Colorado Springs Colorado North Family History Center/2019 Classes Offered

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֍֍ CLASSES OFFERED IN 2019 are listed below: ֍֍

If you are interested in any of these classes which have been offered in the past, or would like a specific topic not listed, please email your request to: CO_ColoradoSpringsNorth@familyhistorymail.org


RootsTech Review

Presenter: Valerie Elkins
Class Description: To Be Added Later
Handouts: None


Editing Relationships in FamilySearch: Biological vs Adoptive; Step, Foster and Guardian Relationships

Presenter: Steve Brandt
Class Description: To Be Added Later
Handouts: None


From Storage Box to Story Book

Presenter: Parris Neal
Class Description:
We have often been challenged to find a way to convert all of our photos, memories, articles, group sheets, and important documents from our "storage boxes" into a
family history that can be understood, appreciated, added to, and passed along to the next generation. Brother Neal has gone through the experience and will show how
to make that conversion into an "electronic family history scrapbook" that can include art, hot links, stories, and all of the other priceless collectibles that will
culminate into a real time story book.
Handouts: None


Discovery Experiences - Know Your Ancestors

Presenter: Vint Atkinson
Class Description: Discovering your ancestors makes them become personal to you, adding quality to your life and a better understanding of who you are.
This class will demonstrate recently developed ways in which you can experience discoveries about your ancestors in ways you did not know existed.
Discover stories, photos, events, etc. through the exploring of several tools and websites. Add fun and excitement to your family history work!
Handouts: None


Skills for Interviewing Relatives

Presenter: Phil and Janet Savage
Class Description:One Family History goal is to learn all we can from our relatives while we can, before the opportunity is lost. We’ll be discussing strategies, techniques and questions to ask when interviewing relatives.
Learn skills to assist you in this important research method.
Handouts: None


Intro to Research in MyHeritage.com

Presenter: Steve Brandt
Class Description: Starting in 2014 FamilySearch.org partnered with some of the world’s top family history websites. MyHeritage.com is one of those major websites. This workshop will give an overview of the record (data) collections and how to research them. Each attendee will have time to explore MyHeritage to find records about their ancestors. Why MyHeritage.com? MyHeritage contains billions of records in 40 languages including many German, Polish, Nordic, and other European records. MyHeritage is a highly advanced technological company with family tree tools and unique matching technologies. You can create a 3-D family pedigree chart or develop your own family history website on MyHeritage.com with photos, stories and timelines. Unique to MyHeritage is the Record Matches feature in which their software searches their historical records and matches them automatically eliminating the need to do individual searches. If you have a family tree on MyHeritage, the site will automatically search for matches in its data collections and email you about these hits.
Handouts: None


Storage Box to Scrapbook

Presenter: Parris Neal
Class Description:Learn and see examples how photos, memories, articles, group sheets and important documents can be converted into an “electronic family history scrapbook” that can include art, hot links, stories, and all of the other priceless collectibles that will culminate in a real time story book to be shared with all family members in the present and the generations to come.
Handouts: None


Using Mobile Apps from FamilySearch

Presenter: Vint Atkinson
Class Description: “Bring Your Smartphone!” This class will demonstrate using mobile device apps in your family history especially for FamilySearch.
Handouts: None


The Family History Guide (One Stop Shop For Family History)

Presenter: Sheldon Jones
Class Description:
The Family History Guide is a free website that presents an amazing best-in-class learning environment for family history.
Its scope is broad, but its focus is narrow enough to help you achieve your needs and goals, step by step.
Whether it is to learn about family history as a beginner or how to do in-depth research for any part of the world as a
seasoned researcher—or somewhere in between—The Family History Guide can be your go-to resource.
Handouts: None


Research Techniques For Newspaper Sites

Presenter: Gail Myers
Class Description:
Newspapers provide a wide range of genealogical information from death notices and obituaries to full biographies.
This class will identify online and offline sources and search methods for locating newspapers and articles of interest.

Handouts: None