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FamilySearch is now offering sign-ups for free one-on-one online consultations with research specialists from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

The consultations join existing live webinars and the online Help Center as another way the Family History Library is making its expertise and resources available, despite being closed due to COVID-19 concerns.

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The consultations are designed to continue far beyond the pandemic so people don’t feel the need to travel to Salt Lake City for research help, said Lynn Turner, manager of the Family History Library.

“What we’re really looking to do is bring the library and knowledge of experts to people, instead of looking to bring more people into the library,” Turner said. “We’re trying to open our doors and share the resources of the library more worldwide and to a broader audience.”

Online Consultations

Sign-ups are now available for 20-minute online consultations on the FamilySearch wiki page. Consultations with a library specialist are held using Microsoft Teams (step-by-step instructions are also available on the wiki page).

Savannah Larson, a FamilySearch research consultant helping with the online consultations, said the purpose of offering the online meetings is to help support people with their family history — no matter where they are located or where they are in their research.

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