Family History Library Offers Weeklong Seminar

Family History Library Offers Weeklong SeminarGenealogists have a unique opportunity to participate in a weeklong United States seminar at the Family History Library’s research center. Those who are interested, and have some free time this month, should register for the seminar as soon as possible. Space is limited.

The Family History Library is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. There are experienced guides and genealogists, and research consultants, that are available to help people with their genealogy research – free of charge. The Family History Library is connected with the popular FamilySearch genealogy website, and is provided as a service by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Genealogists and family historians of all religions (or of no religion at all) are welcome.

The free weeklong United States Seminar will be held on August 22-26, 2016. It is described as “perfect for beginning and intermediate genealogists interested in learning about U.S. regions and records, FamilySearch resources, and Family History Library collections.

There is a schedule of the seminar classes that you can view. The classes that are separated by day that they will be held.

Monday August 22:
* Using the Family History Catalog Effectively

* United States Research: New England Region

* Personal Research or Finding a Family in pre-1859 Census Records

* United States Census Techniques and Strategies for Finding Elusive Ancestors

* United States Research: Mid-Atlantic Region

Tuesday August 23:
* Tips and Tricks for Using FamilySearch’s Historical Records Collection

* United States Research: Mid-South Region

* Personal Research or Land Records, Understanding a Deed

* Immigration into the United States

* United States Research: Gulf South Region

Wednesday August 24:

* FamilySearch Research Wiki

* United States Research: Midwest Region

* Personal Research or Know a Little, Learn a Lot

* United States Naturalization

* United States Research: Gulf South Region

Thursday August 25:
* FamilySearch Memories

* United States Research: Pacific States Region

* Personal Research or Records Tell a Story

* United States Land Records

* United States Research: Mountain West Region

Friday August 26:
* Cousin Research

* United States Research: Big City Research

* Personal Research or Tackling a Brick Wall

* United States Probate Records

* Round Table Discussion

In-house seating is limited to 120 attendees. All classes will be held as webinars, with the exception for the hands-on activities. When you register, you will be asked if you plan on attending in-house or online. Each person who participates in-house will get a free spiral-bound syllabus containing all class materials and handouts. Those attending online can print them out at home.

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