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“Introduction to The Family History Guide”

Robert Ives

Categories: IR, RT

Talk Abstract:
This is the family history website that everyone is talking about: The Family History Guide — www.thefhguide.com . Approved as a learning and training resource for FamilySearch, this free website brings you a world class learning system with Projects, Goals, Choices, and Steps to guide you. Beginners will feel right at home with the Quick Start process, Computer Basics, and Family History Basics sections. More experienced learners can explore the many links to key family history articles and videos.

Speaker Bio:
Robert A. Ives, M.Ed., is the Executive Director and Co-founder of The Family History Guide Association. He has teaching and technology in his blood and was a teacher and administrator in a large school district. He received his B.S. in Education from BYU, an M.Ed. in Computerized Curriculum Design and Administrative Certification from the University of Utah, and attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He introduced the use of “micro” computers into classrooms and taught Turtle Graphics from MIT and Basic programming to his elementary school students. He also served as the Director of Instructional Technology for the Utah State Office of Education. Bob was instrumental in the pervasive spread of early technology in Utah and the development of cutting edge programs such as satellite distance learning with IBM. After leaving the State Office of Education he formed his own technology consulting and training company, Educational Renaissance, Inc., and worked as an IBM business partner for 15 years. As a trainer for IBM Educational Systems he traveled all over the US and Pacific Rim. Other clients included McGraw-Hill and Allyn & Bacon. He also served on such state and national committees as the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Technology Committee in Washington, DC and the Utah Governors’ Computer Literacy Task Force. He has given presentations all over the United States, Canada, Singapore, Australia and Malaysia and has managed several other companies with his rich business background. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Utah State University in teacher training. He and his wife Dawn have two sons and four grandchildren and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year. He has served as an Latter-day Saints bishop and in two stake presidencies and currently is the Technology Coordinator for the Sandy Utah Granite Family History Center. Since he is now “retired”, he only works four jobs!

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