You have taken several genealogy courses and are not finding the records/data you need to move your family history forward. This class may be designed for you. First, this class is not a how-to do genealogy class; it is designed to teach you how to be more efficient and effective when you search the Internet for genealogical data. You will learn how to create more effective database search criteria, find new research resources, and weed out unreliable information. During the class, access will be provided to several subscription genealogy databases, databases available through Duke University Library and several free databases. Each student is expected to understand genealogical research methods. Lecture (plus questions). Hands-On Computer Use.
PREREQUISITE: Completion of a beginner genealogy course is required; completion of an intermediate and advanced course is desirable.
PLEASE NOTE: A $10-25 fee, depending on the number of students, will be collected for the subscription genealogical databases used in the class. Handouts will be posted on the class website prior to each class for the students to download and print.