Genealogy Class

Join us for this 5-week series presenting special topics in genealogy. Each week, we will watch two episodes of Discovering Your Roots: An Introduction to Genealogy, presented by The Great Courses, followed by class discussion and an exploration of genealogy research resources. Please register for each session separately (it is not mandatory to register for all five sessions).

Week #1: Research Basics

Monday, July 15, 2:00-4:00 PM
Register for Week #1

  • “Interviewing Kin & Mining Home Sources” (31 min.)
  • “Genealogy Online – Gems & Junk” (33 min.)
  • Don’t miss the Ancestry class on July 18 (please register separately)

Week #2: Library & Military Records

Monday, July 22, 2:00-4:00 PM
Register for Week #2

  • “The Library – Shelves Full of Family History” (33 min.)
  • “Military Service & Homestead Records” (33 min.)

Week #3: Immigration Records

Monday, July 29, 2:00-4:00 PM
Register for Week #3

  • “Your Ancestors in Passenger Lists” (33 min.)
  • “Your Ancestors in Naturalization Records” (35 min.)

Week #4: Court & State Records

Monday, August 5, 2:00-4:00 PM
Register for Week #4

  • “Your Ancestors in the County Courthouse” (30 min.)
  • “Your Ancestors in State Records” (30 min.)

Week #5: Validation & Next Steps

Monday,August 12, 2:00-4:00 PM
Register for Week #5

  • “The Genealogical Proof Standard” (30 min.)
  • “Extending Your Family Tree Overseas” (33 min.)