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5/18/18

June 2018 Training

**BECAUSE OF THE HOLIDAY SCHEDULE IN JULY, THE HANDS ON
WORKSHOP SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 18-23 HAS BEEN POSTPONED!
CHECK BELOW FOR THE NEW SCHEDULE ON THOSE DATES**

May 29-June 2: Discover, Gather, Connect
An Expanded Emphasis for Family History This Presentation was a webinar featuring Kathryn Grant from the BYU Family History Library. At the beginning she gives a disclaimer that these are her own ideas and not official church statements. The webinar is about 58 minutes long and is too long for our needs, but she has allowed us to use her presentation. It is recommended that you you watch the webinar and then use her slides for your presentation. We think you can cover all of the material in the 20 minute time frame.

June 4-9 -Duplicates in Family Tree                
This presentation (also by Kathryn Grant) shows how to find duplicates that are not found by the “Possible Duplicates” feature in FamilySearch. Without careful study some of the slides may not be easily understood. We have provided Slide notes for Duplicates in Family Tree (Partial list)  If you don’t have enough time to finish all of the slides on merging in this presentation you should be aware that most of that information is also covered in the Resolving Duplicates presentation next week. As always, be sure to put in enough practice time to to be comfortable with the material!

June 11-16: (Closed Friday 15th) Resolving Duplicates  

Duplication can be frustrating, but finding an ancestor more than once in Family Tree is a fairly common occurrence. The reason for these duplicates (the term used when there are multiple records for the same individual) is because information in the tree comes from a variety of sources and because users can enter their own information directly into the tree. Although FamilySearch has put safeguards in place to prevent creating more duplicates, with the various points of information entry, it’s still possible for an ancestor to end up in Family Tree more than once. The steps that are outlined in this presentation will help you in resolving those situations.


June 18-23: Finding Elusive Records Part 1


This presentation is divided into 3 parts. You will only have time for Part 1. Parts 2 and 3 will be used in July. Plan on about 20 Minutes each.
In Robert Kehrer’s 2016 RootsTech presentation he stated that 70% of Family Search images were unindexed.
In 2017 he again stated the above, and added that there are 300 camera teams out filming records around the world at such a speed that only ¼ of them can be indexed as they come in, so the number of unindexed records is growing.
(Notes by Ed Williams from the two conferences)


June 25-30 :  Introduction to Open House ((16 11






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