04 May 2015

Jamboree 2015 - Meet the Speaker: Michael Provard

Mike Provard has been involved in the genealogy and family history community for more than 29 years. He began his career as a library attendant at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. As an employee of FamilySearch he has worked at the Library in acquisitions and photoduplication, at the Granite Mountain Records Vault, and for 10 years supporting the 2,000 family history centers in North America. In 2012 he joined the Marketing team as an operational and logistical coordinator. He has taught many classes to local groups and at national genealogical conferences. He specializes in beginning research, U.S. Midwest and British research. He has a BFA degree in Photography from the University of Utah and is a semi-professional portrait and architectural photographer. He is in his 18th season singing with the Utah Symphony Chorus. He is married to Peggy Burger, and they are the parents of four children. They reside in West Jordan, Utah.

FR034 Friday June 5, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
FamilySearch Apps: Your Tree on the Go
FamilySearch has developed two mobile apps that allow you to carry your family tree with you. This class will demonstrate how to obtain and use the apps, plus highlight the newest features, including updating tree information, capturing source documents in the field, and recording and uploading audio files.

SA001 Saturday June 6, 7:00 - 8:30 a.m. - FamilySearch Sponsored Breakfast
Using FamilySearch to Connect with Friends, Associates, and Neighbors
By using the collaborative and social media tools build into FamilySearch, you can make contact with relatives and others who are searching for the same ancestors you are. Engage your friends, associates, and neighbors to use FamilySearch to help them find their ancestors and discover photos and stories about those ancestors.

SU023 Sunday June 7, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Tips and Tricks for Using FamilySearch
FamilySearch is the world's largest genealogy organization with a vast collection of records from around the world. Users of FamilySearch.org will benefit from this class that will show how to make the most of searching the historical records to find that elusive ancestor.

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