25 February 2016

Jamboree 2016 Headliner Spotlight: Michael Provard

Michael 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, Midwest and British research.

Friday, June 3, 2016  1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
FR002   FamilySearch Tips & Tricks: Focus on Search Strategies and Hunting 
This class will focus on the search strategies and the new hinting feature that will help the genealogist more accurately and successfully mine the billions of records found online at FamilySearch.org. Level: All.

Saturday, June 4, 2016  7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. FamilySearch Breakfast
SA001   What’s New at FamilySearch and a Sneak Peek at What’s on the Horizon 
The FamilySearch website has new features and functionality that are introduced on a regular basis. This presentation will highlight the latest improvements at FamilySearch.org to help the genealogist, from beginner to expert, and give some hints as to the new things coming soon to the website. Level: All.

Saturday, June 4, 2016  5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
SA046   Using FamilySearch Resources to Do California Ancestral Research 
Your research into ancestors who settled in California, or may have come from California, is becoming a whole lot easier with the vast resources that are found with the FamilySearch system. This class will highlight historical records, the FamilySearch Wiki, and other help resources. Level: All.

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