The Waterford Public Library is offering a series of free classes designed to prepare you to trace your FAMILY HISTORY. The classes feature an integrated format of computer and online genealogy subjects within the discussion of information sources and research topics.
Classes are FREE of charge with light refreshments provided
All classes run from 9:30 to 1:00
Registration required: Register online by date for each individual class at http://mi.evanced.info/waterford/lib/eventcalendar.asp or by phone: 248.618.7693.
You may attend any or all classes. It is recommended (but not required) that you attend Genealogy 101 or have some experience before attending other classes
Irvin Rabideau is the presenter. Mr. Rabideau has been a genealogist for over 40 years engaged both in personal & professional research, genealogical & historical writing, record digitalization, publications, and teaching. He has spoken at numerous workshops, conferences and meetings.
The Library is located about 4 miles west of Telegraph Rd. Taking M-59 west turn right (north) on Crescent Lake Rd, after ¼ mile turn left (west) on Tubbs Rd, after one block turn right on Civic Center Dr. The library is the first building on the right at 5168 Civic Center Dr.
Genealogy 101: Basic Genealogy Part 1 Saturday, February 2, 2013
An introduction to the basics of genealogical research including basic techniques, reference tools, and strategies; library research, the U.S. census as a source, the use of Ancestry and HeritageQuest, vital records, and church records.
Genealogy 102: Basic Genealogy Part 2 Saturday, February 23, 2013
Topics covered include: geographic sources, brick-wall busting techniques, genealogy software evaluation and demonstration, GEDCOM files, web page creation methods.
Genealogy 103: Basic Genealogy Part 3 Saturday, March 23, 2013
Among the sources covered are city directories, newspapers, obituaries, biographical sources, probate records, immigration & ship passenger lists, and naturalization records.
Genealogy 104: Basic Genealogy Part 4 Saturday, April 20, 2013
Topics include the location and use of military records, land records, and tax records. Also included is a section on documenting your research using standard citation techniques.
Genealogy 350: African-American Genealogy Saturday, April 6, 2013
Stresses the special sources containing African-American genealogical information and the methods necessary to trace ones family back to the Civil War era. Special emphasis will be given to the records of the 1860s. Techniques for identifying slave ancestors and their masters will also be discussed.