ONLINE: Have you considered digging into your family's past but don’t know where to begin? This lecture-based course is for new to somewhat experienced family history detectives. Some general knowledge of your family story is beneficial but not required. Participants will learn where and how to look for clues and make new discoveries about the lives of their ancestors. Lectures on family history discovery will be followed by opportunities to participate in discussions and activities using the presented research tools. Participants will also learn and explore genealogy vocabulary terms and concepts to help them on their journey. This course will focus on the basics of finding and understanding genealogical data. Skills developed will include how to: conduct an oral history interview, find and utilize public documents, find and read old newspapers, care for archival documents and use the internet to gather information on ancestors. | Lecture + Q&A.
Max enrollment: 14.
Class sessions are recorded.
Alonzo Felder is an author, historian, storyteller and retired information technology analyst, versed in legal, historical and investigative research methods, who has performed historical research and presented at numerous workshops/presentations. He is an online participant/contributor on a number of public genealogy-oriented forums, and has produced historical art exhibits. His research work has been referenced in a number of genealogy books as well as articles related to family history.