Genealogy

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Florissant Valley | South County Education & University Center

Technology continues to advance our ability to sleuth familial history. Learn tips and tricks that can help you forge a deeper understanding of your personal family tree.

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Continuing Education

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314-984-7777

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Call 314-984-7777 to register for spring classes by phone, or click the button above to register and pay online.

Beginning Your Online Roots

Learn beginning techniques with the modern technological advances. This class covers basic American resources available in your home, the census, libraries, courthouses, churches and other resources. Several recommended text available from the library.
GENE:705 | 4 sessions | $29.50 Age 60+ | $49 Regular
P01 | W 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Mary Stamm | Feb. 6-27 | STLCC-South County, 209

African American Genealogy Basics

This course will assist the beginner to intermediate researcher in compiling and furthering the family histories of African-American ancestors. Student must have basic PC computer skills and know how to use Windows and a mouse.
GENE:765 | 2 sessions | $29.50 Age 60+ | $49 Regular
P03 | Th 5:30-8:30 p.m. | LaDonna Garner | Feb. 21-28 | FV-B, 139

Using FamilySearch.org

If you visited the FamilySearch.org website, you noticed that the site changes. This course covers the resources available from an old favorite.
GENE:705 | 2 sessions | $15 Age 60+ | $25 Regular
P02 | W 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Mary Stamm | March 6-13 | STLCC-South County, 207

Compiling Your Genealogy with RootsMagic

Keep track of your genealogy research, photos, and documents with this user-friendly family tree program. Student must have basic computer skills and know how to use Windows. Precourse materials: www.leafseeker.com/resources.html. Bring a flash drive.
GENE:765 | 2 sessions | $17.50 Age 60+ | $25 Regular
P02 | Th 5:30-8:30 p.m. | LaDonna Garner | March 7-14 | FV-B, 139

Gleaning All You Can From The Census

Census entries are the way many people begin their ancestral hunt. But do you really get all you can from them? Learn the various options and tricks to online census research. Students must have an active St. Louis County Library card.
GENE:705 | 2 sessions | $15 Age 60+ | $25 Regular
P03 | W 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Mary Stamm | March 27-April 3 | STLCC-South County, 209

Delving into Probate Records

Probate records hold a wealth of clues regarding the rich, poor, or transient ancestor. Learn how to access and evaluate probate case files for family history. Student must have basic computer skills. Precourse materials: leafseeker.com/resources.html. Thumb drive optional.
GENE:765 | 2 sessions | $29.50 Age 60+ | $49 Regular
P04 | Th 5:30-8:30 p.m. | LaDonna Garner | March 28-April 4 | FV-B, 139

Unlocking Deeds to Gather Family Information

Our ancestors often bought or sold property. By examining and analyzing your family's deeds, you may unlock a treasure trove of genealogical information. Text: none.
GENE:705 | 2 sessions | $15 Age 60+ | $25 Regular
P06 | M 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Mary Stamm | April 1-8 | STLCC-South County, 207

Other Internet Options To Get Info You Want For Your Family Tree

Genealogists are always facing Murphy's Law. Many specific facts and records are never where they should be. This session will provide alternative records for filling in those elusive gaps for your family. Text: none.
GENE:705 | 2 sessions | $15 Age 60+ | $25 Regular
P04 | W 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Mary Stamm | April 10-17 | STLCC-South County, 209

Strategies In Genealogy: Moving Beyond the Basics

Finding yourself stumped after launching a family history project? Learn how to plan a research strategy and make use of alternative sources that can move along your genealogy. Student must have prior experience in basic genealogy and have basic computer sills. Precourse materials: www.leafseeker.com/resources.html. Thumb drive optional.
GENE:765 | 2 sessions | $29.50 Age 60+ | $49 Regular
P01 | Th 5:30-8:30 p.m. | LaDonna Garner | April 18-25 | FV-B, 139

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