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Genealogy Basics

geneaology
$99.00 (USD)

Offered in partnership with De Anza College

OBJECTIVE

Lesson 1

In this lesson, students will learn to identify the techniques of gathering family information and explore interview styles. They will also learn the importance of standardized information collection methods.

Lesson 2

In this lesson, students will develop research time-lines and learn to locate records that will be the most helpful. They will also investigate different Internet search techniques.

Lesson 3

In this lesson, students will explore and analyze vital records. They will also learn what can be found and how to request copies for their research.

Lesson 4

In this lesson, students will learn what census records are available, where to obtain them, and how to analyze them. They will discover that "spelling really doesn't count".

Lesson 5

In this lesson, students will explore the Soundex system and analyze old handwriting.

Lesson 6

In this lesson, students will discover how computers search locally and distantly.

Lesson 7

In this lesson, students will explore timelines, unusual resources, mailing lists, and the value of e-mail.

Lesson 8

In this lesson, students will learn what resources are available for researching military records and where they are located.

Lesson 9

In this lesson, students will learn the research value of maps, deeds and grants in genealogy. They will also investigate plotting and abstracting deeds.

Lesson 10

In this lesson, students will learn the immigration patterns to America and discover how to use naturalization and passport documents.

Lesson 11

In this lesson, students will discover the value of researching newspapers, city directories and periodicals. They will also learn how to use Wills and Probate records.

Lesson 12

In this lesson, students will put it all together by using software that gets the job done.

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