In today’s edition of Vault Vednesday I’ll talk about Vednesday classes at the NGS Family History Conference and the reservoir at the Granite Mountain Record Vault (GMRV).
As I’ve mentioned, after Jay Verkler’s opening keynote (including virtual vault tour!) the exhibits open at 9:30. Then at 11:00 the classes begin. NGS Conference classes are one of the best ways to improve your Genealogical Maturity.
Here are just a few of the Vednesday classes I’m considering. Check the schedule for others you might enjoy.
- Elizabeth Shown Mills. Need I say more. Just being in her presence inspires me to become a better genealogist!
- “Prove It! Evidence Analysis for Genealogists” is a foundational capability for increasing your genealogical maturity, by Laura Murphy DeGrazia, BCG President.
- “Five Ways to Prove Who Your Ancestor Was.” Thomas W. Jones is one of the people I go to to increase my genealogical maturity.
- “Using Associates and Collaterals to Extend Ancestral Lines” is a powerful research technique sure to increase your genealogical maturity, by Victor S. Dunn.
- David Rencher, FamilySearch Chief Genealogy Officer.
- Craig Miller, FamilySearch product executive.
- Bill Mangum, FamilySearch digital pipeline product manager.
- BYU faculty/noted genealogists: George Ryskamp, Kory Meyerink.
- Authors in the “Finding Your Ancestors” series of Ancestry Press: David Ouimette (Irish), Suzanne Russo Adams (Italian).
- Last and definitely the least: “Blog your Way to Genealogical Success,” by the Ancestry Insider. This class is for those who don’t think they could ever learn enough to create a blog.
I’ll be in a lot of trouble if I don’t attend that last one!
And you’ll be in a lot of trouble if you fail to avail yourself of these classes!!! These are just a few of the Vednesday classes and this is just the first of four days, folks!
Hope to see you there!
Early bird registration must be postmarked by 8 March 2010. There are just 14 days left.
Pre-registration must be postmarked by 12 April 2010. There are just 49 days left.
The conference begins 28 April 2010. There are just 65 days left.
The Vault Reservoir
The Granite Mountain Record Vault has its own ample water supply. At the rear of the vault is a water storage reservoir that is continually replenished by a spring deep inside the granite mountain. In 1973 the water flow was 8,700 gallons per day. Tests showed the water to be pure enough for drinking and for processing microfilm.
Photographs show the bare rock. The reservoir area was not lined with steel as were the other areas in the vault.
The Genealogical Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Records Protection in an Uncertain World, 16 p. brochure ([Salt Lake City, Utah: self-published, 1973]).
The Genealogical Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, In a Granite Mountain, 12 p. brochure ([Salt Lake City, Utah: self-published, 1975]).
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