Genealogy - Black Hawk College

Genealogy

Program Description

In-person vs. virtual classroom vs. online?

  • An in-person class provides the traditional on-site instruction.
  • A virtual classroom provides real-time, online instruction. A student is responsible for the technology needed to attend the class.
  • An online class provides online instruction but not in real-time. A student is responsible for the technology needed to complete the class.

 

Growing Your Family Tree      

Instructor: P. Chase

Interested in your roots but unsure where to start, how to organize and where to look? Genealogy is one of the fastest growing hobbies today and with more information available daily, the Internet has made researching your ancestry easier than ever. Let us help you begin your genealogical research process by teaching you the tools and strategies to successfully research your family lineage. We will use popular and obscure websites as well as pedigree charts and family group sheets to help you start your family search.

5 Wednesdays   Apr. 7 – May 5        1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Outreach – Rm. 402            Fee $50

In-person CRN 10944

 

Researching Genealogy Online   NEW

Instructor: P. Chase

Prerequisite: Basic Windows skills/able to navigate the internet

Genealogy is one of the fastest growing hobbies today and with more information added daily, using the internet has made researching your family roots easier than ever. Learn the value of using internet search engines in locating tips to establish where your ancestors lived and help in tracing immigrant ancestors. Uncover popular and obscure websites that may unearth more clues about your family and their lives. Discover websites that may have information pertaining to subjects that range from discovering your great-grandfather’s date of birth to your grandparent’s date of death. Course designed for beginners to advanced family researchers. If you have a family research project, bring it to class.

5 Wednesdays      June 2 – June 30       10:00 a.m. – Noon

Outreach – Rm. 204                          Fee: $50

In-person CRN  50203

 

Census and Obituaries      NEW

American Census (1790-1940)    

Instructor: P. Chase

Prerequisite: Basic windows skills/able to navigate the internet
Join us as we explore the plethora of information available in linking American census records to our family history across our country and to the past.  Upon completion of this course, students will have a working knowledge of how to trace their family lineage through American census records.
5 Wednesdays   July 7 – Aug. 4       10:00 a.m. – Noon
Outreach – Rm. 204

In-person CRN  50204

Fee $50