The Family History Library Announces Russian Handwriting Classes

October 23, 2014  - by 

During the month of November, the Family History Library will be hosting several free family history classes on Russian handwriting.These classes provide an opportunity for researchers to learn how to read the Russian alphabet within the context of simple documents.

Classes will be held at the Family History Library in the B2 classroom each Wednesday for four weeks, starting on Nov. 5th. All are welcome to attend. Guests are welcome to come to any class they wish, but it is advisable to come to all, as the classes build on each other. The classes are free to the public. This is a great opportunity to get 8 hours of free instruction on Russian handwriting from a highly trained specialist.

  • Wed. 5 Nov. 2:00pm—Russian Print and Handwriting Part 1 (2 hrs)
  • Wed. 12 Nov. 2:00pm—Russian Print and Handwriting Part 2 (2 hrs)
  • Wed. 19 Nov. 2:00pm—Russian Print and Handwriting Part 3 (2 hrs)
  • Wed. 26 Nov. 2:00pm—Russian Print and Handwriting Part 3 (2 hrs)

These classes will be taught by Dennis Everett. Dennis received a degree in Russian studies from Brigham Young University. He also worked for the Department of Defense for 30 years and taught Russian at the military school Joint Language Center in Hawaii.


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  1. Since I don’t live near SLC, I’d like to view a video of these training classes, as many of my husband’s relatives are Russian. I once started the online video but it would help to see a webinar.

  2. Would you please post these classes in the Wikipedia, so we me may be able to reference them at a later date? Many people (including myself ) do not live in the SLC area.
    Thank You