Building Skills for Successful Family History Research, Oakland Family Search Library, Wednesday, 10. July 2019

Building Skills for Successful Family History Research 
Pamela Brett

This course will be held at the Oakland Family Search Library in four Wednesday evening classes.
July 10, 2019     6:00pm to 8:30pm,
July 17, 2019     6:00pm to 8:30pm,
July 24, 2019     6:00pm to 8:30pm, 
July 31, 2019     6:00pm to 8:30pm.
It is strongly recommended that participants plan on attending all four classes as the skills are presented in a sequential pattern.
This series is for family historians, both beginners and intermediates, who want to build a strong foundation of research skills to avoid wasted time and unreliable family trees.
Six key research skills will be included:  
1.    Determining which kinds of records to look for
2.    Identifying where to find these records
3.    Documenting the sources of your information
4.    Assessing the reliability of the records you found
5.    Analyzing the results of your research
6.    Making a solid case for your research conclusions
In-class group exercises and optional homework assignments will provide participants practice skills with a wide variety of genealogical records found in a many different places including online websites.
Class handouts will include basic strategies and cautions, as well as useful websites to use in your research.

Instructor Pam Brett began serious pursuit of her family history in 1999. Most of her ancestors came to America early and moved often, leading to research in 31 states and the District of Columbia. She hopes to share skills acquired from many years of beginner's mistakes to help participants to focus their personal goals and to acquire new understanding of the lives of their ancestors. 

This course will be held at the Oakland Family Search Library.
Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited so register early. 
This 4-class series, held at the Oakland Family Search Library, is available to CGS Members, fee $100.00*.  Cost for non-member is $140.00*, the feefor non-members also includes one year membership in CGS.
Register early to confirm your seat. Walk-ins will not be admitted.
Credit card  payments will be processed by Eventbrite.
 *Seminar fee is non-refundable.

Building Skills for Successful Family History Research

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