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Friday, May 1, 2015

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Monday, March 23, 2015

German Resources Webinar

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German Resources Webinar Open for Public Access

Family History Library IP Approved
Be the first of your German friends to find out all about the German website also known as This useful website will be explained on Saturday Mar. 28 in a webinar presented from 9:15am to 12:15. The following hands-on classes will be taught both in the Family History Library Main floor lab and also broadcast as a webinar:

9:15 Finding and Using German Address Books on This class will teach you how to locate these address books and find names and locations of your ancestors.
10:15 Finding and Using German Lineage books (OSB) on The Family History Library has many village lineage books in house, but this site has many that are online and can be searched right at home.
What is a village lineage book? It contains the families or individuals from a specific town in Germany and has been organized into families! Find birth, marriage, and death dates for ancestors. Village Lineage books are not available for all towns in Germany.
11:15 Using Metasearch on This class will discuss how to search all the databases available on simultaneously and tell you what they are about. Some of the databases on this site include the Schleswig-Holstein census, WWI casualty lists, member submitted trees, and tombstones.
See if some of your German ancestors can be found on this site to help you grow your family tree!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Family Discovery Day is Here!

Tomorrow, March 7th is the Grove Creek/Timpanogos Stakes Family Discovery Day. Anyone who is in the area is welcome. It is going to be great! The schedule is below!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Salt Lake Family History Library Classes for March 2015

There are some great classes scheduled for the month of March at the Salt Lake Family History Library. For more information beyond the titles, click here.

March 7:  New England States Research Series. 

March 7:  Arbol Familiar Para Principiantes Webinar

March 14:  Hispanic Research Methodology: A Case Study Webinar
March 21:  Hispanic Research Series Webinar. 
March 28:  German Research Series. 

Friday, February 6, 2015

If You Are In Utah...(or visiting!)

Our third annual Family Discovery Day will be held on March 7, 2015 from 9:00 am-4:00 pm. All are invited and the event is free. Registration information is provided above. This day is for all ages and abilities and you don't have to live in the Pleasant Grove area. We welcome all! Hope to see you there! 

Friday, January 30, 2015

February Classes at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City

Family History Library IP Approved
During the month of February, the Family History Library will be hosting a number of free online family history classes as well as a Boy Scout genealogy merit badge workshop. These classes and workshops are designed to help individuals and families find their ancestors and teach important family history techniques. They are free to the public. Information about specific classes is listed below, as well as information on how to register for classes.
The Family History Library Announces Free Classes for February, 2015
February 7:       Registros civiles y censos. This class provides instructions on how to use Spanish civil registers and census records. It is for Spanish-speaking guests and is taught in Spanish. Class starts at 1:00 p.m.
February 21:     * Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge Workshop. This workshop begins at 10:00 a.m. Register for this 90-minute class at least one week prior to the workshop to find out which requirements should be completed before attending. For registration information, call 1-801-240-4673.
February 21:     Qué dice? Cόmo leer la escritura antigua. This class provides tips and guidelines for reading old Spanish handwriting. It is for Spanish-speaking guests and is taught in Spanish. Class starts at 1:00 p.m.
February 26:     FamilySearch Historical Records Collection Webinar. This class begins at 6:00 p.m. It provides an overview of what the FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has to offer researchers and some tips on how to get the most from your searches.
February 28:     * British Research Series. These classes include “British Resources on,” and “British Resources on” Classes run from 9:15 a.m. to noon.
February 28:     * German Research Series. These classes include “Learning to Read Old German Script” (2 hours) and “Extracting Information from German Church and Civil Records.” Classes run from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
February 28:     African-American Research Series. The topics include “Keynote Speaker,” “Beginning African-American Research: Post 1865,” and “Southern Plantation Records.” Classes run from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
These classes and workshops are designed to help individuals and families find their ancestors and teach others family history techniques.
*Registration is required for classes with an asterisk. Register by 9:00 p.m. the Thursday before the class date by sending an email to or calling 1-801-240-4950. Go to for additional information.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

England Research Series--January 26-30, 2015

Photo Credit:David Iliff
There will be two topics presented each day at 11:00 am & 1:00 pm. The topics included will be Online Websites, Maps & Gazetteers, England & Wales Census Records, England & Wales Civil Registration, Church of England Church Records, Nonconformist Church Records, Probate Records, Parish Chest Records, and Poor Law Records. If you have English ancestry, this webinar series is not to be missed! For more information, click here.

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