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.



Pat Richley, also known as DearMYRTLE, has just kicked off a 20-week Beginning Genealogy Study Group using Google Hangouts. All you need is a computer with speakers to watch these presentations and if you can’t watch them live, then you can watch the recorded sessions at any time.

Take it one extra step and join her DearMYRTLE Genealogy Community at Google+ to see how to actually participate in these – and other – hangouts. You will need to create a free Google+ account to get in.