Holly T.   Hansen

President and Founder of Family History Expos, Inc.: A lifelong resident of Croydon, Utah, Holly is a family history educator with more than 20 years experience. Although she sponsors elaborate events, she also enjoys helping people one-on-one as they learn how to make technology work for them. Author, lecturer, editor, and publisher, Holly devotes time every day to education.


June 13, 2017
9:00 am : World-Wide Collections Held by the Family History Library

(Experienced) After viewing this class you will know about collections held by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah from all over the world. You will know how to access them and get assistance in using them if desired. The Family History Library holds the largest genealogical collection in the world. It is especially strong for the United States, British Isles, Scandinavia, Europe, Mexico, and parts of Germany. It also contains material from all parts of the world. The FamilySearch Catalog lists holdings of three million microfilms and more than 400,000 books. Currently there are more than 200,000 of their books available online in digital format. The film collection is also being digitized and increase in accessibility every day. Be sure you are using these resources in your family history research.

10:00 am : WorldCat, ArchiveGrid, and Interlibrary Loan

(Experienced) After viewing this class you will know how to locate books using online tools, you will be able to see if the book of interest is available in a library near you. If not, you will know how to order it via Interlibrary Loan into your local public library.

11:00 am : Collections in the LDS Church History Library

(Experienced) After you view this class you will know how to access the collections from the LDS Church History Library. You will know more about the collections and you will understand the resources available have a much larger scope than you thought possible.