Summer – Fall 2019 Classes

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-in 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: 17 August 2019   Day: Saturday     Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.     Sessions: 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.

 

Using FamilySearch       Instructor: Bob Goode

Date: 18 August 2019     Day: Sunday     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.

 

Foundations of Genealogy, Part II       Instructor: Ilene Murray

Date: 24 August 2019     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.

 

Beyond Parish Records: Other Useful German Records at the Family History Library

Instructor: Carol Whitton, CG

Dates: 21 September 2019     Day: Saturday     Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.     Sessions: 1

Class Info.: Desire more than German birth, marriage, and death records? See examples of passports, wills, land, and other records available through the Family History Library.

 

Using Technology in Genealogy Research       Instructor: Cathy Amen

Dates: 28 September 2019     Day: Saturday     Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.     Sessions: 1

Class Info.: Genealogy can be enhanced with today’s technology tools. Here is an overview of software, scanners, photo-editing apps, organizational tools, and more. Find out how you can be more productive.

 

Beginning Irish Research     Instructors: Carol Hemmersmeier and Kay Weber

Dates: 5 October 2019     Day: Saturday     Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.     Sessions: 1

Class Info.: Class Info.: Learn the basics of Irish genealogy. Explore ways to find parishes and townlands using available records.

 

Advanced Legacy Family Tree (Software—PC Only)       Instructor: Cathy Amen

Date: 19 October 2019     Day: Saturday     Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.     Sessions: 1

Class Info.: If you have been using Legacy and want to use its advanced features, this class is for you. Topics will include special tools, advanced reports, using hashtags and tags, and advanced searching.

 

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