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Fri

9:00am – 6:00pm

Sat

10:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday Classes

Sundays 12 pm to 8 pm (excluding holidays and General Conference)

  • Free family history classes
  • Personalized research assistance
  • One-on-one consultations
  • Group reservations for YSAs
  • Scanning photos, slides, and other memories
  • 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

Sunday, November 17th

Walk in or call 801-422-3934 to sign up. To find a helper, ask at the family history missionary desk.

12:00-7:45  – General Research  Any available consultant
12:00-7:45 German Research
2:30-6:00 British Isles Research Pat & Dave Willmore
12:00-7:00 Scandinavian Research (Matthews 3-7) (Brinley 12-4) Geri Brinley
12:00-7:45 DNA Research (Dunn 12-4), (Stoddard 3:30-8) Paul Dunn, Sarah Stoddard
2:30-7:45 United States Research Nancy Busby
1:00-7:00 Spanish specialist (Hyland 1-3), (Cordon 3-7) Nelson Hyland, Jensen Cordon
1:00-5:00 Family History Consultant training Ginny Lakey
6:00-7:00 Family History Workshop—Bring Your Family Jill Woodbury

To schedule a group class for Sunday (or weekdays), call 801-422-3766 or email byufhlmissionaries@gmail.com

Family History Classes

3:00-4:00 Classes

  • Tour: Find treasures in the BYU Library to enhance research
  • Understanding German Records & Jurisdictions
  • Using Ancestry.com and Sources: Hands On—Bring Your Logins
  • Essential Tools for the Hobbyist Genealogist
  • Fast Accurate Research Using FamilySearch and the Wiki

4:30-5:30 Classes

  • Consultant Training: Using Helper Resources for Discover-Gather-Connect
  • Research Problems & Procedures in the United Kingdom
  • Unique FH Christmas Gifts for Kids: Learn to create Sketch (whiteboard)  videos for telling family stories
  • Fast Accurate Research Using Advanced Google Tips and Tricks
  • Writing Your Ancestors’ Stories

6:00-7:00 Classes

  • Discovery Experience Demo
  • Marching Forward in a Major Way: U.S. Military Record Resources Online
  • Unique FH Christmas Gifts for Kids: Learn to create Explainer (cartoon) videos for telling family stories
  • Fast Accurate Research Using Affiliate and Other Genealogy Websites

Full Schedule with Teachers and Classrooms: November 17th 

Other upcoming classes:

November 24th

December 8th

December 15th

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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.