2014 UGA South Davis Family History Fair

17th year of this Great Community Event

2014 South Davis Family History Fair!  --  April 25-26, 2014
Woods Cross High School
600 West 2200 South
 Woods Cross, UT 84087

 
 
Download map to get to Woods Cross High School here  - http://tinyurl.com/keazzj9
 
 
UGA Member prices - make sure to login before registering or click HERE to join UGA
  • Fair Registration: $15.00 (electronic syllabus is included in the price)
  • Optional Printed Syllabus: $15.00
  • Optional Box Lunch $6.00
 
Non UGA member prices -
  • Fair Registration: $20.00 (electronic syllabus is included in the price)
  • Optional Printed Syllabus: $20.00
  • Optional Box Lunch $6.00
 
If you opt to volunteer and are selected then there is no registration fee. See info below.
 
 

Friday, April 25 Evening - 7:00 PM

Friday evening's keynote address will be by Darroll Young, a youth motivational speaker for 10 years, graduated from USU and with a Master’s degree in public administration from BYU. He has served as an officer in the military through deployments in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom and was the quarterback for USU when they won the Big West Championship in 1998. He was also on the Air Force basketball team and is an Eagle Scout. He and his wife, Shara, have 5 children and live in Saratoga Springs.
7:00 pm Friday Evening!   Free to the public!  Youth welcome!
 

Saturday, April 26 - Starts 8:00 AM

Saturday’s program will start with a keynote address by DIANE C. LOOSLE, AG, CG, currently the Director of the Family History Library and FamilySearch Centers worldwide. She has a BA in History with an emphasis in Family History and Genealogy, an MBA, and has worked for FamilySearch for 20+ years.

 
Registration includes the electronic syllabus pdf containing the handouts for all classes.
A printed syllabus can be ordered with online registration for an additional cost.
 
There will be no preregistration for individual classes. It will be first come first seated.

 
OPTIONAL Box Lunch Pre-Purchase with online registration - $6.00
 

Club on Wheat Bread

Subway Box Lunch consisting of a 6 inch Club sub sandwich on wheat bread with tomato, pickle, American cheese,  mustard & mayo packets, chocolate chip cookie, chips and bottled water 

Ham on White Bread

Subway Box Lunch consisting of a 6 inch Ham sub sandwich on white bread with tomato, pickle, American cheese,  mustard & mayo packets, chocolate chip cookie, chips and bottled water 

Roast Beef on Wheat Bread

Subway Box Lunch consisting of a 6 inch Roast Beef sub sandwich on wheat bread with tomato, pickle, American cheese,  mustard & mayo packets, chocolate chip cookie, chips and bottled water 

Turkey on White Bread

Subway Box Lunch consisting of a 6 inch turkey sub sandwich on white bread with tomato, pickle, American cheese,  mustard & mayo packets, chocolate chip cookie, chips and bottled water 

 

Hotel Reservations

The following hotels have offered discounted rates for the Conference:
 
 
Best Western Plus CottonTree Inn – 1030 N 400 E  North Salt Lake, Utah, 84054

Group Rate: $85.00 (1-2 adults, per room, per night, plus 11.85% tax) & $95.00 (3-4 adults, per room, per night, plus 11.85% tax)

Method of Reservation: Please call 801-292-7666 and request the “Utah Genealogical Association” group rate. We request that all reservations be made no later than April 10, 2014. Rates and availability are subject to change after this date. 

Cancellation Policy: 24 hours. Individual cancellations that occur less than 24 hours prior to the arrival date, will be subject to a cancellation fee equal to one night’s room and tax.

Hotel Amenities: Newly renovated guestrooms, public areas and lobby! Your attendees will appreciate our complimentary airport shuttle from 5:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m., free hot American breakfast, free high speed internet access, free local calls, business center, indoor pool and hot tub, fitness center & free parking.

For additional hotel information please visit: www.cottontreeinns.com/north-salt-lake/index.html

 

Would You Like To Volunteer?

SIGN UP AS A VOLUNTEER to help out at the Fair in exchange for FREE registration by contacting Ginny Ackerson at groovifamily@msn.com AND  by clicking the Volunteer button on your registration form. Then choose pay-by-check - which you won't send unless there aren't any more volunteers needed.  There are several areas that you may be able to help out with including registration, room monitors or food distribution among others.  If your application is accepted, your registration will be comped for the conference.
 
 

Conference Schedule - subject to change

 
SESSION 1: 9:15-10:15 AM
Session #
Topic
Presenter
1

Introduction to Genetic Genealogy

Angie Bush

2

Desktop Search Tools

Donald Snow

3

Welsh Family History Made Simple

Darris Williams

4

Introduction to Hispanic Family History Research

Brandon Baird

5

“It’s All About the Dash”

Golden Adams

6

The Descendancy Approach

Lisa Ratzlaff

7

FamilySearch Wiki Collection Articles

David Smith

8

Old Gothic Handwriting

Anita Olsen

9

Introduction to Danish Land Records

Boyd Nielsen

10

The Story Behind the Story

Gordon Wright

11

Slides, Negatives, Super 8’s, and Polaroids, Saving Twentieth Century Photographs

Loretta Evans

12

A Short Course on How to Research Military Records

Barbara Starkey

13
Creating and Enhancing Audio, Slide Show, and Video Family Stories

Marlo Schuldt

14

How to Choose and Use Photos in a Personal/Family History Book

Alison Taylor

15 Getting GenOrganized. Technology for the Organized Genealogists

Valerie Elkins

16

Baby Steps Genealogy: Scanning, Publish Online, Research

Roland Astorga

17

Understanding Occupations in German Research

Baerbel Johnson

18

Making a Case for Re-proving Old Work

Peg Ivanyo

19

Scanning Tips and Tricks

Robert Raymond

20

Using Ancestral Quest with FamilySearch

Gaylon Findlay

21
 
The “Shady” Side of the Family Tree – Prison, Criminal, Asylum Records and More (Beginner - Intermediate)
 
Bret Petersen
22
 
Scanning and Photo Retouching for Beginners, Part 1: Foundations and Fundamentals
 
Tom Underhill
 
 
SESSION 2: 10:30-11:30 AM
Session #
Topic
Presenter
1

What's New at FamilySearch

Devin Ashby

2

Evernote: The Genealogist’s Workhorse

Donald Snow

3

Understanding your DNA test results

Angie Bush

4

Saving Your Family History Securely in the Cloud

Scott Allen

5

Ancestral Quest – Newest Features

Gaylon Findlay

6

Secure Your Heart - the Time for Youth is Now

Lisa Ratzlaff & Jill Romney Woodbury

7

Writing a Quality Family History

David Smith

8

Danish Genealogical Websites

Anita Olsen

9

Danish Probate Records

Boyd Nielsen

10

Inherited family records.  Now what?  Learn how to sort, de-junk, identify the treasures and save the family’s jewels

Jean Naisbitt

11

US Birth, Marriage, and Death Records

Loretta Evans

12

Five Ways to Source in FamilyTree

Barbara Starkey

13
Simple Ways to Edit, Share and Combine Audio, Slide Shows, and Video Family Stories

Marlo Schuldt

14

How to Interview Yourself for a Personal History

Tom Taylor

15
Pinterest 2.0 Pinning Your Family History

Valerie Elkins

16

Searching Scandinavian Church Records

Ruth Maness

17

German Town Genealogies and Parish Register Indexes Online

 Baerbel Johnson
18

Using the GPS as a guide to FamilyTree Documentation

Peg Ivanyo

19

Do It Yourself Photo Restoration

AncestryInsider

20

What’s New in Legacy Family Tree 8.0

Geoffrey Rasmussen

21
 
What’s New in RootsMagic 6
 
Michael Booth
22

Photo Retouching for Beginners, Part 2: Key Photoshop Techniques

Tom Underhill

 
LUNCH BREAK / VENDORS: 11:30-1:00 PM
 
SESSION 3: 1:00-2:00 PM
Session #
Topic
Presenter
1

Ten great LDS Family History Databases you’ve got to try

Devin Ashby
2

Notaries, the Notarial System, and Notarial Record Formats

Brandon Baird

3

Introduction to Genetic Genealogy

 

Angie Bush

4

“It’s in the News: Finding Your Ancestors in Local Newspapers.”

Terry Dahlin

5

Orientation to LegacyStories.org “Living History” website

Golden Adams

6

It’s a Trip – Plan your research trip with ResearchTies

Jill Romney Woodbury

7

Records of the Church in Wales (Church of England)

Marianne Crump

8

Beginning British Parish Records

Ginny Ackerson

9

Research in Copenhagen 

Boyd Nielsen
10

Timelines and research logs are like GPS systems. They keep you headed in the right direction and prevent repeated searches of the same sources.

Jean Naisbitt

11

Digitally Preserve and Organize Your Family History: A Beginner’s Guide

Naomi Newbold

12

Researching Using www.stevemorse.org Update

Barbara Starkey

13

Reading German Script (2 hour course, part one)

Fritz Juengling

14

The Tired, the Poor, the Huddled Masses and the Wretched Refuse: U.S. Immigration from 1820-1954

Beth Taylor

15

Doing Research in the Austro-Hungarian Empire

Heidi Sugden

16

Tools For Effective Pedigree Analysis

Ruth Maness

17
Getting the Most from findmypast.com

Darris Williams

18

Adding a Visual Dimension to your Research

Peg Ivanyo

19

Family History, 15 Minutes at a Time

Patti Coombs

20

Legacy Family Tree and FamilySearch Family Tree

Geoffrey Rasmussen

21

Personal Historian: Bringing Life to Your Life Stories

Michael Booth

22

Writing Your Life Story 

Tom Underhill
 
SESSION 4: 2:15-3:15 PM
Session #
Topic
Presenter
1

A Billion + Hidden Records on FamilySearch

Robert Raymond

2

Helping people start Hispanic Family History Research

Brandon Baird

3

The Google Genealogist

Devin Ashby

4

Using Technology to Share Your Family History Online

Scott Allen

5

Ancestral Quest – Newest Features

Gaylon Findlay

6

Illuminating Puzzle Pieces of Life

Jill Romney Woodbury

7

Online Welsh Probate Records pre-1857

Marianne Crump

8

t’s About Time

Ginny Ackerson

9

Online Resources for Research

Roland Astorga

10

Is undocumented family information causing confusion among cousins?  Learn how today’s technology helps to document, share and insure accuracy

Jean Naisbitt

11

Research Logs: Your Key to Success

Naomi Newbold

12

Beginning United States Research

Loretta Evans

13

Reading German Script (2 hour course, part two)

Fritz Juengling

14

Where There’s a Will, There’s a Probate: U.S. Probate Records

Beth Taylor

15

Finding your French ancestors online

Heidi Sugden
16

Advanced Swedish Research

Ruth Maness

17

Using Dutch Civil Registration and Church Records Online

Baerbel Johnson

18

British Records On and Off the Internet Part 1- England 

Barbara Baker
19

Search Engine Optimization for Online Gathering Places 

Michael Huntsman
20

What’s New in Legacy Family Tree 8.0 

Geoffrey Rasmussen
21

What’s New in RootsMagic 6 

Michael Booth
22

Publishing Your Family History 

Tom Underhill
 
 
SESSION 5: 3:30-4:30 PM
Session #
Topic
Presenter
1

Cleaning up FamilyTree: Creating a Record Worthy of all Acceptation  

Peg Ivanyo
2

hare Your Genealogy and Collaborate with Relatives Online Using PhpGedView 

Bret Petersen 
3

Facebook is Family History: Engaging Young People in Their Own Stories 

Devin Ashby
4

Free or Inexpensive Opportunities for Continuing Genealogy Education 

Scott Allen
5

Using Puzilla, Then What?

Charlie Coombs
6

The Power of Story. How to Find it, Tell it, Share it and Preserve it.

Valerie Elkins

7

Welsh Websites

Marianne Crump
8

Records Created at Death 

Ginny Ackerson
9

5,000 Piece Genealogy Puzzle: How To Put Your Stuff Together 

Roland Astorga
10

“It’s in the News: Finding Your Ancestors in Local Newspapers.” 

Terry Dahlin
11

Danish Church Records: Extracting Genealogical Information 

Naomi Newbold
12

Finding the Invisible Half of the Population 

Loretta Evans
13

German Church and Civil Records: Extracting Genealogical Information

Fritz Juengling
14

Home on the Range: U.S. Federal Land Records 

Beth Taylor
15

Reading French Church and Civil Records 

Heidi Sugden
16

Scandinavian Military Records 

Ruth Maness
17

Digital Libraries- a goldmine for German genealogists 

Baerbel Johnson
18

British Records On and Off the Internet Part 2- Scotland and Ireland 

Barbara Baker
19

Search Engine Optimization for Online Gathering Places 

Michael Huntsman
20

The Latest in Working with Digital Images 

Geoffrey Rasmussen
21

RootsMagic + FamilySearch = Easy 

Michael Booth
22

Your Photos – From Chaos to C.A.L.M. 

Alison Taylor
 
 

Registration Cancellation Policy

For cancellations: full refunds, less a $5 administration fee, will be given through April 11, 2014. After April 11, 2013, registrants will be emailed a link to download the syllabus, but no refund of tuition. Please email info@ugagenealogy.org with questions.