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Classes 2014-2015

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Monday September 8th: Education Classes

There will be no education classes this month.  There will be  informal organizational meetings with the class leaders for both beginning and intermediate classes at 11:45 a.m.  Attend and let us know what you would like to address as topics in the year's classes.

Monday October 13th: Education Classes, 11:45 a.m.

The Basics of Genealogical Research: "Don't Get Lost on the Journey!"
 
Set your Destination - and Pack Your Suitcase with "Needs to Know"

Intermediate class: Ready, Set, Go!

Visit the Family History Library!  Attend a conference! Information to help you decide and prepare for your visits.

Monday November 10th: Education Classes, 11:45 a.m.

The Basics of Genealogical Research: "Watch Out for Sneaky Traps!"
 
Handwriting Challenges, Shifting Landscapes, Census Ambushes...and more

Intermediate class: A DNA Panel

Calling all members: Please come and share your DNA experience with all of us. 

Please contact Maureen, bymo@whidbey.com if you would be willing to participate.

Monday December 8th: Education Classes, 11:45 a.m.

The Basics of Genealogical Research: "Don't Stumble on the Path!"
                         
Getting from Here to There, Chasing Vital Records, Finding Alternate Routes...and more

Intermediate class: Chronological Researching     

Placing our ancestors in a time period and researching using time and place to refine the search.

Monday January 12th: Education Classes, 11:45 a.m.

The Basics of Genealogical Research: "Be a Blood Hound, famed for their man/woman-trailing abilities"

Using various methods of researching to find records on your ancestor

Intermediate class: Departures - yours and others, with a special guest.

Those things you should have prepared for your final departure, and or items to review with close family and friends. Maureen plans to have a guest to assist with questions.

Monday February 9th: Education Classes, 11:45 a.m.

The Basics of Genealogical Research: "Vital Records continued - Beginning and Ending Markers in Life"
 

Intermediate class: A  continuation of  last month's  discussion. Death Records and what they  can  tell  us.

Monday March 9th: Education Classes, 11:45 a.m.

The Basics of Genealogical Research: "Using census location as a clue that points towards finding other records of your ancestor"

The Basics Class begins at 11:30 rather than 11:45

Intermediate class: “Using History as an Adjunct to Genealogy” 

Instructor: Cameron Chandler 

Please bring examples of your own to share, or questions you would like help with. (Class starts at 11:45 AM)

Monday April 13th: Education Classes, 11:45 a.m.

The Basics of Genealogical Research: "Using various Military Records"

Intermediate class: Review, review, review!

Monday May 11th: Education Classes, 11:45 a.m.

The Basics of Genealogical Research: "Where there is a Will, there is a way"

Above class meets at 11:30 rather than 11:45.

Intermediate class: "History Show & Tell" 

Instructor: Cameron Chandler 

Bring examples of your own successes using history sources to extend your research.

Monday June 8th: Education Classes, 11:45 a.m.

The Basics of Genealogical Research: "Winding our Way through the Lands of our Ancestors"

Above class meets at 11:30 rather than 11:45

Intermediate class: "What's in your...Book?"

Strategies for evaluating the books you choose to use for research.  Why did you choose that one?   You may be missing the mostimportant aspects of the books. Some are not in the table of contents.    Just because your ancestor in not in the index, if there is one, does not mean the book is of no value to your research.

Look again and see what you may be missing.

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