Course Description

Traditional genealogy has for decades involved researching one’s family history and finding relatives by physically searching documents in libraries, archives, courthouses, and homes. Today's genealogists incorporate different technologies into their research. In this course, attendees will learn: (1) how to use traditional genealogical research as well as multiple online databases to find ancestors and build a family tree, (2) how to develop a research plan and to document findings, (3) how to decide if DNA can help find ancestors when traditional research has failed, (4) how to choose the right DNA test with the right company, and (5) how to organize one’s research on a computer or using paper, whether the records are documents or DNA matches. | Lecture + Q&A; Facilitated discussion.

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Section Title
Genealogy 101: Finding Your Past Using Today's Technology
Online - Zoom
11:00AM to 12:15PM
Sep 15, 2020 to Nov 03, 2020
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Contact Hours
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Virtual Classroom  
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Please note: This course is appropriate for beginner genealogists and those with some experience who want to expand their genealogical research skills and consider adding DNA as a tool for their genealogy research.

Recommended text:
Kimberly Powell, The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy; 3rd edition (9781440570681).