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Longmont Genealogical Society
Past Classes Given in 2024


LGSlogoThe Longmont Genealogical Society’s goal is to promote an interest in genealogy research. The following classes have been presented so far in 2024.

Go here to see Past Classes for 2023.

Go here to see Upcoming classes.


In-Person
Meetings

Longmont
Senior
Center

  January 19th, 2024
Barb Gardner
 Title: A Tour of Online Genealogy Sites

Description: A Tour of Online Genealogy Sites This Introductory class is a tour of two major genealogy sites--Family Search and Ancestry. There will also be tips on exploring other areas, including maps, local repositories, wikis, census information and more. A great class for those new to genealogy or those looking for more ancestral leads. You will leave class with the skills to start uncovering the mysteries of your ancestors.

Instructor:  Barb Gardner
Registration #184234-01
Date: January 19, 2024
Time:1:30 - 3:30
Instructor: Barb Gardner
Cost: $2 resident, $3 non-resident

In-Person
Meetings

Longmont
Senior
Center

February 13th, 2024
Mick
Title: Family Tree Maker Assistance Workshop

Description: If you use Family Tree Maker (FTM) to save and record your family tree on your computer and you would like to learn more about the benefits and all those Icons and how to use them, bring your laptop/Ipad downloaded with the Family Tree Maker software. In a very hands-on environment, we will try to address all your questions and expand your use of this most popular software. There are so many advantages to using FTM and we hope to share as many with you as possible. This is a participation Workshop, NOT a class.

Instructor: 'Mick Mickelson
Registration #184234-02
Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Instructor: 'Mick' Mickelson
Cost: $2.00 for residents, $3.00 non-resident

In-Person
Meetings

Longmont
Senior
Center

March 15th, 2024
Randy Robinson
Title: Using RootsMagic to Correct your Ancestry or Family Search

Description: How confident are you that your ever-growing family tree does not contain obvious errors?  While Ancestry and Family Search provide many ways to add content, neither provides tools to assist with finding obvious errors.  RootsMagic is a low-cost genealogy tool that can be used to locate many types of errors in your family tree.  This class will explain and demonstrate how using RootsMagic can result in a much cleaner, more accurate family tree.

Instructor: Randy Robinson
Registration #284247-03
Date: Friday, March 15, 2024
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Instructor: Randy Robinson
Cost: $2.00 for residents, $3.00 non-resident

In-Person
Meeting

Longmont
Senior
Center

April 19th, 2024
Gail Lewis
Title: Time to Start Researching Your Ancestors Today!

Description: Have you been thinking about finding your great-grandparents or another ancestor? When did they immigrate and from where? Were there illnesses I should be aware of? How do I find old newspaper articles? How much does this cost? What is Ancestry? If any of these questions have crossed your mind, or you would just like to “dip your toe” in this hobby, this is the class for you. We’ll start with the basics, move slowly through the research steps, show lots of examples and at the end, you will know if you want to pursue this.

Instructor: Gail Lewis
Registration #284247-04
Date: Friday, April 19, 2024
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Instructor: Gail Lewis
Cost: $2.00 for residents, $3.00 non-resident

In-Person
Meeting

1200 Lashley St, Longmont, CO 80504

April 21st, 2024
Private DNA Consultations with an Experienced DNA Expert

Description: We are offering an opportunity to meet one-on-one with an experienced genealogist that has years of experience working with DNA test results in family history research. During a 25-minute consultation one of our experienced DNA consultants will review your results with you. He/she can provide answers to questions about your results, help identify areas for further research, and suggest the next steps to take.

Location: Longmont Senior Center; Lashley Street Station
Registration Go to the LGS Website
Date: Tuesday,May 21, 2024
Time: 12:30 - 3:00 pm
Consultants: Sylvia Tracy-Doolos, Glenn York, and Mark Fearer
Cost: $12.00 per person, residents and non-resident

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In-Person
Meeting & On Zoom also

Longmont
Senior
Center

June 21st, 2024
Sylva Tracy-Doolos
Title: "FamilySearch.org – What’s in it For Me?"

Description: : Familysearch.org is one of the most comprehensive resources for family historians, yet some never look beyond the family tree. First, it is absolutely free. The only requirement is that you create a log–in. Second, it is "THE go–to" resource for both records and resources. Third, their family tree can jump-start your research or connect you with others in your extended family. The goal of this class is to cover everything FamilySearch.org offers in addition to their Family Tree. You will leave with a newfound desire to revisit your family history.

Margaret Lindblom

Instructors; Sylvia Tracy-Coolos and Margaret Linkblom
Registration #384250-06
Date: Friday, June 21, 2024
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Instructors: Sylvia Tracy-Doolos and Margaret Lindblom
Cost: $2.00 for residents, $3.00 non-resident
         (In–person only)

As an experiment summer classes are being presented Hybrid, in-person and on Zoom also. For Zoom attendance no need to register at the Senior Center. Instead send an email to PresidentLGS@gmail.com to request the Zoom meeting info.