Wednesday, August 17, 2016

FHL: European Family History Conference 12-16th Sept 2016

Once again, the Family History Library offers a week-long conference. This time the focus is on European research, with classes on Switzerland, Germany, Poland and Polish partitions like Prussian, Silesia, Galicia, Austria, in addition to Czeck, Russia, Volga Germans, Bessarabia, and North Casucvasus research. There are several map, gazetteer and handwriting sessions.

In order to attend these classes you must register. To attend in person click here. If you are going to attend online click here. The Family History Library will use Eventbrite to process your registration. Your information will be processed in accordance with their privacy policy located at

TIME Monday, 12 September 2016
9:00-10:00 AM MDT Finding German Ancestors Online-Resources and Records
LAB: Swiss Names and Places
10:15-11:15 AM MDT Internet Sources for Locating Your 19th Century German Emigrant
11:30 AM-12:30 PM MDT Introduction to Swiss Research
2:00-3:00 PM MDT German Research Strategies for Eastern Provinces
3:15-4:15 PM MDT Research in German Archive

For the rest of the schedule, see:

Seating in the Church History Museum Theater which is directly north of the Family History Library, is limited to 190 participants. Please note that there are several LABS running concurrently with another class. LABS will be held in the Family History Library B1 Lab on the first lower level. Seating is limited to 26 attendees. Register early to secure a spot. registration opens August 1, 2016 (NOTE: When registering please register for ALL of the classes you wish to attend.). If you plan to attend in person please use the following link:*

All of the classes and LABS will also be broadcast as webinars. Webinar attendance for classes is limited to 500 while webinar attendance for LABS is limited to 100 spots. If you plan to attend via webinar please use the following link:*
  • When writing about this conference please use the following hashtags: #FHLUSSeminar #FamilyHistoryLibrary #FHLWebinars 
  • For information on past and present classes and webinars see Family History Library Classes and Webinars.
  • The FHL will use Eventbrite to process your registration. Your information will be processed in accordance with their privacy policy located at
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