Exploring your family history is a journey that begins with you and takes you to the past to find your ancestors and is supported by facts, family stories, and traditions. Join the journey in learning/re-learning the fundamentals of family history research to find those long, lost relatives. The class will be able to identify resources available at genealogical/ historical societies, libraries/archives, government entities and in their possession. Topics to be explored include: creating a research plan, vital records, citing sources, organizing information, census records, cemetary records, military records and pensions, libraries, archives, land and passport records, genealogy software, and migration patterns. By the end of the course, participants will be able to create a resume for their ancestors. The research methodology focuses on U.S. records but can be applied worldwide.