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Introduction to Family History with a discussion of what it is, how to start, and other basics, including getting started on familysearch.org. Resources for research that will be addressed include birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and probate records.
Let’s move past the basics. We’ll discuss the Genealogical Proof Standard and have an introduction to military and immigration records.
Family Search 102
Learn about matching individuals, merging duplicates, deleting incorrect family relationships and other “clean up” issues in family search. Mention how to find non-indexed records on Family Search.
Learn the basics of ancestry.com including setting up an account, starting your ancestry tree, how to import familysearch individuals into your ancestry tree and vice versa and the basics of researching their digital records.
Getting Started With DNA
Come discover the hottest trend in genealogy. We will discuss what DNA tests will tell you and what they won’t, as related to your genealogy research. We will also talk about some applications you can use to dive deeper into your DNA matches.
Beginning Mexican Research
In this course we will cover reading of Mexican church documents, name familiarities, how to search for documents using Family Search, Pedigree Charts, what is needed and how to submit family names.
Internet Research 101
This class will discuss using internet search tricks for finding obscure or unindexed genealogical information on the internet. It will also give a brief overview of many websites and databases that can help you in your research. Things like find-a-grave, US Gen Web, Cyndi’s List, as well as international resources.
Resources for Texas Genealogical Research
We will be talking about resources found in the State as well as just using Texas History as a source for your information. By using timelines, diaries and local history I have been able to flesh out my writing with stories of survival and heroism, real or imagined. I will also demonstrate the use of timelines in your research to document epidemics of flu and polio and even crime and poverty in the area that have affected our ancestors.