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Cemetery Research

Class description: In this class, Jack will talk about cemeteries in Chautauqua County: how to find them, how to find those that have been transcribed, and where these transcriptions can be found. Rick Roll will talk about Find A Grave website and will walk the group through how to use it. Instructor biographies: Jack Ericson …

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Citing Your Sources

Class description: Citing your sources is very important – even if you are only a casual genealogist.  A source is the record from which we get information.  A citation is how we connect a source (evidence) to our conclusion (verdict).  Citing sources also allows other researchers to confidently use the information we’ve collected.  And lets …

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Ancestry.com for Intermediates

Class description: If you have been using Ancestry.com for a while now and want to take your researching to the next level and get more out of your subscription, this course is for you! In this course, we will expand more on some topics covered in the “Beginning Ancestry” course as well as narrow our …

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Using Archives to Do Research

Class description: In this class, you will learn about information located in Repositories and Archives and how to access this information. You will also learn how to organize your own family history in order to potentially donate them to a repository. Finally you will be treated to actual examples of locally held archival information. Instructor …

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Finding Your Female Ancestors

Class description: Women are often hard to research due to the laws, social norms, and record keeping practices of times past.  In this class you will learn about sources and strategies to find your female ancestors. ​ Instructor biography: Rhonda Hoffman has been a genealogy librarian for 18 years and currently serves as the Genealogy Specialist …

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Organizing Your Research

Class description: In this class you will discover ways to not only organize your research, but also your paper documents, photos, and your on-line records and documents. Instructor biography: Janet Wahlberg is a research assistant at the Fenton History Center’s Hall House Research Library. She has been doing genealogy for 20+ years. She has attended …

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School Records

Class description: School records can be a great wealth of information for your genealogy research. Resources like school yearbooks, report cards, school census information, local newspapers (just to name a few) may provide that piece of information you’ve been seeking. Pam will offer advice on how to find and use different types of school records …

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