Dawn Ficklin/Patti Kemp– Dawn has always had a love and fascination for Family History. She had two aunts that were wonderful mentors to her. She also had the privilege of working in the Genealogical Department of the LDS Church while attending the University of Utah. She has worked at the LDS Family History Center for about 5 years. Patti Kemp, former Director of the Kansas City, Missouri, LDS Family History Center, has been doing family history research for over 45 years. With extensive experience in US and British research, she especially enjoys helping others discover their ancestors. As a result, she has conducted hundreds of classes and consultations teaching individuals effective techniques of research, sourcing, and documentation in Family Tree.
Family Search Part 1 – Family Tree – In the first of this 2-part class, Dawn and Patti will cover the basics of Family Tree. Included are: different ways to view the tree, how to add and edit data and view changes others have made, how to view attached sources, viewing notes and discussions, and how to connect with others who are researching your ancestors. This class will be continued in Family Search Part 2.
Family Search Part 2 – Research and Documentation in Family Tree – In the second of this 2-part class, participants will gain an in depth understanding of best practices for research, sourcing, and documentation in Family Tree. Class members will learn the importance and hierarchy of acceptable sources, how to distinguish between primary and secondary source documents and the most efficient methods of verifying, linking and documenting these sources in Family Tree. With an emphasis on techniques and tips for conducting searches in the Ancestry and FamilySearch databases, attendees will come away prepared to successfully conduct their own online research and ensure their ancestors are correctly and uniquely identified in Family Tree.