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Genealogy Classes

Winter 2015 Beginner’s Genealogy Seminar Series

The Santa Clara County Historical & Genealogical Society is sponsoring a three-part seminar on how to get started researching your family history; Part 1 will be offered twice. All classes are free and registration is required (no walk-ins admitted). If you have any questions, please contact us at .

Location: Santa Clara Central Park Library
Central Park Library Redwood Room (1st floor)
2635 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA

The Santa Clara County Historical & Genealogical Society is currently sponsoring the following seminars on Getting Started With Genealogy. All classes are free but registration is required. NO WALK-INS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Flyer

  • Organizing Your Genealogy Information
    Date/Location: Friday, May 15th, 1:00 – 4:30pm, Central Park Library, Redwood Room
    Registration: Open
    (Closes: May 12th)
    What is documentation? This class will explain what a "source" is and how to document it. We will also explore the organization of your genealogy materials. View how seasoned genealogists organize their materials. We will also review some of the different genealogy reports to help you analyze your findings. Looking for a Genealogy Program for your computer? You will learn what to look for when choosing a computer program.

  • Getting Started
    Date/Location: Wednesday, June 3rd, 1:00 - 4:30 pm, Central Park Library, Redwood Room
    Registration: Open
    (Closes: May 31st)
    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.

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