Roots, Branches and Leaves – Find Your Ancestors!!

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 shills 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.


Retired Family Physician; Professional Genealogical Researcher; Writer; Lecturer


18 – $103

7 Mondays, 10/2 to 11/13
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Room A-3
Cheltenham High School