Registration is required whether you will attend in person or online. Space is limited. All attendees will receive a free spiral bound syllabus containing all class handouts and materials. Webinar attendees will be able to print the handouts at home.
The United States seminar will be held on August 22-26, 2016. This seminar is for "beginning and intermediate genealogists interested in learning about U.S. regions and records, FamilySearch resources, and Family History Library collections." All classes, except the hands-on activities will be broadcast live to registered webinar participants. Below is the schedule of classes (all times are in MDT, Arizona is one hour earlier):
|TIME||Monday, 22 August||Tuesday, 23 August||Wednesday, 24 August||Thursday, 25 August||Friday, 26 August|
|8:30-9:30 AM MDT||Using the Family History Catalog Effectively||Tips and Tricks for Using FamilySearch's Historical Records Collection||FamilySearch Research Wiki||FamilySearch Memories||Cousin Research|
|9:45-11:15 AM MDT||United States Research: New England Region||United States Research: Mid-South Region||United States Research: Midwest Region||United States Research: Pacific States Region||United States Research: Big City Research|
|11:30 AM - 12:00 PM MDT||Personal Research or Finding a Family in pre-1859 Census Records||Personal Research or Land Records, Understanding a Deed||Personal Research or Know a Little, Learn a Lot||Personal Research or Records Tell a Story||Personal Research or Tackling a Brick Wall|
|1:15-2:15 PM MDT||United States Census Techniques and Strategies for Finding Elusive Ancestors||Immigration into the United States||United States Naturalization||United States Land Records||United States Probate Records|
|2:30-4:00 PM MDT||United States Research: Mid-Atlantic Region||United States Research: Gulf South Region||United States Research: Great Plains Region||United States Research: Mountain West Region||Round Table Discussion|
For more information and to register, visit the FamilySearch Blog Free Weeklong United States Seminar.
The European seminar will be held on September 12-16, 2016 and is for both beginning and intermediate researchers of records in European localities. The classes will discuss census, church, immigration, and vital records for countries such as Germany, Switzerland, Russia and Poland. Below is the schedule of classes (all times are in MDT, Arizona is one hour earlier):
|TIME||Monday, 12 September||Tuesday, 13 September||Wednesday, 14 September||Thursday, 15 September||Friday, 16 September|
|9:00-10:00 AM MDT||Finding German Ancestors Online-Resources and Records||Old German Script Part 1||Poland and Galicia Jewish Research: A Template for East European Research Part 1||Research in the Czech Republic||Bessarabia Then and Now: Researching our ancestors and locating helpful resources|
|LAB: Swiss Names and Places|
|10:15-11:15 AM MDT||Internet Sources for Locating Your 19th Century German Emigrant||Old German Script Part 2||Poland and Galicia Jewish Research: A Template for East European Research Part 2||Russian Alphabet, Language and Handwriting Part 1||Russian Germans in North Caucasus|
|11:30 AM-12:30 PM MDT||Introduction to Swiss Research||Extracting Information from German Church and Civil Records||Discovering Polish Websites||Russian Alphabet, Language and Handwriting Part 2||The Volga German Settlements in Russia|
|LAB: Kartenmeister.com Finding Places in the former German Area of Poland||LAB: Genteam.at - a necessity when researching in the Czech Republic and Austria|
|2:00-3:00 PM MDT||German Research Strategies for Eastern Provinces||German Census Records 1816-1916||Co Kraj, to Obyczaj: Records of the Polish Partitions||On Eagle's Wings: Records of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Republics||Latin for Genealogists|
|3:15-4:15 PM MDT||Research in German Archives||German Historical Maps and Territories||Sources for Polish Research and Gazetteers||Introduction to Russian Research|
Visit the FamilySearch Wiki 2016 European Family History Conference for details and registration.
Don't forget to visit the Family History Library Classes and Webinars page on the FamilySearch Wiki to view past recorded webinars and a schedule of upcoming webinars hosted by the Family History Library.