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Genealogy Series Schedule - March-June 2017

Classes are free but due to limited space registration is recommended.

Class Title:  Genealogy Orientation: Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest Databases
Date:  Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Time:  7:00-8:30pm

Description:  Become familiar with and learn how to navigate the record collections available through the Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest databases.  Through this class participants will be trained to perform basic and advanced searches in these two powerful genealogy databases to learn how to start or grow your family tree.Click here to register

Class Title:  Genealogy Research Skills 101: Plans, Strategies, and Organization
Date:  Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time:  7:00-8:30pm

Description:  The amount of information a genealogy researcher compiles can be overwhelming, having the ability to cloud the big picture, cause haphazard approaches to searching, and side-track research goals.  This class will explore a variety of tips and techniques that will help you create focused, efficient research plans and strategies as well as organize the information that you find in formats such as charts, timelines, tables, and spreadsheets, allowing you to identify patterns and contradictions in information as well as determine the most effective path forward for furthering your research. Click here to register

Class Title:  Genealogy Research Skills 102: Evidence Evaluation
Date:  Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time:  7:00-8:30pm

Description:  The strengths and weaknesses of data found in genealogical records, databases, and online websites are based upon the credibility, reliability, and quality of the data contained within the material.  This class will explain how to classify and analyze sources, information, and evidence found in genealogical material as well as how those classifications help you identify and use the best quality material in your research. Click here to register

Class Title:  Genealogy Resources 101: Census Records
Date:   Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time:  7:00-8:30pm

Description:  In addition to providing an insightful window into the life events of both individuals and family groups dating back to 1790, census records can often provide the only documentation about ancestors when no other information exists. This class will explore the type of information found in federal and state census records as well as how to use the information contained within them to further your genealogy research. Click here to register

Class Title:  Genealogy Resources 102: Vital Records
Date:  Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Time:  7:00-8:30pm

Description:  Vital records and their substitutes contain a wide variety of useful information beyond birth, marriage, and death dates and locations.  Through this class participants will discover the value of the information found in birth, marriage, and death records; the best strategic order in which to obtain vital records; and how to use the information contained within them to further your genealogy research. Click here to register

Class Title:  Genealogy Resources 103: Immigration Records
Date:  Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Time:  7:00-8:30pm

Description:  With nearly fifty million people having immigrated to the United States dating back to the colonial era, immigration records provide a key link to tracing your lineage in your ancestor’s country of origin. This class will delve into passenger lists, naturalization records, citizenship records, and border crossings to help discover your family's immigration story and further your research beyond the borders of the United States. Click here to register

Class Title:  Genealogy Resources 104: Probate Records
Date:  Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time:  7:00-8:30pm

Description:  Probate records often contain valuable genealogical data, including names and relationships of family members, death information, ages, and residences, among other helpful information.  This class will investigate wills, probates, estate records, and guardianship records to learn why these court records must not be overlooked when conducting genealogy research. Click here to register

Class Title:  Genealogy Resources 105: Land Records
Date:  Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Time:  7:00-8:30pm

Description:  Valuable genealogical information concerning names of family members, relationships, ages, and locations of residence can be discovered through tracing ancestral land ownership.  This class will examine the type of information found in deeds, land grants, mortgages, and land ownership maps to unlock hidden genealogical information through the property owned by your ancestors. Click here to register