This course is taught can be taught as a two to four part series. Sessions 1 and 2 are critical components of the course. Sessions 3 and 4 are optional depending on student and host organization interest. Students have especially enjoyed sessions 3 (the Live Research Demo).
The class is designed for seniors who are interested in beginning to record, trace, and share their family history. These classes will introduce students to the popular hobby of genealogy and provide an introduction to the use of computers in genealogy (what librarians call “digital literacy”). This means seniors can learn to use computer programs and online resources while having fun doing genealogy.
The class is presented in two to four parts (each one includes a demonstration/lecture and a hands on practice session). The three parts are:
Beginning Genealogy Course:
- Part 1 – Gathering Your Family History: How to Organize What You Know
- Part 2 – Beginning Your Research: How to Find the Information You Don’t Know
- Optional: Part 3 – Live Research Demo (submit questions in advance and watch as our instructor searches live for your family) – contact instructor for internet requirements for this session
- Optional: Part 4 – Sharing Your Research: Online Trees, Books, Charts . . . Sharing What You Find With Your Family
This course has been taught twice at the Pine River Library in Bayfield, Colorado (2015 and 2016). This course includes elements from an earlier “Genealogy 101” course taught in 2013 at the Archuleta Genealogical Society’s Genealogy Fair in Pagosa Springs, Colorado,
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