Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Back to School!

Summer’s Over – Back to School!

Labor Day traditionally marks the end of summer.  Now that Labor Day has passed, it’s time to think about the new “school year" – known to those whose schooldays have passed as the season we get back into genealogy classes and workshops.

Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society has put together over 25 workshops in October, to celebrate Family History Month and the completion of the renovated and expanded Sahyun Genealogical Research Library. 

Check out the sessions and register soon...class sizes are limited. 

Sample workshops beginning October 1 include:
  • Researching in New York City
  • Get more data from US and Canadian Census Records
  • Delving Deeper into Germanic Databases
  • Lineage Societies: Panel Group
  • Brick Wall Problem Solving
  • Locating Irish Records on the Internet,
and featuring: The Road Less Traveled, a different approach for finding European ancestors

Free to SBCGS members; non-members pay a nominal $10 fee. 
Registration is necessary as class sizes are limited.

Visit http://www.sbgen.org/ or download below PDF:

Also Santa Barbara City College Continuing Education (also known as SBCC Adult Ed) classes begin next week.  This session is rumoured to be the last chance to take these popular and very educational genealogical workshops at no tuition cost (i.e., "free").

Family History Research: Beginning/Intermediate 
Tuesdays (10 weeks), starting  9/13, 5:15 - 7:15 p.m. 
Instructor: Louise Matz

Family History Research: Intermediate/Advanced (Problem Solving)  
Wednesdays (10 weeks), starting  9/14, 10:00 a.m. - noon 
Instructor: Janice Cloud

Both classes are highly recommended and each has something for everyone.

Louise Matz takes the Beginning/Intermediate class  through the basics of genealogical research techniques and, also, uses the latest databases and resources to help those who have been doing genealogy for awhile, but maybe not recently. 

Jan Cloud deploys not only her extensive skills and experience in genealogy research, but also those of the class to help with methodology and brick wall problem solving.  Jan Cloud is legendary for her breadth of genealogical knowledge and experience-based storytelling.  You never know what you'll learn from  Jan and "the Wednesday class" and who might have a hint for solving a longstanding family history mystery.

Don't miss what could be your last chance to take these classes at a real bargain price: $0!