Research Classes


How Maps Can Help in Research- Friday August 21st 11:00 – taught by Gordon Orchard- Come learn how maps can help you in your research

Two Classes taught by Tammy Noe: 

Wed August 12th 7:00 Heritage Quest-Heritage Quest is a great site for Free access to U.S. Census indexes and digitized images, and more than 25,000 family and local histories- Come learn how to use the features offered such as: Family Tree, Familypage/website, Research (SuperSearch), Smart Matches, and Record Matches.

Wed August 26th 7:00 – Names  What Are You Missing?  Everyone wants to start by searching of a name, but the results are often far too many.  Learn the ins and outs of name searching and how to effectively filter for better results.

Facebook/Pinterest for Genealogy – Tuesday August 4th 6:30 p.m. taught by Laurie Markham

What’s New In Family Search? Thursday August 20th 6:30-taught by Laurie Markham

Working Together FamilySearch, Ancestry & Legacy 8 - 4th Thurs. every month at noon – Come learn what is new and exciting.  Learn about researching lines successfully – keep up to date - Elaine Sharp will give you encouragement, ideas and helps.  

FamilySearch Wiki - Mon. 2:00pm    Can’t Find your Ancestors?? -  Use the FamilySearch Wiki - The 1st Monday- Basic and 2nd Monday- Advanced -each month, Kori Pilkington will teach the classes.   This is a great resource for finding information on the area that you think your ancestors came from.

Ward Family History Consultant Training- 2nd Tuesday and Thursday every month  6:00 – 8:00 pm  If you are a newly called Ward Family History Consultant – get a jump start.  If you are an experienced Ward Family History Consultant or a High Priest Group Leader come get some new ideas of how to be more successful.

FamilySearch Tree to Temple- 2nd Tuesday each month at 11:30 am- John Hansen. This class is for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It covers the Temple ordinance portion of Family Tree.1: Navigating through Temple Ordinances 2: How to generate a Family Ordinance form. 3: Church policies: When can they be done, who is eligible to their ordinances performed, etc. 4: Finding people who are ready for their temple ordinances to be performed 5: Everyone attending will need a sign on and password for family tree, it is the same as the one used for LDS.ORG 6: By the end of class you will have a Family Ordinance request for your ancestors to take to the Temple.

Adding Photos and Stories to Familysearch Last Thurs every month- 2:00 pm Karen Stubbs -  Photos do not last forever.  Photos can last forever in  You can attach them to the individuals in your family tree for all to see and others can add to what you put in. This class will cover the basics of uploading photos and documents and sharing them. Most people are very surprised by what they find already in the Family Tree.

 Classes taught by Jim Baker

Thurs Aug 6th 2:00- Online and On-Site German Genealogy Sources This presentation covers the ten most useful internet sites for German research (in both the US and in Germany), and discusses the major genealogy sources in Germany: church, civic, and property records – and German genealogy forums.

Thurs Aug 6th 3:30 – German Genealogy Sources for Areas No Longer in Germany This presentation offers strategies and online sources to deal with the problems of researching traditional German areas now located in France, Poland, or Russia, Alsace-Lorraine, East and West Prussia, Posen, Silesia, Brandenburg, and Pomerania are covered, as well as the “Germans to Russia” groups.

Thurs Aug 13th 2:00 – Finding the Hardest Ones, Part One: Seven Strategies Step-by-step procedures are used to illustrate seven strategies for finding the most challenging data.  Case studies present a variety of research methods: collaboration with other genealogists, navigating through the search engine data, digging in the giant tomes, checking property/tax records, broadening your searches, performing on-site research, and analyzing DNA evidence.

Thurs. Aug 13th 3:30 – Finding the Hardest Ones, Part Two: Elementary, My Dear Watson!  Solving Your Genealogy Puzzles with Clues you Already HaveThis presentation offers solutions to genealogy problems where key data are missing or inadequate-without embarking on new research.  Case studies show how thorough data analyses can be effective.  Examples cover naming patterns, birth/marriage witness data, inheritance data, sibling data, timeline, and family migrations, and by scrutinizing data already in your database.

Five Great Classes to Help You Become A Better Researcher- by Kim Parker

Wednesday August 12th 2:00 -Genealogy II - This class focuses on what kind of records are available to a genealogical researcher and where to find them.  There will be discussion on records that can and cannot be found online and how to access them.

Wednesday Sept 9th 2:00-Intermediate Genealogy Record Resources beyond the basic level, source citations, research cycle, developing your genealogical library and much more.  This class takes you beyond Ancestry and FamilySearch.  At this stage of genealogy many are moving beyond mere name and date gathering and starting to “put some meat on the bone.” Other subjects include: Newspaper research, Military Records, Tax and Land Records.

Tuesday Sept 29th 6:30-What Else Is There Besides the Internet Where else should you look. This class will not only cover more places to look online but will also introduce you to where you can find the other 90% of the records to help you in your research.

Tuesday Oct 6th 2:00- An Introduction to Tax, Land, and Military Records:  An Intermediate Genealogy Class This class will introduce you to the vast array of Tax, Military and Land records which could just help you break through those brick walls.  Come take your research to the next level.

Wednesday Oct 7th 6:30-An Introduction to County RecordsCounty records are the back bone to good research in the United States.  Many records such as birth, death and divorce are kept at this level.  Learn how to access these records and other records.

Wednesday Oct 21st 6:30 Learning Opportunities for Genealogists As genealogists we are always learning  There are new states or countries to explore, new technology, new methodology, and new resources.  This class will help you find where best to learn “new tricks” and introduce you to new ways to further your genealogy.

Genealogy Scouting Merit Badge, Personal Progress, Indexing

9-11 class and 11-1:00 class.  Please call and reserve your spot in the class  487-2090 with Teri Wells.  An adult needs to accompany the youth for this class.

So You Think Your Genealogy is Done 

Tues August 18th  2:00 – Tim Fewkes will help you find your cousins and work along with you

Creating Your Life Story Through Pictures- August 25th 2 & 6 Cassandra Heyward will show you how to tell your life story through pictures and share many ideas with you

Indexing Class - Wed July 29th 6:30 taught by an expert-Marlene Covington

Find it Using Google -Thurs. July 30th at 7:00 – taught by Don Allen