Building Skills for Successful Family History Research, Oakland Family Search Library, Wednesday, 06. March 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 sessions. These sessions will run:
March 06, 2019    6:00pm to 8:30pm,
March 13, 2019    6:00pm to 8:30pm,
March 20, 2019    6:00pm to 8:30pm, 
March 27, 2019    6:00pm to 8:30pm.
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.
 Pamela Brett will cover six key research skills including how to:
1.      Know which records to look for.
 2.      Find relevant records.
 3.      Document the results of the search.
 4.      Evaluate the sources you use and the records you find.
 5.      Analyze the results of your research.
 6.      Write a well-reasoned statement of your conclusions. 
 In-class group exercises and optional homework assignments will provide participants to 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.
 It is strongly recommended that participants plan on attending all four classes as the skills are presented in a sequential pattern.

Pam Brett's interest in genealogy started over 40 years ago at the birth of her first child, but it wasn't until 1999 when she began serious pursuit of her family history. Most of her ancestors came to America early and moved often leading to research in 31 states and the District of Columbia.
 In this series, 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 class, held at the Oakland Family Search Library, is available to CGS Members, fee $100.00*.  Cost for non-member is $140.00*, and if joining CGS, this fee also covers first year of membership.
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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