Free Genealogy Courses
at League City Public Library
(AKA Helen Hall Library)
100 W. Walker St.
League City, TX 77573
No reservation required
All Courses presented on Thursdays from 10 AM to Noon
September 1, 2011
Beginning Genealogy- Part 1 Genealogical Basics
This course will provide an overview of genealogical basics. By the end of this lesson you will understand:
•a variety of motivations for studying your family history
•the building blocks of a family tree
•how to identify the relationships in your family tree
•how to record your family tree in a variety of formats
•the proper methods for recording names, dates and places
•a list of questions to ask your family members
September 15, 2011
Beginning Genealogy-Part 2 Principles of Family History
Genealogical or family history research is the process of searching records to find information about your relatives and using those records to link individuals to earlier and later generations.
This course describes a process for doing genealogical and family history research. Information will be provided on records to search for in your own home and in the homes of your relatives. In addition this course will provide an overview of the most common records used to conduct genealogical research and how to access them. Sources for accessing compiled genealogies and family histories will be identified. The instructor will provide guidance on where and how to obtain original records in print, microfilm and online sources.
September 29, 2011
Computer and Internet Genealogy-Part 1
Computers and the internet have greatly enhanced the ability of the genealogist to organize their family tree information, share it with others and obtain compiled and original records through internet record portals and databases. Part 1 of this course will provide an overview of both computerized and online genealogical record keeping options. Both software and internet sites will be discussed and accessed.
October 27, 2011
Computer and Internet Genealogy-Part 2 Introduction to Genealogy Databases
Genealogical databases are available through many public libraries including the League City Public Library and the Clayton Center for Genealogical Research in Houston. This course will provide an overview of the major genealogical databases available in local libraries. Special focus will be on methods to conduct searches in Ancestry.com Library Edition which is the largest database in terms of the number of records and the number of users. Students will be given a broad exposure to the compiled records and the original records available on Ancestry.com.
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