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Family History Q&As

Computer Tips | Research


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All Q&As are Mountain Time

**You will need a camera and a microphone to participate in these sessions.

Computer Tips & Tricks

Tuesday and Thursday 3:00-4:00 p.m.

with Elder Van Celaya

Bio: Elder Celaya worked for a major technology company for over 35 years. He has been doing genealogy since the age of 12 and has taught family history to over 53,000 people.

Format: Q&A and open discussion with the presenter. These discussions are not recorded.

Join via the Virtual Family History Help Desk (on Zoom) at the specified time. A greeter will direct you to the class breakout room.


**You will need a camera and a microphone to participate in these sessions.

Research Q&A

Monday

3:00-4:00 p. m. – French, French Canadian, Italian, Spanish Research with Sister Michele Templeman

Bio: Sister Templeman is a native of France who has been assisting patrons for many years with French, Italian and Hispanic records and research.

Monday and Friday

12:00-3:00 p. m. – Chinese Research with Elder Franklin West

Bio: Elder West served a 2-year mission in Hong Kong, then received a degree from BYU in Physics with a minor in Classical Chinese. He has been doing Chinese Research for the last 5 years.

Format: Q&A and open discussion with the presenter. These discussions are not recorded.

Join via the Virtual Family History Help Desk (on Zoom) at the specified time. A greeter will direct you to the class breakout room.

Important Links

BYU Library Catalog

BYU Library Catalog

Films

FamilySearch Microfilms & Fiche at BYU

Scanner Reservations

Scanning Equipment

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 accessible anywhere on the Internet, but many of the images (ca. 25-30%) require viewing at a FamilySearch family history center or affiliate library. The BYU Library has access to these images.



Info for BYU Library Family History Missionaries