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Classes and Webinars

Sunday Classes

The BYU Family History Library offers a variety of family history classes on Sundays for beginners to advanced researchers. We are open every Sunday except certain holidays and General Conference, with classes scheduled on the first through the fourth Sundays. On the fifth Sunday, we don’t offer regular classes, but we are open as usual for individuals and families to get help with family history research and for scheduled YSA groups.

YSAs groups may schedule a class or other family history session for your group on any Sunday or weekday when we are open by contacting us at 801-422-3766 or byufhlmissionaries@gmail.com.

View Sunday Class Schedule


BYU FHL Webinars

The BYU Family History Library hosts a series of online webinars that allows you to learn from family history experts without being required to go to the library.  It is easy to connect to these webinars and view them on your own computer or mobile device. Click on the link below to see the current live webinar schedule and view past presentations.

If you have any questions or comments about the webinars email us at fhl_webinars@byu.edu

View Webinar Schedule and Webinar Library


YouTube Videos

The BYU Family History Library maintains a YouTube channel of family history instructional videos.  These pre-recorded videos give you another way to learn more about family history in a convenient and up-to-date format.

View List of Videos


Family History Basic Tutorials

The following videos tutorials are designed for anyone getting started with family history or helping others to get started. They are short and to the point, 5-10 minutes long each. A handout is included with each one.

View Videos and Handouts

Important Links

BYU Library Catalog

BYU Library Catalog

Films

FamilySearch Microfilms & Fiche at BYU

Scanner Reservations

Scanner Reservations

FamilySearch

FamilySearch*

Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com
(BYU campus)

MyHeritage Libarary Edition

MyHeritage
Library Edition
(BYU campus)

Find My Past

Find My Past
(BYU Library)

   
Saints by Sea

Saints by Sea

The Family History Guide

The Family History Guide

County Histories

County Histories
(BYU access)

Fold3.com

Fold3
(BYU access)

WorldVitalRecords.com

Sanborn Maps
(BYU access)

HistoryGeo

HistoryGeo
(BYU access)

Gateway to North America

Gateway to North America
(BYU access)

"BYU access" means that the item is accessible on BYU campus or remotely for logged-in BYU students and faculty. If labeled “BYU campus” then it is available anywhere on BYU campus, but not remotely. "BYU Library" indicates that you may only access the resource while physically at the BYU Library. (If you have a personal account with any of these sites, you can access them anywhere. If so, it is best to access them directly rather than using these links.)

*FamilySearch is accessiable anywhere on the Internet, but many of the images (ca. 25-30%) require viewing at a FamilySearch family history center. BYU Library is also designated as a family history center allowing access to these images.