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Class Descriptions for our upcoming Heritage Faire 2015

Beginning Genealogy by Lena Harmon:
The most common question people ask when starting is "Where do I start?" Lena will answer the where and how to start and give the basics on what important information you will need to know such as where to go for resources and how to source your records, as well as options for storing the information you have gathered.

Census Records by 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.​

Creating Family Stories from Research by 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.

DNA Research by Mike Witesman

FamilySearch FamilyTree Memories by Lena Harmon:
Lena will show you how to use the Memories portion of FamilySearch.org FamilyTree.  She will show you how to add pictures, stories, documents, audio, people and the find option in FamilyTree Memories as well as tag people in each of the Memories portions of FamilyTree. 

FamilySearch FamilyTree Partnerships by Lena Harmon:
This class is for LDS members only.  This class will show you how to create your partner accounts for Ancestry, Find My Past, and My Heritage.  We will go through the process of connecting your individuals in Ancestry.com to FamilyTree and how to use the functions of the partnership to further your research capabilities. 

Organizing Your Family History by Vicky Anderson:

RootsWeb by Marti Roe:
A valuable resource for Family History research. Marti will show us how to use this website.

Start Writing Personal Family Stories by Marian Kile:
Do you find it daunting to try to write a long family history? Do you already have a written family history but want to add stories about special memories? This class will help both the non-writer and the experienced writer in developing short stories that capture the essence of special family members or events. The focus will be on stories that are about 500 words long but the process can be applied to longer stories.

Survey Your Family Members in 2015 by Marian Kile:
There is no census information collected until 2020 but we can set up our own survey for 2015. Marian will show us how to set up our questions, contact our family members, and record the information for future generations.

Using Maps and Genealogy by Melinda Kashuba:
Maps are your best friends in genealogical research. With a map you can identify locations, measure distances between places, visualize an ancestor’s environment, study possible migration routes, assist in records analysis, and, most important of all: locate records. Events take place at a particular location, records are created at a certain location, and those records are housed at another location. This session introduces you to the variety of maps available for family history research and how to locate them.