 4: Comparing Ancestry, FindMyPast, FamilySearch and MyHeritage (RootsTech 2017) Sunny Morton, Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems -,, FamilySearch and all provide international audiences with tools and records for researching family trees online. But which one?or ones?should you use? This lecture introduces and compares important features for beginning and intermediate users. Cultural Hall

Family Discovery Day Activities[edit | edit source]

9 AM - 1 PM * Cultural Hall	

(Please do not leave children unattended)

  • FamilySearch Memories App
  • Family History Scavenger Hunt
  • Family History Games
  • Geneapardy
  • Family History Apps
  • Find – Take - Teach
  • Childrens Activities