Looking for a learning opportunity while you’re stuck at home? FamilySearch has you covered. As a FamilySearch Affiliate Library, the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System offers access to digital records that may help you solve some of your questions about hard to find ancestors. Many of these records are only available at the Family History Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, but our Affiliate Library status gives our library patrons the privilege of accessing the records from any of our Richmond County libraries. Learn more about what FamilySearch has to offer by taking one of their free February 2021 webinars. Remember, the webinars are offered at 10:00 am MST so that’s 12:00 pm our time. Please call the Georgia Heritage Room on the third floor of the Headquarters Library at 823 Telfair Street if you have any questions. 706-826-1511.
Free Family History Classes and Webinars for February 2021
The free FamilySearch Family History Library Webinars for February 2021 include beginner classes in African American Records and Strategies, an Overview of FamilySearch, the FamilySearch Catalog, and US Immigration records, plus one special Spanish language session entitled “El amor es ciego, pero el sacerdote no: la infinidad de información en las actas matrimoniales” (Love is blind, but the priest is not: the endless information in marriage certificates). February’s schedule is notably abbreviated to support the 1,000+ free, exciting sessions that will be available at RootsTech Connect 2021, a three-day virtual family history conference beginning February 25, 2021.
If you cannot attend a live Family History Library webinar, most sessions are recorded and can be viewed later at your convenience at Family History Library classes and webinars.
All class times are in Mountain Standard Time (MST).
DATE/TIME CLASS WEBINAR
Mon, Feb 1, 10:00 AM MST Using the FamilySearch Catalog (Beginner)
Tue, Feb 2, 10:00 AM MST Overview of FamilySearch (Beginner)
Thu, Feb 4, 10:00 AM MST The Tired, the Poor, and the Huddled Masses: U.S. Immigration 1820-1954 (Beginner)
Tue, Feb 16, 11:00 AM MST El amor es ciego, pero el sacerdote no: la infinidad de información en las actas matrimoniales (Intermediate)
Thu, Feb 18, 10:00 AM MST African American Records and Strategies: Post-1865 (Beginner)
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 FamilySearch.org or through over 5,000 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.