Posted in News

Free Family History Library Webinars and Classes in January 2017

The world reknowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, has announced its line up of free, live webinars and classes in January 2017.  Classes offered online are noted as “Webinars”.  Webinar attendees just need to click on the link next to the class title to attend the online class on the scheduled date and time. Those attending the Library in-person just need to go to the room noted. Attend with family and friends. All times are in Mountain Standard Time (MST). No registration is required.

View the list of webinars at the Family History Library page.

While paid genealogy websites do offer many excellent resources for family historians, and sometimes provide records that you will have a hard time finding elsewhere, you do not need one of these subscriptions to build a family tree. In fact, restricting yourself to paid sites means that you will miss a huge number of records available elsewhere. So whether you are having a hard time affording a paid option, or are simply looking to expand your research in new directions, the following resources will help you explore your family’s history at no cost to you.

Family History Daily tells you how.

No, You DON’T Need a Paid Subscription to Do Genealogy Research

Posted in Research Notes

Immigration Webinars at USCIS

The  US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Historical Research Branch offers several webinars for beginner and advanced researchers. They are an easy and free way to learn about the USCIS history, library, and genealogy programs and services from agency historians, librarians and program representatives. We invite you to view our upcoming schedule below.

Source: Webinars | USCIS

Posted in Fun

A New England Hogwarts

True to form, J.K. Rowling released a story this week about the founding of America’s School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, Ilvermorny, whose location was on the highest peak of Mount Greylock in the mountains of western Massachusetts. For most fans, the news was very exciting, as it was her latest addition to the magical world of Harry Potter. However, for genealogists, J.K.’s newest story fit so nicely into the known history of the founding of New England that we could hardly contain our excitement.

Source: A New England Hogwarts – Vita Brevis