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Genealogy

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Online

Technology continues to advance our ability to sleuth familial history. Learn tips and tricks that can help you forge a deeper understanding of your personal family tree.

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Continuing Education

Phone

314-984-7777

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Class schedules subject to change.

Classes offered in-person may be rescheduled, canceled or transitioned to an online format based on COVID-19 guidelines. Students are required to follow COVID-19 guidelines for classroom participation, which may include, but is not limited to, use of masks and social distancing requirements. For the latest requirements, review STLCC’s COVID-19 Information page.

Unless otherwise specified in the course description, registration for online classes closes three business days prior to the class start date.

NEW! Planning Family Reunions and Get Togethers

Memorable family gatherings start with a bit of preparation, a dash of family history, and a pinch of creative sharing. Discover avenues to host a family reunion that commemorates family lineage. Bring a notebook, pencil, and family research notes to first class.
GENE-765 | 2 sessions | $41 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
F01 Th 1-4 p.m. | LaDonna Garner
Aug. 19-26 | Online

Genealogy: How to Begin

Discover basic American resources for beginning family history research. Learn about sources of information that are available from your home including census, library, courthouse, and church records to enhance researching your roots. Prerequisites: Windows computer skills and an active St. Louis County Library card. Recommended text: “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Genealogy” ISBN 978-1615641567, available online.
GENE-701 | 4 sessions | $45.50 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
F01 T 3-5 p.m. | Mary Stamm
Sept. 7-28 | Online

NEW! Compiling Your Genealogy with RootsMagic

Keep ahead of your genealogy research, photos, and documents with this user-friendly family tree program. Prerequisite: Windows introduction class or equivalent experience. Precourse materials found at https://leafseeker.com/resources. Bring a notebook, pencil, and family research notes to first class. Students must purchase RootsMagic software before class starts (https://www.rootsmagic.com/Try/RootsMagic; RootsMagic 7 or 8 Recommended for this course).
GENE-704 | 4 sessions | $48 AGE 60+ | $79 REG
F02 W Th 1-4 p.m. | LaDonna Garner
Sept. 8-16 | Online

Using FamilySearch.org©

Learn to effectively use the resources available from an old favorite, FamilySearch.org, which offers massive amounts of genealogical information available for free. Learn tips to navigate the website and explore all it has to offer for your genealogical research. Instructions to register at FamilySearch.org for a free account will be sent. Please register prior to first class and bring account login and jump drive to class.
GENE-705 | 2 sessions | $37 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
F01 T 3-5 p.m. | Mary Stamm
Oct. 5-12 | Online

Mining Newspapers for Genealogy

Unearth the numerous ways ancestors were chronicled by historical print through digitized and microfilmed newspapers. Precourse materials https://leafseeker.com/resources. Bring a notebook, pencil, and family research notes to first class.
GENE-704 | 2 sessions | $41 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
F03 W Th 1-4 p.m. | LaDonna Garner
Oct. 6-7 | Online

Unlocking Deeds to Gather Family Information

Our ancestors often bought and sold property. Learn how to examine and analyze your family’s deeds to unlock a treasure trove of genealogical information. Prerequisite: Windows computer skills. Must have an active free FamilySearch.org account and bring login information to class.
GENE-704 | 2 sessions | $37 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
F01 T 3-5 p.m. | Mary Stamm
Oct. 19-26 | Online

Introduction to Military Records

Many families had members who served in the military, and researchers often omit this type of research because of the complexity. Learn how to navigate this type of personal information and records, and discover the location of these documents. Prerequisite: Windows computer skills. Students must have an active St Louis County Library card.
GENE-705 | 2 sessions | $37 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
F02 T 3-5 p.m. | Mary Stamm
Nov. 9-16 | Online


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