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Two Day Family History Courses: Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced
  • BEGINNING Course meets January, February, April, May, July, August, October, and November
  • INTERMEDIATE Course meets Every Month: January thru November (except December)
  • ADVANCED Course meets March, June, and September



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   2 - Day Family History Courses    






  
BEGINNING INTERMEDIATE ADVANCE
Description: The 2-day BEGINNING Family History Course covers family history basics in FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com. Instruction and Hands-on participation.
Advance Preparation: Open free FamilySearch Account.
Bring with you: FS username & password (and Ancestry.com username & password, if you have one). Photo of deceased ancestor (paper or digital). Document of deceased ancestor (paper or digital).
Description:The 2-day INTERMEDIATE Family History Course is designed to add a basic understanding of how to do family history. It provides instruction in how to find and search other sources in addition to vital records. Instruction and Hands-on participation.
Advance Preparation: Open free FamilySearch Account. Attending the 2-Day BEGINNING Course may be adviseable.
Bring with you: FS username & password (and Ancestry.com username & password, if you have one).
Description: The 2-Day ADVANCE Course explores ideas, ways and resources to "Break Down Brick Walls". It goes beyond the commonly used sources and websites to find solutions. Instruction and Hands-on participation.
Advance Preparation: Thoughtfully consider attending the 2-Day INTERMEDIATE Course to get the most benefit from the ADVANCE Course.
Bring with you: Three separate DOCUMENTS of one deceased ancestor to use in the first class.
  Registration & Fees are the same for all courses: Call the Los Angeles FamilySearch Library at 310-474-9990 to register or if you have questions. For each course there is a $10 fee for flash drive and
 notebook containing course materials. Fee may be waived. Snacks are provided. Free parking is available on site.


BEGINNING Course - Bring Photo of Deceased Ancestor
BEGINNING Course - Bring Document of Deceased Ancestor



BEGINNING FH Course Months[edit | edit source]

January February April May July August October November

INTERMEDIATE FH Course Months[edit | edit source]

January February April May July August October November

ADVANCED Course Months[edit | edit source]

March June September



JANUARY 2020[edit | edit source]

  2 - Day BEGINNING FH Course   - Tues. & Wed.  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Jan 7 8:30 AM   Overview of Family Search (FS)
Tuesday 9:30 AM   Attaching FS Indexed Records in FT Using Source Linker
1:30 PM   Introduction to FS Wiki (Online FH Encyclopedia)
2 PM   Attaching All Other Records in Family Tree (FT)
3:30 PM   Putting Photos, Documents, and Stories in FT
Jan 8 8:30 AM   U.S. Census Records
Wednesday 10:30 AM   Searching for Vital Records (Birth, Marriage, & Death)
1 PM   Overview of Ancestry.com
3 PM   FS Indexing & Increasing Access to Records
  2 - Day INTERMEDIATE FH Course   - Tues. & Wed.  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Jan 21 8:30 AM   Using FH Tools - Capturing & Editing Images
Tuesday 9 AM   Various Church Records
11 AM   Finding Family Genealogies - Trees and Published Histories
1 PM   Finding Duplicates, Merging and Fixing Relationships
3:30 PM   Death & Related Records
Jan 22 8:30 AM   Overview of FS Research WIKI
Wednesday 10:30 AM   Newspapers and Obituaries
1:30 PM   Searching Google
3 PM   Ancestry.com - Individualized Lab


February 2020[edit | edit source]

  2 - Day BEGINNING FH Course   - Tues. & Wed.  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Feb 4 8:30 AM   Overview of Family Search (FS)
Tuesday 9:30 AM   Attaching FS Indexed Records in FT Using Source Linker
1:30 PM   Introduction to FS Wiki (Online FH Encyclopedia)
2 PM   Attaching All Other Records in Family Tree (FT)
3:30 PM   Putting Photos, Documents, and Stories in FT
Feb 5 8:30 AM   U.S. Census Records
Wednesday 10:30 AM   Searching for Vital Records (Birth, Marriage, & Death)
1 PM   Overview of Ancestry.com
3 PM   FS Indexing & Increasing Access to Records
  2 - Day INTERMEDIATE FH Course   - Tues. & Wed.  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Feb 18 8:30 AM   Using FH Tools - Capturing & Editing Images
Tuesday 9 AM   Various Church Records
11 AM   Finding Family Genealogies - Trees and Published Histories
1 PM   Finding Duplicates, Merging and Fixing Relationships
3:30 PM   Death & Related Records
Feb 19 8:30 AM   Overview of FS Research WIKI
Wednesday 10:30 AM   Newspapers and Obituaries
1:30 PM   Searching Google
3 PM   Ancestry.com - Individualized Lab




March 2020[edit | edit source]

  2 - Day ADVANCE FH Course   - Tues. & Wed.  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Mar 17 8:30 AM   Using Research Tools - Time Line, Research Log...
Tuesday 9:30 AM   Breaking Down Brick Walls, Pt 1
11:00 AM   Breaking Down Brick Walls, Pt 2
1:30 PM   Wills and Probate Records
3:00 PM   Subscription Websites - Free at FS Library
Mar 18 8:30 AM   Passenger Lists and Naturalization Records
Wednesday 10:00 AM   Finding Records Beyond Family Search & Ancestry
1 PM   Land and Property
2 PM   DNA - Ancestry.com
3 PM   Websites Resources - My Heritage and Find My Past




APRIL 2020[edit | edit source]

  2 - Day BEGINNING FH Course   - Tues. & Wed.  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
April 7 8:30 AM   Introduction to Family Search (FS)
Tuesday 10:30 AM   Attaching FS Indexed Records in FT Using Source Linker
1 PM   Attaching All Other Records in Family Tree (FT)
2:30 PM   Putting Photos, Documents, and Stories in FT
Apr 8 8:30 AM   Family Search Wiki Beginning (Online FH Encyclopedia)
Wednesday 9:30 AM   Ancestry Institution
11:00 PM   Searching for Vital Records (Birth, Marriage, & Death)
1:30 PM   U.S. Census Records
3 PM   Family Search Indexing & Increasing Access to Records
  2 - Day INTERMEDIATE FH Course   - Tues. & Wed.  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Apr 21 8:30 AM   Finding Family Genealogies - Trees and Published Histories
Tuesday 10 AM   Various Church Records
1 PM   Finding Duplicates in Family Search - Merging and Unmerging
2:30 PM   Fixing Relationships in Family Search
3:00 PM   Death & Related Records
Apr 22 8:30 AM   Family Search WIKI Intermediate
Wednesday 10:00 AM   Using Digital Family History Tools (Irfanview & Snip-It Tool)
11:00 AM   Newspapers and Obituaries
1:30 PM   Ancestry - Making It Work for You
3:30 PM   Searching Google


MAY 2020[edit | edit source]

  2 - Day BEGINNING FH Course   - Tues. & Wed.  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
May 4 8:30 AM   Introduction to Family Search (FS)
Tuesday 10:30 AM   Attaching FS Indexed Records in FT Using Source Linker
1 PM   Attaching All Other Records in Family Tree (FT)
2:30 PM   Putting Photos, Documents, and Stories in FT
May 5 8:30 AM   Family Search Wiki Beginning (Online FH Encyclopedia)
Wednesday 9:30 AM   Ancestry Institution
11:00 PM   Searching for Vital Records (Birth, Marriage, & Death)
1:30 PM   U.S. Census Records
3 PM   Family Search Indexing & Increasing Access to Records
  2 - Day INTERMEDIATE FH Course   - Tues. & Wed.  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
May 18 8:30 AM   Finding Family Genealogies - Trees and Published Histories
Tuesday 10 AM   Various Church Records
1 PM   Finding Duplicates in Family Search - Merging and Unmerging
2:30 PM   Fixing Relationships in Family Search
3:00 PM   Death & Related Records
May 19 8:30 AM   Family Search WIKI Intermediate
Wednesday 10:00 AM   Using Digital Family History Tools (Irfanview & Snip-It Tool)
11:00 AM   Newspapers and Obituaries
1:30 PM   Ancestry - Making It Work for You
3:30 PM   Searching Google


JUNE 2020[edit | edit source]

  2 - Day ADVANCE FH Course   - Tues. & Wed.  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Jun 16 8:30 AM   Using Research Tools - Time Line, Research Log...
Tuesday 9:30 AM   Breaking Down Brick Walls, Pt 1
11:00 AM   Breaking Down Brick Walls, Pt 2
1:30 PM   Wills and Probate Records
3:00 PM   Subscription Websites - Free at FS Library
Jun 17 8:30 AM   Passenger Lists and Naturalization Records
Wednesday 10:00 AM   Finding Records Beyond FS & Ancestry
1 PM   Land and Property
2 PM   DNA - Ancestry
3 PM   Website Resources - My Heritage and Find My Past


JULY 2020[edit | edit source]

  2 - Day BEGINNING FH Course   - Tues. & Wed.  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
July 7 8:30 AM   Introduction to Family Search (FS)
Tuesday 10:30 AM   Attaching FS Indexed Records in FT Using Source Linker
1 PM   Attaching All Other Records in Family Tree (FT)
2:30 PM   Putting Photos, Documents, and Stories in FT
July 8 8:30 AM   Family Search Wiki Beginning (Online FH Encyclopedia)
Wednesday 9:30 AM   Ancestry Institution
11:00 PM   Searching for Vital Records (Birth, Marriage, & Death)
1:30 PM   U.S. Census Records
3 PM   Family Search Indexing & Increasing Access to Records


  2 - Day INTERMEDIATE FH Course   - Tues. & Wed.  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
July 21 8:30 AM   Finding Family Genealogies -Trees and Published Histories
Tuesday 10 AM   Various Church Records
1 PM   Finding Duplicates, Merging and Unmerging in Family Search
2:30 PM   Fixing Relationships in Family Search
3:15 PM   Death & Related Records
July 22 8:30 AM   FamilySearch Wiki - Intermediate
Wednesday 10:00 AM   Using Digital Family History Tools (Iranview & Snip-it)
11:00 AM   Newspapers and Obituaries
1:30 PM   Ancestry - Making It Work for You
3:30 PM   Searching Google


AUGUST 2020[edit | edit source]

  2 - Day BEGINNING FH Course   - Tues. & Wed.  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Aug 4 8:30 AM   Introduction to Family Search (FS)
Tuesday 10:30 AM   Attaching FS Indexed Records in FT Using Source Linker
1 PM   Attaching All Other Records in Family Tree (FT)
2:30 PM   Putting Photos, Documents, and Stories in FT
Aug 5 8:30 AM   Family Search Wiki Beginning (Online FH Encyclopedia)
Wednesday 9:30 AM   Ancestry Institution
11:00 PM   Searching for Vital Records (Birth, Marriage, & Death)
1:30 PM   U.S. Census Records
3 PM   Family Search Indexing & Increasing Access to Records


  2 - Day INTERMEDIATE FH Course   - Tues. & Wed.  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Aug 18 8:30 AM   Finding Family Genealogies -Trees and Published Histories
Tuesday 10 AM   Various Church Records
1 PM   Finding Duplicates, Merging and Unmerging in Family Search
2:30 PM   Fixing Relationships in Family Search
3:15 PM   Death & Related Records
Aug 19 8:30 AM   FamilySearch Wiki - Intermediate
Wednesday 10:00 AM   Using Digital Family History Tools (Iranview & Snip-it)
11:00 AM   Newspapers and Obituaries
1:30 PM   Ancestry - Making It Work for You
3:30 PM   Searching Google




SEPTEMBER 2020[edit | edit source]

  2 - Day ADVANCE FH Course   - Tues. & Wed.  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sep 15 8:30 AM   Using Research Tools - Time Line, Research Log...
Tuesday 9:30 AM   Breaking Down Brick Walls, Pt 1
11:00 AM   Breaking Down Brick Walls, Pt 2
1:30 PM   Wills and Probate Records
3:00 PM   Subscription Websites - Free at FS Library
Sep 16 8:30 AM   Passenger Lists and Naturalization Records
Wednesday 10:00 AM   Finding Records Beyond FS & Ancestry
1 PM   Land and Property
2 PM   DNA - Ancestry
3 PM   Website Resources - My Heritage and Find My Past


OCTOBER 2020[edit | edit source]

  2 - Day BEGINNING FH Course   - Tues. & Wed.  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Oct 6 8:30 AM   Introduction to Family Search (FS)
Tuesday 10:30 AM   Attaching FS Indexed Records in FT Using Source Linker
1 PM   Attaching All Other Records in Family Tree (FT)
2:30 PM   Putting Photos, Documents, and Stories in FT
Oct 7 8:30 AM   Family Search Wiki Beginning (Online FH Encyclopedia)
Wednesday 9:30 AM   Ancestry Institution
11:00 PM   Searching for Vital Records (Birth, Marriage, & Death)
1:30 PM   U.S. Census Records
3 PM   Family Search Indexing & Increasing Access to Records


  2 - Day INTERMEDIATE FH Course   - Tues. & Wed.  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Oct 20 8:30 AM   Finding Family Genealogies -Trees and Published Histories
Tuesday 10 AM   Various Church Records
1 PM   Finding Duplicates, Merging and Unmerging in Family Search
2:30 PM   Fixing Relationships in Family Search
3:15 PM   Death & Related Records
Oct 21 8:30 AM   FamilySearch Wiki - Intermediate
Wednesday 10:00 AM   Using Digital Family History Tools (Iranview & Snip-it)
11:00 AM   Newspapers and Obituaries
1:30 PM   Ancestry - Making It Work for You
3:30 PM   Searching Google



NOVEMBER 2020[edit | edit source]

  2 - Day BEGINNING FH Course   - Tues. & Wed.  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Nov 3 8:30 AM   Introduction to Family Search (FS)
Tuesday 10:30 AM   Attaching FS Indexed Records in FT Using Source Linker
1 PM   Attaching All Other Records in Family Tree (FT)
2:30 PM   Putting Photos, Documents, and Stories in FT
Nov 4 8:30 AM   Family Search Wiki Beginning (Online FH Encyclopedia)
Wednesday 9:30 AM   Ancestry Institution
11:00 PM   Searching for Vital Records (Birth, Marriage, & Death)
1:30 PM   U.S. Census Records
3 PM   Family Search Indexing & Increasing Access to Records
  2 - Day INTERMEDIATE FH Course   - Tues. & Wed.  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Nov 17 8:30 AM   Finding Family Genealogies -Trees and Published Histories
Tuesday 10 AM   Various Church Records
1 PM   Finding Duplicates, Merging and Unmerging in Family Search
2:30 PM   Fixing Relationships in Family Search
3:15 PM   Death & Related Records
Nov 18 8:30 AM   FamilySearch Wiki - Intermediate
Wednesday 10:00 AM   Using Digital Family History Tools (Iranview & Snip-it)
11:00 AM   Newspapers and Obituaries
1:30 PM   Ancestry - Making It Work for You
3:30 PM   Searching Google