NORMAN — Family History Spring Seminar, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Norman Stake Center, NE corner of Highway 9 and Imhoff Road in Norman. Check-in will be from 8 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. and classes will begin at 9. Deadline to register for the seminar is April 9. A $15 registration fee will cover the cost of a box lunch, drinks and extensive handouts. Spanish translators will be available during the afternoon hours for the Family History Centers Tour.

Classes will be available for all levels of family history researchers. All attendees at the seminar will be presented the opportunity to participate in either a research or surname DNA project. Those who are interested must take a four generation pedigree chart with them to the seminar.

Tours of the Family History Center and an opportunity for hands-on experience will be available at the beginning of each class period, 9 and 10:30 a.m. and 1 and 2:30 p.m. for those who are not attending another class at those times. Due to limited space, patrons may be asked to return for a different tour if the room is full when they arrive. Because of the anticipated popularity of this tour, the instructors request that only those who have never had this opportunity take advantage of the four tours.

Additional information and registration forms may be obtained by contacting Gale Nelson, (405) 485-2013; or Glenda Mattoon, (405) 321-1359

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Or, use the form below to number your choices and mail with the $15 registration fee to: Glenda Mattoon, 3113 Millbury, Norman, OK 73071. Please include your name, address, phone number and email address with your choices and registration fee. Make checks payable to LDS Family History Seminar.

12 different classes are being offered, divided into 4 sessions. Attendees will register for one class each session. Details of each class are listed below, but a quick summary of the classes offered are:

Session 1: (9-10:20 a.m.) ABeginning Personal Ancestral File (PAF)"


“Migration Patterns Within the US”


AUsing DNA in Family History Research@

Session 2: (10:30-11:50 a.m.) AGetting Started”

Or: in Depth@


AGerman Records@

Session 3: (1.-2:20 p.m.) ALet’s Get Organized!@


AGenealogical Software Comparisons @


AFrench Canadian Scandinavian Records@

Session 4: (2:30-4 p.m.) AUS Census Records@


ACivil War Records, North VS South@


“Missouri Records”

Lunch will be served from 12-12:50 p.m.

Saturday, April 22, 2005

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

$15 registration includes lunch and handouts

Registration Deadline: April 9, 2005

Please indicate your first and second choice for each time period.

9:00 – 10:20 Beginning Personal Ancestral File (PAF) Migration Patterns Within the US Using DNA in Family History Research 10:30 – 11:50 Getting Started

In Depth German Records 12:00 – 12:50 Lunch Lunch

Lunch 1:00 – 2:20 Let’s Get Organized! Genealogical Software Comparisons French Canadian Scandinavian Records 2:30 - 4:00 US Census Records Civil War Records

North vs South

Missouri Records

Classes available for all levels of family history researchers. Course descriptions on reverse side.


First Middle Initial Last


Street City State Zip Code

Phone Number_________________________ Email Address______________________

To Register: Complete and mail this form with payment to: Glenda Mattoon

3113 Millbury

Norman, OK 73071

Please make checks payable to LDS Family History Seminar

Family History Center tours open to all at the beginning of each class.

Spanish translators will be available during the afternoon for the Family History Center Tours only



Personal Ancestral File (PAF): This class is an introduction to PAF. It will get you started on a free, user-friendly program to organize your family tree on the computer.

Getting Started: I want to do genealogy but just don’t know where to begin! This class is designed to help you get started on the right foot with family history research.

Let’s Get Organized!: Organization is key in doing family history research. Different methods of organizing and preserving your family history records will be discussed.

US Census Records: Federal Census Records 1790 – 1930 provide the road map for American genealogy. Learn how to get the most from these valuable records.


Migration patterns within the US: Where they moved and why – migration patterns within the US. Also included will be an overview of holdings in OU’s Western History Collection that might benefit genealogists. in Depth: An in-depth look at two valuable websites, Ancestry and Heritage Quest. Are you mining the genealogical gold or just scratching the surface?

Genealogical Software Comparisons: A comparative look at Family Tree Maker, Legacy, Personal Ancestral File, Ancestral File and The Master Genealogist. Utility files such as GEDMark, GENSmarts, PAFWiz and others used with these programs will also be discussed.

Civil War Records: North vs South: Civil war records can help with your genealogy. Learn where to find them and how to use them, whether Union or Confederate.


Using DNA in Family History Research: A simple discussion of DNA and what it will and will not tell you about your family history.

German Records: This class will help the researcher understand German immigration patterns in North America and help the researcher to “jump the pond” to research in German records.

French Canadian and Scandinavian Records: Understanding how to find your French Canadian and Scandinavian ancestors.

Missouri: Learn what records are available and where to look for your ancestors who lived in Missouri.

All attendees at the seminar will be presented the opportunity to participate in either a research or surname DNA project. If you are interested, you must bring a four-generation pedigree chart with you to the seminar.