Springville center to host Family History Fair
The Family History Fair jointly sponsored by the Springville Family History Center and the eight Springville LDS Stakes will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15. With the theme “A Journey Through Time,” the fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hobble Creek Stake Center, 495 S. Canyon Road, Springville. The fair is free to the public; those attending should bring their own lunch. Opening remarks and the keynote address will be offered by President Cliff Park, president of the Springville Dry Creek Stake, in the chapel at 9 a.m. Attendees will break for classes at the conclusion of the address. Classes will start at 10 a.m. There are 30 classes scheduled that are perfect for all abilities, from beginners to advanced intermediate researchers, and that will cover a wide variety of topics ranging from FamilySearch and how to get started in genealogy work to British, German and LDS research and how to bust through your brick walls. An indexing class along with a class on getting the most out of Ancestry.com and navigating in FamilySearch Wiki will sharpen your research skills. There will also be a special youth track with five classes aimed at in volving youth in family history, including one on technology. Priesthood 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. Two classes are being offered in Spanish; one will be on indexing and the other on Spanish research. There will be free hardcopies of the syllabus available on the day of the fair, or you can download the syllabus at the Springville Family History website, Spring ville Family History Center. org, starting two weeks before the fair and possibly for a short time afterwards. FamilySearch 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 onto such as a flash drive. *** The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission. - John F. Kennedy
The Springville Family History Center will offer a free Family History Fair on Saturday, Oct. 15.