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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.

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Webinar Tonight: What’s In a Name? Every Surname Tells a Story

Surnames tell a fascinating story about our ancestors’ past. From origin to meaning, migration to frequency, come learn how to find and include that story in your own family history.

Tessa Keough is a genealogist in transition (not her day job). She works on her own family history and special projects. These include a one-place study in Newfoundland, a one-name study of the Keough surname, a Google+ community (Legacy Virtual Users’ Group), and a YouTube channel (TessaWatch). Tessa blogs at The Keough Corner and Scandia Musings. She contributes to Worldwide Genealogy and the May I Introduce To You feature at Geneabloggers.

The seminar begins at 6:00pm Pacific time – 9:00pm Eastern.

Details and registration at Southern California Genealogical Society: Current Webinar Series

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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

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Upcoming Rootsdig Webinars

Over at Rootdig you’ll find a list of fascinating webinars scheduled for April. Here’s a sneak preview:

  • Using Fold3 – April 2nd beginning at 12:00 pm EDT.
  • Using – April 2nd beginning at 3:00pm EDT.
  • Getting More from – April 3rd beginning at 3:00pm EDT.
  • Determining Your Ancestor’s Migration Trail – April 3rd beginning at 6:00pm EDT.
  • Creating Color Charts and Citing Images – April 5th beginning at 8:00pm EDT.
  • Searching and Using Bureau of Land Management Patents – April 7th beginning at 8:00 EDT.

Visit for registration information.

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March Webinars at Family History Library

The Family History Library offers both classes and webinars. You’ll find details at the Classes and Webinars page in the FamilySearch Wiki. Here you can participate in upcoming events as well as view past webinars.

The March schedule is a PDF file that shows both classes and webinars.

These webinars are presented using WebEx Meetings platform. It requires the WebEx Meeting browser plugin to operate. This is a free download but requires either the Chrome or Firefox browser (both are free) to operate. It will also operate with iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices. You’ll find details on these requirements and how to install the plugin at Cisco’s WebEx Meetings FAQs page.

DearMYRTLE’s Genealogy Blog: Beginning Genealogy Study Group – 21 Jan 2015

This week’s study group session will begin with a discussion about exactly what physical and mental processes one must go through before adding a name to one’s genealogy database, and attaching relevant documents.

These study groups are free and easily accessible via Google Hangouts on Air. All you need is a computer with a broadband internet connection and speakers (a headset is even better). Her post has details about the group and this week’s topic.

DearMYRTLE’s Genealogy Blog: Beginning Genealogy Study Group – 21 Jan 2015