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Family History Discovery Day

Come join us on Saturday, October 27th, for our annual fall seminar!
2293 W. Hanley, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

We have a variety of class subjects to help all skill levels.  Additionally we will have three Indexing Labs for hands-on experience.  If you are are interested in the Indexing Lab, click here to reserve your spot.  This year we will also have a Media Room staffed with tech-savvy youth ready to help show you have to download FamilySearch apps and use them.  The Family Click and Slide Click will also be available to try in the Media Room between noon and 3 pm. Lunch will be provided from 12:00 to 2:00, running simultaneously with several classes.  This event is free and pre-registration is appreciated, to give us an estimate for meals and class sizes, THANK YOU!

We have several ways you can register:
Online just click this link, fill out the form and click submit.
Call or Visit the FHC at 208-765-0150: Mon 10 am to 5 pm; Tues, Wed, or Thurs 10 am to 9 pm.
Email us at haydenlakefhc@gmail.com, include your name, phone number, session selection/lunch you will be attending (see chart below).
Mail your registration form to Hayden Lake FHC c/0 Pam Duce, P.O. Box 764, Rathdrum, Idaho 83858



Family History Discovery Day Schedule

Door will open at 9:00 am.  If you have pre-registered, please check in at the desk.  If you have not pre-registered, allow extra time to register at the event.


9:50 am - Introductions


10:00 am - 10:50 am General Session - Let The Games Begin Games of our childhood that have prepared us to family history. And fun ways to share and explore our family history with loved ones of all ages.


11:00 am - 11:50 am Session A

Beginning Family History - Connie Godak will help you get started right, learn the basics in recording and searching your tree.

Finding Your Elusive Female Ancestors - Zooey Byram show us how to research our female relatives and overcome the hurdles of name changes and more.

Digitizing Made Easing with Family Click & Slide Click - Pamela Dittmar will demonstrate the lastest addition to our centers resources.  Take quality photos with your phone. After the presentation, the Family Click & Slide Click will be available in the Media Room.

Indexing: Fuel the Find - Pam Duce - Learn the basics of Indexing to help make records searchable.  Sign up online or at the FHC to attend one of the Indexing Labs (space is limited) to put your new skills into practice.


12:00 pm - 12:50 pm - Session B

Choosing a DNA Test - Cathy George will teach you about the types of DNA tests and they might provide the information you are seeking.

Google Photos - Rhonda Budvarson loves Google Photos and will show you how easy it is to organize and share our precious photos.

Sharing Our Family Stories - Pamela Dittmar has experience how wonderful sharing our stories can be and will give you insight on sharing your own story.

Searching Digital Newspapers - Pam Duce will show you how newspaper research differs from databases like FamilySearch and Ancestry and where we can access digital newspapers.

1st Lunch


1:00 pm - 1:50 pm - Session C

DNA Done...Now What? - Tami Wengeler explains how to interpret our DNA results and understand our matches.

Researching Military Histories - Sandy Dutre finding our ancestors through their military legacies.

The Family History Guide: Lessons - Tammy Lively will show how to access and utilize the lessons found in the guide to advance our genealogical skills.

You Found It Where? Part 1 - Denise Hughes will show us the thousands of organizations around the world house materials that can enable researchers in furthering their ancestry. Learn about organization types, how to identify those pertinent to your research needs, and ways to access their collections. Part 1 will be an introduction to a broad range of organizations & how to access their resources.

2nd Lunch


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Session D

Organizing Records - Cathy George will help us organize the wealth of information that comes with researching our ancestors.

Daughters of the American Revolution: Website & Membership - Louisa Durkin will introduce you to the DAR website and years of historical research it contains.  She will also review what is required for DAR membership.

The Family History Guide: Research - Tammy Lively will introduce us to the resource contained in the guide to research and even share our family history.

You Found It Where? Part 2 - In Part 2 Denise Hughes will focus on some European & British Isles resources.  Note: If you are researching in other countries, Part 1 of this presentation can be very helpful to you.