Sunday, January 3, 2010

Some Interesting Classes This Week

Thought I'd give you an alert about some classes coming up this week (all at the Largo Public Library).

On Monday, 4 January at 6 PM there will be class on "Getting Started in Genealogy." I know most of you are past that stage, but you may know of some one who may be interested in seeing what our obsession is all about. If you do, send them to the library on Monday.

On Tuesday, 5 January at 6 PM the class will be one called "Census Time Lines." This class takes an in-depth look at the census. It tracks questions as they are asked over the various census year, it examines the instructions given to the census takers, and it explores research opportunities uncovered by our ancestor's responses over several census years. Examples of question areas covered are property values, immigration, education, occupation, military service, and others. This is really an advanced census course.

On Wednesday, 6 January at 10 am the class will be "Descendant Research." This examines the value of researching collateral lines and shows useful techniques in doing so. You can often uncover things about you direct-line ancestors by researching the brothers, sisters, aunts, and uncles.

Our educational program is one of the prime benefits of PGS membership, so consider attending some classes, and suggesting that your friends drop in also. Remember, they are free and open to the public.

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