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Tracing your family's history is a fascinating journey. Who will you discover? Genealogy Basics will help you understand the genealogy research process and the way we interpret the information we find. This course guides you through the search process for family names using several subscription-based Web sites, which you can access while you're enrolled in the class. Along the way, you'll learn through hands-on examples that help you dig deeper into your family's past. You'll develop a strategy to accomplish your objectives, evaluate the results, and share that information with others. You'll discover, in simple terms, where to look, who to contact, and how to make your family history come alive. Was it truth or goof? Where's the proof? Find out why close counts not only in horseshoes, but also in hunting your heritage.

About The Instructor

Bob Moyer (deceased) was a college instructor, graphic designer, technical writer, and author of this course. Bob held degrees in education, business, and Civil Engineering. He had over 12 years of experience as an instructor and developed genealogy courses for several colleges. His passion for research and family history resulted in several genealogy-related books and speaking engagements. 

Carrie Ehrfurth has a personal interest in genealogy and has conducted extensive research into her own family tree, tracing some of her family lines as far back as the early 1500s. She has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in art history with a focus on architecture, a graduate certificate in historic preservation, and a master’s degree in business administration. Carrie works as a historic preservation specialist, and in her research to place buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, she also puts together histories of individuals and families. She takes great joy in pulling together historic information to create a complete picture of a person’s past.

 
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