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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Barry's Bits / Winter Genealogical Class Schedule

culled from the San Francisco Examiner by Barry Goyette 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Advanced genealogy and writing
Instructors: Margaret Melaney/class
Ongoing September - June
Mondays 9:30 - 11:30
Writing group alternate weeks 11:30-12:30
Trinity Church Menlo Park  $75 annually


Family History – The Next Step (mainly intermediate level)
Thursday Mornings 8:45 am-11:15 am   1/11-3/29
Classes held at San Mateo Adult School/SMART Center, 789 East Poplar Avenue, San Mateo
Register in person, by mail or at the first class meeting.
Instructor: Inge Harding-Barlow 650-558-2100           Website
Description: Family History (Genealogy) is a journey into the lives of our ancestors – their joys, triumphs and problems. These 10 classes will review basic genealogy and websites. Then the class will discuss more advanced information available for the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany and other countries from which the ancestors of the 2017 Winter-Spring class members originate. The classes will consist of talks, discussions and individual work on class members’ family trees with “instant” help being available from the teacher and classmates on problems and some brick walls. Class members are also encouraged to set up 90-minute individual consults on their genealogical brick walls with the teacher at the specialized genealogical Family History Library in Menlo Park. These classes will also help participants understand what they can and cannot obtain via computers.

Palo Alto Adult School: - Winter Quarter Registration opens 1st December 2017

Jump Start Your Genealogy: Fundamentals
Instructor: Christine Bell Green, PLCGS
10 weeks • January 18 – March 22 2018
Thursday • 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Palo Alto HS Rm. 204 • $75*

Discovering your roots is exciting; it teaches you about yourself as well as your family. This class is designed to give family historians/genealogists a strong foundation. We learn to effectively use common genealogical record types and important family history websites. Helping each other by sharing our journeys is an important part of the class.  Field trip is included.

 Optional text: Greenwood, Val D. The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy: 3rd Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., 2005

Genealogy: Intermediate
Instructor: Christine Bell Green PLCGS
10 weeks • January 17 – March 21 2018
Wednesday • 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Greendell Rm. P3 • $75*
Prerequisite: Beginning Genealogy or 1 year Genealogy research experience.

Do you have brick walls in your family history or ancestors you know little about? Learn to research using a broad cross-section of genealogical records and extract all the information from them, use the Internet effectively and become skilled at inferential genealogy. We maximize our efficiency by organizing our research better and sharing helpful tips. We write stories that will interest our families.  Field trip is included.

Optional text: Greenwood, Val D. The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy: 3rd Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., 2005

Mountain  View/Los Altos Adult School – Winter and Spring Quarters Registration opens 17 November 2017

Genealogy Advanced Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Christine Bell Green PLCGS
8 weeks – January 8 – March 12 2018 (no class 1/15 or 2/19)
$90 ($70 seniors)
Monday – 12.30 – 3pm

Break through your brick walls and solve complex genealogical problems using a broad cross-section of genealogical records. Become skilled at inferential genealogy.

Genealogy Beginner/Intermediate
Instructor: Christine Bell Green PLCGS
9 weeks – January 9 – March 13 2018 (no class 2/20)
$99 ($79 seniors)
Tuesday – 12.30 – 3pm

Learn to use a wide variety of genealogical records to discover your roots. Sharing your journey with other passionate genealogists is a part of the class

Optional text for both genealogy classes:
Greenwood, Val D. The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy, 3rd Edition, (Baltimore, 2005.)

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