Finding Roots and Branches of your Family Tree – Introduction to Genealogy

This course for beginning family historians and genealogists presents skills and resources to build a solid skill set in genealogical research. Participants learn how to find the most elusive ancestors while documenting their findings with reliable evidence. Students will become familiar with the five-step research process; using research logs; the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS); record types: vital records, United States Census records, immigration records, military pension files, deeds and other land records; and writing family history. Participants should have home access to a computer and the Internet. Basic computer skills needed include searching the Internet, saving information from the Web and using Microsoft Word (or equivalent). Please bring a laptop computer or a tablet to class. On April 12th the class will visit the Old York Road Historical Society.


Retired Family Physician; Professional Genealogical Researcher; Writer; Lecturer


18 – $108

8 Thursdays, 3/1 to 5/3
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Room A-3
Cheltenham High School