Free Genealogy Classes

FUTURE CLASSES:

Monday, July 12, 2021 – 12:15 p.m. Online Through Zoom
TOPIC: GENEALOGY ORGANIZATION: COMPUTER FILES, PAPERS, PHOTOS AND MORE…OH MY!
DESCRIPTION: Various ways that we can organize our genealogy research records, papers, and mementos.

***Email Kelly Whitelock at wwkellyww@gmail.com for the Zoom Link information.***

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PAST CLASSES:

Monday, June 14, 2021 – No Class

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Monday, May 11, 2021 – No Class

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Monday, Apr. 11, 2021 – 12:15 p.m. Online Through Zoom
TOPIC: MOURNING RITUALS, PHOTOS, DRESS, JEWELRY, AND OTHER INTERESTING MOURNING INFORMATION.
DESCRIPTION: This information may help you to identify mourning people in photos, mourning clothes, mourning jewelry, and other information when you go through and/or receive family information and items.

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Monday, Mar. 22, 2021 – 12:15 p.m. Online Through Zoom
TOPIC: FEDERAL AND STATE CENSUS RECORDS
DESCRIPTION: We’re going to talk about how to NOT miss valuable details.

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Monday, Feb. 15, 2021 – 12:30 p.m. Online Through Zoom
TOPIC: NEWSPAPER RESEARCH – LOOKING FOR FREE RESOURCES!
DESCRIPTION: We’re going to go over some Free Newspaper Resources that are available online.

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Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 – 12:15 p.m. Online Through Zoom
TOPIC: FAMILYSEARCH SERIES PART 5
DESCRIPTION: This week is Part 5 of a series of lessons on how to use FamilySearch. The Family History Guide website is what we will be using to go through the series. The website link is https://www.thefhguide.com/project-1-family-tree.html.

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Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 – 12:15 p.m. Online Through Zoom
TOPIC: FAMILYSEARCH SERIES PART 4
DESCRIPTION: We are going to do Part 4 of a series of lessons on how to use FamilySearch. The Family History Guide website is what we will be using to go through the series. The website link is https://www.thefhguide.com/project-1-family-tree.html.

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Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 – 12:15 p.m. Online Through Zoom
TOPIC: FAMILYSEARCH SERIES PART 3
DESCRIPTION: We are going to do Part 3 of a series of lessons on how to use FamilySearch. The Family History Guide website is what we will be using to go through the series. The website link is https://www.thefhguide.com/project-1-family-tree.html.

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Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 – 12:15 p.m. Online Through Zoom
TOPIC: FAMILYSEARCH SERIES PART 2
DESCRIPTION: We are going to do Part 2 of a series of lessons on how to use FamilySearch. The Family History Guide website is what we will be using to go through the series. The website link is https://www.thefhguide.com/project-1-family-tree.html.

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Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 – 12:15 p.m. Online Through Zoom
Genealogy Class Cancelled Due to Illness

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Monday, Aug. 10, 2020 – 12:15 p.m. Online Through Zoom
TOPIC: FAMILYSEARCH SERIES PART 1
DESCRIPTION: We are going to do Part 1 of a series of lessons on how to use FamilySearch. The Family History Guide website is what we will be using to go through the series. The website link is https://www.thefhguide.com/project-1-family-tree.html.

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Monday, July. 13, 2020 – 12:15 p.m. Online Through Zoom
TOPIC: “What Records to Use to More Easily Find Women in Genealogy Records.”
DESCRIPTION: We will look at the various records that will lead to a woman’s maiden name, help to find more information about her and her ancestors.

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Monday, June. 8, 2020 – 12:15 p.m. Online Through Zoom
TOPIC: Traveling for Genealogy
DESCRIPTION: Traveling for Genealogy We’re going to cover several aspects of planning, budgeting (time & money), travel planning, tools to take, and other information. 

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Monday, May 11, 2020 – 12:15 p.m. Online Through Zoom
Genealogy Class Cancelled Due to Covid-19 & Library Closure

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Monday, April 13, 2020 – 12:15 p.m. Online Through Zoom
Genealogy Class Cancelled Due to Covid-19 & Library Closure

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Monday, Mar. 9, 2020 – 12:15 p.m. at the Lutz Library
TOPIC: Cemetery Research Using Websites
DESCRIPTION: Find out how three websites – Find-A-Grave, Billion Graves, and Interment.net – can assist you in searching for your ancestors in cemeteries. These websites have content that complements each other that can make your research easier.
Lutz Branch Library – http://hcplc.org/hcplc/locations/lut/
101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road
Lutz, FL 33548-7220
813-264-3800

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Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 – 12:15 p.m. at the Lutz Library
TOPIC: DNA Research
DESCRIPTION: Find out about the benefits of DNA testing, what the results tell you and how to use the results to find extended family members.
Lutz Branch Library – http://hcplc.org/hcplc/locations/lut/
101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road
Lutz, FL 33548-7220
813-264-3800

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Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 – 12:15 p.m. at the Lutz Library
TOPIC: Ask the Teacher
DESCRIPTION: Do you have any genealogy questions you want to ask. Come Ask the Teacher – Students Ask the Questions Day! Any Topic on Genealogy.
Lutz Branch Library – http://hcplc.org/hcplc/locations/lut/
101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road
Lutz, FL 33548-7220
813-264-3800

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Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 – 12:15 p.m. at the Lutz Library
TOPIC: Oral Family History Interviews
DESCRIPTION: Come learn the steps when you are completing an oral family interview. The presenter will discuss who to interview, when, where, what methods of interviewing, and what questions to ask.
Lutz Branch Library – http://hcplc.org/hcplc/locations/lut/
101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road
Lutz, FL 33548-7220
813-264-3800

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Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 – 12:15 p.m. at the Lutz Library
TOPIC: Cemetery Research
DESCRIPTION: Come learn how to find family cemeteries, interpret gravestone markings, and use the information that you find.
Lutz Branch Library – http://hcplc.org/hcplc/locations/lut/
101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road
Lutz, FL 33548-7220
813-264-3800

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Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 – 12:15 p.m. at the Lutz Library
TOPIC: DNA Research
DESCRIPTION: Find out about the benefits of DNA testing, what the results tell you and how to use the results to find extended family members. 
Lutz Branch Library – http://hcplc.org/hcplc/locations/lut/
101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road
Lutz, FL 33548-7220
813-264-3800

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Monday, Aug 12, 2019 – 12:15 p.m. at the Lutz Library
TOPIC: Military Records
DESCRIPTION: Learn what and where to find information on your ancestor’s military records to help with your family history research.
Lutz Branch Library – http://hcplc.org/hcplc/locations/lut/
101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road
Lutz, FL 33548-7220
813-264-3800

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Monday, July 8, 2019 – 12:15 p.m. at the Lutz Library
TOPIC: Genealogy Societies and Organizations
DESCRIPTION: Been interested in knowing more about genealogy societies and organizations? Learn what they are about, who they are, and how they can assist you with your research.
Lutz Branch Library – http://hcplc.org/hcplc/locations/lut/
101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road
Lutz, FL 33548-7220
813-264-3800

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Monday, June 10, 2019 – 12:15 p.m. at the Lutz Library
TOPIC: Genealogy Organization
DESCRIPTION: Learn how to organize your family history research electronically and physically.
Lutz Branch Library – http://hcplc.org/hcplc/locations/lut/
101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road
Lutz, FL 33548-7220
813-264-3800

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Monday, May 13, 2019 – 12:15 p.m. at the Lutz Library
TOPIC: Ancestry.com
DESCRIPTION: Learn how to use Ancestry.com to further your genealogy progress.
Lutz Branch Library – http://hcplc.org/hcplc/locations/lut/
101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road
Lutz, FL 33548-7220
813-264-3800

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Monday, Apr. 8, 2019 – 12:15 p.m. at the Lutz Library
TOPIC: Photo Forensics
DESCRIPTION: Learn how to identify people, organize photos, store photos, and images.
Lutz Branch Library – http://hcplc.org/hcplc/locations/lut/
101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road
Lutz, FL 33548-7220
813-264-3800

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Monday, Mar. 11, 2019 – 12:15 p.m. at the Lutz Library
TOPIC: The U.S. and State Census Records
DESCRIPTION: Learn about resources on counting on your Ancestors and their Census Records.
Lutz Branch Library – http://hcplc.org/hcplc/locations/lut/
101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road
Lutz, FL 33548-7220
813-264-3800

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Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 – 12:15 p.m. at the Lutz Library
TOPIC: Family Search Database
DESCRIPTION: Learn about FamilySearch.org – Finding & Adding Relatives, Adding Various Types of Memorabilia, and Giving Back by Indexing Records.
Lutz Branch Library – http://hcplc.org/hcplc/locations/lut/
101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road
Lutz, FL 33548-7220
813-264-3800

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Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 – 12:15 p.m. at the Lutz Library
TOPIC: “Family History Guide” website
DESCRIPTION: This is an awesome website that I want to introduce to those of you that have never gone to it. It is your free learning, research, training, and activities center for family history. https://www.thefhguide.com
Lutz Branch Library – http://hcplc.org/hcplc/locations/lut/
101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road
Lutz, FL 33548-7220
813-264-3800

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Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 – 12:15 p.m. at the Lutz Library
TOPIC: DNA Testing And The Results
DESCRIPTION: Learn about DNA testing and the results when it comes to doing genealogy research.
Lutz Branch Library – http://hcplc.org/hcplc/locations/lut/
101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road
Lutz, FL 33548-7220
813-264-3800

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Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 – 12:15 p.m. at the Lutz Library
TOPIC: Visit Family History Center at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
DESCRIPTION: Learn about the Family History Center and how to do research when visiting.
Lutz Branch Library – http://hcplc.org/hcplc/locations/lut/
101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road
Lutz, FL 33548-7220
813-264-3800