Free Family History Library Webinars and Classes in January 2017

The world reknowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, has announced its line up of free, live webinars and classes in January 2017.  Classes offered online are noted as “Webinars”.  Webinar attendees just need to click on the link next to the class title to attend the online class on the scheduled date and time. Those attending the Library in-person just need to go to the room noted. Attend with family and friends. All times are in Mountain Standard Time (MST). No registration is required.

View the list of webinars at the Family History Library page.

Zoos Are Polluting Our Children’s Minds With Dangerous Gender Stereotypes

Our tax dollars at work …

The study says that adults seem to want to characterize zoo animals according to “binary” gender terminology, forcing the camels and penguins and elephants of this world to conform to either “male” or “female,” even though those particular zoo animals haven’t truly examined whether they would like to identify as their birth gender. Although zoology does allow for checking the actual sex of an animal, adults should, apparently, refrain from referring to zoo animals as a “girl” or a “boy,” unless they’ve asked the said animals.

Zoos Are Polluting Our Children’s Minds With Dangerous Gender Stereotypes

New on Ancestry Academy: Short Courses and State Classes

Ancestry Academy has added something new this month: Short Courses!  This new offering will give you quick tips on one topic in 5 minutes or less.  This month we start with some of the basics on the U.S. Federal Census:

  • Pre 1850-Censuses
  • 1850 Census: An Introduction
  • 1890 Census: Where is it?
  • 1880 Census: An OverviewIntroduction to the 1940 Census

These short courses and dozens of other classes are free to watch, although you may be required to create a new login if this is your first time viewing Ancestry Academy classes.

Details at New on Ancestry Academy: Short Courses and State Classes – Ancestry Blog

The Family History Guide


Would you like to learn how to find your family’s history? Beginners and experienced researchers will discover that The Family History Guide is an amazing educational resource. It takes advantage of the Web’s interactive capabilities to provide lessons, articles and video demonstrations covering a broad range of family history topics.

Stop by today and take a look around. Make sure you bookmark the site – you’ll definitely be coming back for more.

Upcoming Rootsdig Webinars

Over at Rootdig you’ll find a list of fascinating webinars scheduled for April. Here’s a sneak preview:

  • Using Fold3 – April 2nd beginning at 12:00 pm EDT.
  • Using – April 2nd beginning at 3:00pm EDT.
  • Getting More from – April 3rd beginning at 3:00pm EDT.
  • Determining Your Ancestor’s Migration Trail – April 3rd beginning at 6:00pm EDT.
  • Creating Color Charts and Citing Images – April 5th beginning at 8:00pm EDT.
  • Searching and Using Bureau of Land Management Patents – April 7th beginning at 8:00 EDT.

Visit for registration information.