Apr 27, 2021

Free Family History Webinars for May 2021

The following announcement was written by FamilySearch:

SALT LAKE CITY, UT–The FamilySearch Family History Library announced its free online webinars for May 2021. Increase your Nordic/Scandinavian research skills by tuning into classes throughout the day on 1 May, covering Bornholm, Denmark, Getting Started with Finnish Research, the Nowegian Historical Data Centre (NHDC) and the Tax Records of Sweden in two parts. Get help with your Canadian ancestral research with the Skimming the Surface (Ontario Land Records) and Ask Your US and Canada Research Questions webinars. Those with African-American ancestors will want to check out United States Colored Troops and Buffalo Soldiers.

Choose from a variety of beginner FamilySearch sessions and learn how to Navigate, Add, Edit, Standardize, and Print from the FamilySearch Family Tree. A Spanish language class entitled Comenzando tú árbol en FamilySearch (Starting your tree in FamilySearch) will also be offered. 

No registration is required. All class times are in Mountain Standard Time (MDT).



Sat, May 1, 9:00 AM

Getting Started with Finnish Research (Beginner)

Sat, May 1, 10:15 AM 

Denmark Regional Series: Bornholm (Advanced)

Sat, May 1, 12:30 PM 

Early Tax Records of Sweden, part 1 (1535-1577) (Intermediate)

Sat, May 1, 1:45 PM 

Early Tax Records of Sweden, part 2 (1599-1635) (Intermediate)

Sat, May 1, 3:00 PM 

University of Tromsø: Norwegian Historical Data Centre (Intermediate)

Mon, May 3, 10:00 AM 

Using the FamilySearch Catalog (Beginner)

Tue, May 4, 10:00 AM 

Using the FamilySearch Wiki (Beginner)

Thu, May 6, 10:00 AM

Skimming the Surface: A Look into Ontario Land Records (Intermediate)

Tue, May 11, 10:00 AM 

What’s New at FamilySearch (Beginner)

Thu, May 13, 1:00 PM 

Comenzando tú árbol en FamilySearch (Beginner)

Tue, May 18, 10:00 AM

Overview of FamilySearch (Beginner)

Thu, May 20, 10:00 AM 

The United States Colored Troops and Buffalo Soldiers: History, Records and Strategies (Beginner)

Tue, May 25, 10:00 AM 

Navigate, Add, Edit, Standardize, and Print on FamilySearch Family Tree (Beginner)

Thu, May 27, 10:00 AM 

Ask Your United States and Canada Research Questions (Beginner)


If you cannot attend a live event, most sessions are recorded and can be viewed later at your convenience at Family History Library classes and webinars

Want more? Peruse over 1,000 free, on-demand sessions from RootsTech Connect 2021 or schedule a free 20 minute consultation with a Family History History Library research specialist.

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About FamilySearch

FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at or through over 5,000 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.