Genealogy Class: Research Basics

2:00 PM - 3:55 PM
Prosser Public Library
Community Room

Event Details

Join us for this 5-week series presenting special topics in genealogy. Each week, we will watch two episodes of Discovering Your Roots: An Introduction to Genealogy, presented by The Great Courses, followed by class discussion and an exploration of genealogy research resources. Please register for each session separately (it is not mandatory to register for all five sessions).

Week #1: Research Basics
  • "Interviewing Kin & Mining Home Sources" (31 min.)
  • "Genealogy Online - Gems & Junk" (33 min.)
  • Don't miss the Ancestry class on July 18 (please register separately)

Week #2: Library & Military Records
  • "The Library - Shelves Full of Family History" (33 min.)
  • "Military Service & Homestead Records" (33 min.)

Week #3: Immigration Records
  • "Your Ancestors in Passenger Lists" (33 min.)
  • "Your Ancestors in Naturalization Records" (35 min.)

Week #4: Court & State Records
  • "Your Ancestors in the County Courthouse" (30 min.)
  • "Your Ancestors in State Records" (30 min.)

Week #5: Validation & Next Steps
  • "The Genealogical Proof Standard" (30 min.)
  • "Extending Your Family Tree Overseas" (33 min.)


Event Type(s): Computer/Tech Program
Age Group(s): Adults, Teens (13-18)
Presenter: Allison Wilkos
Allison Wilkos
(860) 243-9721

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