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  • FAMILY HISTORY and RESEARCH and MEMOIRS

     

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    FAMILY HISTORY & RESEARCH

    BASIC GENEALOGY FOR BEGINNERS
    These 4 Classes are for beginners, those who are new to these series and
    those who would like a “re-fresher”. Each student in these classes will be
    required to attend a 90 minute, individual consult with their instructor
    at the Family History Library in Menlo Park (MPFHC) on an agreed upon
    Saturday morning, to discuss their genealogical “brick walls”.   Ancestry,
    My-Heritage and Find-My-Past are free at MPFHC.  All students should bring
    a thumb-drive to class.

    9/05  Must Know Basic Information
    9/12  For Free & For Pay Websites, Books, Film & CDs
    9/19   Keeping Your Genealogical Data on Charts and in Word
    9/26  Vital Records & Censuses

    San Mateo Adult School - Mercury Room

    223312            Th            12:30 – 2:30pm         H-Barlow             9/05 – 9/26                $50

     

     

    INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED GENEALOGY


    These 8 Classes are for students who have attended the above 4 Basic Genealogy Classes or who have attended previous genealogy classes with
    this instructor. Each student will be required to attend a 90 minute, individual consult with their instructor at the Family History Library in
    Menlo Park (MPFHC) on an agreed upon Saturday morning, to discuss their genealogical “brick walls”. The instructor will also do some individual
    consulting during class and students can conduct some of their own work on the class-room computers. All students should bring a thumb-drive and their 6 generational charts to class. 

    Please remember your ancestors may have come from many more places than listed below, hence your own work on the class-room computers and the various consults with your instructor during each class.  Inge Harding-Barlow has taught International genealogy for over 25 years, is Senior Genealogist at MPFHC and regularly visits Archives overseas.


    10/03  Port Records - Both Sides of Atlantic
    10/10  UK Records – English, Welsh, Scottish

    10/17  Irish Records
    10/24   DNA

    10/31  German & Polish Records
    11/07   Baltic, Benelux, French, Swiss Records & Austria-Hungarian Records
    11/14  Russian, East European & Jewish Records
    11/21  Iberia, Italian & Greek Records

    San Mateo Adult School - Mercury Room

    223311            Th           12:30 – 2:30pm            H-Barlow          10/03 – 11/21           $80

     

    MEMOIRS PLUS

    Get all the tips, support and encouragement you need to finally put those memories to paper. Whether it’s your story or your family’s that you want to record, this fun and supportive class will help you do it. The only “experience” required is having lived past fifty! Whether you would like to work on memoir, creative non-fiction, fiction, or personal essays come spend a few hours a week in a reflective class that will sharpen your writing skills.

    San Mateo Senior Center

    080706            F              1 - 3 pm              Lieban            9/06 – 11/22                $105Viewing a transparancy