Submitted by the Pastfinders of South Lake

Learn how you can begin family history research. You will use the information you have collected on your family to begin your research.

In this class, you will learn how to do research using a basic genealogical methodology. How to compile information using established genealogy sites, learn some useful features of each site and commonly used software. How to perform the foundation documentation to cite sources. There are two classes every two weeks, both are essential. In this second class of family history research, familiarize yourself with the types of vital records, learn to recognize primary and secondary sources, interpret census data, naturalization and military records. You will see how to avoid common research mistakes and see a variety of simple family tree publications.

Course materials will be provided throughout this presentation. At the conclusion of the session, documents will be emailed to participants. The class meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 1 pm to 3 pm. When you sign up, you are automatically added to the mailing list for both sessions.

Register by emailing Please include the beginning genealogy in the subject line and your contact details, your name, an address and a phone number. Learn more at PastfindersSL.Org or “Like” PastfindersofSL on Facebook

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