Beginning Genealogy: Find Your Family

We live in a golden age for family history research; technology has made it possible for anyone to explore their own family’s past. But getting started and doing it well can be overwhelming. This course is a user-friendly introduction to genealogical search. We start with an overview of the resources available, both online and offline, and discuss the best strategies for conducting and documenting your search. Get tips on how to interpret various kinds of records and how to avoid the common pitfalls that hobbyists encounter. Participants will use what they learn to begin their own searches and get direction and ideas from the group. Professional genealogist Leah Klocek is an avid student of history and has completed her certificate in genealogical studies with a specialty in American records. She consults with individuals keen to trace their ancestry and is excited to offer this class to give more people the tools to succeed.
NOTE: This course will be offered via Zoom. Register now and then the day before class the instructor will send you the link to attend. Look for an email with "CFU Zoom class" in the subject line. A good internet connection and a computer or device with a camera and mic are needed.

Dates:May 27, 2020 Check for other dates
Meets:One Wed., 10AM-12N 05/27
Location:ONLINE: Via Zoom
You could save $12.00 on this course by becoming a member of CFU Membership
Notes:Class time is in MT. Good internet connection and a laptop or device with camera and mic is needed. You should download Zoom in advance of class it is free to install, Look for an email from your instructor with the subject line CFU Zoom class for the link. Be ready to log on and join the meeting 5-10 minutes prior to the class start time so you will be ready when class begins. If you have trouble using the link, just go to, click "Join a Meeting" and enter the meeting ID provided in the instructor's email.

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