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Mon-Thurs

9:00am – 9:00pm

Fri

9:00am – 6:00pm

Sat

10:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday Classes

2nd & 4th Sundays: 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

  • Free family history classes
  • Personalized research assistance
  • One-on-one consultations
  • Group reservations for YSAs, youth, and adults
  • Library tours

Contact us to reserve a consultation or group visit.
We are located on Level 2 of the BYU Library. (Get directions.)


Class Schedules

September 22

Help with Family History in the Library

Walk in or call 801-422-3934 to sign up.

To find a helper, ask at the family history missionary
desk.

10:00-7:30

General Research

Any available consultant

2:00-5:00

Dutch Research (Library
tour-3-4pm)

Dini Hansma

12:00-7:00

German Research

Larry Jensen (12- 3pm)

Stan Cutler (3 – 7pm)

Laurie Castillo

2:30-6:00

British Isles Research

Pat and Dave Willmore

2:30-7:00

Scandinavian Research
(Danish & Swedish)

Rick Matthews,   Geri Brinley

2:30-7:00

United States Research

Nancy Busby

2:30-7:00

DNA Research

Paul Dunn, Sarah Stoddard

6:00-7:00

Family History Workshop—Bring Your Family

Jill Woodbury

YSA or other Groups (10:00-2:00)

To schedule a group class for 2nd or 4th Sundays (or weekdays),  Call 801-422-3766 or email byufhl.coordinator@byu.edu

Family History Classes

3:00-4:00 Classes

Tour: Find
treasures in the BYU Library to enhance research

Dini
Hansma

FHL

My Heritage: Straight from the Amsterdam Conference

James Tanner

2212

Committing Mergery in FSFT: How to Merge Family Tree
Duplicates

Ted Black

2231

Determining Places of Origin of German Ancestors-Basic to Intermediate

Larry Jensen

2232

Transferring Sources Between Ancestry and Family Search

Susan McGhie

2233

Fast Accurate Research Using FamilySearch and the Wiki

Van Celaya

2234

4:30-5:30 Classes

Consultant Training: Using Family Search Helper Resources
(formerly Consultant Planner) (Everyone Invited to Attend)

Kathryn Grant

2212

Digging Deeper in the U.S. Federal Census: Make the
Most of Each Clue

Laurie Castillo

2231

Intermediate Family Search Skills

Ted Black

2233

Fast Accurate Research Using Advanced Google Tips and
Tricks

Van Celaya

2234

6:00-7:00 Classes

Hidden Clues on Person Records in Family Tree

Kathryn Grant

2212

Beginning
Family Search Skills

Ted Black

2233

Fast Accurate Research Using Affiliate and Other
Genealogy Websites

Van Celaya

2234

Other upcoming classes:

BYU FHL Sunday Classes Schedule – October 13th

BYU FHL Sunday Classes Schedule – October 27th

BYU FHL Sunday Classes Schedule – November 10th

BYU FHL Sunday Classes Schedule – December 8th

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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.