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Sunday Classes

While we are closed Sundays, we have virtual classes!


Sunday, December 4, 2022

2:00 Kathryn Grant Timeline Grid (for Latter-day Saints) 2: The Timeline Grid: Practical Examples
3:30 James Tanner What New Technologies Will Aid You in Finding Your Ancestors?
5:00 Jerroleen Sorensen Using Compiled Genealogies on FamilySearch (i.e. GEDCOM)

 


Sunday, December 11, 2022

2:00 Kathryn Grant How Family History Helps Us Hear and Follow the Spirit.
3:30 James Tanner What if you don’t speak your ancestors’ native language? Foreign Language Resources.
5:00 Jerroleen Sorensen Christmas Family History Activities for Children

Full Schedule (Subject to change.)


Zoom Link for Sunday Classes (At scheduled times.)


Virtual Classes Archive (Recordings, handouts, etc.)


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Sunday FAQs

Do you offer classes or other instruction besides on Sunday?

Yes! Besides Sunday Classes, we also have many other virtual classes, webinars, instructional videos, and tutorials.

Are your Sunday classes recorded?

We do record most of the classes and/or provide copies of handouts and slides. See our virtual classes archive.

Can I get personal assistance with family history on Sunday? 

Currently, we only have our virtual classes on Sundays, but we are currently open Monday-Friday for in-person and virtual help.

Can I schedule a group visit or class? 

We are not currently hosting groups on Sundays, but we can schedule groups in-person or virtually on weekdays Monday-Friday. We love to host YSAs, Youth, and adult groups for classes or other family history activities. To schedule a group, contact the Family History Missionaries.

Do I need to schedule an appointment during open hours?

Is the BYU Family History Library open Saturdays?

Yes, we are open most Saturdays. However, the Family History Missionaries are not currently here on Saturdays. Student reference assistance are available.

When will the BYU Family History Library open again on Sundays?

We will reopen once we are certain that health conditions will permit us to remain open long term, and once our volunteer staffing levels and capacity are at a point when we can sustainbly manage a Sunday schedule again.

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 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.



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