Friday, May 26, 2017

Free Family History Library Classes and Webinars for June 2017

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, has announced its free family history classes and webinars for June 2017. Participants can attend in person or online. The June classes feature instruction on how to do research in China, Britain, and Germany, tips and tricks on using U.S. records. In addition, a variety of how-to classes will be taught which includes indexing in several languages, using FamilySearch more effectively, searching Civil War records and more.  Mark your calendars for events you want to join so you don't forget.

Online classes are noted below in Red

Check here for links to the Webinars and room numbers.

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. To access these, go to the archive for Family History Library classes and webinars.

Classes include:

Buscando antepasados en los registros civiles (Beginner)
Using the FamilySearch Catalog Effectively (Beginner)
Overview of FamilySearch.org (Beginner)
Starting Family Tree: Preserving Memories Using Photos and
Documents (Intermediate)
Researching in German Archives (Intermediate)
Ask Your United States Research Question (Beginner)
U.S. Vital Records Overview (Beginner)
Language Indexing Event (1½ hrs.) (Intermediate)
Italian Language Indexing (1½ hrs.) (Intermediate)
Spanish Language Indexing (1½ hrs.) (Intermediate)
French Language Indexing (1½ hrs.) (Intermediate)
Portuguese Language Indexing (1½ hrs.) (Intermediate)
Using the FamilySearch Catalog Effectively (Beginner)
Tips and Tricks for Using FamilySearch’s Historical Records (Intermediate)
How to Find Ancestors in the Digitalarkivet (Beginner)
Using the FamilySearch Catalog Effectively (Beginner)
Chinese Research on FamilySearch.org (Beginner)
Family Tree Next Step: Attaching Non-FamilySearch Sources (Intermediate)
Tracing Pre-1900 British Army Ancestry (Intermediate)
Using the Genteam Website for Austrian and Czech Research (Beginner)
What's New at FamilySearch.org (Beginner)
Scotlands People (Intermediate)
The Blue and Gray: Finding U.S. Civil War Records (Beginner)
Using the FamilySearch Catalog Effectively (Beginner)
Submitting Names for Temple Work (LDS Account required) (Beginner)
Introducing Danish Probates (Beginner)
Your British Questions Answered (Beginner)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

New Historic Records On FamilySearch: Week of May 22, 2017

The largest historic record collection updates this week are for Peru (over 1 million newly indexed civil registrations) New York Passenger Lists. Search these new free records and more from Chile, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Utah, and New Hampshire at FamilySearch by clicking on the links in the interactive table below.

Collection
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments
25,452
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
12,648
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
0
1,024
New browsable image collection.
1,024,061
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
1,147
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
24,204
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
10,443
48,947
New indexed records and images collection
32,711
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
25,046
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
1,171,363
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection