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Free Family History Library Classes and Webinars for November 2017

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (26 October, 2017), The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, has announced its free family history classes and webinars for November 2017. Participants can attend in person or online. New classes include how-to research Swiss, Norwegian, Canadian, and immigration records. There are also classes on the FamilySearch Family Tree, using the FamilySearch Catalog effectively, learning how to index in much-needed foreign languages such as Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, and French, and searching specific sources for many other countries. Some classes are also in Spanish. See the full schedule below. Mark your calendars for events you want to join so you don’t forget. (Find and share this announcement easily online in the FamilySearch Newsroom).Online classes are noted on the schedule as webinars. Webinar attendees need to click the link next to the class title at the scheduled date and time to attend the class online. Those attending in person simply go to the room noted. Invite your family and friends. All class times are in Mountain Standard Time (MST).If you are unable to attend classes in person or online, most sessions are recorded and can be viewed later online at your convenience. To access these, go to the archive for Family History Library classes and webinars.
Thursday, November 2, 11:00 a.m.Exploring Death Notices in Norway (Beginner)
Saturday, November 4 , 1:00 p.m.Árbol Familiar para principiantes (Beginner)
Monday, November 6, 10:00 a.m.Using the FamilySearch Catalog Effectively (Beginner)
Monday, November 6, 11:00 a.m.Exploring Emigration Records in Norway—Finding Place of Origin (Beginner)
Monday, November 6, 1:00 p.m.Beginning Swiss Research (Beginner)
Tuesday, November 7, 10:00 a.m.Overview of FamilySearch (Beginner)
Thursday November 9, 9:00 a.m.Immigration and Canadian Border Crossing (Beginner)
Thursday, November 9, 11:00 a.m.Swiss Census Records (Beginner)
Thursday, November 9, 12:30 p.m.French Language Indexing (1½ hours) (Beginner)
Thursday, November 9, 12:30 p.m.Italian Language Indexing (1½ hours) (Beginner)
Thursday, November 9, 1:00 p.m.Reivers and Relatives: Ancestors Along the Anglo-Scottish Border (Intermediate)
Thursday, November 9, 2:30 p.m.Portuguese Language Indexing (1½ hours) (Beginner)
Thursday, November 9, 2:30 p.m.Spanish Language Indexing (1½ hours) (Beginner)
Thursday, November 9, 4:30 p.m.Web Indexing Training (1½ hours) (Beginner)
Thursday, November 9, 6:30 p.m.Leadership Indexing Training (1½ hours) (Beginner)
Monday, November 13, 10:00 a.m.Using the FamilySearch Catalog Effectively (Beginner)
Tuesday, November 14, 10:00 a.m.Starting FamilyTree: Navigating, Adding, Standardizing and Printing (Beginner)
Tuesday, November 14, 1:00 p.m.England Case Study and Research Strategy (Intermediate)
Wednesday, November 15, 10:00 a.m.Dutch Language Indexing (1½ hours) (Beginner)
Thursday, November 16, 11:00 a.m.United States Census Records (Beginner)
Thursday, November 16, 1:00 p.m.Lost in London! Tracing Elusive Ancestry in London and Other Big Cities (Intermediate)
Saturday, November 18, 1:00 p.m.Getting Started in Mexico? Why You Should Try (Beginner)
Monday, November 20, 10:00 a.m.Using the FamilySearch Catalog Effectively (Beginner)
Tuesday, November 21, 10:00 a.m.Staring Family Tree: Preserving Memories Using Photos and Documents (Beginner)
Wednesday, November 29, 10:00 a.m.Web Indexing Training (1½ hours) (Beginner)
About FamilySearchFamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at or through over 5,000 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Brian Grubbs
Local History and Genealogy Department ManagerSpringfield-Greene County Library District

Come join us to help celebrate the 30th year anniversary of our society at an open house Oct 18, 2017 from 2 to 7 P.M.


You will get see our new reader/printer and the new microfilm we are slowly acquiring.  The room has been rearranged for more room on the shelves and better to see who enters the room and needs help.


Just a note to say it has been a busy summer with researchers stopping by and request for research.  We are indexing newspaper clippings again, adding information about the old schools as we find and paste.


We are collecting soldiers information and getting into notebooks so it available to the people who are interested.  We have Civil War information thanks to Joan Potter, Randy Senor and Francis Quisenberry. Going through the old newspapers on microfilm we have been finding WWI soldiers, Spanish - American Soldiers, and clipping papers is providing us with Viet Nam, Korean, WWII and other soldiers who have served or are serving our great nation.


November Meeting is featuring Don Shire talking about his new book.


December Meeting is Soup on the 2nd Saturday from 11 to 1 PM.


January Meeting is come and do research.

The memory of war is upon us. April 6th, 1917 President Wilson declared war on Germany to bring the United States into the first World War. St. Louis Post-Dispatch 04-06-1917

The Audrain County Area Genealogy Society donated a Reader/Printer to the Vandalia Genealogical and Historical Society. It was delivered on PI day March 14, 2017.

Currently the website is under construction due the move from one webpage service provider to another.

This site will be fully operational again soon.

THANK YOU for your patience in this transition.

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