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New "Member Friday" Webinar - Preparing for Your Trip to the Family History Library by James Beidler

New "Member Friday" Webinar - Preparing for your Trip to the Family History Library by James Beidler

Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them!   This Friday enjoy "Preparing for Your Trip to the Family History Library" by James Beidler. If you're not a member, remember the webinar previews are always free.

Preparing for your Trip to the Family History Library

A lot of genealogists call the Family History Library in Salt Lake City their “Mecca,” and since it’s the world largest repository of genealogical materials, that designation is fitting. This presentation runs through the library’s history, its prime resources and how planning ahead can make your trip more rewarding.

New "Member Friday" Webinar - Preparing for your Trip to the Family History Library by James Beidler



About the Presenter

James M. Beidler is the author of several commercially published books and writes “Roots & Branches,” an award-winning weekly newspaper column and blog (  on genealogy. He is also a columnist for German Life magazine and a research-reports editor for Legacy Tree Genealogists.

James BeidlerBeidler is also frequent contributor to other periodicals ranging from scholarly journals such as The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine to popular-interest magazines such as Family Tree Magazine.He also wrote the chapter on genealogy for Pennsylvania: A History of the Commonwealth, published jointly by the Penn State Press and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

As a lecturer, he was a part of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council's acclaimed Commonwealth Speakers program from 2002 to 2009, and has been a presenter at numerous conferences. In addition to being a member of numerous genealogical, historical, and lineage societies, Beidler also sits on Pennsylvania's State Historic Records Advisory Board as well as the selection committee for the Pennsylvania Digital Newspaper Project.

Beidler was born in Reading, PA, and raised in nearby Berks County, where he currently resides and is an eighth-generation member of Bern Reformed United Church of Christ. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hofstra University in Long Island, NY, with a BA in Political Science in 1982.

See all the webinars by James Beidler in the Legacy library.

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  • All 860 classes in the library (1112 hours of quality genealogy education)
  • 3709 pages of instructors' handouts
  • Chat logs from the live webinars
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Look at our lineup of speakers for 2019! All live webinars are free to watch.

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