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Genealogy Basics - Online

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Who will you discover? What new branch of your family will you find? If you're a newcomer or an amateur genealogist, this course will help guide you to the most useful Web sites where you can search for family names. Tracing your family's history is a fascinating journey, as you'll see through hands-on examples that help you dig deeper into your family's past. The course explains in simple terms where to look, who to contact, and how to make your family history come alive.


Learning Objectives:

  • Learn to identify the techniques of gathering family information and explore interview styles.
  • Develop research time-lines and learn to locate records that will be the most helpful.
  • Learn what census records are available, where to obtain them, and how to analyze them.
  • Learn the immigration patterns to America and discover how to use naturalization and passport documents.
  • Discover the value of researching newspapers, city directories and periodicals.

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Requirements: Internet access, e-mail, Firefox or Internet Explorer web browser.

You will need to create a login for your online classroom. Go to Find your course by browsing the catalog or using the search bar. Click the 'Add to Cart' button. Select your start date and then create a Username and Password. You must make an 80 or higher on the final exam (online) to successfully complete the course. You may only take the exam once.

If you have questions about this course, please contact the online coordinator at 470-578-6693 or

Class Details

12 Sessions
Online 24/7


Online Instructor 

CEUs : 2.4



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
12/9/2020 - 1/29/2021 Online 24/7 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM N/A - Online Online Instructor 

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