January 21 – March 25- 2017
Tracing one’s ancestors is a rewarding opportunity to discover and preserve a family history for generations to come. The Local History Department’s Genealogy 101 series focuses on the best methods of searching a variety of resources that may reveal very interesting or little-known information about a family. These methods apply to genealogical research across the United States.
This series of classes is offered on consecutive Saturdays, January 21- March 25, 2017 from 9:10 – 10:45 a.m. in the Central Library auditorium. Bonus programs are scheduled from 10:45 a.m. – Noon.
Pre-registration appreciated. Call 920-448-5815.
|January 21||Introduction to Genealogy 101: A Primer|
Searching Vital Records: The Clues They Hold
Learn how to find valuable information in death, marriage and birth records.
Searching Census Records: More Than a Head Count|
Learn how to find detailed information about residents and their relationship to the head of the household.
BONUS! Documentation – how to label and document what has been found.
Searching Newspapers: Fit to Print? It might be there.
Discover how newspapers can hold some of the most complete and interesting narratives beneficial to genealogical research.
BONUS! Organization – the key to efficient and effective research. Learn how not to repeat work.
Searching Land Records: How Do I Find the Farm?
Learn how this often overlooked source can be an integral part of research.
Searching Naturalization Records: But They Always Voted!
These records can be the window to the native land and are worth searching.
BONUS! Dutch Database Research – Find out what databases are free.
Searching Court Records: Yes, They Went to Court!
Court records are often overlooked as a resource for genealogy but they can be very useful to the researcher.
Computer Databases: What is new, what is free, and more.
BONUS! Belgian & Alsace/French Database Research
More Computer Databases: Learn about more new & free resources and what’s available at the library
Computer Programs: What’s out there – the new and the old.
BONUS! Proving Family Stories: Truth and Tales