Free Family History Library Classes and Webinars for January 2018

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, has announced its free family history classes and webinars for October 2018.

[Editor’s Note: we received the following announcement from our friends at FamilySearch regarding their free classes and webinars coming up in January. Please take advantage of this great opportunity!]

Salt Lake City, Utah (27 December 2017), 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 IrelandPortugalGermanyUnited KingdomNorway, 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. Easily find and share this announcement directly from the FamilySearch Newsroom.

Online classes are noted on the schedule as webinars. 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. Mark your calendars for events you want to join so you don’t forget.

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.

Overview of (Beginner)

Webinar | Main Lab

Saturday, January 6, 1:00 p.m.

Secretos del Catálogo de FamilySearch (Beginner)

Webinar | Main Lab

Monday, January 8, 10:00 a.m.

Using the FamilySearch Catalog Effectively (Beginner)

Webinar | Main Lab

Tuesday, January 9, 10:00 a.m.

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

Webinar | Main Lab

Wednesday, January 10, 10:00 a.m.

French Language Indexing (1.5 hrs) (Beginner)

Webinar | Main Lab

Thursday, January 11, 1:00 p.m.

British Case Study (Intermediate)

Webinar | Main Lab

Thursday, January 11, 3:00 p.m.

Using Social Media for Family History (Beginner)

Webinar | Main Lab

Tuesday, January 16, 10:00 a.m.

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

Webinar | Main Lab

Tuesday, January 16, 11:00 a.m.

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

Webinar | 2N Lab

Wednesday, January 17, 10:00 a.m.

Italian Language Indexing (1.5 hrs) (Beginner)

Webinar | Main Lab

Thursday, January 18, 11:00 a.m.

Pennsylvania Research (Beginner)

Webinar | Main B

Thursday, January 18, 1:00 p.m.

What’s New in British Research at (Intermediate)

Webinar | Main B

Saturday, January 20, 1:00 p.m.

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

Webinar | Main Lab

Monday, January 22, 10:00 a.m.

Using the FamilySearch Catalog Effectively (Beginner)

Webinar | Main Lab

Tuesday, January 23, 10:00 a.m.

What’s New at (Beginner)

Webinar | Main Lab

Tuesday, January 23, 11:00 a.m.

How to Find Ancestors in Digitalarkivet of Norway (Beginner)

Webinar | 2N Lab

Tuesday, January 23, 1:00 p.m.

Tracing Ancestry in Ireland’s Estate Records (Advanced)

Webinar | Main B

Wednesday, January 24, 10:00 a.m.

Portuguese Language Indexing (1.5 hrs) (Beginner)

Webinar | B2 Lab

Thursday, January 25, 1:00 p.m.

Your British and Irish Research Questions Answered (Intermediate)

Webinar | B2 Lab

Monday, January 29, 10:00 a.m.

Using the FamilySearch Catalog Effectively (Beginner)

Webinar | Main Lab

Tuesday, January 30, 10:00 a.m.

Starting FamilyTree: Attaching Sources (Beginner)

Webinar | Main Lab

Tuesday, January 30, 1:00 p.m.

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

Webinar | Main B

Tuesday, January 30, 2:00 p.m.

Using German Civil Registration Records (Beginner)

Webinar | Main A

Wednesday, January 31, 10:00 a.m.

Spanish Language Indexing (1.5 hrs) (Beginner)

Webinar | Main L

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Genealogy educator and author Thomas MacEntee has been researching his family history for more than 40 years and is the creator of Abundant Genealogy, Genealogy Bargains, DNA Bargains, The Genealogy Do-Over and numerous other web-based genealogy and family history properties.