WVGS Classes/Workshops


To help you with your Genealogy, we offer a variety of basic-advanced Genealogy related classes/workshops.  Sessions are held in our Library in our Traditional classroom and our New PC classroom. We cover the ins and outs of Genealogy, Genealogy Libraries, Genealogy Computer Programs, Technology Aids, Preserving Memories and Photos.


DESCRIPTION

CLASSES

INSTRUCTOR

NOVICE GENEALOGY


This class will focus on the first steps needed to get you started on your research. No prior knowledge is necessary. There will be a new class the 3rd Friday of each month.


Friday, 1-3:30 PM, every 3rd Friday unless noted.


Class Cost $12, Members, $14 Non-members (fee includes handouts)

Class will be limited to the first 20 people to register.

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1 Session Barbara Stenberg

Research Techniques II


This course is a continuation of Research Tchniques I. This class will include a more in depth analysis of; vital records, census, cemeteries, maps, computer and internet sources, libraries and much more.


Wednesday 1 pm - 3 pm, February 11, 18, 25 and March 4, 2015


Class Cost $48 Members, $56 Non-members (includes $8 supply fee)

Class will be limited to the first 20 people to register.

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4 Sessions Jean M. White

Family Tree Maker


Course includes entire program(former classes were split into two parts). It is primarily intended for beginners and for users who need a refresher or have specific questions about the program.


Tuesday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, March 3, 10, 24 and 31, 2015


Class Cost $47 Members, $55 Non-members (includes $7 supply fee)

Class will be limited to the first 20 people to register.

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4 Sessions Byron Bailey

Problem Solving


Course includes advanced methodology, organizing your research, overcoming genealogical obstacles, methods that work and don't work plus much more.


Wednesday 1 pm - 3 pm, March 11, 18 and 25, 2015


Class Cost $34 Members, $40 Non-members (includes $4 supply fee)

Class will be limited to the first 10 people to register.

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3 Sessions Jean M. White

Facebook for Genealogy


Learn the basics of Facebook. How to reach out to websites, genealogical groups, societies, projects, places, databases and more.


Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm, March 12, 2015


Class Cost $12 Members, $14 Non-members (includes $2 handout fee). Class will be limited to the first 20 people to register.

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1 Session Cathy Gallagher

Using U.S. Maps in Research


Learn how to: Find them, use them, know the value of the different types and add to your geographical understanding.


Friday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, March 27, 2015


Class Cost $11 Members, $13 Non-members (includes $1 handout fee). Class will be limited to the first 20 people to register.

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1 Session Suzanne Brayer

Digital Scrapbooking Class


Would you like to learn how to Design and Publish Books about your Family Tree, Military Career, Vacations, Holidays or Special Family Celebrations? Would you like to learn how to Design your own Greeting Cards, Home Décor, Photo Gifts and more? In-class instruction using Heritage Makers Studio.


Wednesday 1 pm - 3 pm, April 1, 2015


Class Cost $12 Members, $14 Non-members (includes $2 handout fee). Class will be limited to the first 20 people to register.

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1 Session Cathy Gallagher

How to effectively use the Internet


How to get the best from the internet Search Engines. Searches within searches. How to analyze a website. What comprises good info? Who owns what and where to go for the answers. Social Media, really?


Thursday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, April 2, 2015


Class Cost $11 Members, $13 Non-members (Bring your Laptop)

Class will be limited to the first 20 people to register.

Registration Form

1 Session Suzanne Brayer

Facebook for Genealogy


Learn the basics of Facebook. How to reach out to websites, genealogical groups, societies, projects, places, databases and more.


Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm, April 9, 2015


Class Cost $12 Members, $14 Non-members (includes $2 handout fee). Class will be limited to the first 20 people to register.

Registration Form

1 Session Cathy Gallagher

 

You may call the WVGS Library at 623-933-4945 to verify if the classes are still open for enrollment and to check for potential scheduling additions or other changes.  Non-Members may attend our classes.   Classes must be paid for by the Saturday before the class starts.

 

Please make your check payable to WVGS.