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Genealogy

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Annual HCC Genealogy Seminar
Each Fall HCC Continuing Education presents a full day genealogy seminar, featuring current trends in genealogy research techniques.  Previous topics include: Ancestry.com, Family Tree DNA and DNA for genealogists.
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Tracing Your Family Roots - Introduction to Genealogy
Making a personal connection with history and discovering previously unknown relatives are just two of the many rewards available from researching your family tree. This introductory course will cover the fundamental building blocks of genealogy research. Learn where to find the source documents and the best ways to research in order to save valuable time. You will use the most current tools, including reference CDs and the software mainstays of Genealogy research including Family Tree Maker, Legacy Family Tree, Training Center, Ancestry.com, Heritage Quest, Family Search, footnote, GenealogyBank, and WorldVitalRecords. This class is held in a computer lab at the HCC Valley Mall.

Genealogy Plus
Get on the inside Genealogy Track! This course will guide you through new and innovative computer-generated research techniques, using Family Tree Maker, and Legacy Family Tree software and their direct Internet connections. Sort out and organize all the wonderful information you have found, and then learn to put your family information on paper, CD, flash drive, or PDF file to share with others. Discover the most recent details of DNA research.  This hands-on computer class is designed for Genealogy enthusiasts who are researching their family history and would like to explore additional resources.

Washington D.C. Genealogy Research Trip
Research time is built into this day and may be used at the DAR Library or the National Archives.  Instructor Dorothy Reed will contact participants one week prior to the trip for a discussion of research options.  Lunch is on your own but may be purchased within walking distance of all facilities.  Tour fee includes: motor coach transportation/gratuity.  A complete itinerary will be sent to you one week prior to the tour date.  There is an additional admissions fee of $6 to the DAR Library.

For more information or to register, call 240-500-2236.

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