Family History Research for BeginnersFamily Tree

Presented by Lincoln County Genealogical Society (LCGS)

Who are you? What makes you… well, you?  We all know that we carry DNA from our ancestors, but even more than that, we carry our ancestors’ cultures, beliefs, values and stories forward into the future.  What’s your family’s story?  Quite often, we don’t know much, if anything, about our family further than a couple of generations back.  Effective genealogical or family history research often begins with identifying goals, such as solving a family mystery or researching one of your family’s surnames. As you do initial research, you will find that those goals will take shape and give you a direction to work toward.  This six-week course will provide you the necessary tools to begin your journey into family history and genealogical research. The format of the class will include hands-on Internet research. Consequently, some computer familiarity is advised. Materials will be provided by instructors and a one-year Lincoln County Genealogical Society membership will be gifted to class participants. If possible, please bring information (name, date of birth or age estimate, and residence location) of an ancestor who was living in United States in 1940. In this class you will learn how to build a basic family tree and organize your information.  You’ll learn how to evaluate and analyze sources, becoming familiar with a variety of genealogical websites along the way. You will discover your family’s history by way of census reports, birth, marriage and death records, immigration and military records, and by networking and collaborating with other family researchers. You might be surprised what you find!

Instructors: Lincoln County
Genealogical Society members
Fridays, 1-4pm • April 12 – May 31
(No class APRIL 19 & May 24)
$20 Plus $18 materials fee
CENTRAL COUNTY CAMPUS, NEWPORT


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