Friday, April 21, 2017

Free Family History Library Classes and Webinars for May 2017

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has announced its free family history classes and webinars for May 2017.  Participants can conveniently attend in person or online. The May calendar will offer classes on how to succeed researching Belgium, British Isles, Colombia,  ​France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, and US records-related classes, as well as a variety of how-to classes.

Classes are being offered on-site and as webinars. Check here for links to the classes and registration. Webinars noted in red have limited attendance and require registration.

Classes include:

Ask Your United States Research Question (Beginner)
Beginning Research in Belgium (Beginner)
Beginning Research in Luxembourg (Beginner)
Beginning Swiss Research Part 1 (Beginner)
Beginning Swiss Research Part 2 (Beginner)
British Case Study (Beginner)
Calendar Changes in France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Low Countries (Intermediate)
Databases for Swedish Genealogy (Intermediate)
Diviértete con tus hijos creando una fiesta de Historia Familiar (Beginner)
Dutch Language Records Indexing ( 1½ hrs) (Intermediate)
Dutch Provincial and City Research (Intermediate)
Dutch Research Before 1811 (Intermediate)
Elusive Immigrant: Methods of Proving Identity (Intermediate)
FamilySearch Wiki (Beginner)
Finding German Places of Origin (Intermediate)
Finding Your Family in the Amazing Online Amsterdam City Archives (Intermediate)
Finding Your French Ancestors Online Part 1 (Intermediate)
Finding Your French Ancestors Online Part 2 (Intermediate)
Finding Your French Ancestors Online Part 3 (Intermediate)
French Language Records Indexing (1½ hrs) (Intermediate)
Gazetteers and Maps for Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands (Intermediate)
German Church Records and Beyond: Deepen Your Research Using a Variety of Town Records (Intermediate)
Italian Language Records Indexing (1½ hrs) (Intermediate)
Latin for Researchers (Intermediate)
Meyers German Gazetteer Now Online, Indexed and Fully Searchable (Beginner)
Names in Belgium and the Netherlands (Intermediate)
Norwegian Emigration: The Experience (Beginner)
Out of the Ashes of Paris (Intermediate)
Overview of FamilySearch.org (Beginner)
Portuguese Language Records Indexing (1½ hrs) (Intermediate)
Recursos genealógicos de Colombia (Beginner)
Research in Alsace-Lorraine (Intermediate)
Spanish Language Records Indexing (1½ hrs) (Intermediate)
Spelling Variations in German Given and Place Names (Intermediate)
Starting Family Tree: Attaching FamilySearch Sources to your Tree (Intermediate)
Starting Family Tree: Open Questions and Answers (Beginner)
Starting Family Tree: Submitting Names for Temple Work (Intermediate)
Swiss Archives Online Records (Intermediate)
Swiss Census Records (Beginner)
Swiss Chorgericht Records (Intermediate)
Tips and Tricks of Using FamilySearch’s Historical Records (Intermediate)
Tracing Elusive Ancestry in England’s North Country (Intermediate)
Tracing Scottish Ancestry Online (Beginner)
Understanding Places in Ireland (Beginner)
United States Case Study (Intermediate)
United States Census: Techniques and Strategies for Finding Elusive Ancestors (Beginner)
Using Social Media for Family History (Beginner)
Using the FHL Catalog Effectively (Beginner)
Using the FHL Catalog Effectively (Beginner)
Using the FHL Catalog Effectively (Beginner)
What is New at FamilySearch.org (Beginner)
WieWasWie, Past the Index: What to do Next (Intermediate)
Your British/Irish Research Questions Answered (Beginner)

Monday, April 17, 2017

Legacy Family Tree Version 9 Released



Released this evening, the long awaited update, version 9.0 is now available at Legacy Family Tree

Check here to see the new features, or watch the webinar video here.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

New Historic Records On FamilySearch: Week of April 10, 2017

Looking for French records?  FamilySearch published over 3.3 million French Census, from 1876 to 1906, this week. A total of over 5 million new records and almost another million digital images from  around the world.

These can be searched at FamilySearch.org or by clicking the links in the table below. 


Collection
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments
250,892
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
69,091
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
20,464
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
288,302
0
New indexed records collection
313,194
0
New indexed records collection
321,960
0
New indexed records collection
1,339,687
0
New indexed records collection
618,426
0
New indexed records collection
469,914
0
New indexed records collection
0
2,967
Added images to an existing collection
1,227,251
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
133
258,576
Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
211,684
211,684
Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
45,481
159,173
New indexed records and images collection
97,188
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
2,430
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
172,282
14,541
Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
3,956
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
0
282,418
Added images to an existing collection
14,144
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection

Monday, April 3, 2017

Changes at the Mesa FamilySearch Training Center

Announced this week in the Mesa FamilySearch Newsletter:

Additional hours have been added:

OPEN:
  • Monday - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Tuesday - 10:00am to 8:30pm
  • Wednesday - 10:00am to 6:00pm, Starting May 1 hours will be extended to 8:30pm.
  • Thursday- 10:00am to 6:00pm, Starting May 1 hours will be extended to 8:30pm.
  • Friday - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Also, for those of you who have been asking about the microfilm collection at the Mesa library. All the films that were n the Library willl be returned to the Salt Lake Library on May 1. 

To get a film you will need to submit a request. Here is the link for those of us that can never find it:   https://familysearch.org/films/