To: Family History Consultants
As part of our ongoing initiative to make training available throughout the world, we are pleased to announce that several new training materials have been added to the Research Series Classes Online page of the FamilySearch website. These include the following: Reading German Handwritten Records, Italy Research, Principios básicos para la investigación genealógica en Hispanoamérica (México), Russian History, Geography, Records and Resources and three U.S. Military Records classes.
Reading German Handwritten Records includes two lessons taught within a self-paced, interactive experience that includes narration and several learning and practice activities.
The Italy Research class introduces the major record types available for researching Italian ancestors, as well as how to find and use such records. It also addresses historical events that affected the record keeping practices in Italy.
The Principios básicos para la investigación genealógica en Hispanoamérica (México) series is given in Spanish and includes an introduction to the key sources for family history as well as instruction regarding Parish Registers and Civil Registration.
Russian History, Geography, Records and Resources is a great introduction to the peoples and events important to genealogists researching ancestors in Russia.
The U.S. Military Records classes cover the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and Pre-World War I Pension Applications. The first two classes introduce the many types of military records, their relevance to the particular war, and how to use and find them. The last class discusses the value of military pension records, the many records included in pension applications, and how to find or acquire pension applications.
We invite you to visit familysearch.org, view these classes, and then give us your feedback by using the feedback links. We also encourage you to use these with the members of your wards or branches and those you assist in Family History Centers as appropriate for their research needs.
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