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 museum@winntel.net 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: maryannstickler@hotmail.com

 

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 familysearch.org and ancestry.com (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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