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"While worshiping in the temple is presently not possible, I invite you to increase your participation in family history, including family history research and indexing. I
promise that as you increase your time in temple and family history work, you will increase and improve your ability to hear Him."

Pres. Russell M. Nelson, “Hear Him” April, 2020"

The Ogden FamilySearch Center is offering online classes using the Zoom Web Teleconferencing platform. We make every effort to start classes on time. You may join
Zoom classes at least 15 minutes before the scheduled time. If the class has no participants, it will end 15 minutes after the start time.

Choice 1 - Click for Instructions for Registering and Downloading Zoom.

Choice 2 - Instructions for Joining an Online Zoom Class without Pre-registering.

  • Select an Online Class the day and hour of the class.
  • Next to each class title, click on the blue underscored text link Join Now
  • You will enter the Waiting Room. Wait to be admitted by the Host. We look forward to seeing you!
  • Call our Helpline (801) 626-1132 to troubleshoot Zoom problems.

March 2021

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Ward/Stake Leadership & Consultant Classes

Stake & Ward Council Leaders: Temple & Family History Work

Stake and Ward Consultants and Leaders learn FamilySearch tools for helping members with Temple and Family History work. This class is taught in two sessions. Participants may attend any session in any order.

Part 1: Learn about your calling and about FamilySearch’s tools that will help you engage members in Temple and Family History work.
Part 2: Learn how to use the Temple and Family History Planner. Practice creating a Family History experience with ward members.

Class Handouts
Stake & Ward Council Leaders (T&FH) Leadership Training
Stake & Ward Council Leaders (T&FH) Leadership Training In Spanish

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday 7:00 P.M. - Click here to join

FamilySearch.org for Spanish Speaking Genealogists

FamilySearch.org has tutorials for managing your family tree, memories, Indexing, sources/merging records, and research. You can sign into FamilySearch with your own account and change the language to Spanish using your computer settings.

Click on the blue underscored text FamilySearch WIKI link Spanish Tutorials and Genealogy and find everything you could possibly want to know about researching your Spanish ancestors.

Stake & Ward Council Leaders (T&FH) Leadership Training In Spanish


FamilySearch: Let's Get Started

This is a basic review of all of the FamilySearch.org tools. This class is taught in four sessions. Participants may attend any session in any order.

Part 1: Learn everything about your Home Page and review different Pedigree Views of your family tree for research purposes.
Part 2: Learn how to edit, add, delete information and relationships on your Details Page.
Part 3: Learn the different options in the Search Menu: Records, Genealogies, Books, Images, etc.
Part 4: Learn how to reserve and submit Temple Ordinances using your Temple List and Ordinances Ready.
Fifth Tuesdays: Learn about your own FamilySearch activities and planner.

Class Handouts


9:30 A.M. - Click here to join
7:00 P.M. - Click here to join

FamilySearch: Preserving & Organizing Your Family Memories

This is a basic introduction to managing photos, documents, and stories for ancestors. We will cover the following topics:

Learn how to gather, upload and organize photos and documents in your family tree.
Learn how to write and record memories for your posterity in your family tree.

Class Handouts

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday 11:00 A.M. - Click here to join
Wednesday 7:00 P.M. - Click here to join

FamilySearch: Fixing Your 5 Generations Pedigree

This class will teach how to standardize vital information, attach hints and merge duplicate records, and prepare names for temple ordinances in your five generations pedigree of Family Tree. It is a one session class that is repeated each week.

Class Handouts

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday 9:30 A.M. - Click here to join
Thursdays 7:00 P.M. - Click here to join


Basics for Indexing

This class will teach the basics of FamilySearch indexing such as gathering a batch, learning the indexing tools and submitting a completed indexed batch. It is a one session class that is repeated each week.

Class Handouts


11:00 A.M. - Click here to join
7:00 P.M. - Click here to join


Organize and Document Your Family History Research

This is a two part class.

Part 1: Organizing Family History into Computer Folders
  • Learn how to be more organized and efficient in your family history research and record keeping. Learn how to organize your research notes, photos, vital documents into family folders.
Part 2: Document As You Go
  • With the aid of a computer, we can collect information as quickly as we do research. These sessions will introduce students to many software tools for documenting and creating research documents. You will be introduced to research logs, Family Group Sheet referencing, writing about your ancestors, and using helpful tools such as Notepad, snippet etc.

Class Handouts


9:30 A.M. - Click here to join

Understanding How FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Work Together

This two week class will teach how Ancestry.com and the FamilySearch.org family trees can communicate with each other in finding your missing ancestors.

Part 1: Getting Started
  • Learn how to create a church-affiliated Ancestry account and download your 4+ generations from your Family Tree to an Ancestry tree.
  • Learn how to use Record Seek to attach Ancestry sources to your Family Tree.
Part 2: Working with your Ancestry Tree
  • Learn how to edit, manage and save Ancestry family tree.
  • Learn how to search for missing ancestors in Ancestry public trees, attach new sources, edit names, dates, places, and add family members to your Ancestry tree.
  • Learn about the communication tools in FamilySearch and Ancestry in order to sync family information from one to the other.

Class Handouts


9:30 A.M. - Click here to join

Swedish Research

This class will focus on the processes and tools for researching Swedish records. You will learn about the Swedish history, people and place, and language. It will be taught in two sessions.

Part 1: Getting to know Sweden and its’ history, people, places, language and handwriting.
Part 2: Learning how to approach Swedish research in Church records, births, marriages, deaths, and household examination records.

Class Handouts
Sweden Wiki
Swedish Church Records
Household Examination Records
Common Non Patronymic Surnames
Common Swedish Names and Variant Spellings
Swedish Place Name Add Ons


11:00 A.M. - Click here to join

Spanish Speaking Classes
Spanish speaking classes in Indexing and FamilySearch: Getting Started are available by request. Click on our website’s Services Provided/Group Activities for more information.

Links to Online Classes at Other Centers

Family History Library Webinars
Archived Classes in the Learning Center (FHL)
BYU Webinars
Los Angeles FamilySearch Library
St. George FamilySearch Center
Lehi FamilySearch Center
Layton FamilySearch Center
Riverton FamilySearch Library

For Ogden FamilySearch Missionaries

Missionary Monthly Zoom Meetings

Improve your family history skills and access our Missionary Training zoom meetings. Join us the first week of each month by selecting your preferred day and time. Join by clicking on Click Here to Join.

     Tuesday 1:00 p.m. Click Here to Join
     Friday 10:00 a.m. Click Here to Join

Missionary Class Schedule

We are grateful for your willingness to serve in the Ogden FamilySearch Center. Since FamilySearch.org regularly updates their program features, we can always learn new things and refine our skills in family history work.
We encourage missionaries to attend the Center’s Online Classes and learn the latest family history tools and methods. Following is a suggested schedule for attending these classes in order to build your skills in family history work.
Learning More About FamilySearch.org

Let’s Get Started - Review basic FamilySearch program features.
Five Generations - Update your 5 generations family line.
Preserving & Organizing Memories - Upload & attach photos, documents to your family tree.
FamilySearch & Ancestry Partners - Learn how these programs work together in family history work.
Indexing - Learn basic indexing skills.
Temple and Family History Leadership and Consultants - Learn how to assist others in connecting to their ancestors

Learning About Family History Research

Organizing Family History Computer Folders - Learn how to organize your family history research documents.
Document As You Go - Learn how to document and create your own research documents.
Swedish Research - Learn about Swedish church record research, places and language.

You can find the list of classes, times and dates to attend on this webpage under Services Provided/Online Classes.

We also encourage missionaries to use The Family History Guide at thefhguide.com. This is a self-help and online tutoring program. It is updated regularly with the latest FamilySearch features and family history practices. It is an excellent companion for beginners or for reviewing family history related topics. For questions or concerns contact our Center’s Helpline at 801.626.1132.