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Genealogy Classes

The Genealogy staff currently offer the following classes each month. Please contact them at 706-243-2681 to reserve your space.

Genealogy Basics: This class will cover the basics of how to begin your research, what resources are available and what basic forms and programs you will use in your family history project. In addition, the class will take a look at other resources needed to complete your family history. Some of the areas covered will be the census, soundex, regional resources, military records, and other resources that will aid in the organization of your research.

Ancestry.com Library Edition: This in-depth class will demonstrate how to successfully navigate the online database Ancestry.com Library Edition. Patrons will learn the key factors in formulating search strategies.

Genealogy on the Internet: This class will take a look at a few key Internet sites and demonstrate how the Internet can be used as a tool in your family history search.

Heritagequest.com: This in-depth class will demonstrate how to successfully incorporate the online database Heritagequest.com into your family history research. Heritagequest.com offers remote access, an intuitive interface, fast downloads, and crisp images.

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Events for Genealogy Classes

  • How to Find The Skeleton's in your Closet: A Family History Workshop

    When: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at CB&T (side B)

    A two part workshop with part one consisting of how to get started on your family tree. How to fill out a pedigree chart, family history chart etc. Then a look at what resources are available in print, at your local courthouse, archives, and library.

  • How to find the skeleton's in your closet: a family history workshop

    When: Sunday, May 07, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Columbus Public Library at CB&T (side B)

    A two part workshop on how to do your family history with part two consisting of a look a internet resources and a in-depth look at ancestry.com library edition.

  • Genealogy Basics

    When: Friday, May 19, 2017 - 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: North Columbus Public Library at Large Conference Room

    Interested in learning how to research your family history? In this class we will learn how to navigate free online resources such as Ancestry.com Library edition, Heritagequest and much more. In addition, you will also receive a free template for creating your own family tree!

    Class size is limited, so prior registration is required. Please call 706-748-2855 to save your spot.

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