Genealogy

Genealogy Intro

Learn how to begin researching your family tree. Use family group sheets and pedigree charts as tools to build your tree. Find out how to identify clues in various records so you can go back through the generations of your family history. Explore different record types (vital, baptism, probate, burial, census, immigration, naturalization, military, and newspaper) to make the story of your family come to life.

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Genealogy Intermediate

You’ve started to research your family tree. You’ve filled in all of the information you know, and you’ve talked to all the relatives and studied all of the family documents. Where do you go from there? How do you fill in the spots in your family tree with the records that are available? In this intermediate class we will explore how census records can build a framework for your tree. We’ll talk about cemeteries and what they can tell you about your ancestors other than just birth and death dates. We’ll find documents that are tied to the immigration process and learn what they can reveal. Find out how many of your ancestors served in the military and possibly find out what battles they fought in. Continue digging deeper into your family history.

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Discovering Ancestry Online

Wondering how to use Ancestry.com to research your family tree? Let us help you! Join us in discovering how to use Ancestry’s millions of records to their fullest extent; use it’s vital, census, naturalization and immigration, military, and newspaper records to create a framework for your family tree journey. Access to Ancestry.com is recommended, but not necessary for the class.

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Discovering FamilySearch Online

FamilySearch.org is a website which offers people FREE access to over 2 billion images of genealogical records held by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Learn how to make your own family tree on their site by using the many resources available in their catalog, historical records, and online books sections. Learn how to research ancestors from other countries in a methodical way which will help you find results more quickly and easily.

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Registration

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