Program Description

American Records
Instructor: P. Chase

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          Feb. 14 – Mar. 14           1:30 – 3:30 pm
CRN 11289          Outreach – Rm. 405       Fee $50

Starting Your Family Search
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 added 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 begin.

5 Thursdays           Mar. 21 – Apr. 18           1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
CRN 11290           Outreach – Rm. 405       Fee $50

Advanced Genealogy
Instructor: P. Chase

Explore how to use innovative methods to uncover hard to find ancestors. Learn how to develop a research form, track your research results, and build your ancestor’s FAN club. Discover the difference between the uses of indexes, transcripts or the actual record and how each affect your research results. It doesn’t matter if you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate or advanced researcher. Everyone can pick up helpful tips that will assist in furthering your family history research.

5 Thursdays           Apr. 25 – May 23             1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
CRN 11291           Outreach – Rm. 405         Fee $50