Beginner's Genealogy Seminar Series Registration


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Getting Started with Genealogy - Learn the basics of starting your genealogy research. This class will help you discover what documents you have, what documents you need, and what to do with the information you found. You will learn what is available from vital records, as well as other kinds of records. We will also explain the Family Groups Sheets and Pedigree Charts and show you how to get started in filling them out. We will also give you an introduction into sourcing your information. Taught by Pam Fujii and Dave McCready of the Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society.

All classes are free and open to all, but you must pre-register. Registration deadline is October 5th
NO WALK-INS WILL BE ALLOWED.


DNA Basics for Genealogists - How Four Testing Companies Can Change Your Family Tree - Have you thought about testing your DNA but did not know which test to do? Or, are you one who has tested your DNA, but you don’t know how to use the tools to break through your brick wall? Patricia Burrow will give a basic introduction into DNA testing, covering the four different DNA types. Not sure which company to use to test your DNA? Pat will cover the top four companies to show you what is available from each company and will discuss their strong points and weaknesses. Pam Fujii will walk you through her case study on how she used three companies. Pam will show you the tools she used to find new family members. We guarantee when you leave the session, you will be thinking of DNA testing in a whole new light!

All classes are free and open to all, but you must pre-register. Registration deadline is October 17th
NO WALK-INS WILL BE ALLOWED.


I'm Searching... - You have identified who you want to know more about but “where do you look”? This class will help give you a basic tool box of resources online and locally. We will show you how research will be enhanced by learning what is available in our area. We will teach you how to find online databases without having to pay a subscription fees. You will receive hints on how to search online resources to get the best results and what sites may have the documents you are looking to find. This class may give you a kick start for finding those hidden secrets and give you new places to look. Join us as we explore together.

All classes are free and open to all, but you must pre-register. Registration deadline is October 29th
NO WALK-INS WILL BE ALLOWED.