This is a paid Adult School Class. When registering, you will be taken to the Adult School Website.
Find your ancestors using the powerful tools from this three-part course taught by Janice Gilyard, president of the NJ Chapter of The Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society.
Class 1: Basics for Beginners
Using several case studies, participants will learn the basics to getting started on your genealogy journey. This session will focus on the resources that are available, proper forms to use, and online resources that may be used to properly document your research.
Class 2: Genealogy Research Methods
In this session, participants will learn the importance of starting with what they know as well as what they don’t know, how to properly use historical record sets, confirming oral history, correcting false information, evaluating, and using the information obtained.
Class 2: Using DNA to Further Your Research
In this session, participants will learn how DNA can further enhance your genealogy research (paper trail). Information will be shared regarding testing with Ancestry.com, 23andMe, My Heritage, and GedMatch. A portion of this session will also deal with the emotional side of DNA testing.
Janice C. Gilyard is the president of The Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society (NJ Chapter), a member of the James Howe House Research Team, New Jersey Genealogical Society, charter member of The Harriet Tubman Chapter of Sons & Daughters of the US Middle Passage, and The National Genealogical Society, and a descendent of the Howe and Crane families.
AGE GROUP: | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Personal Growth |
|Mon, May 29||Closed|
|Tue, May 30||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Wed, May 31||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Thu, Jun 01||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Fri, Jun 02||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Jun 03||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sun, Jun 04||1:00PM to 6:00PM|