Program Description

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 Thursdays         Feb. 20 – Mar. 19        1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

CRN 10993         Outreach – Rm. 405   Fee $50


Genealogy Workshop

Instructor: P. Chase

Prerequisite: Basic Windows skills/ability to navigate the Internet.

Join us as we learn the steps involved in the genealogical research process as well as the tools and strategies you need to successfully research your family lineage. Learn the value of using the Internet in locating information 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 members and their lives. We will discuss filling out pedigree charts and family group sheets as part of the importance of genealogical “housekeeping.”  This half-day workshop will give you a brief overview of researching your genealogy.

1 Saturday           Feb. 29                         9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

CRN 10994         Geneseo Public Library   Fee $29


Genealogy Coaching 

(Space is limited to 6 students)

Instructor: P. Chase

Prerequisite: Starting Your Family Search/Growing Your Family Tree or instructor permission. Students are required to bring their ancestry chart, family group sheet on the family they are researching and must have basic computer knowledge/ability to navigate the Internet.

This unique class will be small in size to focus on individual research. Individualized research plans based on your personal research goals will be developed. You will receive help to clarify what you already know about your family’s genealogy and what you want to learn. Focus on finding and utilizing resources as well as organizing your paperwork and files. Organization, research plans, and better utilizing of new and existing resources will have you on your way to making new discoveries in your family tree.

5 Thursdays         Mar. 26 – Apr. 23        1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

CRN 10995         BHC ALC – Rm. 111    Fee $65


American Records

Instructor: P. Chase

Prerequisite: Basic Windows skills/able to navigate the Internet.

Join us as we explore and make sense of the vast amount of records you will come across in your genealogy journey. We will discuss and view the websites you are able to access to help unlock your family’s records and make sense of birth and death records, wills, probate and land records as well as baptisms, census information and newspapers. Learn how each of these can hold a piece of your family’s puzzle.

5 Thursdays         May 7 – June 4             1:30 – 3:30 pm

CRN 50014         Outreach – Rm. 405   Fee $50

(Registration for this class begins April 7)