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Building Skills for Successful Family History Research

California Genealogical Society & Library, 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 8:30 PM (PST)

Building Skills for Successful Family History Research

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
CGS Member Mar 6, 2018 $100.00 $0.00
Non-Member Mar 6, 2018 $140.00 $0.00
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Building Skills for Successful Family History Research

Pamela Brett

 

This course will be held at the Oakland Family Search Library in four Wednesday evening sessions. These sessions will run:

 

 

March 07, 2018    6:00pm to 8:30pm,

March 14, 2018    6:00pm to 8:30pm,

March 21, 2018    6:00pm to 8:30pm, 

March 28, 2018    6:00pm to 8:30pm.

 

This series is for family historians, both beginners and intermediates,  who want to build a strong foundation of research skills to avoid wasted time and unreliable family trees.

 Pamela Brett will cover six key research skills including how to:

 

1.      Know which records to look for.

 2.      Find relevant records.

 3.      Document the results of the search.

 4.      Evaluate the sources you use and the records you find.

 5.      Analyze the results of your research.

 6.      Write a well-reasoned statement of your conclusions. 

 

 In-class group exercises and optional homework assignments will provide participants to practice skills with a wide variety of genealogical records found in a many different places including online websites.

 Class handouts will include basic strategies and cautions, as well as useful websites to use in your research.

 It is strongly recommended that participants plan on attending all four classes as the skills are presented in a sequential pattern.

 

 Pam Brett's interest in genealogy started over 40 years ago at the birth of her first child, but it wasn't until 1999 when she began serious pursuit of her family history. Most of her ancestors came to America early and moved often leading to research in 31 states and the District of Columbia.

 In this series, she hopes to share skills acquired from many years of beginner's mistakes to help participants to focus their personal goals and to acquire new understanding of the lives of their ancestors.    

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

This course will be held at the Oakland Family Search Library.

Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited so register early. 

This class is available to CGS Members, fee $100.00*.  Cost for non-member is $140.00*, and if joining CGS, this fee also covers first year of membership.

Register early to confirm your seat. Walk-ins will not be admitted.

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

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 *Seminar fee is non-refundable.

Have questions about Building Skills for Successful Family History Research? Contact California Genealogical Society & Library, 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612

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Oakland Family Search Library
4766 Lincoln Avenue
Oakland, CA 94602

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 8:30 PM (PST)


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California Genealogical Society & Library, 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612

   Connecting people to their diverse family heritage

Whether you have Gold Rush ancestors or have no family connection to California, you will find extensive support for your genealogy research at the California Genealogical Society (CGS) in Oakland. The society offers research services, online indexes and databases, and a research library housing over 38,000 reference materials from California, the United States, and around the world. CGS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. The library is conveniently located in Uptown Oakland, one block north of the Paramount Theatre, at 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2. We are three blocks from the 19th Street BART Station.

Phone: (510) 663-1358

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