Advanced Three-day Intensive Family History Course

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History Library
Keith W. Hanks, Director
1631 East Temple Way,
Los Angeles, California 90024
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Advanced Three-Day Intensive Family History/Genealogy Training Course

New Courses will restart in 2012 - keep watch for dates and classes

Enrollment is limited to the first 24 to register.

Course Dates

          Course          Course         Course     
Tue Apr 17       TBA       TBA
Wed Apr 18         "         " 
Thu Apr 19         "          "

Course Description

The Advanced Three-Day Intensive course is offered at the Los Angeles Family History Library.  It provides advanced training for Family History/Genealogy Research. This training is designed for those who already know the basics of family history/genealogical research and wish to get more advanced training.

This course is useful for Family History Consultants, volunteers who work at family history centers, members of the church and the general public who wish to improve their family history/genealogical research skills.

              COURSE CONTENT
Day 1 U.S. Census Records
Death Records: Cemetery, Obituary, Death Cert., etc.
Wills and Probates
Googe is more than a search Engine
Day 2 Passenger Lists / Naturalization Records
Land, Property and Deeds
Advanced PAF 1 - includes notes, sources and attaching images
Advanced PAF 2 - sharing, GEDCOM files and merging
Day 3 Church Records: Non LDS
The Family History Libarary and Beyond - There\'s a Goldmine:
Brick Wall? Ways Over, Around, Through, US and Foreign research
Military Records


Foundation Course or equivalent, in particular:

1. Know how to use the basic data entering features of the record management computer program: Personal Ancestral File (PAF) or another equivalent program.

2. Be acquainted with the New Family History Library Catalog

3. Be acquainted with

If a person does not have the prerequisites, he/she is encouraged to take the "Foundation Course" or the "Three-Day Intensive Course."

If you have any questions about the prerequisites, please contact Richard D. McBride, Director, LAFHL, 310-474-9990.

Course Schedule

The classes will be from 8 AM to 5 PM each of the three days. Each class will usually last two hours. Each will involve classroom instruction followed by an assignment to be completed on the computers.

Course Registration

You must register for this course, since we only have space for 24 students.  Click here to register now, online.  If you have any questions please call us at 310-474-9990.

You will receive an email within 2 weekdays confirming your registration. If you don't receive the email, email the LAFHL at


Your pre-registration will be finalized by paying a $20 fee after receiving the confirming email. This fee is used to cover handout costs. If a person cannot afford the $20 registration fee, it will be waived. The class order is subject to change. Make your check out to LAFHL and the subject "Advanced Three-Day Intensive Course" and send it to:

  10741 Santa Monica Blvd.
  West Los Angeles, CA 90025