Advanced Three-day Intensive Family History Course

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Advanced Three-Day Intensive Family History/Genealogy Training Course

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Enrollment is limited to the first 24 to register

2016 Course Dates

  • February 16 - 18
  • June 14 - 16
  • October 18 - 20

Course Description

The Advanced Three-Day Intensive course is offered at the Los Angeles Family History Library.  It provides advanced training for Family History/Genealogy Research. This training is designed for those who already know the basics of family history/genealogical research and wish to get more advanced training.

This course is useful for Family History Consultants, volunteers who work at family history centers, members of the church and the general public who wish to improve their family history/genealogical research skills.

Class Day
June 14 8 AM Death Records: Cemetery, Obituary, Death Cert., etc. Part 2

10 AM Newspapers and Obituaries

1 PM Wills and Probates

3 PM Google Searching
June 15 8 AM FS Wiki - Online Family History Encyclopedia

10 AM Locality Survey - Finding Records in FS, Ancestry and Beyond

1 PM Duplicates & Merging and Fixing Relationships in FT

3 PM Passenger lists and Naturalization Records
June 16 8 AM Brick Wall? Ways Over, Around, or Through: The principles taught in this

class will apply to U.S. and foreign research. Part 1

10 AM Brick Wall? Ways Over, Around, or Through: The principles taught in this

class will apply to U.S. and foreign research. Part 2

1 PM Land, Property and Deeds

3 PM
Family History Workshop


Foundation Course or equivalent, in particular:

1. Know how to use the basic data entering features of the record management computer program: Personal Ancestral File (PAF) or another equivalent program.

2. Be acquainted with, especially the catalog

3. Be acquainted with

If a person does not have the prerequisites, he/she is encouraged to take the "Foundation Course" or the "Three-Day Intensive Course."

If you have any questions about the prerequisites, please contact Richard D. McBride, Director, LAFHL, 310-474-9990.

Course Schedule

The classes will be from 8 AM to 5 PM each of the three days. Each class will usually last two hours. Each will involve classroom instruction followed by an assignment to be completed on the computers.

Course Registration

You must register for this course, since we only have space for 24 students.  To register, please call us at 310-474-9990.

You will be required to give your name, email address and telephone number.


Your registration will be finalized by paying a $20 fee. This fee is used to cover class materials. If a person cannot afford the $20 registration fee, it will be waived. The class order is subject to change. Make your check out to LAFHL with the subject "Advanced Three-Day Intensive Course" and mail it to:

10741 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Los Angeles, CA 90025