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Beginner's Genealogy Seminar Series Registration


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Seminars:

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 1:00 - 3:30 pm, Redwood Room, Santa Clara Central Park Library

Basic, Basic DNA - How Three Testing Companies Can Change Your Family Tree - Have your thought about testing your DNA but did know which test to do? Or, are you one who has tested your DNA, but you don't know how to use the tools to break through your brick wall?

Patricia Burrow will give a basic introduction into DNA testing. She will cover the four different types - Y-DNA, mtDNA, Autosomal and X DNA. Not sure which company to use to test your DNA? Pat will cover the top three companies to show you what is available from each company and what are their strong points and weaknesses.

After learning about the different testing companies, Pam Fujii will walk you through her case study on how she used all three companies. Pam will show you the tools she used to find new family members. We guarantee when you leave the session, you will be thinking of DNA testing in a whole new light!

All classes are free and open to all, but you must pre-register. Registration deadline is April 4th.
NO WALK-INS WILL BE ALLOWED.
CLASS IS FULL. REGISTRATION IS NOW FOR THE WAIT-LIST.

Thursday, April 13, 2017, 1:00 - 4:30 pm, Central Park Library, Redwood Room

Census 101: An Introduction to Searching the US Federal and State Censuses - Census records are among the most rich and rewarding family history records available. Depending on which census your ancestor is in, you can learn where he or she lived at a particular place or time, learn his or her place of birth, what he or she did for a living, how many times they were married and other bits of valuable information. Each census is a little different than the previous census. In this class you will learn what information is available on each census record. Using this knowledge you can find census information to advance your search for your ancestors. Taught by Dave McCready.

All classes are free but you must pre-register. Registration deadline is April 10th.
NO WALK-INS WILL BE ALLOWED.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Redwood Room, Santa Clara Central Park Library

Getting Organized - 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.

All classes are free and open to all, but you must pre-register. Registration deadline is May 1st.
NO WALK-INS WILL BE ALLOWED.