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Los Angeles Family
History Library
Keith W. Hanks, Director
1631 East Temple Way,
Los Angeles, California 90024
Location
310-474-9990
Email: lafhlcontact@gmail.com
Hours
Mon, Fri, Sat: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tue, Wed, Thu: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Social Media
Facebook - Twitter - Foursquare

 

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Sunday Special - Free Family History Help
Access to Consultants & Subscription FH Websites
4th Sunday of each month
1:00 to 5:00 pm



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2-Day INTERMEDIATE Family History Course
Tuesday, April 23rd, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Using Digital FH Tools for Capturing Images
Various Church Records
Finding Family Genealogies - Trees & Published Histories
Finding Duplicates & Merging in FS
Fixing Relationships in FS
Death and Related Records
Wednesday, April 24th, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Overview of FamilySearch Wiki
Newspapers and Obituaries
Searching Google
Ancestry.com - Individualized Lab
            Call Keith Hanks for Information & Registration, 310-474-9990
2-Day ADVANCE Family History Course
Tuesday, June 11th, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Using Research Tools, Time Lines, Research Logs...
Brick Walls, Part I
Brick Walls, Part II
Probates and Wills
Website Resources - MyHeritage and Findmypast

Wednesday, June 12th, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Other Website Resources
'Finding Records Beyond FamilySearch and Ancestry
Land and Property
Passenger Lists and Naturalization Records
            Call Keith Hanks for Information & Registration, 310-474-9990
Sunday Special - Free Family History Help
Access to Consultants & Subscription FH Websites
4th Sunday of each month
1:00 to 5:00 pm


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2-Day BEGINNING Family History Course
Tuesday, April 9th, 8:30am - 4:30pm
FH Organization
Overview of FamilySearch.org
Attaching FS Indexed Records in FT Using Source Linker
Introduction to FS Wiki Online FH Encyclopedia)
Attaching All Other Records in Family Tree
Putting Photos, Documents & Stories in Family Tree
Wednesday, April 10th, 8:30am - 4:30pm
U.S. Census Records
Searching for Vital Records (Birth, Marriage, & Death)
Overview of Ancestry.com
FamilySearch Indexing & Increasing Access to Records
            Call Keith Hanks for Information & Registration, 310-474-9990







New 2019 Family History Course Design: 2-Day Classes
Three levels: BEGINNING, INTERMEDIATE, & ADVANCE
Two courses held each month, Tuesday & Wednesday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Click our 2-Day FH Courses tab above for details.


2-Day BEGINNING Family History Course
Tuesday, February 5th, 8:30am - 4:30pm
FH Organization
Overview of FamilySearch.org
Attaching FS Indexed Records in FT Using Source Linker
Introduction to FS Wiki Online FH Encyclopedia)
Attaching All Other Records in Family Tree
Putting Photos, Documents & Stories in Family Tree


Sunday Special - Free Family History Help
Access to Consultants & Subscription FH Websites
4th Sunday of each month
1:00 to 5:00 pm


Wednesday, February 6th, 8:30am - 4:30pm
U.S. Census Records
Searching for Vital Records (Birth, Marriage, & Death)
Overview of Ancestry.com
FamilySearch Indexing & Increasing Access to Records







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Home Calendar & Schedule Library Services Resources-Holdings Commercial Websites Free FH Classes 3-Day FH Courses Family History Helps Societies Other Training Materials

Other Training Materials


Family Tree "How -To" Videos[edit | edit source]


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For class powerpoint and handout materials click here



Home Calendar & Schedule Library Services Resources-Holdings Commercial Websites Free FH Classes 3-Day FH Courses Handout & Guides Societies Other Training Materials
Library Services
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Menu Bar Services[edit | edit source]


Click on these services in bar above:  Resources - Holdings,  Commercial Website,   Free Family History Classes,                                                                 3-Day FH Courses,   Societies


Additional services include personal research consultation, group instruction, and imaging services (scanning and family VHS transfer to DVDs)

Additional Services[edit | edit source]


  • Individual Research Consultation: Full time missionaries, administrative staff, experienced volunteers, and class teachers are available for individual help

  • Group instruction and facilities available to LDS, BSA and other groups for family history/genealogy related education and training.
    To make arrangements, contact Richard D. McBride, LAFSL Director, 310-474-9990


  • Imaging Services
    Photo & Document Scanners
                                          VHS Transfer Services (By appointment ONLY)
Transfer family VHS (non-professional) images to DVD



Numerous California Resource Websites[edit | edit source]





Home Calendar & Schedule Library Services Resources-Holdings Commercial Websites Free FH Classes 3-Day FH Courses Handout & Guides Societies Other Training Materials
Handouts and Guides









Home Calendar & Schedule Library Services Resources-Holdings Commercial Websites Free FH Classes 3-Day FH Courses Handout & Guides Societies Other Training Materials



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 BEGINNING Family History Courses    





Home Calendar & Schedule Library Services Resources-Holdings Commercial Websites Free FH Classes 3-Day FH Courses Handout & Guides Societies Other Training Materials
Societies

British Isles Family History Society[edit | edit source]

LAFSL, CAAGS, & JGSLA Book Collections
  • 2016 Meeting Time & Dates: 4th Sunday; 12:30 - 5 pm; Jan 24, Feb 28, Apr 24, May 22, Jun 26, Jul 24, Aug 28, Sept 25, Oct 23, Nov 27
  • Website: www.bifhsusa.org
  • Description:


California African American Genealogical Society (CAAGS)[edit | edit source]

  • 2016 Meeting Time & Dates: Saturday 9:00am - 12 pm; April 23, July 23
  • Website: http://caags.org/
  • Description:


Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA)[edit | edit source]

  • 2016 Meeting Time & Dates: Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 pm; April 10, Oct 16
  • Website: http://jgsla.org/
  • Description:


LA West Side Genealogical Society[edit | edit source]

  • 2016 Meeting Time & Dates: 3rd Tuesday; 7:00 - 9:00pm; Jan 19, Feb 16, Mar 15, Apr 19, May 17, Jun 21, Jul 19, Aug 16, Sept 20, Oct 18, Nov 15
  • Website: http://www.lawgsweb.org/
  • Description:


Nordic Society[edit | edit source]

  • 2016 Meeting Time & Dates: 2nd Saturday (Odd #ed months); 2:00 - 4:00pm; Jan 9, Mar 12, May 14, July 9, Sept 10, Nov 12
  • Website: http://nordicgenealogy.org/
  • Description:




Polish Society[edit | edit source]

  • 2016 Meeting Time & Dates: 4th Saturday 12:00 - 4:00pm; Jan 23, Mar 26, May 28, Jul 23, Sept 24, Nov 19
  • Website: http://pgsca.org/
  • Description:



Sons of Liberty (Sons of American Revolution)[edit | edit source]

  • 2016 Meeting Time & Dates: Saturday 10:00am - 12:00pm; Feb 27, Jun 11, Aug 27, Nov 5
  • Website: -------
  • Description:


Other Societies - meet sporadically[edit | edit source]

  • Daughters of American Revolution (DAR)
  • Jewish Genealogical Society of Conejo Valley - Website: www.jgscv.org
  • Mayflower Society