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27 February 2017

Successful Family History Research? Start Here.

Member Pam Brett's new series is for beginning researchers and anyone who wants to build a foundation of research skills that can be used with all types of online and offline records and resources.
This course will be conducted in four Saturday sessions and run from March 11th until April 8th.
The classes will cover six key research skills that will help avoid pitfalls, wasted time and unreliable family trees. 
Topics include: determining what records to look for, where to look, documentation, and using critical thinking skills.
The skills learned will help you evaluate, analyze, and confidently produce trees, stories, or more formal documents based on your goals. Participants will do pre and post skills surveys and have group exercises, plus optional homework assignments. Class handouts will include multiple examples of offline resources, as well as web links and sites.
Ready to start building your genealogical foundation?  Register today.
Pam Brett's interest in genealogy started over 40 years ago at the birth of her first child, but it wasn't until 1999 when she began serious pursuit of her family history. Most of her ancestors came to America early and moved often leading to research in 31 states and the District of Columbia.
In this series, she hopes to share skills acquired from many years of beginner's mistakes to help participants to focus their personal goals and to acquire new understanding of the lives of their ancestors.

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