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The Family History Library looks forward to hosting your group. We hope that you will have a great learning experience. Read through the different experiences that we offer and how to register for a group visit.
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The Family History Library looks forward to hosting your group. Please schedule your group at least two weeks in advance of your planned visit. Classes and classrooms are subject to availability. We hope that you will have a great learning experience.
  
== Make a Reservation ==
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== For an Interactive iPad Discovery Experience Reservation Click [https://familysearch.org/discovery/schedule '''here'''] ==
* For the interactive '''iPad Discovery Experience''' at the Family History Library click [https://familysearch.org/discovery/schedule '''here''']
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* Discover your story through fun, engaging, interactive iPad [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Family_History_Library_Discovery_Experiences experiences]. Discover famous relatives, where ancestors migrated from, pictures, and record your story; see yourself in the clothing of an ancestor; or take photos with various backdrops and more! [https://youtu.be/810DkdlxjdY Discovery Experience Video] '''(FamilySearch Account & FamilySearch Family Tree Recommended)''' 
* To '''reserve a classroom''' or schedule a class use the [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4shjV6J_KYP7pHMMd6k-4AttYO4jtawv2NGyXL8tz7QrTig/viewform Online Registration Form].
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== To Schedule Fun, Engaging Classes for Families, Youth and Adults Click '''[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4shjV6J_KYP7pHMMd6k-4AttYO4jtawv2NGyXL8tz7QrTig/viewform here]''' ==
Please schedule your group at least two weeks in advance of your planned visit. Classes and classrooms are subject to availability.
 
 
 
== Fun, Engaging Class Options for Families, Youth and Adults ==
 
  
 
Here are some of the options your family or group can choose to do while at the Library. '''''Note: We do not offer tours of the Library.'''''
 
Here are some of the options your family or group can choose to do while at the Library. '''''Note: We do not offer tours of the Library.'''''
 
[[Image:Discovery_Center_activities.jpg|right|thumb|300x300px|Discovery Center Activities]]
 
[[Image:Discovery_Center_activities.jpg|right|thumb|300x300px|Discovery Center Activities]]
  
*'''Discovery:''' Discover your story through fun, engaging, interactive iPad [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Family_History_Library_Discovery_Experiences experiences]. Discover, picture, and record your story; see yourself in the clothing of an ancestor; or take photos with various backdrops and more! [https://youtu.be/810DkdlxjdY Discovery Experience Video] '''(FamilySearch Account & FamilySearch Family Tree Recommended)'''
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*'''Search Historical Records Online:''' For the '''''beginning''''' FamilySearch user, learn how to search through historical records on Familysearch.org and other online databases to find your ancestors. (30-60 minutes)
*'''Search Historical Records Online:''' For the '''''beginning''''' FamilySearch user, learn how to search through historical records on Familysearch.org and other online databases to find your ancestors. (30-60 minutes)  
 
 
*'''Build a FamilySearch Family Tree:''' For the '''''beginning''''' FamilySearch Family Tree user, learn how to build your FamilySearch Family Tree in a highly-interactive, fun presentation. (60 minutes) '''(FamilySearch Account Recommended)'''
 
*'''Build a FamilySearch Family Tree:''' For the '''''beginning''''' FamilySearch Family Tree user, learn how to build your FamilySearch Family Tree in a highly-interactive, fun presentation. (60 minutes) '''(FamilySearch Account Recommended)'''
 
*'''FamilySearch Indexing:''' Learn how to index using the FamilySearch Indexing software as an opportunity to give back to the community. (60 minutes) '''(FamilySearch Account Required)'''
 
*'''FamilySearch Indexing:''' Learn how to index using the FamilySearch Indexing software as an opportunity to give back to the community. (60 minutes) '''(FamilySearch Account Required)'''
 
*'''Finding a Descendant:''' For the more '''''experienced''''' FamilySearch user, learn how to use descendancy research to find your cousins. If this is your first time, we recommend you try our '''Search Historical Records Online''' presentation. (60 minutes) '''(FamilySearch Account & FamilySearch Family Tree Required)'''
 
*'''Finding a Descendant:''' For the more '''''experienced''''' FamilySearch user, learn how to use descendancy research to find your cousins. If this is your first time, we recommend you try our '''Search Historical Records Online''' presentation. (60 minutes) '''(FamilySearch Account & FamilySearch Family Tree Required)'''
 
*'''Boy Scout Genealogy merit badge workshop:''' The Family History Library offers a monthly Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge workshop, on the third Saturday of each month. Prior registration is required to attend. For more information see [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Family_History_Library/Boy_Scout_Genealogy_Merit_Badge_Workshop Genealogy merit badge workshop]
 
*'''Boy Scout Genealogy merit badge workshop:''' The Family History Library offers a monthly Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge workshop, on the third Saturday of each month. Prior registration is required to attend. For more information see [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Family_History_Library/Boy_Scout_Genealogy_Merit_Badge_Workshop Genealogy merit badge workshop]
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*'''Self-Host group:''' Classrooms are also available for your own family history group use. [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4shjV6J_KYP7pHMMd6k-4AttYO4jtawv2NGyXL8tz7QrTig/viewform?formkey=dFo5eFdkaXdzMnVtUmhqWlF2SlF1aEE6MQ&ifq&theme=0AX42CRMsmRFbUy0wYjVlZjc1Mi00ZmQ1LTQ1YTktOWUyMC05M2IxMzljNTJkOTQ&pli=1 '''Reserve here'''].
  
 
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== Prepare for Your Visit  ==
 
== Prepare for Your Visit  ==
* Obtain a FamilySearch Account in advance at '''https://www.familysearch.org/register/1'''  
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* Obtain a FamilySearch Account in advance at '''https://www.familysearch.org/register/1'''
* The more information in your tree, the better experience.  
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* The more information in your tree, the better experience.
 
* Choose a specific ancestor you want to learn more about. Come with a specific name, place, and event date.
 
* Choose a specific ancestor you want to learn more about. Come with a specific name, place, and event date.
 
We look forward to your visit!   
 
We look forward to your visit!   

Revision as of 17:30, 20 February 2018

The Family History Library looks forward to hosting your group. Please schedule your group at least two weeks in advance of your planned visit. Classes and classrooms are subject to availability. We hope that you will have a great learning experience.

For an Interactive iPad Discovery Experience Reservation Click here[edit | edit source]

  • Discover your story through fun, engaging, interactive iPad experiences. Discover famous relatives, where ancestors migrated from, pictures, and record your story; see yourself in the clothing of an ancestor; or take photos with various backdrops and more! Discovery Experience Video (FamilySearch Account & FamilySearch Family Tree Recommended)

To Schedule Fun, Engaging Classes for Families, Youth and Adults Click here[edit | edit source]

Here are some of the options your family or group can choose to do while at the Library. Note: We do not offer tours of the Library.

Discovery Center Activities
  • Search Historical Records Online: For the beginning FamilySearch user, learn how to search through historical records on Familysearch.org and other online databases to find your ancestors. (30-60 minutes)
  • Build a FamilySearch Family Tree: For the beginning FamilySearch Family Tree user, learn how to build your FamilySearch Family Tree in a highly-interactive, fun presentation. (60 minutes) (FamilySearch Account Recommended)
  • FamilySearch Indexing: Learn how to index using the FamilySearch Indexing software as an opportunity to give back to the community. (60 minutes) (FamilySearch Account Required)
  • Finding a Descendant: For the more experienced FamilySearch user, learn how to use descendancy research to find your cousins. If this is your first time, we recommend you try our Search Historical Records Online presentation. (60 minutes) (FamilySearch Account & FamilySearch Family Tree Required)
  • Boy Scout Genealogy merit badge workshop: The Family History Library offers a monthly Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge workshop, on the third Saturday of each month. Prior registration is required to attend. For more information see Genealogy merit badge workshop
  • Self-Host group: Classrooms are also available for your own family history group use. Reserve here.
Discovery Center Activities

Family History Research Classes[edit | edit source]

Family History Library Computer Lab

Free classes are taught both in the Library and online on how to do research in various geographical areas. Click Patron Class Schedule to see what classes are being offered during your visit.

Prepare for Your Visit[edit | edit source]

  • Obtain a FamilySearch Account in advance at https://www.familysearch.org/register/1
  • The more information in your tree, the better experience.
  • Choose a specific ancestor you want to learn more about. Come with a specific name, place, and event date.

We look forward to your visit!