What's new at the Family History Library

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What's New[edit | edit source]

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Take Advantage of 12 online free webinars in February
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Did you know that the Family History Library will be offering 12 different online webinars to the public free of charge? Included for February are research webinars for U.S., Germany, Norway, and British resources on FamilySearch.org, Findmypast.com, and ancestry.com, as well as Indexing workshops to learn how to index records in the following languages: French, Spanish, and Portuguese. Click the following link to view the webinar and class schedule for February.

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Video Updates of the Main Floor Construction[edit | edit source]

We thought you would enjoy seeing what is happening behind the black plastic sheeting at the FHL! These videos capture the highlights up through Dec 30th. Thanks to Scott Lloyd and Ryan Hobbs for making these videos possible! Lobby.

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Remodel/Construction of the Main Floor[edit | edit source]

Beginning December 14, the Main Floor and Lobby of the Family History Library will be undergoing renovation lasting until March 1, 2016. There will still be access into the Library and all of the other floors will still be available for use. The Main Floor will be opened up and two 60-seat classrooms that can be joined together to accommodate 120 people will be added. Addtional offices will also be included. This will be in future preparation to converting the Main Floor into a flagship Discovery Center!

File:Main floor remodel map for Scala.pdf

December 2015[edit | edit source]

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New Patron Desktop [edit | edit source]

A new Patron Desktop has been recently added to the computers in the Family History Library and FamilySearch Center. The new look makes it easier and quicker to find information on the Desktop. New links include a Library Orientation and self-help training on creating and retrieving a username and password on familysearch.org. The Quick Links include subscritption webistes, found under Genealogy Websites, family history software, found under Family History Library, access to the CD Databases, and much more.

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New Library Orientation[edit | edit source]

First time visitor to the Family History Library or can't remember where the 2nd Floor South Computer Lab is located? Get the help you need with the Library's new self-help orientation. The new orientation provides and interactive map to help learn what is available on each of the five floors in the Family History Library. Locate classrooms, books, microfilm, restrooms, copy centers and more through this new interative map available online and on the patron desktop at the Family History Library. Click the following link to check it out: New Library Orientation

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New self-help training to retrieve or your familysearch.org username and password[edit | edit source]

Can't remember your familysearch.org account username or password? No problem! The Family History Library includes a new self-help training on how to create, sign in, or retrieve a familysearch.org username and password. This self-help training is available on the Family History Library desktop computers as well as online by clicking the following link. Good luck! Self-help FamilySearch account training

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Easier access to online webinars[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has made it easier to access online webinars. No more hassle trying to figure out where to go or how to access the webinar links. Go to wiki.familysearch.org and type Family History Library. Scroll down to Family History Library Information and click on the monthly class schedule. If the class is a webinar, simply click the webinar link before the class begins and you will be taken to the webinar page where you can begin watching the live webinar after typing in your name. Links are also available to download a copy of the handout and to view past webinars. Enjoy!