Monday, 13 January 2014

Ottawa genealogy courses and workshops

Here is the schedule of genealogy courses and workshops being offered through the Ottawa Catholic School Board by Lesley Anderson.

Genealogy – Level 2
We continue on our quest to find our ancestors… This course will discuss: Review of Level 1 Resources, Passenger Lists, Online Family Trees, Military Records and Other Records. We will concentrate on using the Ancestry.ca website and other Internet resources. One class will be taken up with a field trip.    
8 Weeks, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm    $110 + HST
Holy Trinity              Wed   Start Jan 29 (19000)

Genealogy – Level 1
Come and rattle those bones in your family tree! This is a fun 8-week course on how to get started using both online computer resources and offline community resources. We will concentrate on using Ancestry’s genealogical databases and other Internet websites. We will be discussing: Getting Organized, Good Genealogy Websites, Civil Registration, Parish Records and Census Records. Two classes will be spent on field trips.
8 Weeks, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm    $110 + HST
Holy Trinity              Wed   Start Apr 16 (29000)

Searching Effectively on Ancestry
This workshop will provide an overview of Ancestry. Topics include: getting started, membership/logging in; customizing your home page; quick links and message boards; shoebox; keywords; card catalog; viewing, printing and saving images; Ancestry Member Connect; what’s new and where to find help! We’ll also look at the various searches: global search, category search and websearch, as well as the different search options: exact matches, variations and wildcards. Note: participants will have access to Ancestry.ca/World Deluxe. They will also have to bring a memory stick to class as well as their research info (i.e. family group sheets or pedigree charts) in order to conduct searches in class.
Workshop, 9:00 am-12:00 pm $25 + HST
St. Pius X                  Sat      Jan 25       (19002)

Workshop, 9:00 am-12:00 pm $25 + HST
St. Pius X                  Sat      Apr 26       (29002)

Starting your Online Family Tree  
The workshop will cover the following: managing your online tree (privacy settings, inviting others & viewing); profile pages; tree hints – auto searching; attaching records to someone in your tree; source citation; viewing & printing a family tree – group sheets & pedigree charts; member connect – merging info from other family trees & contacting other members. We’ll also answer the questions what happens when I leave ancestry as a paying member? Finally we’ll have an overview of Family Tree Maker 2012 Software for computers. Note: participants will have access to Ancestry.ca/World Deluxe. They will also have to bring a memory stick to class as well as their research info (i.e. family group sheets or pedigree charts) in order to conduct searches in class.

Workshop, 9:00 am-12:00 pm $25 + HST
St. Pius X                  Sat      Feb 1         (19003)

Workshop, 9:00 am-12:00 pm $25 + HST
St. Pius X                  Sat      May 3        (29003)

For information and registration go to http://www.fallconnections.com/, then to General Interest and Computer Courses, then Find Courses, then Leisure.

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