Have you always wanted to trace your roots and learn more about your ancestors? Well, October is Family History Month and a great time to begin.
This three-session class is designed for the novice genealogists and will present basic family history research principles such as:
- Where to begin
- Genealogy terminology
- Types of primary and secondary documents and their uses in family history research
- What the federal census tells us and doesn’t tell us about our ancestors
- How to validate and document family history discoveries
- Interview techniques
- Fundamentals of online research
- A simple method of keeping your documents organized
- How to create an ancestral and descendant chart
- Various formats to preserve your family history for future generations to enjoy and learn from
Supplies needed include: a five-subject spiral notebook, pencil with an eraser, and 8 pocket folders- four folders of one color, three folders of
a second color, plus one neutral color folder.
Classes meet in Berg 401 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM on the Trinidad State Campus at 600 Prospect Street in Trinidad on October 6, 20, and 27.
Cost is $100.00 and includes all three class sessions.
Call Donna Haddow at TSJC 719-846-5541 to register.