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Family History Library now offers personal consultation sessions

The world's best library for genealogical research just got better! The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, recently added personal consultation sessions as one of their services. Sessions last from 30-45 minutes, depending on the nature of the problem.

Consultation sessions are not limited to genealogical research problems. They also include document reading, newsletters, organization, pictures/videos, PowerPoint, scanning techniques, and using flash drives.

I've always been a big fan of learning from the experts. They have often spent decades learning research strategies. The experts at the Family History Library now offer in-depth consultations, meaning, they will review what you know about your research problem and help you develop a solid research strategy.

Consultation sessions are scheduled at the reference desk on the appropriate floor, or call 801-240-2584 and ask to be connected to the library.

Other ways to get help

Professional Consultation Services. If you are not in the Family History Library area, you can certainly request a consultation service from professional researchers. They will request that you send them everything you know and have already researched on the particular project. They will then review, analyze, and create a research plan for you. Two credentialing organizations that provide contact information for credentialed professionals include:

GenSmarts. One of Legacy Family Tree's companion programs, GenSmarts is an excellent tool to help you with your research. GenSmarts finds holes in your data and can do automatic lookups for you on free internet search sites. GenSmarts works its magic by analyzing the genealogy information you've previously recorded in Legacy Family Tree. For more information, click here.

Legacy's Research Guidance. Legacy Family Tree's Research Guidance feature will analyze what you have previously recorded in Legacy, and automatically create a To Do List for you. It also provides a checklist of all the major lineage-linked websites to ensure you don't miss anything. To learn more, watch this free video.


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