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FREE ONLINE GENEALOGY CLASSES April 2021! More than 30 sessions to choose from in April featuring beginner level classes covering U.S. research tips, Genetic Genealogy (DNA), Analyzing What You Know, Finding Original Recordshttps://genealogybargains.com/free-stuff/ #genealogy #freegenealogy

SALT LAKE CITY, UT–Increase your ability to make more family discoveries by virtually attending the FamilySearch Family History Library’s free April 2021 Webinars. There are more than 30 sessions to choose from in April featuring beginner level classes covering U.S. research tips, Genetic Genealogy (DNA), Analyzing What You Know, Finding Original Records, Correcting Relationships and Merging Duplicates (in Family Tree), an open Q&A session plus one Spanish language class entitled ¿Qué dice? Cómo leer la escritura antigua (What does it say? How to read ancient writing.).
Spend a day with the FamilySearch US Research team learning tips and tricks for discovery your US ancestors in a hands-on case study learning format (See Finding the Parents of Bertha Kantner: An Interactive How-to US Research Case Study).

Update your genealogy sleuthing skills with information on genetic genealogy in a series of sessions covering Why and How Genealogists use DNA, Grouping Matches, Determining Relationships, Finding Unknown Parents, and Solving a Brick Wall (case study). If your family history leads back to England ten sessons will immerse you in Resources on Ancestry and FindMyPast, the FamilySearch Wiki, Reading Old Handwriting, plus Church of England records, English History, and England jurisdictions.

No registration is required for these free online sessions. See the table of classes below for more details. If you cannot attend a live event, most sessions are recorded and can be viewed later at your convenience at Family History Library classes and webinars.

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All class times are in Mountain Standard Time (MST).

DATE/TIME CLASS WEBINAR
Thu, Apr 1, 10:00 AM MST Research Process: Finding Original Records (Beginner) Yes
Thu, Apr 1, 1:00 PM MST Hessian Soldiers: Their History and How to Find Them in America and Germany (Beginner) Yes
Mon, Apr 5, 10:00 AM MST Using the FamilySearch Catalog (Beginner) Yes
Tue, Apr 6, 10:00 AM MST Merging Duplicate Records in FamilySearch Family Tree (Beginner) Yes
Thu, Apr 8, 9:00 AM MST Finding the Parents of Bertha Kantner: An Interactive How-to US Research Case Study (7 hour event with frequent breaks) (Beginner) Yes
Tue, Apr 13, 10:00 AM MST Correcting Relationships in FamilySearch Family Tree (Beginner) Yes
Thu, Apr 15, 10:00 AM MST United States Military Draft Records (Intermediate) Yes
Thu, Apr 15, 1:00 PM MST ¿Qué dice? Cómo leer la escritura antigua (Beginner) Yes
Tue, Apr 20, 10:00 AM MST Adding Memories to FamilySearch Family Tree (Beginner) Yes
Fri, Apr 23, 9:00 AM MST Never Trust… (Beginner) by the British Research Team Yes
Fri, Apr 23, 9:30 AM MST English History and Family History Research: 1066-1714 (Beginner) Yes
Fri, Apr 23, 10:00 AM MST English History and Family History Research: 1714-1939 (Beginner) Yes
Fri, Apr 23, 10:30 AM MST England Jurisdictions (Beginner) Yes
Fri, Apr 23, 11:00 AM MST Church of England Records before 1813 (Beginner) Yes
Fri, Apr 23, 11:30 AM MST Church of England Records from 1813 onward (Beginner) Yes
Fri, Apr 23, 1:00 PM MST That’s English?! Reading Old Handwriting (Intermediate) Yes
Fri, Apr 23, 1:30 PM MDT Introduction to Quarter Sessions Records (Intermediate) Yes
Fri, Apr 23, 2:00 PM MDT England Research in the FamilySearch Wiki (Beginner) Yes
Fri, Apr 23, 2:30 PM MDT Key English Resources on FamilySearch.org (Beginner) Yes
Fri, Apr 23, 3:00 PM MDT Key English Resources on Ancestry.com (Beginner) Yes
Fri, Apr 23, 3:30 PM MDT Key English Resources on FindMyPast.com (Beginner) Yes
Fri, Apr 23, 4:00 PM MST Start with What You Know, Analyze What You Know (Beginner) Yes
Fri, Apr 23, 4:30 PM MST Open Question and Answer (Beginner) Yes
Mon, Apr 26, 9:00 AM MST Why Genealogists Use DNA (Beginner) Yes
Mon, Apr 26, 9:45 AM MST How Genealogists Use DNA (Beginner) Yes
Mon, Apr 26, 10:30 AM MST Grouping DNA Matches (Beginner) Yes
Mon, Apr 26, 1:00 PM MST Using DNA to Determine Relationships (Beginner) Yes
Mon, Apr 26, 2:15 PM MST Using DNA to Find Unknown Parents: A Case Study (Beginner) Yes
Mon, Apr 26, 3:00 PM MST Using DNA to Solve a Brick Wall: A Case Study (Beginner) Yes
Tue, Apr 27, 10:00 AM MST Using the FamilySearch Mobile Apps (Beginner) Yes

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About FamilySearch

FamilySearch 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 FamilySearch.org or through over 5,000 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 


New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 15 March 2021

This week FamilySearch added 7 million new indexed historical records from Find A Grave, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records from Germany, West Prussia 1537–1981, East Prussia 1551–1992, England, Cambridgeshire Bishop's Transcripts 1538–1983, New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1865–1957, and more records for Brazil, England, France, Norway and Puerto Rico. United States collections added 3 million more records for US City and Business Directories ca 1749–ca. 1990, Massachusetts, Boston Tax Records 1822–1918, Louisiana Voter Registrations 1867–1905, and additional for Maine, Montana, N. Jersey, and Virginia.

This week FamilySearch added 7 million new indexed historical records from Find A Grave, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records from Germany, West Prussia 1537–1981, East Prussia 1551–1992, England, Cambridgeshire Bishop’s Transcripts 1538–1983, New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1865–1957, and more records for Brazil, England, France, Norway and Puerto Rico. United States collections added 3 million more records for US City and Business Directories ca 1749–ca. 1990, Massachusetts, Boston Tax Records 1822–1918, Louisiana Voter Registrations 1867–1905, and additional for Maine, Montana, N. Jersey, and Virginia.

Search these new records and images by clicking on the collection links below, or go to FamilySearch to search over 8 billion free names and record images.

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Country Collection Indexed Records Digital Images Comments
Austria Austria, Carinthia, Gurk Diocese, Catholic Church Records, 1527-1986 8,039 0 Expanded collection
Austria Austria, Vienna, Jewish Registers of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1784-1911 355 0 Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949 10,217 0 Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Paraná, Civil Registration, 1852-1996 23,294 0 Expanded collection
Brazil Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999 3,333 0 Expanded collection
Canada Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001 1,435 0 Expanded collection
Denmark Denmark, Århus Municipal Census, 1918 11,124 0 Expanded collection
El Salvador El Salvador Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977 2,061 0 Expanded collection
England England, Cambridgeshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1538-1983 200,954 0 Expanded collection
England England, Essex Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1971 1,108 0 Expanded collection
England England, Gloucestershire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1642-1996 4 0 Expanded collection
England England, Herefordshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1583-1898 13,580 0 Expanded collection
England England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988 37,667 0 Expanded collection
England England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920 4,329 0 Expanded collection
France France, Rhône, Military Registration Cards, 1865-1932 17,710 0 Expanded collection
France France, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892 690 0 Expanded collection
Germany Germany, Prussia, East Prussia, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1551-1992 236,634 0 Expanded collection
Germany Germany, Prussia, West Prussia, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1537-1981 1,926,847 0 Expanded collection
Hungary Hungary, Jewish Vital Records Index, 1800-1945 3,371 0 Expanded collection
New Zealand New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1865-1957 191,347 0 Expanded collection
Norway Norway, Oslo Census, 1901 19,314 0 Expanded collection
Other Find A Grave Index 4,690,041 0 Expanded collection
Peru Peru, Piura, Civil Registration, 1874-1996 20 0 Expanded collection
Peru Peru, Prelature of Yauyos-Cañete-Huarochirí, Catholic Church Records, 1665-2018 14,878 0 Expanded collection
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969 163,994 0 Expanded collection
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001 14 0 Expanded collection
Samoa Samoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996 691 0 Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004 2 0 Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, Civil Death Registration, 1955-1966 10,357 0 Expanded collection
South Africa South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976 6,481 0 Expanded collection
United Kingdom England, Hertfordshire, Marriage Bonds, 1682-1837 318 0 Expanded collection
United Kingdom England, Lancashire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1746-1799 68 0 Expanded collection
United Kingdom England, Lincolnshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1574-1885 1,323 0 Expanded collection
United States Alaska, WWII Statement of Service Records, 1948-1949 8,524 0 New collection
United States California, Los Angeles, Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery/Crematory Records, 1884-2002 54 0 Expanded collection
United States Georgia, Military Discharge Records, ca.1890 – ca.1966 7,015 0 Expanded collection
United States Hawaii, Various Islands, Circuit Court Divorce Records, 1849-1915 4,213 0 Expanded collection
United States Louisiana, Orleans and St. Tammany Parish, Voter Registration Records, 1867-1905 200,525 0 Expanded collection
United States Maine, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1990 107,432 0 Expanded collection
United States Massachusetts, Boston Tax Records, 1822-1918 604,595 0 Expanded collection
United States Michigan, Saginaw County, Biographical Card File, ca. 1830-2000 71 0 Expanded collection
United States Montana, County Voting Records, 1884-1992 52,376 0 Expanded collection
United States New Jersey, County Naturalization Records, 1749-1986 90,302 0 Expanded collection
United States New Jersey, Death Index, 1901-1903; 1916-1929 315 0 Expanded collection
United States Pennsylvania Delayed Birth Records, 1941-1976 108 0 Expanded collection
United States South Carolina, Charleston District, Bill of sales of Negro slaves, 1774-1872 377 0 Expanded collection
United States Texas, Various Counties, Military Discharge Records, 1916-1990 6,956 0 Expanded collection
United States United States City and Business Directories, ca. 1749 – ca. 1990 2,946,956 0 Expanded collection
United States Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1943 108,933 0 Expanded collection
United States Washington, County Death Registers, 1881-1979 11,958 0 Expanded collection
United States Washington, County Divorce Records, 1852-1950 87 0 Expanded collection
United States Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957 228 0 Expanded collection
Uruguay Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930 956 0 Expanded collection
Zambia Zambia, Archdiocese of Lusaka, Church Records, 1950-2015 4,098 0 Expanded collection

About FamilySearch

FamilySearch 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 FamilySearch.org or through over 5,000 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.


 

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