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Free Family History Library Classes and Webinars for May 2018

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, has announced its free family history classes and webinars for May 2018. Check out the US Mid-South Region, Place Names in Sweden, English Church Records, Indexed Records for the Netherlands, and (Spanish) Connecting FamilySearch and Ancestry Family Trees webinars. Participants can attend in person or online. See the calendar below for the complete list. No registration is required.

Weekly webinars are organized along the following track schedule throughout the month:

Mondays—FamilySearch Catalog at 10:00 a.m. MDT

Tuesdays—FamilySearch.org and Family Tree Classes at 10:00 a.m. MDT

Wednesdays—Indexing Classes at 10:00 a.m. MDT

Thursdays—Research Classes at 1:00 p.m. MDT

Mark your calendars for events you want to join. Online classes are noted on the schedule as webinars. Webinar attendees need to click the link next to the class title at 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 daylight time (MDT).

If you are unable to attend a class in person or online, most sessions are recorded and can be viewed later online at your convenience. Access archived classes online at Family History Library classes and webinars.

DATE AND TIME

CLASS (SKILL LEVEL)

WEBINAR | ROOM

Tuesday

1 May

10:00 a.m. MDT

Overview of FamilySearch Memories (Beginner)

Webinar | Main Lab

Thursday

3 May

1:00 p.m. MDT

Foreign Language Research: Tools for Reading Genealogical Documents (Beginner)

Webinar | Main Lab

Saturday

5 May

1:00 p.m. MDT

Conectando los árboles de Ancestry y FamilySearch (Beginner)

Webinar | Main Lab

Monday

7 May

10:00 A.M.

Using the FamilySearch Catalog Effectively (Beginner)

Webinar | 2N Lab

Tuesday

8 May

10:00  a.m. MDT

Submitting Names for Temple Ordinances (Beginner)

Webinar | Main Lab

Wednesday

9 May

10:00  a.m. MDT

French Language Indexing (1.5 hours) (Beginner)

Webinar | Main Lab

Thursday

10 May

1:00 P.M.

United States Research: Mid-South Region (Beginner)

Webinar | Main A

Monday

14 May

10:00  a.m. MDT

Using the FamilySearch Catalog Effectively (Beginner)

Webinar | 2N Lab

Tuesday

15 May

10:00  a.m. MDT

Starting Family Tree: Correcting Relationships (Beginner)

Webinar | Main Lab

Thursday

17 May

1:00 p.m. MDT

England Church Records: How to Quick-find Your Ancestors Online! (Beginner)

Webinar | Main Lab

Saturday

19 May

1:00p.m. MDT

Through the Eyes of the Parish Priest (Beginner)

Webinar | Main A

Monday

21 May

10:00 a.m. MDT

Using the FamilySearch Catalog Effectively (Beginner)

Webinar | 2N Lab

Tuesday

22 May

10:00 a.m. MDT

Starting Family Tree: Overview of FamilySearch (Beginner)

Webinar | Main Lab

Wednesday

23 May

10:00 a.m. MDT

Web Indexing/Review Training (1.5 hours) (Beginner)

Webinar | Main Lab

Thursday

24 May

1:00 p.m. MDT

Figure Out Place Name for Swedish Genealogy (Beginner)

Webinar | Main B

Tuesday

29 May

10:00 a.m. MDT.

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

Webinar | Main Lab

Thursday

31 May

1:00 p.m. 

MDT

OpenArch.nl Website: Indexed Records for the Netherlands (Beginner)

Webinar | Main Lab

            

About FamilySearch

FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 5,000 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Comments 1 - 19 (19)
Thank you for your message.
Karen Taylor
14
May
2018
I notice your help to Audrey below and wondered if you could help me. My original ancestor's surname to America was Mack Cranney or a variety of many different spellings. I found an article in the Library of Congress that stated his granddaughter said he was from Scotland. I have also read somewhere that Mack Cranney probably wasn't the original "name"/spelling. Could you help me?
bruce tatum
14
May
2018
I wanted to join a couple of the seminars but couldn't make it due to conflicts appointments. Are the webinars recorded so I could later view meeting?
Audrey Johnson
08
May
2018
I have been with Legacy for some time but will try your webinars too. I still have two brick walls in my dad's family to search for. I think the answers are out there because MyHeritage had some family trees that I am sure are connected to mine but so far the owners of the trees have not answered my questions.
The names are VITTITO and PRYOR/PRIOR.
Robert A Valois
06
May
2018
Trying to locate THE origination of the family name "BOYVAL":
(1) FOUND IN CHAMBLY,FRANCE 1550 TO DATE; (2)IN NORMANDY --http://cths.fr/dico-topo/index.php. Then------Voie de Boyval, 1412, 1540 (Arch. S.-M., terr. 32, 314); (3) IN THE Patent rolls of the reign of Henry III preserved ... v.6 (1266/72). Great Britain. THREE BOYVAL MEN WERE SOLDIERS SUPPORTING HENRY III.
Thank you, Robert A Valois, (Boyval dit)
Sharon Wistisen
01
May
2018
Family History Library:
I cannot find a place to register for the webinars I would like to "attend." I have always had to sign up ahead of time for other webinars (elsewhere). Is it necessary for the Family History Library webinars?
Sharon Wistisen
01
May
2018
Gina:
www.familysearch.org IS free to Non LDS members. You can set up a free account. Go to the website; look in the upper right hand corner and click "Free Account." Enter required information (very secure site) and follow the directions given. Keep track of your username and password for future use. If you know the name of a deceased ancestor, enter that name in the "find" dropdown from TREE (on the top bar of the page given after you sign in). This will connect you to any ancestors on that particular line that have been entered by others. If you have questions, please call the Family History Center Support number: 1-866-406-1830 or text me at 208-547-7419. Happy Researching.
GINA ENRIQUE
01
May
2018
I WOULD LOVE TO SEE FAMILY SEARCH.ORG BE OFFERED FREE TO ALL.....MORMONS AND NON-MORMONS ALIKE. YOU HAVE AN EXCELLENT TOOL HERE THAT MANY CAN BENEFIT FROM AND IT'S TOO BAD THAT WHEN REFERENCED IN A GROUP OF GENEALOGISTS IT IS REFERRED TO OFTEN AS "THAT SITE THAT YOU HAVE TO BE MORMON TO USE". JUST A MERE SUGGESTION. I HAVE A BROTHER AND HIS FAMILY THAT ARE DEVOUT MORMONS AND IF I'M IN A JAM I WILL ASK HIM TO RESEARCH SOMETHING FOR ME....TOO BAD WE CAN'T SEARCH TOGETHER AS WE DO ALL OTHER SITES THAT WE USE FOR OUR FAVORITE PAST TIME. I ALSO AM NOT LIVING NEAR A FAMILY HISTORY CENTER SO CANNOT VISIT YOUR CENTER TO DO RESEARCH. THIS IS A FANTASTIC TOOL!!! KUDOS ONCE AGAIN TO LDS!!!
Shelle Napier
20
May
2018
I am not sure where you got the idea that you had to be LDS to have a FamilySearch account. Familysearch.org is FREE to anyone who registers for an account. All you have to do is sign up and you have access to any and all of the records that are on the site. It is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but they have made it available to anyone who would like to participate.
Robert Smith
01
May
2018
I have waited 25 minutes for today's (May 1st) webinar to start, and still hasn't, will it be rescheduled? Also, I like some others was not able to log into the webinar with my usual username and password, and instead had to sign in as guest, how come?
Peter TeRangi
01
May
2018
I am like Earl Lord and would like to know if these webinars can be archived for later reference and review ....please
Sharon Nichols
30
April
2018
Interested in learning more about effective family search. Thanks for offering webinars.
Donna Magill
30
April
2018
I would love to watch your online classes as I know that there are many records on Family Search that I don't know how to access.
However I cannot get my password and/or user name to get accepted. I have not had any trouble signing into Family Search before using the same user name & password. I live in Ontario, Canada & love your site. Do I need a new user name or password to get into the internet classes?

Please keep cup your wonderful work.
Donna Magill
CLAUDIA BROWN
30
April
2018
HOW CAN I WATCH THESE SESSIONS ON MY COMPUTOR? I WILL BE OUT OF TOWN, AWAY FROM MY COMPUTER, DURING THE INDEXING/REVIEW CLASSES AND I WOULD VERY MUCH LIKE TO WATCH THEM. I HAVE INDEXED OFF AND ON FOR YEARS AND NOW I WANT TO START REVIEWING. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF I AM UP TO DATE ON WHAT I DO.
SUSAN WARD
30
April
2018
HOW CAN I WATCH THESE SESSIONS ON MY COMPUTOR? I WILL HAVE COMPANY DURING THE INDEXING/REVIEW CLASSES AND I WOULD VERY MUCH LIKE TO WATCH THEM. I HAVE INDEXED OR YEARS AND NOW ALSO REVIEW. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF I AM
UP TO DATE ON WHAT I DO.
SUSAN WARD, ARKANSAS
Heather Davenport
29
April
2018
Hi Vi, Kingston Ontario- I sent you an email to you just now. I have a son living in that area and will get information regarding the Kingston Family History Center for you. My family settled in Kingston so near to my heart! Heather
Peggy Bogar
29
April
2018
Hi I hope Violet Smith and Earl were given answers, as they are not showing up here on my computer, so it does not look good. Perhaps you could write private message sent underneath peoples queries, or where generalised, answer them here. I see from above information that quite a few of the webinar's can be seen at a later date so that's good and I think it marvellous that there is such a good amount of help available and thank all involved. It is great to belong to a church with so many volunteers.
Violet Smith
29
April
2018
Good Morning. I have used your Family Search for quite some time. Just started doing my tree here. However I have one small complaint. Your Resource Center in Kingston, Ontario does not answer any of the telephone numbers I have for them. I would very much appreciate it if I could go to the resource center. I understand it was under renovation and due to open last January. I have made several attempts to go by the church and resource center hoping at least to find a vehicle - then I would surely knock - but to no avail. I have spoken to your center as I wanted to know about gedcom. I told the lady my story and she gave me the same telephone numbers as I have. I went to Canada411 where you can find people, etc. - there I found different numbers. I did call one number and left a message either Wednesday or Thursday of last week. Haven't received a reply as yet. Please look into it and advise me either or not the Search Resource Center continues to be operable. Thank you so much and have a grea day. Regards, Vi Smith vismithsmith@gmail.com
Earl Lord
29
April
2018
Will these webinars be archived for later viewing?
Robert Bartholomew
30
April
2018
I noticed that the announcement included this answer to your question:
"If you are unable to attend a class in person or online, most sessions are recorded and can be viewed later online at your convenience. Access archived classes." onlinehttps://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Family_History_Library_Classes_and_Webinars#Past_Webinars_.26_Handouts at Family History Library classes and webinars.
Susan Gilnack
29
April
2018
Thank you for this service - I have been to Salt Lake City & your group had helped me start my family tree. It
has been a wonderful experience & I continue to work on my tree - very exciting.
Patricia Sweeney
29
April
2018
Very interested.