Local Genealogy Classes

Genealogy Classes in the Central Peninsula
Listed below you will find links to some of the local Genealogy Classes. 
 

Local Genealogy Classes – Winter 2017

Intermediate Genealogy: Palo Alto Adult School Wednesdays 12.30-3pm starting 11 January
Location: Greendell School Room P3 http://www.paadultschool.org
Instructor: Christine Bell Green PLCGS

This class focuses on advanced intermediate genealogy; building skills that break down brick walls, researching a broad cross-section of genealogical records and extracting all the information from them. We learn to use a wide range of Internet sites and become skilled at inferential genealogy. Students share their successes and useful tips.

 

Jump-Start Your Genealogy: Palo Alto Adult School Thursdays 6.30-9pm starting 12 January
Location: Palo Alto High School Room 204 http://www.paadultschool.org
Instructor: Christine Bell Green PLCGS

Discovering your roots is exciting — it teaches you about yourself as well as your family. This class is designed to give family historians/genealogists a strong foundation. We learn to effectively use common genealogical record types and important family history websites. Helping each other by sharing our journeys is an important part of the class.

 

Advanced Genealogy: Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School Mondays 12.30-3pm starting 9 January
Location: Hillview Senior Center, Los Altos Room 18 http://www.mvla.net/MVLA_Adult_Education
Instructor: Christine Bell Green PLCGS (class formerly taught by Richard Rands)

This class focuses on advanced skills, breaking down brick walls and inferential genealogy along with record type review. Students share their breakthroughs, useful tips, new information and books they have discovered

 

Beginning/Intermediate Genealogy: Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School Tuesdays 12.30-3pm starting 10 January
Location: Hillview Senior Center, Los Altos Room 18 http://www.mvla.net/MVLA_Adult_Education
Instructor: Christine Bell Green PLCGS (class formerly taught by Richard Rands)

This class will focus on genealogy fundamentals, a variety of commonly used genealogy record types (census, vital records, cemetery records, probate, land, etc.) and national, state and local internet sites. The use of forms and family history software will be included. Students help each other by sharing their journeys and it’s an important part of the class.

 

Trinity Monday Genealogy Club (Intermediate/Advanced) Mondays 9:30 – 11:30 am
Trinity Church Menlo Park – Margaret Melaney - margaretmelaney@gmail.com

 

Family History – The Next Step (mainly intermediate level)
Thursday Mornings 8:45 am-11:15 am - Starting January 12th
Classes held at San Mateo Adult School/SMART Center, 789 East Poplar Avenue, San Mateo

Register in person, by mail or at the first class meeting.
Instructor: Inge Harding-Barlow 650-558-2100           Website http://www.smace.org
Description: Family History (Genealogy) is a journey into the lives of our ancestors – their joys, triumphs and problems. These 10 classes will review basic genealogy and websites. Then the class will discuss more advanced information available for the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany and other countries from which the ancestors of the 2017 Winter-Spring class members originate. The classes will consist of talks, discussions and individual work on class members’ family trees with “instant” help being available from the teacher and classmates on problems and some brick walls. Class members are also encouraged to set up 90-minute individual consults on their genealogical brick walls with the teacher at the specialized genealogical Family History Library in Menlo Park. These classes will also help participants understand what they can and cannot obtain via computers.

 

If you are interested in any of these local genealogy classes, please check out the websites listed for upcoming classes and schedules.

 

 

 
Every 1st Thursday of the month 11 am - 1 pm  
"Discover Your Roots at the Library"
Atherton Library  Atherton Library, Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton, CA
Learn about your family history. Sign up or drop-in to a casual one-on-one genealogy instruction.