Program Description

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 start your family search.
5 Thursdays     Oct. 3 – Oct. 31     1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
CRN 81240     BHC ALC – Rm. 111     Fee $50

Genealogy Workshop
Instructor: P. Chase
Prerequisite: Basic Windows skills/able 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     Sept. 14     9:00 a.m. – noon
CRN 81241     Geneseo Public Library     Fee $29

Genealogy Coaching
(Space is limited to 6 students)
Instructor: P. Chase
Prerequisite: Starting Your Family Search 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/able to navigate the internet.
This unique class will be small in size to focus on individual student’s research. Individualized research plans based on your personal research goals will be developed. You will receive individualized 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     Aug. 29 – Sept. 26     1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
CRN 81242     BHC ALC – Rm. 111     Fee $65

5 Thursdays     Nov. 7 – Dec. 12     1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
CRN 81243     BHC ALC – Rm. 111     Fee $65
(No class Nov. 28)