European Family History Conference

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The Family History Library and the research specialists of the European reference team invite you to a free, never before offered, week-long conference focused exclusively on European research. The conference, which will be held on September 12–16, 2016, is perfect for beginning and intermediate genealogists who are interested in learning about records from European localities and the Family History Library collections.

Come and spend a week at the world-renowned Family History Library learning from our expert staff of genealogists and experienced guest genealogists. Learn how to use historical records effectively and how to research the records of several European countries. Explore such topics as census, church, immigration, and vital records. Learn more about German, Swiss, Russian, and Polish research. Discover new techniques, strategies, and methodology to apply to your genealogical research problems.

Most classes will be held at the Church History Museum Theater, with the exception of the lab classes, which will be taught at the Family History Library in the B1 lab. 

Seating in the Church History Museum Theater is limited to 190 participants, so be sure to register early to secure a spot. All classes will also be offered via webinar.

Registration begins on Aug 1, 2016.

If you plan to participate in person in this free conference, please register at the Eventbrite registration site:

If you plan to participate by way of webinar, please use the following registration link: Only 500 spots are available for participation by webinar.

Just 26 seats are available for in-person labs, which will all be held in the Family History Library B1 lab. For the webinar labs, 100 spots are available.

A syllabus will be provided that can be downloaded from the FamilySearch wiki:

We hope not only that this conference will be informative and instructive but also that it will encourage and inspire you to continue your family history research. Perhaps this conference is just what you need to break through that 20-year brick wall research problem. We look forward to working with you!


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