Classes for Winter–Spring 2016

Classes are now free to members.

All classes are held at the St. Louis Genealogical Society Office except as noted. Click here for Google Map to StLGS office

Pre-registration is always necessary, as classes will be cancelled if minimum numbers aren’t met.

Either call 314-647-8547 or fill out the Mail registration if you are a member and wish to sign up for one of the free classes.

Click here for a PDF of the class schedule to mail in the registration.

If you are not a member, please fill out the mail-in registration form. There is no online registration for classes.

Foundations of Genealogy, Part I                                      Instructor: Ilene Murray
Date: 4 February 2017             Day: Saturday         Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.      Session: 1

Class Info.: Whether you are just beginning or you have been working on your family history for years, sometimes you just need to rethink your strategies. We’ll look at some ways to get organized and stay that way, review basic rules of genealogy, look at the importance of citing sources, and see how timelines can help guide your research.
Class size: 7–25 students                 Cost: Free for StLGS members; $30 for non-members

 

Foundations of Genealogy, Part II                                     Instructor: Ilene Murray
Date: 11 February 2017            Day: Saturday         Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.       Sessions: 1

Class Info.: (This class will be a follow-up to the first session, and, if possible, you are encouraged to sign up for both.) Most genealogists begin with census research, but then what? We’ll look more closely at how to analyze those census records, how to get the most from vital records, and repositories and Internet sites that can help you find what you need to do better research.
Class size: 7–25 students                Cost: Free for StLGS members; $30 for non-members

 

FamilySearch Tools                                                                 Instructor: Bob Goode
Dates: 23 February 2017         Day: Thursday             Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.       Sessions: 1

Class Info.: The FamilySearch website is much more than just a place to search for ancestors. Learn about the FamilySearch wiki, how to navigate the catalog, how to access digitized books, and many more features included in this comprehensive website.
Class size: 7–25 students                  Cost: Free for StLGS members; $30 for non-members

 

Reading Handwritten German Church Records          Instructor: Carol Whitton, CG
Dates: 18 March 2017            Day: Saturday                 Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.      Sessions: 1

Class Info.: Learn the handwritten old German alphabet, as well as helpful tips and resources for reading and under- standing church records.
Class limit: 7–25 students                Cost: Free for StLGS members; $30 for non-members

 

Beginning RootsMagic                                                            Instructor: Ted Steele
Dates: 25 March 2017           Day: Saturday                  Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.       Sessions: 1

Class Info.: Learn to create a RootsMagic database, add ancestors with sources and notes, and enter places consistently. Explore the various “data views” and see how to generate reports. (Bring family data on a jump drive or your own laptop for hands-on.)
Class Limit: 7–25 students             Cost: Free for StLGS members; $30 for non-members

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