Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Florissant Valley | Meramec

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.

Program Coordinator

Continuing Education



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Call 314-984-7777 to register for fall classes by phone, or click the button above to register and pay online.

Beginning Your Online Roots

Learn beginning techniques with the modern technological advances. This class covers basic American resources available in your home, the census, libraries, courthouses, churches and other resources. Several recommended text available from the library.
GENE:705 | $49 | Age 60+: $29.50
F01 | Tu 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Pat Stamm | Sept. 18-Oct. 9 | MC - BA, 203

Discovering Our Ancestors' Neighborhood

Every family is part of a neighborhood. But how do you learn about the new neighbor when a family relocates? Learn how to discover maps, history, records, and events that happens in the new location.
GENE:705 | $19 | Age 60+: $10.50
F02 | Tu 3-5:30 p.m. | Pat Stamm | Oct. 23 | MC - BA, 208

Options for Breaking Down Genealogical Walls

Genealogists are always facing Murphy's Law. Many specific facts and records are never where they should be. This session will provide alternative records for filling in those elusive gaps for your family.
GENE:705 | $29 | Age 60+: $18.50
F05 | W 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Pat Stamm | Oct. 10-17 | MC - SW, 202
NOTE: Course takes place in SW building, not in BA building.


If you visited the website, you noticed that the site changes. This course covers the resources available from an old favorite.
GENE:705 | $29 | Age 60+: $18.50
F06 | W 3-5 p.m. | Pat Stamm | Sept. 19-26 | MC - BA, 202

Using Online Newspapers to Expand Your Family

Researchers often look at newspapers for one item-obituary. However, they a lot of additional information that is useful for genealogists. Learn about the various online newspapers, where to locate them, and how to effectively use them.
GENE:705 | $19 | Age 60+: $10.50
F03 | W 3-5:30 p.m. | Pat Stamm | Oct. 3 | STLCC-SC, 207
NOTE: Class has been moved to STLCC South County, room 207.

Compiling Your Genealogy with RootsMagic

Keep track of your genealogy research, photos, and documents with this user-friendly family tree program. Instructor is a Board-Certified Genealogist (CG). Prerequisite: MS Windows Introduction class or equivalent experience. Bring a flash drive.
GENE:765 | $45 | Age 60+: $27.50
F05 | Th 5-8 p.m. | LaDonna Gardner | Sept. 13-20 | FV - B, 139

Digging for Courthouse Records

The courthouse holds a treasure trove of information for family historians that are vastly underutilized. Learn what records are available and how to locate them in courthouses near and far. Flash drive optional.
GENE:765 | $25 | Age 60+: $17.50
F01 | Th 5-8 p.m. | LaDonna Garner | Aug 30 | FV - B, 139

Integrating DNA Into Your Family Tree

Are you interested in using DNA to link long lost cousins to the family tree? This course will discuss the basics of genetic genealogy and ways to incorporate the results into your genealogy research. You may bring a flash drive.
GENE:765 | $45 | Age 60+: $27.50
F07 | Th 5-8 p.m. | LaDonna Gardner | Nov. 8-15 | FV - B, 139

Introduction to U.S. Land Records

U.S. land records are some of the earliest documents available to researchers. This course will enable students to have an understanding of the U.S. land record system for genealogical research. Prerequisite: Windows Introduction class or equivalent experience.
GENE:765 | $45 | Age 60+: $27.50
F06 | Th 5-8 p.m. | LaDonna Gardner | Oct. 11-18 | FV - B, 139

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