Showing posts with label Family History Library. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Family History Library. Show all posts

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Canadian Genealogy News (CGN) 01 Aug 2015

Here are some news items which have come across the desk this morning -

Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival 

This weekend marks the opening of Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival, which takes place from July 31 to August 2, 2015, in Dauphin, Manitoba. 

It showcases the richness of Ukrainian culture and the history of Canada’s Ukrainian community. This year’s Festival is especially significant as we celebrate its 50th anniversary.

To see what events are happening, go to

The Family History Library Announces Free Classes for AUGUST 2015

These classes and workshops are designed to help individuals and families find their ancestors and teach others family history techniques.

August 01 1:00 P.M. Reading Spanish Handwriting (in English) Webinar

August 05 10:00 A.M. Advancing Your Polish Genealogy: 300 Years of Records Webinar 

August 13 6:00 P.M. Planning a Research Trip Webinar

August 12 1:00 P.M. Genealogía Descendente Webinar

August 27 6:00 P.M. Immigration into the United States Webinar

Edmonton Heritage Festival turns 40

1974, the Alberta government declared the first Monday in August an annual holiday for recognizing and celebrating the ethnic heritage of Alberta residents. Two years later, the first Heritage Festival attracted 20,000 people.

This year's festival will include a Heritage History Tent in the middle of Hawrelak Park to celebrate the festival's four-decade run.

The tent will be staffed by former presidents and chairs of the festival board, and will feature a visual tour of past festivals. 

The 11 original pavilions were Arab, Caribbean, Chile, Philippines, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Scandinavia and Wales.

This year's lineup of 61 pavilions representing more than 80 cultures will include five new countries - Haiti, Lebanon, Morocco, Rwanda and South Sudan.

For further information, go to

Note: I will be on vacation until the 11th of August. The Canadian Week in Review (CWR) will still be printed every Monday morning, but there may be some Canadian Genealogy News (CGN) not posted during the week. 

Have a nice day researching!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Family History Library Announces Free Classes

We received this email this morning –

The Family History Library Announces Free Classes for November 2014

Nov. 1 Recursos en linea adema̍s de FamilySearch is a class for Spanish-speaking guests and starts at 1:00 p.m. 

Nov. 5-26 Russian Print and Handwriting Series. There are 4 parts to this series of classes, taught every Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. 

Nov. 8 Norway Research Series. The classes include “How to Use Church Records in Norway,” “How to Search Death Notices in Norway,” and “Exploring Probate Records in Norway.” These classes run from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. 

Nov. 8 American Indian Series. Classes include: “American Indian Research and the FamilySearch Wiki,” and “American Indian Case Study.” Classes are held at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. 

Nov. 15 Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge Workshop. This workshop begins at 10:00 a.m. Register for this 90-minute class at least one week prior to the workshop to find out which requirements should be completed before attending. Email 

Nov. 15 ¿Mis antepasados vinieron de . . . ? This class is for Spanish-speaking guests and starts at 1:00 p.m. 

Nov. 15 Reading Spanish Handwriting will be taught at 3:00 p.m. 

*Registration is required for classes with an asterisk. 

Register by 9:00 p.m. the Thursday before the class date by sending an email to or calling 1-801-240-4950.

Go to for additional information. 

Their Facebook page is at

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Another Free Service at FHL

The Family History Library of FamilySearch recently announced a FREE SERVICE where you can send a limited preview of Google Books page and get them to scan the entire page and email it to you for free.

All you have to do is to fill out their Online Photoduplication Request Form, and send it to Salt Lake City by email, and you will get the full page back as soon as possible.

This is a great idea!

They walk you through the process on their blog at

Friday, March 1, 2013

FamilySearch Library Changes Hours

If you are going to Salt Lake City after April 13th, the Family History Library will change its Saturday hours to 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Previously, it had been open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

“This change is being made so that valuable staff and volunteer resources can be allocated to other busier times during the week that have greater patron demand,” said Don Anderson, director of the Family History Library. “This change will facilitate better service to patrons during the high-demand hours.”

To see the hours that the library is open during the week, if

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

UPDATE: Policy Change for Patrons Requesting Photocopies From the Family History Library

Has anyone seen this notice on the latest post on Family Search blog?

Appearently, Merrill White from the Family History Library posted on the Family Search blog the other day that as of Feb 4 “all requests for information copied from films, book pages, CDs, marriage, death or birth certificates, wills and/or deeds, etc. will be copied in digital format and emailed to patrons in a zipped PDF or JPG file format. There is no charge for this service if we are able to email to information to patrons”.

They say that patrons of the library can request copies by emailing their request to All requests MUST include the following information -

■Film or Fiche number

■Item number

■Name of Individual(s) referred to in the record

■Title of the record

■Name of parents, spouse, grantor, grantee, etc.

■Event type (Birth, Death or Marriage)

■Complete event date and place

■Event place (county, parish, township, etc.)

■Volume or page number

■Registration or Certificate Number

■Any other information that will help us locate your record