Genealogy

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Offered through Continuing Education

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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Beginning Your Online Roots

Genealogy research in the 21st century is far different than it was a hundred years ago — or is it? Learn beginning techniques of research with modern technological advances. This class covers American resources that can be found in libraries, courthouses, churches and other online resources. Prerequisite: Windows® computer skills.
GENE:705 | 4 sessions | $35.50 AGE 60+ | $59 REG

Researching Cemeteries and Death Records

Discover how to research ancestral burial grounds and various death records effectively to aid the family tree. Bring notebook, pencil, jump drive and family research notes to class. Pre-course materials available at leafseeker.com/resources.html.
GENE:704 | 3 sessions | $33 AGE 60+ | $55 REG

Mining Newspapers for Genealogy

Unearth the numerous ways ancestors were chronicled by historical print through digitized and microfilmed newspapers. Bring notebook, pencil, jump drive and family research notes to class. Pre-course materials available at leafseeker.com/resources.html.
GENE:704 | 1 session | $16 AGE 60+ | $25 REG

Using Online Newspapers to Expand Your Family

Researchers often look at newspapers for one item—obituaries. Newspapers help genealogists gather useful information and are increasingly available online. Learn about newspapers, where to locate them online and how to effectively use them. Prerequisites: Windows® computer skills and an active St. Louis County Library Card.
GENE:705 | 2 sessions | $27 AGE 60+ | $39 REG

Using FamilySearch.org

Massive amounts of genealogical information are available for free on FamilySearch.org. This class will help navigate the website and all it has to offer for your genealogical research. Register for a free account at FamilySearch.org prior to class. Bring account login and jump drive to class. Prerequisite: Windows® computer skills.
GENE:705 | 2 sessions | $27 AGE 60+ | $39 REG 

Compiling Your Genealogy with RootsMagic™

Keep track of your genealogy research, photos and documents with the user-friendly family tree program, RootsMagic. Prerequisite: Windows® computer skills and how to use a jump drive. Bring notebook, pencil, jump drive and family research notes to class. Pre-course materials available at www.leafseeker.com/resources.html. RootsMagic is a trademark of RootsMagic, Inc.
GENE:705 | 2 sessions | $24.50 AGE 60+ | $39 REG

Getting the Most from HeritageQuest®

Loaded with genealogical information and available for free with your St. Louis County Library card is HeritageQuest! This class discusses the various components that a genealogist can access from home with HeritageQuest® such as census records, military records and the Serial Set. HeritageQuest is a registered trademark of ProQuest, LLC.
GENE:705 | 2 sessions | $27 AGE 60+ | $39 REG

Strategies in Genealogy: Moving Beyond the Basics

Finding yourself stumped after launching a family history project? Learn how to plan a research strategy and make use of alternative sources that can move your genealogy along. Prerequisite: prior experience in basic genealogy. Bring notebook, pencil, jump drive and family research notes to class. Pre-course materials available at leafseeker.com/resources.html.
GENE:702 | 2 sessions | $24.50 AGE 60+ | $39 REG

Options for Breaking Down Genealogical Walls

One of the most common challenges in genealogical research is blocked family lines. This interactive class teaches genealogical problem solving techniques to open those blocked lines and enhance your research! Prerequisite: Windows® computer skills and a beginning genealogy class from either St. Louis Genealogical Society or St. Louis Community College with at least six (6) months of applicable experience.
GENE:705 | 2 sessions | $27 AGE 60+ | $39 REG

 

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