Sunday, December 13, 2009

SBCC Adult Ed Winter Genealogy Classes

Registration began Dec 10 for the Winter Session of Genealogy Classes thru Santa Barbara City College's Adult Education program. Actual Classes begin January 19th but don't wait! Classes fill up quickly for these popular courses, co-sponsored by Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society.

New for the Winter Session is "Researching Your English Family Roots", taught by popular Santa Barbara genealogy maven, Janice G. Cloud on Mondays, from 10 a.m. to Noon, at the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society's Sahyun Library (316 Castillo St. Santa Barbara).

Over 10 weeks, Jan will show us how to begin our search for English roots with records that can be found here in the US. Then we'll cross the pond (virtually) to learn how to use civil registrations, censuses, parish registers, and probate records to bring those British ancestors back to life.

Returning from the Fall schedule is Beginning to Intermediate Family History Research, taught by Louise Matz. These popular evening classes are held on Tuesday's from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. at the Wake Center, Rm. 26.

This "hands on" class is great for those just starting their research or those returning to their roots tracing. Louise will cover the records that help you find your ancestors and will also show how to use internet resources, and advanced strategies in your searches.

Also returning in the Winter is "The Wednesday Class", Jan Cloud's ever popular Intermediate/Advanced Family History Research class. As always, emphasis is on problem solving and methodology, and you'll always learn something due to the variety of problems brought to the class and the collective knowledge of experienced classmates in attendance. This informative session meets from 10:00 a.m. to Noon at the Wake Center, Rm. 26th. Class size is limited to 70 and as you know if you've attended fills up quickly.

Registration must be done "online" at

See SBCGS's website for detailed information about the classes.