Thanks for the interest, registration is closed, another class will be offered in the future.
The Hoffman Center will host a four-week “Introduction to Family History” course in January. Class sessions will be held on Tuesdays, Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. in the Hoffman House Studios next to the Manzanita Library. The tuition will be $40 for all four classes.
Instructor Karen Merrill Martin has been doing genealogy research for over 20 year. She holds a Certificate in Genealogical Studies from the National Institute of Genealogical Studies affiliated with the University of Toronto.
Martin published her first family history book in 2010 and was recently named first runner-up in a family history writing contest sponsored by Family Tree Magazine and Abbott Press.
“Family history can be many things,” said Martin. “From ‘I just want to put a scrapbook together of these old photos,’ to a scholarly text with footnotes and charts, to a novelized version of an ancestor’s life story.”
This class will offer students ideas on where to start, and help them decide where to go from there. Topics will include organizing files, protecting documents, researching vital records, making courthouse trips, and finding online resources.
“We will also discuss how to keep track of your family and your research either by hand or computer,” said Martin. “Whether you are a beginner or someone with more experience, there will be lots to learn in this class.”
For more information, contact Martin directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Download the Genealogy_Class_Registration_Form here.