Develop and strengthen your genealogy skills! This 8-week class is intended for those who already have some familiarity and experience with family history research.
Foundations of Genealogy II will be held on Wednesdays, starting September 19 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. This course will run through November 14. Please note, there will be no class held on October 17.
Instructors: Sydney F. Cruice Dixon, Sandra M. Hewlett CGSM,and Frank Southcott.
Topics covered include:
- An introduction to genealogical research using DNA
- How to research record groups available for families and individuals living in the 1800s
- Understanding the naturalization process and its impact on genealogical research
- Maximizing the resources available at historical societies and how to locate hidden manuscript collections
- Utilizing federal and state records to uncover family history
Practicum sessions are included in the class, allowing attendees to test their newly-acquired research skills by creating an action plan for a research problem.
A class session dedicated to expanding attendees’ knowledge of records and resources available at HSP will also be included.
Prerequisites: Some familiarity with family history research, either through completion of Foundations of Genealogy I course or equivalent competency, and an Ancestry.com subscription.
Refunds are available until August 19. After that time, no refunds can be issued. We apologize for any inconvenience.