06 May 2015

Jamboree - Meet the Speakers: Michael Provard

Mike Provard has been involved in the genealogy and family history community for more than 28 years. He began his career as a library attendant at the Family History Library. 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 operations and logistical coordinator.

Mike has taught many classes to local groups and at national genealogical conferences. He specializes in beginning research, US 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 17th 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.

SA001 Saturday June 7, 7:00-8:30 a.m.
Tips and Tricks for using FamilySearch

With the billions of records available on familysearch.org, this class will provide information to easily search, sort, and use these records. Case studies will show how to use indexes and browsable images to fill in the gaps on your family tree.

SA014 Saturday June 7, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Family Tree on FamilySearch.org

The FamilySearch Family Tree is a fantastic tool for organizing your deceased ancestors and connecting with extended family in a collaborative way. This class will explain the Family Tree and how to get the most out of this great resource offered by FamilySearch.

SU006 Sunday June 8, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
FamilySearch’s New Mobile App: Your Family Tree on the Go

Since its relaunch in 2013, many new features have been added to familysearch.org. This class will highlight all the tools, databases, and features that are offered on the web site. There will be some sneak peeks at some of the cool things planned for the future.

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