Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Springville to host Family History Fair

r A Journey Through Time” is the Family History Fair being held on Saturday, October 15, 2016, jointly sponsored by the Springville Family History Center and the eight Springville Stakes. It will take place from 9 am to 3:30 pm at the Hobble Creek Stake Center, 495 S Canyon Road in Springville. The fair is free to the public, however you must bring your own lunch.rOpening remarks and the keynote address will be offered by President Cliff Park, president of the Springville Dry Creek Stake, in the chapel at 9 am. We will break for classes at the conclusion of the address. Classes start at 10 am.rThere are 30 classes scheduled that are perfect for beginners and up to advanced intermediate researchers covering a wide variety of topics from FamilySearch and how to get started to British, German, LDS research and how to bust through your brick walls. An indexing class along with a class on getting the most out of and navigating in FamilySearch Wiki will sharpen your research skills. There is a special Youth track containing five classes aimed at involving youth in family history including one on technology.rPriesthood leaders and consultants can go to classes designed especially to help them understand their responsibilities and how they can best help the people in their wards and stakes.rTwo classes are being offered in Spanish; one will be on indexing and the other on Spanish research.rThere will be free hardcopies of the syllabus available on the day of the fair and you can download the syllabus from the Springville Family History website ( starting two weeks before the fair and possibly for a short time afterwards.rFamilySearch will have a free copying service available where you can bring your family books and have them copied digitally during the conference. There will be a sign-up sheet for this service at the registration desk when you sign in before the fair begins. Be sure to bring the book you want copied and a device to copy it on, such as a flash drive. Because the digital copy of the book will also be made available online at, please ensure that the following copyright requirements are met:rNo permission is required if the book is in the public domain (published prior to 1924).rIf you are the creator/copyright owner of the work, print and sign the permission form.rIf you are not the creator/copyright owner, you must have the copyright owner sign the permission form before the book can be scanned.rLet all of your friends and neighbors know about the fair and we will all take a journey through time with our families at this wonderful event!

Chris Baird
Chris Baird
Chris is a family man with a beautiful wife and four kids. Three Girls, One Boy. He enjoys playing basketball, being outdoors, and the old normal.
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