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Free Family History Library Classes and Webinars for January 2018

If your New Year's resolutions include free, how-to family history classes, then look no further than the array of webinars and classes offered by the Family History Library starting in January 2018. Participants can attend in person or online. The January schedule includes informative classes for Ireland, Portugal, Germany, United Kingdom, Norway, and United States research, using the FamilySearch Family Tree, learning how to use the FamilySearch tools more effectively, how to index, and other useful tips and instruction. Some classes are available in Spanish. See the full schedule below. Mark your calendars for events you want to join so you don’t forget.

Online classes are noted on the schedule as webinars. All times listed are in Mountain Standard Time (MST). Webinar attendees need to click the link next to the class title on the scheduled date and time to attend the class online. Those attending in person simply go to the room noted. Invite your family and friends. All class times are in mountain standard time.

If you are unable to attend a class in person or watch it online at the time it is scheduled, you may be able to watch it later. Most sessions are recorded and can be viewed later online at your convenience. To view these recorded sessions, go to the archive for Family History Library classes and webinars.




Tuesday, January 2, 10:00 a.m. (MST)

Overview of FamilySearch.org (Beginner) 

Webinar | Main Lab 

Saturday, January 6, 1:00 p.m. (MST)

Secretos del Catálogo de FamilySearch (Beginner) 

Webinar Main Lab 

Monday, January 8, 10:00 a.m.  (MST)

Using the FamilySearch Catalog Effectively (Beginner) 

Webinar | Main Lab 

Tuesday, January 9, 10:00 a.m. (MST)

Starting FamilyTree: Navigating, Adding and Editing, Standardization of Dates and Places (Beginner) 

Webinar | Main Lab 

Wednesday, January 10, 10:00 a.m. (MST) 

French Language Indexing (1.5 hrs) (Beginner) 

Webinar | Main Lab 

Thursday, January 11, 1:00 p.m. (MST)

British Case Study (Intermediate) 

Webinar | Main Lab 

Thursday, January 11, 3:00 p.m. (MST)

Using Social Media for Family History (Beginner) 

Webinar | Main Lab 

Tuesday, January 16, 10:00 a.m. (MST) 

Tips and Tricks for Using the FamilySearch Historical Records Collection (Beginner)

Webinar | Main Lab 

Tuesday, January 16, 11:00 a.m. (MST)

From America to Norway: A Beginner's Case Study (Beginner) 

Webinar | 2N Lab 

Wednesday, January 17, 10:00 a.m. (MST)

Italian Language Indexing (1.5 hrs) (Beginner) 

Webinar | Main Lab 

Thursday, January 18, 11:00 a.m. (MST)

Pennsylvania Research (Beginner) 

Webinar | Main B 

Thursday, January 18, 1:00 p.m. (MST)

What's New in British Research at FamilySearch.org (Intermediate) 

Webinar Main B 

Saturday, January 20, 1:00 p.m. (MST)

Establecimiento geográfico-eclesiástico de la Nueva España—México (Intermediate) 

Webinar | Main Lab 

Monday, January 22, 10:00 a.m. (MST)

Using the FamilySearch Catalog Effectively (Beginner) 

Webinar | Main Lab 

Tuesday, January 23, 10:00 a.m. (MST)

What's New at FamilySearch.org (Beginner) 

Webinar | Main Lab 

Tuesday, January 23, 11:00 a.m. (MST)

How to Find Ancestors in Digitalarkivet of Norway (Beginner) 

Webinar 2N Lab 

Tuesday, January 23, 1:00 p.m. (MST)

Tracing Ancestry in Ireland's Estate Records (Advanced) 

Webinar Main B 

Wednesday, January 24, 10:00 a.m. (MST)

Portuguese Language Indexing (1.5 hrs) (Beginner) 

Webinar | B2 Lab  

Thursday, January 25, 1:00 p.m. (MST)

Your British and Irish Research Questions Answered (Intermediate) 

Webinar | B2 Lab  

Monday, January 29, 10:00 a.m. (MST)

Using the FamilySearch Catalog Effectively (Beginner) 

Webinar | Main Lab 

Tuesday, January 30, 10:00 a.m.(MST) 

Starting FamilyTree: Attaching Sources (Beginner) 

Webinar | Main Lab 

Tuesday, January 30, 1:00 p.m. (MST) 

FamilySearch's Collections of British Merchant Maritime Records (Intermediate) 

Webinar Main B 

Tuesday, January 30, 2:00 p.m. (MST)

Using German Civil Registration Records (Beginner) 

Webinar Main A 

Wednesday, January 31, 10:00 a.m. (MST)

Spanish Language Indexing (1.5 hrs) (Beginner) 

Webinar Main Lab 

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Comments 1 - 3 (3)
Thank you for your message.
Bettina J. ALLRED
This is great, I had no idea!
Can you send me the link to show me the webinars for the whole year?
Thank You So Much,
What is the time zone for these webinars? Thanks.
Harry Kurek
I wouild like to know if any webinars in re Polish research in Poland and the USA are in the works.
Brandon Baird
There are quite a few webinars for Polish research already recorded which can be found at: https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Family_History_Library_Classes_and_Webinars#Europe. There will probably be more during this year but I am not sure when the next one will be. Thank you for the suggestion and I will bring it up with the team involved with the planning classes. As for classes for USA research there are usually at least one class a month dedicated towards US research. They might be state specific or even process specific. In January the class is based on Pennsylvania research. In February we will have an African American Mini Series and also a basic class on the research process.