Longmont Genealogical Society



In-Person Genealogy Classes are Back

It’s time to get back to some one-on-one classroom learning again. We’ve been looking for a new facility to hold our genealogy classes but they’re not easy to find on our budget. We have negotiated a 12-person classroom at the Longmont Senior Center at 910 Longs Peak Ave starting in June. We hope this room with WiFi and the conveniences of the center, will solve our search for a new classroom. All the classes will be held from 1:30-3:30, on the third Friday, every month, through October in Room G, with the exception of the two classes shown below. The Senior Center will also be advertising the classes in the community and we hope to make new genealogy friends as we learn together. So mark your calendars now for the upcoming dates and classes you'd like to attend. Seating is limited!!

In-Person
Meetings

Longmont
Senior
Center

June 17th
Gail PhotoThe Secrets in “Find a Grave”

Is Find a Grave one of your favorite websites? Would you like to learn about some “nifty” new ideas in Find a Grave to honor your ancestors and create shortcuts to saving your family information? There are hidden places here that you may not have discovered. This genealogy session will be low key and may even finish with discussions on various topics. You must call the Longmont Senior Center to register for this class at 303-651-8411. Presented by Gail Lewis

Location: Longmont Senior Center, Classroom G
Registration #384250.06 (begins May 16th)
Date: Friday, June 17
Time: 1:30-3:30 pm
Cost: $2.00 for residents, $3.00 non-residents
In-Person
Meeting

Longmont
Senior
Center

July 15th
I Can’t Seem to Get Started Doing Research...
Where Do I Start?


This is definitely the class for anyone hoping to start their genealogy search but not sure where or how to get started. It might also fit those of you who need a little refresher course on the basics. We'll start with your decision on where to save your new family tree (paper, computer software or on one of the Internet sites), what websites I recommend for early researching (or not) and lots of discussion and questions on various topics. You must call the Longmont Senior Center to register for this class at 303-651-8411. Presented by Gail Lewis

Location: Longmont Senior Center, Classroom G
Registration #384250.01
Date: Friday, July 15th
Time: 1:30-3:30 pm
Cost: $2.00 for residents, $3.00 non-resident
In-Person
Meeting

Longmont
Senior
Center

July 22nd
Diana Photo
"Examine the Evidence"
Where Do I Start?


This class will be more technical and designed for your next step in your genealogy quest. Diana will help the researcher analyze the information, determine the sources and learn how to evaluate its quality. Finally, the class will emphasize and discuss how to properly source your documents. You must call the Longmont Senior Center to register for this class at 303-651-8411. Presented by Diana Bara

Location: Longmont Senior Center, Classroom G
Registration #384250.02
Date: Friday, July 22nd
Time: 10:00 - noon
Cost: $2.00 for residents, $3.00 non-resident
In-Person
Meeting

Longmont
Senior
Center

August 19th
Ancestry – Let's Dig Deeper!

When was the last time you looked around in Ancestry for some new ways to search? Are you familiar with the Card Catalog and do you feel comfortable using it? If not, you don’t know what you’re missing by not exploring that fantastic source. There is an almost unlimited number of topics listed in the Card Catalog but you may need a little help negotiating the curves. Let’s take a tour of the Ancestry Card Catalog and get you on the road to new adventures. You must call the Longmont Senior Center to register for this class at 303-651-8411. Presented by Gail Lewis

Location: Longmont Senior Center, Classroom G
Registration #384250.08
Date: Friday, August 19
Time: 1:30-3:30 pm
Cost: $2.00 for residents, $3.00 non-residents
In-Person
Meeting

Longmont
Senior Center

September 16th
Mick's Photo
“Family Tree Maker” Software, the Basics

Having a specific place to save the research you find on your family is key to being organized. “Family Tree Maker” (FTM) is a software program that you can buy and load onto your computer for your use. The FTM Program allows for direct input of data to Ancestry and download from FamilySearch tree. This course will be an intro and cover the basics of how to get started. Presented by Mick Mickelson.

Location: Longmont Senior Center, Classroom G
Registration #484268.09
Date: Friday, September 16th
Time: 1:30-3:30 pm
Cost: $2.00 for residents, $3.00 non-residents
In-Person
Meeting

Longmont
Senior
Center

October 21st
Glenn's Photo
"Introduction to DNA Testing"

This introductory class will cover the basics of available tests and an overview of testing companies. We will then discuss inheritance and how these tests can be used in your genealogy research. Finally, we will discuss contacting matches and collaborate to advance your research. Presented by Glenn York

Location: Longmont Senior Center, Classroom G
Registration #484268.10
Date: Friday, October 21st
Time: 1:30-3:30 pm
Cost: $2.00 for residents, $3.00 non-residents
In-Person
Meeting

Longmont
Senior
Center

November 18th
"101 Free Genealogy Websites"

In this class, we will briefly visit as many free websites as possible so you will become familiar with the information at each site. We will start with the most popular, FamilySearch.org, and then visit the other one hundred sites, like those in immigration, burials, military and several misc. free sites. Handout list at class. Presented by Gail Lewis

Location: Longmont Senior Center, Classroom G
Registration #484268.11
Date: Friday, November 18th
Time: 1:30-3:30 pm
Cost: $2.00 for residents, $3.00 non-residents

If you have questions about these genealogy classes,
please email Gail Lewis at gslewis222@gmail.com.




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