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Upcoming courses

  1. Monday March 20, 2017 – Exploring FamilySearch.org – Middletown, CT              The website FamilySearch.org is a rich resource for genealogists of all levels, but it can be confusing. This class will familiarize students with the major parts of the site: materials sharing, genealogy databases, reference resources, and the FamilySearch Wiki. Students will have a chance for hands on practice. Class will meet from 6:30-8:30 pm at Middletown Adult Education. Register at https://www.maect.org/CourseCatalog/ScheduleView.asp?ScheduleId=8099
  2. Monday March 27, 2017 – Exploring The Websites of the National Archives and Library of Congress- Middletown, CT                                                                                   Genealogists know the National Archives and the Library of Congress for their collections on paper, but they also have extraordinary online collections. Learn the basics of navigating the Access to Archival Databases, Chronicling America, immigration histories, the Sanborn Maps and more.  Class will meet from 6:30-8:30 pm at Middletown Adult Education. Register at https://www.maect.org/CourseCatalog/ScheduleView.asp?ScheduleId=8025.
  3. Monday April 17, 2017 – How do I use the U.S. Census? – Middletown, CT               The U.S. census is a great place to start tracing your ancestors. Learn what census years are available, what information they contain and how to access them. Please bring questions.  Class will meet from 6:30-8:30 pm at Middletown Adult Education. Register at https://www.maect.org/CourseCatalog/ScheduleView.asp?ScheduleId=8100.
  4. Thursday April 20+27, 2017 – Italian Genealogy  – Middletown, CT                                                                                                                                                       Do you have Italian ancestry? Join us for a combined genealogy and language course: discover records that will help you trace your family’s past, such as civil registration and passenger records; learn how to read birth, death, and marriage records; and more. Class will meet from 8:00-9:30 pm at Middletown Adult Education. Register at https://www.maect.org/CourseCatalog/ScheduleView.asp?ScheduleId=8060.
  5. Tuesday April 25, 2017 – The Research Process- Middletown, CT                                Are you stuck? It may be time to change how you do your genealogy research. Learn how posing a research question, keeping a research log, and writing a research report, can help you achieve your research goals. This course will introduce formal genealogy research techniques. Class will meet from 6:30-8:30 pm at Middletown Adult Education. Register at https://www.maect.org/CourseCatalog/ScheduleView.asp?ScheduleId=7996
  6. Monday May 1-8 2017 – Explore Your Family Tree- Plainville, CT
    Ever wondered where your great-grandfather was born, what his life in the military was like, or what he did for a living? Learn how census and military records can help you discover your family’s past. To register, contact Plainville Adult Education.
  7. Tuesday May 2, 2017 – I got my Ancestry DNA results. Now what?- Middletown, CT                                                                                                                                                                 You’ve received your Ancestry DNA results. Now learn how to read them. We will discuss how to work with the public trees and more. Please bring questions and your Ancestry login information. Class will meet from 6:30-8:30 pm at Middletown Adult Education. Register at https://www.maect.org/CourseCatalog/ScheduleView.asp?ScheduleId=8102.

Previous courses:

 

    1. What DNA Test should I take?
    2. Organizing and Storing Your Family Papers
    3. Death Records
    4. Introduction to Civil War Genealogy
    5. Quebec Records
    6. Discovering Iconn.org
    7. Irish Genealogy
    8. Using the GRS to trace your Revolutionary War ancestors

Please contact me about additional courses. I am always available to teach or lecture to groups on a variety of topics.

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