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Winter 2022

The Midvale Utah Union Fort Family History Center provides a wide variety of classes at the center at no cost to our patrons. View available classes below and sign up on their respective pages. Due to the number of available computers, class sizes are limited, so please register early.

Writing Your Family History (10 weeks)

Writing Your Family History (10 weeks)

January 07, 2022 at 3 PM

Learn new principles to apply in your writing project, whether it's your own history or that of a close relative. (Held in classroom next to Training Room)

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Family Tree Basics

Family Tree Basics

January 11, 2022 at 10 AM

5 week course: *Overview: Menus and navigating *Sources: How to find and attach *Merging: Merge duplicates *Temple Names: Descendancy views & ordinances Ready * Fixing problems: Add people, Modify incorrect relationships

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Research Tactics

Research Tactics

January 13, 2022 at 7 PM

Rigorous 10-week course teaching how to lay a foundation for a family history project. It includes organization, census, vital records, land, probate, military, and immigration. Experience using a computer and FamilySearch are required.

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DNA Basics

DNA Basics

January 20, 2022 at 7 PM

What is DNA? What tests/sites are recommended? What information does a DNA test give you? How can you use your DNA test results to build a family tree?

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Scan and Add Photos to FamilyTree

Scan and Add Photos to FamilyTree

January 21, 2022 at 3 PM

Learn to scan your personal photos and add them to FamilyTree using one of our scanners.

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Eastern European Research

Eastern European Research

January 25, 2022 at 7 PM

Join us for a “How to achieve break-throughs” in your Eastern European family tree. This class will teach about resources for Prussian, German, Polish, and the Baltic States records and immigration records.

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Adding Memories from Your Phone

Adding Memories from Your Phone

January 26, 2022 at 3 PM

Upload pictures, documents, and family memories from your iPhone or Android phone. Learn how to take a good picture, edit photos, add audio, family stories, tag photos, and create voice text captions. Don’t forget your phone.

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Basic Nordic Research

Basic Nordic Research

January 26, 2022 at 7 PM

Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. How and where do I get started?

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Family Tree Basics

Family Tree Basics

January 27, 2022 at 1 PM

5 week course: *Overview: Menus and navigating *Sources: How to find and attach *Merging: Merge duplicates *Temple Names: Descendancy views & ordinances Ready * Fixing problems: Add people, Modify incorrect relationships

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Basic Nordic Research

Basic Nordic Research

February 16, 2022 at 7 PM

Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. How and where do I get started?

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Roots Magic

Roots Magic

February 18, 2022 at 3 PM

Review of the Roots Magic 8 update for those already using Roots Magic 7 or earlier versions

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Eastern European Research

Eastern European Research

March 08, 2022 at 7 PM

Join us for a “How to achieve break-throughs” in your Eastern European family tree. This class will teach about resources for Prussian, German, Polish, and the Baltic States records and immigration records.

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Adding Memories from Your Phone

Adding Memories from Your Phone

March 09, 2022 at 7 PM

Upload pictures, documents, and family memories from your iPhone or Android phone. Learn how to take a good picture, edit photos, add audio, family stories, tag photos, and create voice text captions. Don’t forget your phone.

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Sleuthing the Census

Sleuthing the Census

March 10, 2022 at 1 PM

A census contains a wealth of information! Begin “extracting” the story of your family, where they lived, how many children they had, their occupation and so much more. Please bring a family name who lived in the US between 1850-1940.

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Family History Guide

Family History Guide

March 17, 2022 at 7 PM

Are you interested in teaching yourself about family history? That is the goal of the Family History Guide website. Come to this class and experience an overview of what you can learn at home. Soon you’ll feel like your family expert!

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Group Activities

We have reserved Wednesday evenings for ward and youth groups to learn about Indexing and finding relatives for baptisms for the dead. If you would like to schedule a group, please schedule an appointment below. We will contact you to finalize your reservation.