Renton Stake Youth Handcart Trek 2011

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					         Renton Stake Youth Handcart Trek June 29-July 2, 2011                                   Renton Stake Youth Handcart Trek June 29-July 2, 2011
          We will each carry the name of a pioneer with us as we make our trek. It                We will each carry the name of a pioneer with us as we make our trek. It
will be most meaningful to you if you find out about your own pioneer ancestor or       will be most meaningful to you if you find out about your own pioneer ancestor or
perhaps the ancestor of someone you know. It could also be an ancestor that was a       perhaps the ancestor of someone you know. It could also be an ancestor that was a
pioneer in other ways, like someone who joined the church and left comforts of          pioneer in other ways, like someone who joined the church and left comforts of
home or family or country and established a new life for the next generation,           home or family or country and established a new life for the next generation,
regardless if they were part of the early church history or not.                        regardless if they were part of the early church history or not.
          We want to gain an appreciation for them and in some small way, show                    We want to gain an appreciation for them and in some small way, show
them that we appreciate their sacrifices by experiencing just a taste of the            them that we appreciate their sacrifices by experiencing just a taste of the
difficulties they faced by completing a trekking experience and learning more           difficulties they faced by completing a trekking experience and learning more
about church pioneers. We’ll share our stories before and during the Trek.              about church pioneers. We’ll share our stories before and during the Trek.
          Ask your parents and grandparents if you have a pioneer ancestor and if                 Ask your parents and grandparents if you have a pioneer ancestor and if
they can help you find the history or a story about them. You can also get help         they can help you find the history or a story about them. You can also get help
from your ward family history consultant (listed in the stake directory). If you have   from your ward family history consultant (listed in the stake directory). If you have
no pioneer ancestors, ask someone in your ward if they have a pioneer ancestor          no pioneer ancestors, ask someone in your ward if they have a pioneer ancestor
history they will share with you. Sister Sue Cook, Soos Creek Ward, can help you        history they will share with you. Sister Sue Cook, Soos Creek Ward, can help you
find the story of a pioneer if you absolutely can’t find one on your own. (email        find the story of a pioneer if you absolutely can’t find one on your own. (email
suebcook@comcast.net). When you have found the story of your ancestor or                suebcook@comcast.net). When you have found the story of your ancestor or
another pioneer, please email it to your ward Trek representative (We want an           another pioneer, please email it to your ward Trek representative (We want an
electronic copy). Keep a printed copy of it for yourself, and bring it with you         electronic copy). Keep a printed copy of it for yourself, and bring it with you
on the Trek.                                                                            on the Trek.
          Some research resources that are helpful:                                               Some research resources that are helpful:
      Talk with parents, grandparents, ward members, ward family history                     Talk with parents, grandparents, ward members, ward family history
          specialist                                                                              specialist
      Search for your ancestors on : https://www.familysearch.org/                           Search for your ancestors on : https://www.familysearch.org/
      Search the BYU web site Trail of Hope at: http://overlandtrails.lib.byu.edu/           Search the BYU web site Trail of Hope at: http://overlandtrails.lib.byu.edu/
      Search the world-wide web including the Pioneer Company web site on                    Search the world-wide web including the Pioneer Company web site on
         LDS.org:                                                                                LDS.org:
         http://lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneercompanysearch/1,15773,3966-                 http://lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneercompanysearch/1,15773,3966-
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        Linkpendium www.yourgenealogylink.com                                                  Linkpendium www.yourgenealogylink.com
        http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/                                              http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/
        FamilyHistory.org                                                                      FamilyHistory.org
        Dupinternational.org                                                                   Dupinternational.org
        Heritage Quest/ PERSI (free through kcls.org)                                          Heritage Quest/ PERSI (free through kcls.org)
                        1. Log in to your account using your library card number                                1) Log in to your account using your library card number
                            and password                                                                            and password
                        2. Click on the “Databases” link                                                        2) Click on the “Databases” link
                        3. Click on the “Genealogy”                                                             3) Click on the “Genealogy”
                        4. Click on the “Heritage Quest” link                                                   4) Click on the “Heritage Quest” link
                        5. Click on “Search PERSI”                                                              5) Click on “Search PERSI”

				
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