Genealogy from the perspective of a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon, LDS)

Sunday, January 24, 2016

BYU Family History Library adds webinars, classes and videos

The Brigham Young University (BYU) Family History Library will be moving into the world of online, live webinar broadcasts starting in February, 2016. For the past month or so, we have been working out the details of hosting a live broadcast. The link to the schedule of the webinars and the in-person Sunday classes is indicated by the arrow above. Clicking on the link brings up a page of the three types of ways to view classes from the Library: in-library classes, webinars and on There is already one of the test webinars listed for review on the Online Webinar page. Here is a screenshot of the first "test" webinar.

We have discussed doing webinars showing the presenters, but for now, we will be doing primarily presentation software based classes. The University has a huge number of professors, teachers, and volunteer genealogists as a pool to draw on for presentations. We will be doing as many as three webinars a week to see how that goes. At first attendance at the webinars will be limited to the first 100 people who sign in, but if there is a demand, we may increase that number in the future.

We keep adding more content to the channel weekly and the classes on the second and fourth Sundays of each month are usually well attended. The new link page shown below will take you to all three areas of instruction.

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