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Ancestry.com –Discover the Power —Tamara Noe
Do you sometimes feel lost with how to use Ancestry.com? Sometimes there are so many results from a search that you feel overwhelmed and many of the results don’t seem relevant. This class will address those concerns by showing the many filtering tools available and some tools and techniques to use to outsmart transcription errors. Also covered will be how to navigate the location searches, the card catalog, family trees, message boards, and the gems you’ll find in the learning center.

Ancestry.com –Filtering for Better Results—Tamara Noe
Getting millions of results from a search on Ancestry.com is only fun once, before you realize that most of them don’t make any sense at all. Knowing how to filter on Ancestry.com is the key to having better results. Learn where, how, when, and when not to filter. Many examples, including live searching, will be used in this class.

Beginning Genealogy —Lena Harmon
A class focused on how to start your genealogy from square one. What you need to know so you won't duplicate research. Whether you have a computer or want to use paper to store your information there are many options to help you do it YOUR way. 

Census Records —Marti Roe
You Can’t Do Genealogy Research Without Them OR Making Sense of Census Records. Have you ever wondered about what things you can find on a Census?   In this class you will  find out valuable information about how to use the Census to further your Family History Research.

Civil War Union - Melinda Kashuba
Civil War Confederate—Melinda Kashuba
The Civil War was the first American war that created a vast amount of information about participants: their military service, regimental and battle histories as well as social and demographic information. Success in navigating through these records comes from knowing the full name of the ancestor, whether he served on the Union or Confederate side, and the state from which he served. These classes will introduce you to the basic sources available to jump-start your Civil War investigation.

Creating Family Stories from Research –Marian Kile
If we don't have the details of our ancestor's live, we still can develop meaningful stories to capture what they might have seen or did during different times in their lives. Marian will show us where to begin, where to research and how to bring it all together.

Cutting and Pasting from the Internet -Marian Kile
Marian will show us the basics of cutting and pasting as well as some special tips that will help us with our genealogy as well as other PC activities.

Elementary, My Dear Watson! Solving Your Genealogy Puzzles with Clues You Already Have
 —James Baker
This presentation deals with ways to solve your genealogy problems for those situations where some of your key data are missing or inadequate. Case studies are presented to show how the use of inferential methods may be used to fill genealogical gaps while maintaining research integrity.

DropBox for Genealogy — Marian Kile
Dropbox is one of the most popular free "cloud computing" applications. Marian will show us how to get started, manage, add folders and files, add accesses for others, share and more.

DNA Another tool for Genealogy– Mike Witesman
If you have tested or are considering being tested this class will target the questions you should ask. This class will explain available DNA tests, identify testing labs and explain the costs and benefits of testing. Will DNA testing help me find a distant relative? This “new” tool has helped many and frustrated others. This class is appropriate for those considering DNA testing and anyone who has tested.  

DNA Round Table Discussion—Mike Witesman
Anyone considering testing their DNA and those who have tested can benefit from the experiences of others. This is your chance to find answers or places you may find those answers. Bring your questions (and test results if you have them).

FamilySearch/FamilyTree —Ken Richins
FamilySearch/FamilyTree for Consultants –Ken Richins

German 101 —James Baker
This presentation focuses on the dominant features of doing German genealogy research, stressing the differences from working in US genealogy. Emphasis is given to the major types of records used in both the US and in Germany, along with the most vital internet sites, books, and libraries.

Google Your Family History —Lena Harmon
We will explore the many ways you can use Google in Family History online research.

Heritage Quest – Why should I use it?—Tamara Noe
Heritage Quest is a great source for information that can be accessed by you from home for FREE. Come learn how to search the census records, search through over 28,000 family and local histories, search PERSI with its index of over 2.3 million genealogy and local history articles, search Revolutionary War records, search the Freedman’s Bank records, and search the U.S. Serial Set of actions of the U.S. Congress. 

Indexing for Beginners —Robert Pugh
This beginning class will help you get started in indexing. Taught by our Indexing Director you can get personalized help to start. Class space limited as it is held in our Family History Center.

Indexing for Intermediate & Advanced --Robert Pugh
This class will answer your questions if you are an experienced indexer.  If you need help finding answers to special projects this is the class that will show you where to find the answers.

Genealogy for Tablets & iPads —Lena Harmon
Can we as genealogists use our mobile devices to do genealogy research effectively? We will explore the new APPS for iPads and tablets available and other tools that you can use along side these APPS to assist you in your genealogical research.

RootsMagic —Ken Richins

Solving the Most Common Family History Mysteries --James Baker
This presentation discusses the best methods of solving four common family history mysteries: (1) getting the correct names for your people, (2) getting the right birth/marriage/death data, (3) working with conflicting evidence, and (4) proving or disproving family myths.

Strategies for Finding the Hardest Ones —James Baker
This presentation goes through step-by-step procedures to illustrate seven strategies for finding the most challenging data. Examples are presented for using a variety of strategies including collaboration, search engines, family organizations, the tomes, property records, broadening your search, on-site hard-copy, and DNA evidence. 

Wiki.FamilySearch.org —Lena Harmon
This presentation will help you learn everything you wanted to know about how to access the FamilySearch Wiki and the many resources and tools available through the Wiki at FamilySearch.org.



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