Genealogy

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Florissant Valley | Meramec | South County Education & University Center

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 provided below may change.

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Outdated or Not?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 | 2 sessions | $27 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
P01 Tu 3-5 p.m. | Mary Stamm
Feb. 4-11 | MC-BA, 202

Finding Death Information On- and Offline

Death is inevitable, yet finding that elusive death record sometimes proves difficult. Besides the obvious death certificate, this class will explore additional sources of death information. Prerequisites: Windows® computer skills and an active St. Louis County Library card.
GENE:704 | 2 sessions | $27 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
P02 W 3-5 p.m. | Mary Stamm
Feb. 5-12 | STLCC-South County, 209

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. Prerequisite: Windows® computer skills.
GENE:705 | 2 sessions | $27 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
P01 Tu 3-5 p.m. | Mary Stamm
Feb. 18-25 | STLCC-South County, 209

Climbing Genealogical Brick Walls: Genealogical Problem Solving

A common problem with genealogical research is blocked family lines. Learn problem-solving techniques to climb these walls and discover what lies behind them with this interactive class. Prerequisite: Windows® computer skills and a beginning genealogy class from either St. Louis Genealogical Society or St. Louis Community College with at least six months of applicable experience.
GENE:704 | 4 sessions | $35.50 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
P03 W 3-5 p.m. | Mary Stamm
Feb. 19-March 11 | STLCC-South County, 209

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. Prerequisite: Windows® computer skills. Bring jump drive, notebook, pencil and family research notes to class.
GENE:765 | 2 sessions | $24.50 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
P01 Th 1-4 p.m. | LaDonna Garner
Feb. 20-27 | STLCC-South County, 209

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.html.
GENE:705 | 2 sessions | $24.50 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
P02 Th 5:30-8:30 p.m. | LaDonna Garner
March 5-12 | FV-B, 120

Using Online Newspapers to Expand Your Family Research

Researchers often look to newspapers for one item: obituaries. Today, more and 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:705 | 2 sessions | $27 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
P03 Tu 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Mary Stamm
March 24-31 | MC-BA, 202

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 | $27 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
P04 W 3-5 p.m. | Mary Stamm
April 1-8 | MC-BA, 202

NEW! Which DNA Test is Best?

Are you thinking about getting a DNA test for genealogy? Have you already received results that are less clear than expected? Join us to learn about DNA inheritance, choosing the best test for your situation or question, and developing a research strategy to answer your family history mysteries.
GENE:765 | 3 sessions | $33 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
P02 W 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Kris Dysert
April 15-29 | MC-BA, 114

Delving into Probate Records

Probate records hold a wealth of clues regarding the rich, poor or transient ancestor. Learn how to access and evaluate probate case files for family history. Prerequisite: Windows® computer skills. Bring jump drive, notebook, pencil and family research notes to class. Pre-course materials available at leafseeker.com/resources.html.
GENE:704 | 2 sessions | $24.50 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
P05 Th 5:30-8:30 p.m. | LaDonna Garner
April 16-23 | FV-B, 120

NEW! Useful Maps and Apps for Family History Projects

Explore map collections and applications that aid genealogy research and enrich the family tree. Bring jump drive, notebook, pencil and family research notes to class. Precourse materials available at leafseeker.com/resources.html.
GENE:704 | 2 sessions | $24.50 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
P06 Th 1-4 p.m. | LaDonna Garner
May 7-14 | STLCC-South County, 206


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