The Family History Library Announces Free Online Classes and Workshop—January, 2015

December 18, 2014  - by 

During the month of January, the Family History Library will be hosting a number of free online family history classes as well as a Boy Scout genealogy merit badge workshop. These classes and workshops are designed to help individuals and families find their ancestors and teach important family history techniques. They are free to the public. Information about specific classes is listed below, as well as information on how to register for classes.



January 3:  Metas genealógicas para 2015.  This is a class for Spanish-speaking guests and starts at 1:00 p.m. Come to the library for this class, or take part in an online webinar by clicking on this link.

January 8 and January 22: Beginning Genealogy Research. Learn basic beginning genealogical research skills to help expand your own family tree.  For more information and to join this Webinar, click on this link.

January 17: ¿He buscado aqui? El uso de notas y listas de Investigción. This class is for Spanish-speaking guests and starts at 1:00 p.m. Come to the library for this class, or take part in an online webinar by clicking on this link.

January 17: Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge Workshop. This workshop begins at 10:00 a.m. Register for this 90-minute class at least one week prior to the workshop to find out which merit badge requirements should be completed before attending. For registration information, call 1-801-240-4673.

January  26-30: England Research Series Webinars. Two webinars will be held each day, starting at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The British topics include: Online Websites, Maps and Gazetteers, England and Wales Census Records, England and Wales Civil Registration, Church of England Church Records, Nonconformist Church Records, Probate Records, Parish Chest Records, and Poor Law Records. Join this webinar by clicking on this link.

January 29: Danish Emigration class. For more information and to join this Webinar, click on this link.

To view a monthly schedule of classes, visit the Family History Library Wiki page by clicking on this link.


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  1. This is terrific. There are relatively few people in the vicinity of Salt Lake to take advantage of these classes, compared to every where else. Thank you.

  2. Will the English research webinar series be made available on your website in the future (like you have done with other series?).

    1. Most likely yes, it must be cleared for copyright and then it can be posted. I have not officially heard either way.

  3. I’m interested in the England Research Series Webinars, but there’s not enough information. Concerning the times given, which time zone are they for? Yes, they’re probably mountain time but you know what happens to people who assume…

  4. First I would like to thank you for offering a great line up of classes! I am very interested in the January 26-30: England Research Series Webinars. Unfortunately I will be at work during the scheduled webinars. Will these be recorded so that those of us who work can play them back at a later time? It would be greatly appreciate 🙂

    1. If they are recorded they will be put up on the learning center a few weeks after the initial class. At this time I am unsure if they are being recorded.

    1. Simply click on the link in the blog post that is after the webinar that you want to see and when prompted type in your name. You don’t have to sign up on this one. It lets me sign in as a guest.

  5. Just took the Janu 26-30 England Research Series Webinars and we were told to find the correct classes and times at this site. It shows today with a 1 pm MST class that started at 2 MST. Where do I find the correct start times and dates? I am in Oregon. Thanks

  6. I know this is from 2015 but will this be provided in 2016 for the free online classes and workshops. Our family is from Alexandria, Louisiana and we think from The Kent Plantation. We are planning a trip there but we would like to get as much information as possible and know where we need to start when we get there

    1. Catherine, you would have to contact the Family History Library to see if they are planning on offering any classes online.