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United States Research Seminar at the Family History Library

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2019 Seminar[edit | edit source]

In September 2019, the US/Canada Research Team at the Family History Library will present a week-long seminar introducing the basic process and records of genealogy research in the United States.

Date and Time[edit | edit source]

The United States Research Seminar will be held from Tuesday September 10 through Friday September 13, 2019 in Main Floor Classroom B of the Family History Library and will be also be broadcast as webinars. Classes will run daily from 9 AM through 3:30 PM Mountain Daylight Time (MDT).

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

Time Tuesday

September 10, 2019

Wednesday

September 11, 2019

Thursday

September 12, 2019

Friday

September 13, 2019

9:00 AM MDT U.S. Research Process: Introduction U.S. Research Process: Finding Records Online U.S. Research Process: When the Records aren't Online U.S. Research Process: Evaluating and Analyzing
10:30 AM MDT U.S. Federal Census Records, 1850-1940 U.S. Probate Records:

Where There's a Will, There's a Probate

U.S. Military Records U.S. Federal Census Records, 1790-1840
1:00 PM MDT U.S. Vital Records:

The Bred, the Wed, and the Dead

U.S. Land Records U.S. Immigration Records, 1820-1954 U.S. Church Records
2:30 PM MDT U.S. City Directories U.S. Federal Land Records

Home on the Range

U.S. Naturalization Records DNA Basics:

An Introduction to DNA and Genealogy

Links and Recordings[edit | edit source]

Tuesday Classes[edit | edit source]

The following classes will be taught on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. Links to the webinar, handouts, and recorded classes will be made available here.

Time Class Title Location Listen Online Resources
9:00 AM MDT U.S. Research Process: Introduction FHL Main Floor Classroom B Click Link Handout

Recording

10:30 AM MDT U.S. Federal Census Records, 1850-1940 FHL Main Floor Classroom B Click Link Handout

Recording

1:00 PM MDT U.S. Vital Records FHL Main Floor Classroom B Click Link Handout

Recording

2:30 PM MDT U.S. City Directories FHL Main Floor Classroom B Click Link Handout

Recording

Wednesday Classes[edit | edit source]

The following classes will be taught on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.Links to the webinar, handouts, and recorded classes will be made available here.

Time Class Title Location Listen Online Resources
9:00 AM MDT U.S. Research Process: Finding Records Online FHL Main Floor Classroom B Click Link Handout

Recording

10:30 AM MDT U.S. Probate Records: Where There's a Will, There's a Probate FHL Main Floor Classroom B Click Link Handout

Recording

1:00 PM MDT U.S. Land Records FHL Main Floor Classroom B Click Link Handout

Recording

2:30 PM MDT U.S. Federal Land Records: Home on the Range FHL Main Floor Classroom B Click Link Handout

Recording

Thursday Classes[edit | edit source]

The following classes will be taught on Thursday, September 12, 2019. Links to the webinar, handouts, and recorded classes will be made available here.

Time Class Title Location Listen Online Resources
9:00 AM MDT U.S. Research Process: When the Records aren't Online FHL Main Floor Classroom B Click Link Handout

Recording

10:30 AM MDT U.S. Military Records FHL Main Floor Classroom B Click Link Handout

Recording

1:00 PM MDT U.S. Immigration Records, 1820-1954 FHL Main Floor Classroom B Click Link Handout

Recording

2:30 PM MDT U.S. Naturalization Records FHL Main Floor Classroom B Click Link Handout

Recording

Friday Classes[edit | edit source]

The following classes will be taught on Friday, September 13, 2019. Links to the webinars, handouts, and recorded classes will be made available here.

Time Class Title Location Listen Online Resources
9:00 AM MDT U.S. Research Process: Evaluating and Analyzing FHL Main Floor Classroom B Click Link Handout

Recording

10:30 AM MDT U.S. Federal Census Records, 1790-1840 FHL Main Floor Classroom B Click Link Handout

Recording

1:00 PM MDT U.S. Church Record FHL Main Floor Classroom B Click Link Handout

Recording

2:30 PM MDT DNA Basics: An Introduction to DNA and Genealogy FHL Main Floor Classroom B Click Link Handout

Recording

2017 Seminar[edit | edit source]

2017 US/Canada Seminar Classes and Syllabus[edit | edit source]

In order to attend these classes you must register. When registering please check ALL of the boxes for the days you wish to attend. To attend via webinar click here. To attend in person click here. We will use Eventbrite to process your registration. Your information will be processed in accordance with their privacy policy located at Eventbrite's Privacy Policy.See below for class descriptions and links to handouts.

TIME Monday, 16 October 2017 Tuesday, 17 October 2017 Wednesday, 18 October, 2017 Thursday, 19 October, 2017 Friday, 20 October, 2017
9:00-10:00 AM MDT FamilySearch Catalog FamilySearch Wiki FamilySearch Historical Records Collection FamilySearch Memories Freedman Bureau Records
10:15-11:15 AM MDT Canada Research: Canada Census Records Canada Research: Canada Vital Records Canada Research: Quebec Research Canada Research: Ontario Research Immigration and Canadian Border Crossings
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM MDT Are You Your Own Brick Wall: Common Genealogical Mistakes and Their Solutions Descendancy Research A United States Case Study The Research Process Ask Your United States and Canada Research Question
1:30-2:30 PM MDT United States Vital Records United States Land Records Census Techniques/Strategies Genetic Genealogy: An Introduction to DNA Canada Research: Canada Military
2:45-3:45 PM MDT United States Naturalization Records United States Probate Records Great Internet Sites for United States Research Using Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Over There: World War I Over Here

Links to Classes and Handouts[edit | edit source]