Thursday, January 12, 2012

Spring 2012 Workshop Series: Genealogy & Local History

Event Poster PDF

The Champaign County Historical Archives is pleased to announce the 2012 Spring Workshop Series. This year's sessions are:
  • Intermediate Genealogy
  • Using the Internet for your Genealogy Research
  • African American Genealogy for Beginners
See below for a description of the workshops.

To register, please call Parkland College at 217-353-2055. You may also pick up an application in the Champaign County Historical Archives on the second floor of The Urbana Free Library.
Parkland Registration Form (PDF)

Intermediate Genealogy

You have started finding documents about your family. Now what? Nicole Miller will show you strategies for analyzing and interpreting information. Topics include transcribing, abstracting, and summarizing documents; evaluating conflicting sources; land records and agrarian research; incorporating historical research into family history; evaluating information with timelines and extraction forms; and more.
Thursdays, February 2 - March 8
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Course Number: WCE 418-001
Fee: $65 • Registration Deadline: January 26
Location: Champaign County Historical Archives at The Urbana Free Library

Using the Internet for Your Genealogy Research

Steve Szabados will provide brief demonstrations of most of the major online resources and will discuss methods to find many more resources. Unlock some of the secrets to be found at websites, such as FamilySearch, Ellis Island, Find a Grave, Ancestry, Heritage Quest, and many more. Discuss the use of message boards and online family trees to help solve brickwall problems and discover some European resources.
Saturday, March 31
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Course Number: WLI 785-001
Fee: $25 • Registration Deadline: March 22
Location: Lewis Auditorium at The Urbana Free Library

African American Genealogy for Beginners

Learn about specific research techniques for African Americans. Deanna Martin-Osuagwu will also discuss databases and other invaluable resources that will help you trace your family tree.
Saturday, April 7
9:00 a.m. - Noon
Course Number: WCE 317-001
Fee: $30 • Registration deadline: March 30
Location: Parkland College Business Training & Community Education

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