Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research.
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Course One — Methods & Sources

Course Coordinator

Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG

Registration time is Eastern time zone

Description

Learn or review the processes for researching family history, from the basic building blocks found in the census to using the modern science of DNA to solve relationship mysteries. This foundation course at IGHR provides the tools you need to begin genealogical research, including how to read old handwriting; record, analyze, and cite research information; interview relatives to develop exciting stories; and explore the intriguing clues found in sources such as maps, newspapers, land, military, probate, and religious records. You’ll go on a site visit to a courthouse and a library, where exercises will develop or expand your research abilities. Classes taught by experts in the field of genealogy will pique your interest and hone your skills. No prior genealogical experience is necessary; the course is suitable for beginners. However, it is also an excellent refresher course for those with prior experience.

Required textbooks, prerequisites, or other student information

No textbooks are required, but the NGS publication Paths to Your Past : A Guide to Finding Your Ancestors is recommended (available from the National Genealogical Society as a print publication or a PDF download).

Course Schedule

Sunday

 
  8:00 – 8:30 Orientation (Koford)
  8:30 – 9:45 Course Introduction (Koford)
  9:45 – 10:15 Break
  10:15 – 11:30 Federal Census (Koford)
  11:30 – 1:00 Lunch
  1:00 – 2:15 Religious Records (Wells)
  2:15 – 2:45 Break
  2:45 – 4:00 Project Management: Getting Started (Koford)
     

Monday

 
  8:00 – 8:30 Homework Review: Project Management (Koford)
  8:30 – 9:45 Reading Old Handwriting (Koford)
  9:45 – 10:15 Break
  10:15 – 11:30 Birth & Marriage Records (Koford)
  11:30 – 1:00 Lunch
  1:00 – 2:15 Introduction to Land Records (McGhie)
  2:15 – 2:45 Break
  2:45 – 4:00 Maps & Gazetteers (Kashuba)
  4:00 – 4:15 Break
  4:15 – 5:30 Death & Probate Records (Koford)

Tuesday

 
  8:00 – 8:30 Homework Review: Handwriting (Koford)
  8:30 – 9:45 Introduction to DNA (Hobbs)
  9:45 – 10:15 Break
  10:15 – 11:30 Newspaper Research (E. Powell)
  11:30 – 1:00 Lunch
  1:00 – 2:15 Oral Interviews & Home Sources (Colletta)
  2:15 – 2:45 Break
  2:45 – 4:00 Courthouse Records (Koford)
  4:00 – 4:15 Break
  4:15 – 5:30 Military Records (Strauss)

Wednesday

 
  8:30 – 9:45 Onsite Tour: Clarke County Courthouse (Koford)
  9:45 – 10:15 Break
  10:15 – 11:30 Onsite Research: Clarke County Courthouse (Koford)
  11:30 – 1:00 Lunch
  1:00 – 2:15 Organizing Your Research, UGA Main Library (Koford)
  2:15 – 2:45 Break
  2:45 – 4:00 Onsite Tour: UGA Main Library (Koford)

Thursday

 
  8:00 – 9:15 Local History & Building Context (Colletta)
  9:15 – 9:30 Break
  9:30 – 10:45 Effective Online Research Techniques (K. Powell)
  10:45 – 11:00 Break
  11:00 – 12:00 Future Education & Summation & Critique (K. Powell)
     

Course Faculty

Event Details

Event Begins 02-Jun-2018 9:00 am
Event Ends 07-Jun-2018 12:00 pm
Registration Begins 13-Jan-2018 10:00 am
Registration Ends 06-May-2018 11:55 pm
Remaining Seats 8
Price $600.00
Location
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 S Lumpkin St Athens, GA 30602 United States
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education
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