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Classes will be hosted through Zoom. Please be sure to create an account before your class at the website zoom.us. Your confirmation email from the registered class will include a zoom link to join your class. The day of the registered class click on the zoom link and be ready 5 minutes before your scheduled class. Also, please meet requested prerequisites. [edit | edit source]


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Register, Class Description, Handouts

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You can register for one of our classes by clicking on the Details/Register link to the right of any of the classes, then clicking on the registration link for the date and time you wish to attend. Here you will also find a class description and class handouts.

*We recommend joining classes 5-10 minutes before they start to resolve any connection issues.




FamilySearch Classes

FamilySearch Basics


Beginning FamilySearch - Pam Kelly

Are you interested in discovering your family heritage? A beginning class in researching your family history will be taught online by the Los Angeles FamilySearch Library. The class is free, and will be taught using ZOOM.

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Wednesday March 31st 1:00 pm - Here to Join



Tabs - Meredith Dangerfield

This class covers how to use the Person page in FamilySearch tree. Please have a family tree established in FamilySearch before attending this class.

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Intro to Using Hints- Leslie Hackney

In 20 minutes you can learn how to filter out what you don't need, so that you can successfully focus on the tools and sources that will help you get started on searching for your ancestors, wherever they came from.

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Fan Chart - Pam Kelly

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Beginning Sharing Sources Between FamilySearch & Ancestry- Leslie Hackney

Did you know that there's a shortcut for transferring information and sources between FamilySearch and Ancestry.com? This tool requires a Church of Jesus Christ Membership Ancestry account (AKA a partnership account). In 20 minutes you can learn how to save yourself hours of work, with a few clicks of the mouse.

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FamilySearch Wiki Intro - Leslie Hackney

In 20 minutes you can learn how to filter out what you don't need, so that you can successfully focus on the tools and sources that will help you get started on searching for your ancestors, wherever they came from.

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Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday March 10th 2pm - Here to Join
  • Wednesday, April 21st 6 pm [Click Here to Join]


Part 4: FamilySearch Records (continued)

This class is the second part of How to search for records in FamilySearch and other sites. Please have a family tree established in FamilySearch before attending this class.

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FamilySearch Mini Classes


Journaling, Descriptions & Tagging - Meredith Dangerfield

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Tasks - Meredith Dangerfield

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5 Minute FH Activities (so you don't have to feel guilty) - Meredith Dangerfield

Come and enjoy a short class showing you some fun things to do when you've only got five minutes.

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Adding Memories to FamilySearch - Lynnette Kelly

Pictures and stories are a wonderful way of preserving our family history. This class will assist you in learning how to use photos, documents, stories and audio in the FamilySearch program.

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Putting Documents as Sources - Lynnette Kelly

This class will help you learn to add scanned documents as sources. We will fill out the Sources window with the important information about a person contained in the document and then attach it to that person. We will also learn how to attach records in the Source Box to people. Please come prepared with a couple of scanned documents that you would like to attach to someone.

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Attaching FS Records using the Source Linker - Cindy Mills

We will model and practice two ways to locate FS indexed records… finding selected Record Hints (those little blue squares) and exploring Search Records in Family Search. A Steps with Pictures handout will guide us through the process including how to attach records to our ancestors made easy by the specially designed Source Linker program. Importantly, you will have the opportunity to practice with a consultant attaching records to your ancestors. Due to the hands-on nature of this class, the duration is 1½ hours.

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Attaching Family Records to FT using the Source Linker

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Descendancy Charts - Cindy Mills


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  • Wednesday April 14th 6pm - "Join Now"

Merging & Unmerging Duplicates - Cindy Mills

Merging – In this class we tackle the challenges of Merging and Unmerging Duplicates in a made-up family where we can practice the STEPS without doing harm to our own family in Family Tree. We refer to fictitious SOURCES to help us make merging decisions. Both STEPS and SOURCE handouts are provided ahead of class. Unmerging may be more difficult than merging, so there will be direction and practice in that. Due to the hands-on nature of this class, the duration is 1 ½ hours.

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Merging & Unmerging Exercise
Sources for Merging

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Research FamilySearch Wiki – Cindy Mills

Explore the Power of the Research Wiki - Family Search’s online family history encyclopedia. Learn how Locality pages, Record Type pages and more can help you do your family history research and how the new Guided Research links can take you to key birth, marriage, and death databases to find those precious vital records. You will have an opportunity to work with a consultant to see what is available to help you research your ancestor. Because this class includes hands-on guided research, the duration will be 1½ hours.

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FS Research Wiki Exercise

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Fixing Relationships - Belinda Hanks


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Research Tools

Beginning Research - Ted Kelly


Beginning Research So you’ve inherited a huge box of old photos and various bits of memorabilia and you’re finally committed to doing your family history. The question is now “how do I get started and what am I looking for?” In class we will begin our search for PSD’s (primary source documents), collaborative evidence, where to look for and how to attach sources to individuals in your tree. We will look at the basic process and how to document progress as well as an overview of research tools at our fingertips.

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U.S.Census Records- Marlene Lee

Learn how to explore the Federal Census records to seek out your ancestors. Federal Census Records, from 1790 to 1940, are available online and contain valuable information about members of your family tree. Join us for an hour of instruction and then you can have one on one help to get you started.

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Every Census - Meredith Dangerfield



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Newspapers & Obituaries - Janis Chandler

Learn how to explore the Federal Census records to seek out your ancestors. Federal Census Records, from 1790 to 1940, are available online and contain valuable information about members of your family tree. Join us for an hour of instruction and then you can have one on one help to get you started.

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Mobile Apps

Memories App - Sherman/Kelly


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All You Need is a Phone - Sherman/Kelly


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Using the FamilyTree App - Sherman/Kelly

Learn all about how to use the Family Tree app on your phone. FamilySearch has made using the app simple and convenient.

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Clases de Español

Reseña de FamilySearch -Sister Salazar

Una introducción a FamilySearch. Pautas para comenzar tu propio Árbol Familiar. Regístrate GRATIS.


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Búsquedas Eficaces - Margarita Salazar

Estrategias para encontrar y adjuntar registros originales a tus antepasados en FamilySearch. Regístrate GRATIS.

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La aplicación ‘Recuerdos’ en iPhone/Android - Salazar/Kelly C


Venga y aprenda a usar FamilySearch en su teléfono.

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Specialities

African American Research Part I - Jackie Ireland

AFRICAN AMERICAN RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET – PART 1 Inasmuch as African American research post-1870 is the same as United States research, focus is upon the two best websites for US research. Therefore, this class explores African American research on Family Search.org and Ancestry.com, the best free and paid subscription websites respectively for family history research.


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African American Research Part II - Jackie Ireland

AFRICAN AMERICAN RESEARCH ON THE INTERNET – PART 2 African-American-specific family history websites are the focus of this class. Included are well-known sites, such as Afrigeneas, as well as outstanding sites selected annually as a part of the 101 best genealogy websites featured in Family Tree Magazine. Major websites that feature African American collections are also included.

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African America History Research using Pre and Post 1870 Resources - Dr Edna Briggs


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Searching for your Indigenous Roots in Mexico - John Schmal

Searching for your Indigenous Roots in Mexico by John Schmal

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Mexico's Great Diversity in 2020: A Look at the Past and the Present - John Schmal

A Look at the Past and the Present - John Schmal

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German History & Genealogy - John Schmal

Many people know that they have German ancestors, but they know and understand very little about German history. John will discuss German history and its influence on immigration to America. This lecture will focus on key elements which are essential to successfully locating your German ancestors - as well as tracing them back many generations.

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Russian Research - Roy Sherman

A review of how I found my Russian, Jewish ancestors. Using the tools that assist in research and status of Russian records.

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Swedish Research - Leslie Hackney

Many Swedish records are available for free online at FamilySearch.org. We will learn research tips and strategies for finding your Swedish ancestors.

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Ancestry.com Classes

Beginning Research with Ancestry.com - Meredith Dangerfield


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How to Link Ancestry/FamilySearch - Meredith Dangerfield


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Beginning Sharing Sources Between FamilySearch & Ancestry- Leslie Hackney

Did you know that there's a shortcut for transferring information and sources between FamilySearch and Ancestry.com? This tool requires a Church of Jesus Christ Membership Ancestry account (AKA a partnership account). In 20 minutes you can learn how to save yourself hours of work, with a few clicks of the mouse.

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Ancestry.com Making it Work for You! - Jackie Ireland

Part I: Ancestry.com Making it Work for You! - Jackie Ireland

Take advantage of the power that is Ancestry. Prime focus is on understanding the power of public trees in Ancestry. On-line learning opportunities are also explored. Become familiar with the subscription types available to you. is an overview of FamilySearch, concentrating on the front page information, account settings, the help menu and navigating in the Tree.

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Ancestry.com Making it Work for You! Part II - Effective Searching on Ancestry Jackie Ireland

This class will start with an imported tree from FamilySearch and identify all the different methods of researching individuals using Ancestry: Hints – the 1 to 50 hints that show up with a tiny leaf. Search – the Ancestry search engine which might show 100,000 potential records for your person. How to validate the record, Which records are most valid, How to narrow the search, How to search specific record types, How to research using other person’s public and private trees, and How to attach all those records to your individual.

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Ancestry.com Making it Work for You! Part III: Exploring Categories and Collections-Jackie Ireland

This class will demonstrate the link between Ancestry and FamilySearch and how to use this link to import data, records, and information between the two databases. This link will also demonstrate how to add more individuals to your Ancestry tree, How to generate temple cards, and to modify and change links between individuals in your tree. The class will also demonstrate how to transfer media files (pictures, and stories) between the two websites.

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Ancestry DNA


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Indexing Classes

Indexing - Janis Chandler

Beginning Indexing - Janis Chandler

What is indexing?

It is so exciting to find a hint for that dear ancestor. Indexing is the process of taking information from historical records images and putting it into a digital format. Indexing turns the records into searchable sources, allowing researchers to find and attach them to ancestors in their family tree in FamilySearch, i.e. HINTS! Your help is needed!

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Indexing Terms
Indexing Helps
Indexing Guidelines
Indexing Ruler
Indexing Icons

Upcoming Dates


Intermediate Indexing - Janis Chandler

What is indexing?

It is so exciting to find a hint for that dear ancestor. Indexing is the process of taking information from historical records images and putting it into a digital format. Indexing turns the records into searchable sources, allowing researchers to find and attach them to ancestors in their family tree in FamilySearch, i.e. HINTS! Your help is needed!

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Indexing Terms
Indexing Helps
Indexing Guidelines
Indexing Ruler
Indexing Icons

Upcoming Dates



Advance Indexing - Janis Chandler

What is indexing?

It is so exciting to find a hint for that dear ancestor. Indexing is the process of taking information from historical records images and putting it into a digital format. Indexing turns the records into searchable sources, allowing researchers to find and attach them to ancestors in their family tree in FamilySearch, i.e. HINTS! Your help is needed!

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Indexing Terms
Indexing Helps
Indexing Guidelines
Indexing Ruler
Indexing Icons

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Indexing for Youth - Janis Chandler

What is indexing? It is so exciting to find a hint for that dear ancestor. Indexing is the process of taking information from historical records images and putting it into a digital format. Indexing turns the records into searchable sources, allowing researchers to find and attach them to ancestors in their family tree in FamilySearch, i.e. HINTS! Your help is needed!


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Children and Youth Section

Mom, Let Me Help You With Your Family History ages 10 & Up - Meredith Dangerfield

Come and enjoy a short class showing you some fun things to do when you've only got five minutes.

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Discovery Event for Youth


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Memories for Children - Lynnette Kelly

Pictures and stories are a wonderful way of preserving our family history. This class will assist you in learning how to use photos, documents, stories and audio in the FamilySearch program.

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Ward/Stake Leadership & Consultant Classes

Temple & Family History Consultant Preparation - Leslie Hackney

The goal is for the Consultants to gain a VISION and understanding of the RESPONSIBILITIES of their calling. A portion of the classes will provide an introduction to INSPIRATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

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T & FH Vision and Responsibilities
T & FH Consultant Activities

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Online Class Offerings

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Monthly Class Calendar                  Click the Link → To Top of Page

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March
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

BEGINNING CLASSES

INTERMEDIATE CLASSES

ADVANCED
CLASSES

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5

2pm Indexing - Janis Chandler Click Zoom Registration

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7pm All You Need is a Phone - Roy Sherman Click Zoom Registration

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2pm Fan Chart-Pam Kelly
Click Here to Join

4pm FamilySearch Mobile Apps - Roy Sherman & Lynette Kelly Click Zoom Registration

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2pm FamilySearch Wiki Intro - Leslie Hackney
Click Here to Join

6pm Merging Duplicates - Cindy Mills Click Zoom Registration

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2pm U.S.Census Records- Marlene Lee Click Zoom Registration

6pm Beginning Research with Ancestry - Meredith Dangerfield
Click Here to Join

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3pm Indexing for Youth - Janis Chandler Click Zoom Registration

6pm Mom, Let Me Help You with Your Family History, ages 10 & Up - M Dangerfield
Click Here to Join

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2pm Family History Consultants - Leslie Hackney Click Join Now

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3pm Intro to Using Hints - Leslie Hackney Click Zoom Registration

7pm Memories App - Roy Sherman
Click Here to Join

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4pm Ancestry DNA
Click Here to Join

6pm Tabs - Meredith Dangerfield
Click Here to Join

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2pm Beginning Research - Ted Kelly Click Zoom Registration

6pm Attaching FS Records using the Source Linker- Cindy Mills Click Zoom Registration

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2pm Ancestry Part 2 - Effective Searching Click Zoom Registration

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1pm Mexico's Great Diversity in 2020: A Look at the Past and the Present- John Schmal Click Zoom Registration

3pm Reseña de FamilySearch -Sister Salazar Click Zoom Registration

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5pm Memories for Children - Lynnette Kelly
Click Here to Join

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2pm Attaching Documents as Sources - Lynnette Kelly Click Zoom Registration

4pm Beginning Sharing Sources between FamilySearch & Ancestry- Leslie Hackney
Click Here to Join

6pm Research Wiki - Cindy Mills
Click Here to Join

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6pm Journaling, Descriptions & Tagging - M Dangerfield
Click Here to Join

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4pm Búsquedas Eficaces - Margarita Salazar Click Zoom Registration

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7pm Fixing Relationships - Belinda Hanks
Click Zoom Registration

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1pm Beginning FamilySearch -Pam Kelly
Click Here to Join

6pm Tasks -Meredith Dangerfield
Click Here to Join

April 1st

April 2nd

April 3rd




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April
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

BEGINNING CLASSES

INTERMEDIATE CLASSES

ADVANCED CLASSES

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2pm Intermediate Indexing - Janis Chandler Click Zoom Registration

3

General Conference

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General Conference

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7pm All You Need is a Phone - Roy Sherman
Click Here to Join

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11am Fan Chart-Pam Kelly
Click Here to Join

6pm Every Census - Meredith Dangerfield
Click Here to Join

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2pm-3:30pm Merging and & Unmerging Duplicates - Cindy Mills Click Zoom Registration

6pm Reseña de FamilySearch -Sister Salazar
Click Here to Join

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2pm Advance Indexing - Janis Chandler Click Zoom Registration

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10am Búsquedas Eficaces - Margarita Salazar Click Zoom Registration

3pm FH Consultant Class
Click Here to Join

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2pm Beginning Research - Ted Kelly Click Zoom Registration

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6pm Descendancy Charts- Cindy Mills Click [ Live Help Now]

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2pm US Census- Marlene Lee Click Zoom Registration

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1pm - John Schmal Click [ Zoom Registration]

3pm Five Minute Family History Activities Click Zoom Registration

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2pm Intro to FamilySearch- Pam Kelly Click Zoom Registration

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6 pm Intro To Wiki - Leslie Hackney
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2pm Source Linker - Cindy Mills Click Zoom Registration

6pm Russian Research - Roy Sherman Click Zoom Registration

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2pm Newspapers and Obituaries - Janis Chandler Click Zoom Registration

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6pm Memories APP - Lynette Kelly Click Zoom Registration

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7pm Fixing Relationships - Belinda Hanks Click Zoom Registration

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6pm Research Wiki - Cindy Mills
Click [ Here to Join]

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2pm Swedish Research - Leslie Hackney Click Zoom Registration

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