Computers for Genealogy – Series begins March 29, 2018

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As of 3.20.2018, there are still four seats left for the Four-part Genealogy Workshop Series being led by experienced computer workshop educator MaryAnn Stickler held at the Morton Township Library, Mecosta, Michigan. Thursdays, March 29, April 5, 12 and 19, 2018; 10:15 a.m. – 12:15. Cost is $20 for series. (Bring your own laptop. Limited computers available in adjoining room.) Last day to register is March 24; Contact maryannstickler@hotmail.comto register or email to be added to the mailing list for future classes and genealogy events. Sponsored by Remus Area Historical Society.  See below for class details.


Computers for Genealogy

A Four-part Workshop Series

Sponsored by the Remus Area Historical Society

Led by MaryAnn Stickler

Ret. Educator with years of experience leading Computer Workshops


When:        Thursdays, March 29, April 5, 12 and 19, 2018

From 10:15 a.m. – 12:15

Where:      Morton Township Library in Mecosta Michigan
(Bring your own laptop. Limited computers available in adjoining room.)

Cost:          $20 for the four-part series

Format:      First hour—instruction, second hour—guided practice

Max enrollment: 8—to insure individualized instruction

Registration Deadline: March 24, 2018

To Register, email MaryAnn:


Session One:  Basic Computer Organizational Skills (March 29th)

  • How do you keep track of all the information you collect? 
    Participants will:

o   Learn to create, name and/or rename folders to organize data

o   Practice moving files, pictures and documents to appropriately named folders  (Come prepared with a list of your family surnames)

Session Two: Basic Computer Skills Continued (April 5th)

  • Review and practice from Session One
  • Learn and practice how to find a file you have saved
  • Practice renaming and/or relocating files
  • Discuss file safety and back-up


Session Three: Tips/Tricks for and (April 12th)

  • Build your skills to make the most of online Genealogy sites
  • Learn strategies and tips for effective searches
  • Discuss importance of starting and keeping a research log
  • Recognize the need to cite your sources

Session Four: Finding primary source documents and photos (April 19th)

  • Learn where to look for free primary source documents
  • Practice saving files using appropriate naming strategies and
  • Save to your newly created (from Session One), organized digital file system.

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