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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Outdated or Not? Using a Library Effectively
There is a vast array of genealogical information available at the library. Learn
about different types of libraries, how to locate them and how to effectively use
them for your research! Prerequisites: Windows® computer skills and an active St.
Louis County Library card.
GENE-704 | 3 sessions | $27.50 AGE 60+ | $45 REG
P01 Tu 1-3 p.m. | Mary Stamm
Jan. 26-Feb. 9 | Online
African American Genealogy Basics
Discover tools and tips for compiling and furthering the family histories of African
American ancestors. Prerequisite: Windows® computer skills. Suited for beginning to
intermediate researchers. Bring jump drive, notebook, pencil and family research notes
to class. Precourse materials available at leafseeker.com/resources.
GENE-705 | 2 sessions | $27.50 AGE 60+ | $45 REG
P01 Th 1-4 p.m. | LaDonna Garner
Feb. 11-18 | Online
Genealogy Brick Walls-Where Should I Go From Here?
Online resources may leave holes, gaps and incorrect information in your genealogical
search. Learn how to explore both online and off using various problem-solving techniques.
You must have an active St. Louis County Library card. It is recommended that you
have taken a beginning class from either St. Louis Genealogical Society or STLCC with
at least six months of research experience prior to this course.
GENE-765 | 3 sessions | $27.50 AGE 60+ | $45 REG
P01 Tu 1-3 p.m. | Mary Stamm
Feb. 16-March 2 | Online
Using Online Newspaper to Expand Your Family
Researchers too often look to newspapers for one item: obituaries. Today, more online
newspapers help users gather additional information used in research. Learn about
these resources, where to locate them online and how to effectively use them. Prerequisites:
Windows® computer skills and an active St. Louis County Library card.
GENE-704 | 2 sessions | $27 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
P02 Tu 1-3 p.m. | Mary Stamm
March 2-9 | Online
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 are available at leafseeker.com/resources.
GENE-704 | 2 sessions | $27.50 AGE 60+ | $45 REG
P03 W/Th 1-4 p.m. | LaDonna Garner
March 3-4 | Online
Strategies in Genealogy: Moving Beyond the Basics
Learn how to plan a research strategy and make use of alternative sources that can
move your genealogy research 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 | 3 sessions | $33 AGE 60+ | $55 REG
P01 W/Th 1-4 p.m. | LaDonna Garner
March 24-31 | Online