United States Research Seminar Sponsored by the Family History Library

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2020 Seminar[edit | edit source]

In September 2020, the US/Canada Research Team of the Family History Library will present a week-long seminar introducing the basic process and records of genealogy research in the United States.

Date and Time[edit | edit source]

The United States Research Seminar will be held from Monday September 21 through Friday September 25, 2020 and will be broadcast as webinars. Classes will run daily from 9:30 AM through 2:30 PM Mountain Daylight Time (MDT).

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

Time Monday

21 September 2020

Tuesday

22 September 2020

Wednesday

23 September 2020

Thursday

24 September 2020

Friday

25 September 2020

9:30 AM MDT Where There's a Will, There's a Probate: U.S. Probate Records The Tired, the Poor, and the Huddled Masses: U.S. Immigration Research Getting Started with U.S. Church Records Part 1: Introduction to Church Records and Anabaptists African American Strategies and Records, Part 1 Are You Your Own Brick Wall: Common Genealogical Mistakes and Their Solutions
11:00 AM MDT Perches and Rods: Introducing U.S. Land Records Becoming American: U.S. Naturalization Research Getting Started with U.S. Church Records Part 2: Roman Catholic, Lutheran/Reformed, Episcopal/Anglican, Presbyterian African American Strategies and Records, Part 2 When the Pandemic's Over: How to Do On-Site Research
1:30 PM MDT They're Better Than You Think: U.S. Census Records, 1790-1840 Migration Routes Across America Getting Started with U.S. Church Records Part 3: Congregationalists, Quakers, Baptist, Methodist Beginning Jewish Research in the U.S. Q&A Panel with U.S./Canada Research Specialists

Links and Recordings[edit | edit source]

Monday Classes[edit | edit source]

The following classes will be taught on Monday, September 21, 2020. Links to the webinar, handouts, and recorded classes will be made available here.

Time Class Title Location Handout
9:30 AM MDT Where There's a Will, There's a Probate: U.S. Probate Records Online Link Handout
11:00 AM MDT Perches and Rods: Introducing U.S. Land Records Online Link Handout
1:30 PM MDT They're Better Than You Think: U.S. Census Records, 1790-1840 Online Link Handout

Tuesday Classes[edit | edit source]

The following classes will be taught on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.Links to the webinar, handouts, and recorded classes will be made available here.

Time Class Title Location Handout
9:30 AM MDT The Tired, the Poor, and the Huddled Masses: U.S. Immigration Research Online Link Handout
11:00 AM MDT Becoming American: U.S. Naturalization Research Online Link Handout
1:30 PM MDT Migration Routes Across America Online Link Handout

Wednesday Classes[edit | edit source]

The following classes will be taught on Thursday, September 23, 2020. Links to the webinar, handouts, and recorded classes will be made available here.

Time Class Title Location Handout
9:30 AM MDT Getting Started with U.S. Church Records Part 1: Introduction to Church Records and Anabaptists Online Link Handout
11:00 AM MDT Getting Started with U.S. Church Records Part 2: Roman Catholic, Lutheran/Reformed, Episcopal/Anglican, Presbyterian Online Link Handout
1:30 PM MDT Getting Started with U.S. Church Records Part 3: Congregationalists, Quakers, Baptist, Methodist Online Link Handout

Thursday Classes[edit | edit source]

The following classes will be taught on Friday, September 24, 2020. Links to the webinars, handouts, and recorded classes will be made available here.

Time Class Title Location Handout
9:30 AM MDT African American Strategies and Records, Part 1 Online Link Handout
11:00 AM MDT African American Strategies and Records, Part 2 Online Link Handout
1:30 PM MDT Beginning Jewish Research in the U.S. Online Link Handout

Friday Classes[edit | edit source]

The following classes will be taught on Friday, September 25, 2020. Links to the webinars, handouts, and recorded classes will be made available here.

Time Class Title Location Handout
9:30 AM MDT Are You Your Own Brick Wall: Common Genealogical Mistakes and Their Solutions Online Link Handout
11:00 AM MDT When the Pandemic's Over: How to Do On-Site Research Online Link Handout
1:30 PM MDT Q&A Panel with U.S./Canada Research Specialists Online Link No Handout

Links to Classes and Handouts[edit | edit source]