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Genealogy Classes

Winter 2015 Beginnerís 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 will be sponsoring a three-part seminar on how to get started researching your family history, with Part 1 being offered twice. All classes are free but registration is required. NO WALK-INS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

  • Part 1 : Getting Started in Genealogy
    Date/Location: Friday, February 13, 12:30-5:00 pm, Central Park Library, Redwood Room
    Registration: Open

    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.

  • Part 2 : Census & the Internet
    Date/Location: Friday, March 6, 12:30-5:00 pm, Central Park Library, Redwood Room
    Registration: Open

    Learn the importance of using the U.S. Census to follow your ancestors. This session will take you through the U.S. census from 1790 through 1940. Learn what to do with the information and how to follow the clues about your ancestors. The session will also explore the different Genealogy websites, such as Rootsweb, Ancestry and Family Search. We will explain the different types of information available, free and paid, and how to evaluate its accuracy.

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