What's new at the Family History Library August 2016
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What's New[edit | edit source]
United States Research Seminar[edit | edit source]
Reserve your spot now for the Family History Library’s free week-long United States Seminar. The seminar, which will be held August 22nd - 26th 2016, is perfect for beginning and intermediate genealogists interested in learning about U.S. regions and records, FamilySearch resources, and Family History Library collections. For the brochure click here.
In-house seating is limited to 120 attendees and this year all classes will be held as webinars except for the hands on activities. We ask that all participants register for the seminar. To attend the seminar in person please register here*. If you will be attending by webinar please register here*.
Each in-house participant will be provided a free spiral-bound syllabus containing all class handouts and materials. Those attending by webinar will be able to print the handouts at their home.
Reservations Now Open for the European Family History Conference[edit | edit source]
The Family History Library and the Research Specialists of the European Reference team invite you to a free, never before offered, week-long conference focused exclusively on European research. The conference, which will be held September 12th - 16th, 2016, is perfect for beginning and intermediate genealogists interested in learning about records of European localities, and Family History Library collections.
Come and spend a week at the world renowned Family History Library learning from our expert staff of genealogists as well as experienced guest genealogists. Learn how to effectively use historical records, and how to do research in several European countries. Explore such topics as census, church, immigration, and vital records. Learn more about German, Swiss, Russian, and Polish research. (NOTE: When registering please register for ALL of the classes you wish to attend.). If you plan to attend in person please use the following link: *Website
All of the classes and LABS will also be broadcasted as webinars. Webinar attendance for classes is limited to 500 while webinar attendance for LABS is limited to 100 spots.
If you plan to attend via webinar please use the following link:
Main Floor Construction[edit | edit source]
Beginning on August 29, 2016 and ending January 2017, the main floor will be closing to begin construction on a Discovery Center. There will be no access to the main floor computer area, classrooms, restrooms, or the snack room during this time. All services provided on the main floor will be moved to the 3rd floor. Guests may use the lunchroom on the 3rd floor until the construction is completed. The Discovery Center will be open before the RootsTech Conference begins on February 8, 2017.
Computer Labs Added to the B1 and B2 Floors[edit | edit source]
The Family History Library has added computer labs to the classrooms on the B1 and B2 floors.
Classes and Webinars[edit | edit source]
The Family History Library is offering classes and webinars for various countries and subjects. Click on the thumbnail to see the class schedule for August.
New self-help training to retrieve or your familysearch.org username and password[edit | edit source]
Can't remember your familysearch.org account username or password? No problem! The Family History Library includes a new self-help training on how to create, sign in, or retrieve a familysearch.org username and password. This self-help training is available on the Family History Library desktop computers as well as online by clicking the following link. Good luck! Self-help FamilySearch account training