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Thursday, January 18, 2018

February Training

January 29-Feb. 3  SomeoneKeeps Changing my Records -- Now What
Who hasn't had this happen! How can it be avoided? Click on the link above and after watching the video use the Hand out: Make Individual in Family Tree Less Likely to be Changed General Rules for a group discussion.

Feb 5-10 Putting Documents as Sources in FT (video 11:17)            

If you have time you could show the following video.

Feb 12-17 Policies for submitting names for Temple Work

Feb 20-24 (Presidents Day Holiday Feb.19)

Feb 26- Mar 3 Hands On Practice During Prayer Meeting

Saturday, December 9, 2017

January 2018

January 2-6

We begin the new year by focusing on Research for the month of January. Our plan is to change what used to be the Supervisor's Choice to a hands-on workshop experience like we did in October with indexing. 

The video, which is a part of this presentation, by Stan Kivett demonstrates the "Interview" process that will help you to confidently take your ancestors to the temple properly.                

Why Research- Is it really necessary?

January 8-13 

Example #2: Interview your ancestors before you TAKE them to the temple.

The important skills taught in this video will help you know why you shouldn't just hunt for 'green temple' icons, reserve the names and go to the temple - UNTIL you have spent time interviewing them. It's so important to take some time to get to know these relatives just in case you can find more information and prove they really do need temple ordinances. Sometimes you will find other family members to add to FamilySearch, while other times you'll prove the person is a duplicate and that their temple work has already been done!

January 16-20 (There will not be enough time to show all 4 videos-choose wisely)

Merging Duplicates (by Holly Kauer) (9 Minutes)

This demonstration is simple, yet filled with important tips to successfully learn how to merge duplicate individuals that you will certainly be finding in the FamilySearch Family Tree.   

Using Record Seek to Attach Sources (by Holly Kauer)5:48

This video is a must see! In just a few minutes you will learn how to transfer sources that you find anywhere on the web to easily and professionally move the source into FamilySearch.

Organizing and Editing Sources (by Holly Kauer)3:25

Use this one for those who like to have sources in order.

Most of our workers know how to attach sources from FamilySearch, but for those who are new and have not had this training, you could point them in this direction.

Attaching FamilySearch Record Hints 8:55

January 22-27 Practice what we have learned about Research

During Prayer meeting we will meet in a classroom, have a prayer and a short thought or no thought to maximize the time spent practicing research skills. This time could be spent doing any of the following activities:
  • Correct & complete Family Relationships
  • Analyze Family Relationships
  • Review sources
  • Duplicates should be solved
  • Merging duplicates
  • Using Record Seek to attach sources
  • Organizing & Editing Sources
  • Attaching FamilySearch record hints
  • Or anything else that will help to clean up the records in FamilySearch 
Here are some guides from the FamilySearch wiki that you can copy or print

Other FT Entry Level Task Guides (STEPS with Pictures)

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

December 2017

The Library will close at 5 PM December 11-16 and will close for the Holidays December 18-January 2nd

December 4-9

We have had several requests for training on Find A Record. Find-A-Record scans your tree and generates genealogy research opportunities. Opportunities include missing birth or death information, record hints, missing parents, possible missing spouses or children, data problems such as being born after you died, and poorly formatted information. For LDS users it also generates opportunities relating to LDS ordinances.

Finding Ancestors Who May Need Ordinances w/ FindaRecord 7:30

This video by Stan Kivett demonstrates how to use to find ancestors and their descendants who may need Temple Ordinances - as well as many other wonderful features.

This one is similar But adds some other ideas. The FindARecord approach to using Descendancy Research to discover cousins who need temple ordinances is so quick and easy. Learn how to do this in just a few minutes.

December 11-16-Supervisors Choice (Early Closings this week)

Wayne Summers has prepared a PowerPoint presentation on what to do if your computer gets hijacked by ransom ware! If you decide to use it, here is a Link.

Monday, October 23, 2017

November 2017

(Library closed November 22-25 for Thanksgiving Holiday)

Oct. 30-Nov. 4 (Remember the Library closes at 5 on Halloween)

Our original plan was to show this video to begin our "Fuel the Find" experience, but after previewing the video and seeing the amount of information that was covered in a short time period, we decided it would be overwhelming to the beginner and would be better as a review, after everyone had some experience with indexing. If you would rather not have 3 weeks devoted to indexing, you are on your own!

Nov. 6-11 Scanning  Slides (using the Slide Scanner) Updated 3/11/17

The new  high speed slide scanner is a valuable tool for our library! Get out those old boxes of slides (I have about 200 slides) and convert them to digital format. Once they are converted, they can easily be shared on FamilySearch or privately with family.
We are grateful to Brother McDonald for sharing this presentation with us!
Are you seeing too much of this?  Does your FamilySearch file have too much of this?  

This presentation will help you cure the red measles (Exclamation points) in your tree!         

Nov. 20-21 (Thanksgiving Holiday Week)

Supervisors Choice

Nov. 27-Dec. 2 Tips & Tricks   (Handout)

Saturday, September 23, 2017

October 2017 Training

(Library closes at 5 pm Oct. 9th for Columbus Day & will close at 5 pm on Halloween)

2-6 Supervisor’s Choice

We scheduled the Supervisors Choice at the beginning of the month so that the shifts who have missed some training in the last couple of months would have a chance to catch up. Because the Bookbinding class will be starting early in October and again in November you may want to switch and do the Bookbinding class the first week. Here are a 3 fun ideas that work well with a groups- Church classes, Families, etc.
New since this bog was posted- a Video about the products from the Technology Lab. This video takes about 18 and 1/2 minutes and covers each of the products.Your Choice-show this new video or anything else you have decided to do.
  • Relatives Around Me Watch the video to see how it works. When I did it every one who had a Smart phone was already doing it before the video was finished and I was the one who needed to catch up! (By the way Elder Erickson and I are 10th cousins!)

Brother & Sister Capener are offering this great class again during October and will do another class in November if there is enough interest. The books that you can learn to produce, make great gifts for your family that will be be treasures for your family!  There may be some updates to this presentation before the date that you will be showing this. Please check back later to make sure you are up to date!                                                                                                   

16-21 Fuel the Find It is suggested that you hold Prayer Meeting in room 14 for the next 2 weeks because these last 2 weeks will be a "hands on experience". Each shift should organize so that experienced "indexers" can help those who are beginners.)

The Worldwide Fuel the Find will be Friday October 20th through Sunday October 22. FamilySearch is asking everyone to index at least one batch in that time frame.  The Ogden FSL challenge will be October 23 to October 28. In preparation for these events, this weeks training will focus on the new Web Indexing. Show FamilySearch WEB Indexing in preparation for these events. Access the Guided Tour. and have have each participant work through the tour. Web indexing Handout. (Does not include the Guided Tour!)

This week's training will be "on the job training"! After the prayer each person will actually do an indexing batch. 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

September 2017 Training

(Library closed Sept. 1st- 4th, for Labor Day & 9th & 30th for the Family History Conference & General conference.)

September 5-8 Supervisors Choice

Several shifts have missed days and there are more this month for Saturday and Monday. If you have missed some training days use this time for catch up.

September 11-16

The next 2 weeks we will focus on Emergency Preparedness. During this week use these videos:

September 18-23 Emergency Action Plan

"If ye are prepared ye shall not Fear!"
Follow the instructions on the first slide! The purpose of this exercise is to acquaint the staff with the scope of the emergency plan and who is responsible. This is the Emergency Plan that is used by each Family History facility. We do not not know what kind of emergency we might have or when (hopefully never), but we need to be prepared! 
  • Scavenger Hunt: Each staff member will be given a map to locate flashlights, fire extinguishers etc. and checked off by Shift Supervisors. (It should be easy for those who did it last year!!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

August 2017

31 July-Aug. 5

Click-by-Click cards
There are only 5 slides in this Presentation You will need a supply of each of the click by click cards for this Presentation After the last slide comes practice and demonstration! Choose at least one volunteer to demonstrate using a Card. Volunteers can be chosen however you think best for your group (you can select them in advance, have them volunteer or select them “Army Style”) Another alternate way to use the time is to have everyone pick up cards and go practice on a computer The whole idea is to make everyone aware of what and where they are and how to use them personally or with patrons.

August 7-12

Preparation for open house (Monday shifts can show "Click by Click" or any other presentations that were missed)

August 14-19

WSU Special Collections Library

The Special Collections Library will be a part of our Conference in September.
This presentation is an overview of the library and the records that are available in these Special Collections.

August 21-26

September Conference Preparation

August 29-September 1

Supervisors Choice