Genealogy 101

Genealogy 101:  Unlocking the Puzzle of Your Past

 

Genealogy 101 is a 6 week class, offering a unique opportunity to learn how to trace your family tree.  Classes are free, but registration is required

Classes include guided hands-on work with Genealogy Reference materials, microfilm, and Census Data, as well as computer programs such as Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest, Findagrave, and FamilySearch.

Classes take place at the Downtown Library, and participants can register for one of two class times:

Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

OR

Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30 AM

Lessons include: 

Session One: February 11 and 14

Getting Organized; Tools Needed; Importance of Paper Records

 

Session Two: February 18 and 21

Computer Software Pros and Cons; Meaning of Names

 

Session Three: February 25 and 28

Making the best use of Library Resources; Archives; Historical Societies

 

Session Four: March 4 and 7

How to Interpret and use Census Info; Tax & Probate Records; Immigration/Naturalization Records

 

Session Five:  March 11 and 14

Cemeteries:  Stories in Stone; Interpreting Handwriting; Genealogical Vocabulary

 

Session Six:  March 18 and 21

Heritage Albums; Writing Up the Family Story

 

For more information, or to register, contact Cindy Wallace at 378-6022

or email scstaff@amarillolibrary.org.