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Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Family History Library hosts 5-day Western European Family History Conference

I have been recently writing about the impact of "online" conferences on the more traditional in-person conferences that we have had in the past. The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has put together a conference where every class will be broadcast via webinars online. Here is the description for the conference (shown above):
Salt Lake City, Utah (26 March 2017), FamilySearch’s world-renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, will be offering its free Western European Family History Conference, May 15 to May 19, 2017. Guests can attend classes in person or online. The conference will focus exclusively on select Western European research and is intended for beginning and intermediate researchers. Classes are free, but registration is required due to class size and webinar bandwidth limitations. For more information or to register, go to FamilySearch Wiki. Easily find and share this news release online in the FamilySearch Newsroom.
There are approximately 25 classes scheduled and you can obviously pick and choose which classes you wish to attend. Here is a short description of the classes.
Classes will be taught by the Family History Library’s staff of experts and guest genealogists. Content will focus primarily on how to research records from Germany, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Belgium. Topics addressed will include census, church, immigration, and vital records. 
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Use the following links to register for deisired conference classes online or in the library: in-person guests or webinar guests.

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