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BYU library plans family history classes Oct. 12, 26

The Utah Valley Family History Center, in Room 4386 of Brigham Young University's Harold B. Lee Library, has announced its Sunday class schedule for October.

Courses are offered on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. The Family History Center is also open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information or a complete schedule of events, call 378-6200.Research classes offered on Oct. 12 are using maps and gazetteers for research at 5 p.m., Ancestral File at 11 a.m., stake/ward consultants at 9:30 a.m. and Spanish research for Spanish-speaking individuals from 3:30 to 6 p.m.

Special-interest classes offered on Oct. 12 will include general reference in biographies at 5 p.m., PERSI-Periodical Source Index at 3:30 p.m., doing research on the Internet at 3:30 p.m. and searching vital records CD at 5 p.m.

Other classes available on Oct. 12 include introduction to Windows 95 and Personal Ancestral File (PAF) at 3:30 p.m. Temple names preparation will be at 3:30 p.m. and submitting names to the temple at 9:30 a.m.

Personal Ancestral File classes will include a session on the older program at 5 p.m. and the new program at 11 a.m. Creating a GEDCOM File will be at 12:30 p.m. and creating a home ancestral file at 2 p.m.

On Oct. 26, classes begin with getting started at 11 a.m., and include maps and gazetteers at BYU at 5 p.m., BYU HBLL library for family history research and FHLC at 3:30 p.m. and family history library catalog at 2 p.m. Italian research classes will be at 5 p.m., Spanish research for Spanish-speaking individuals from 3:30 to 6 p.m. and daughters and sons of the Utah Pioneers records at 11 a.m.

Also offered on Oct. 26 will be searching biographical indexes on-line at 3:30 p.m., scanning pictures and data at 5 p.m., introduction to DOS and PAF at 5 p.m., submitting names to the temple at 3:30 p.m. and editing ancestral files at 2 p.m.

A class on the new PAF program will be offered Oct. 26 at 9:30 a.m. and running PAF in Windows/exchanging PAF Data with Word- Perfect will be at 12:30 p.m.