Free 5-Day Western European Family History Conference



Need help researching your Western European ancestors? FamilySearch can help!

FamilySearch’s world-renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, will be holding its free Western European Family History Conference, May 15 to May 19, 2017. Guests can attend classes in person or online. The conference will focus exclusively on select Western European research and is intended for beginning and intermediate researchers. Classes are free, but registration is required due to class size and webinar bandwidth limitations. For more information or to register, go to FamilySearch Wiki.

Classes will be taught by the Family History Library’s staff of experts and guest genealogists. Content will focus primarily on how to research records from Germany, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Belgium. Topics addressed will include census, church, immigration, and vital records.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Use the following links to register for deisired conference classes online or in the library: in-person guests or webinar guests.

Get registration details and complete course descriptions at FamilySearch.

38 FamilySearch Search Tips

FamilySearch Tips book coverIf you are a FamilySearch user, you’ll find Family Tree Magazine’s 38 FamilySearch Search Tips booklet full of great tips including search strategies, power user tips and links to other useful resources. There’s also a section listing a number of add-ons available for your family tree at FamilySearch.

It’s a free download at You will be asked to enter your email address to receive the publication.

FamilySearch Updates for November

Source familysearch.orgFamilySearch continues to add or update their records collections at a fast pace for us to search.For the period of November 1-30, 2016, the added/updated collection’s are:

American Samoa, Passenger Lists and Travel Documents, 1918-1965

BillionGraves IndexBrazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014

California, Chinese Partnerships and Departures from San Francisco, 1893-1943

Chile Civil Registration, 1885-1903

Denmark Census, 1916

England, Bristol, Non-Conformist Church Records, 1777-1936

and more …

via The Ancestor Hunt – Blog

New Historic Records On FamilySearch: Week of November 7, 2016 | Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Over 4 million birth, death, census, civil, church, and other indexed records were published and made available at FamilySearch this week. Find new historical records from South Africa, Peru, Netherlands, Russia, Philippines, and across the United States including Illinois, Iowa, Utah, Alabama, Oregon, South Dakota and Tennessee. See the interactive table below for these and more free searchable historic records added this week at

Source: New Historic Records On FamilySearch: Week of November 7, 2016 | Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter