Family History Center to offer free webinars in January

The Family History Center in Salt Lake City will present several free webinars during January. The times listed are all Eastern Standard Time.

Thursday, Jan. 11 – 5 p.m. – Using Social Media for Family History
Tuesday, Jan. 16 – 1 p.m. – From America to Norway: A Beginner’s Case Study
Thursday, Jan. 18 – 1 p.m. – Pennsylvania Research
Thursday, Jan. 18 – 3 p.m. – What’s New in British Research at
Tuesday, Jan. 23 – Noon – What’s New at FamilySearch
Tuesday, Jan. 23 – 1 p.m. – How to Find Ancestors in Digitalarkivet of Norway
Tuesday, Jan. 23 – 3 pm. – Tracing Ancestry in Ireland’s Estate Records
Thursday, Jan. 25 – 3 p.m. – Your British/Irish Research Questions Answered
Tuesday, Jan. 30 – 4 p.m. – Using German Civil Registration Records

To attend any of these webinars, go to: and click on the appropriate date.

British Isles Research Seminar to be offered in March

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City will present a free British Isles Research Seminar on March 13-17, 2017.

You need not be in Salt Lake City to attend the classes. You will need to register online even if you are attending online. When registering, you must check all the days you wish to attend.

To register, go to:

All times are Eastern time.

Monday, March 13
3 p.m. – Blessings and Curses of Tracing Welsh Ancestry
4 p.m. – Welsh Naming Patterns and Customs

Tuesday, March 14
3 p.m. – How to Trace England Ancestry Online
4 p.m. – Tracing Non-Church of England Ancestry

Wednesday, March 15
3 p.m. – Scotland’s Lost Other Half: Tracing Difficult Ancestral Lines in Scotland’s Non-Parochial Registers
4 p.m. – Using Church of Scotland Parochial Registers to Trace Scots Ancestry

Thursday, March 16
3 p.m. – Turing the Tables on Tracing Elusive Ancestry in England/Wales Civil Registration Records
4 p.m. – England Resources for Family history at FindMyPast

Friday, March 17
11 a.m. – Tracing Irish Roman Catholic Ancestry
Noon – Finding Ancestry in Ireland Civil Registration Records
1 p.m. – Ireland Census and Census Substitutes
3 p.m. – The Scots-Irish Plantation and Settlement of Ulster in the 17th Century
4 p.m. – Key Websites for Tracing Ancestry in Ireland

Irish genealogy group to meet Saturday

The Irish Family History Forum will meet this Saturday, Nov. 21, at 10 a.m. the Bethpage Public Library.

The presentations, “Don’t Forget the Ladies – A Genealogist’s Guide to Women and the Law” and “Dowered or Bound Out: Records of Widows and Orphans” will be led  by Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist.

In her discussion “A Genealogist’s Guide to Women and the Law,”  Judy will show how in early America, women were all too often didn’t appear in records: not in the censuses, not on juries, not in the voting booth. She will show that the way women were treated under the law provides clues to finding their identities today.

In “Dowered or Bound Out,” she will discuss how the law treated widows and orphans and what the records may tell us about them.

The Bethpage Library is located at 47 Powell Avenue. For more information, go to the club website at:

Free webinar to focus on Irish records

Legacy Family Tree webinars will present a free webinar tomorrow, March 18, at 2 p.m. entitled “Irish Genealogical Records in the 17th-19th Centuries.”

Ireland research expert, Judy Wight, will teach about 17th-19th century genealogy records using different case studies.

Owner of Wight House Research, Judy specializes in Ireland and Scotland. She has worked as a reference consultant at the Family History Library and has vast research experience in the British Isles, U.S., Canada, and Australia.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: