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How Technology Shapes Genealogy Today

How Technology Shapes Genealogy Today

The Library is teaming up with The Sussex County Genealogical Society to offer a four-part series on strategies, techniques, and ideas for individuals researching their family trees. The instructor for the series is Carolyn Hedlund, Ph.D. Dr. Hedlund is a psychologist who has done family research since the 1970’s and serves on the Sussex County Genealogical Society Board of Directors.

This course covers the fundamentals needed to form a solid foundation for family research for those new to genealogy or for those wanting to refresh their methodology. It highlights recent changes brought by advancing technologies and their impact upon methodology and available tools for genealogists. Topics to be covered include:

  • Types of information to be collected and where to search with emphasis upon vital records and census
  • Interviewing family members and whom to ask for DNA tests now!
  • Organizing and preserving materials and computer files
  • Selecting genealogy software and using it to your full benefit
  • How to use on line trees to maximize your research but avoid their pitfalls
  • Research methodology and on line searches and resources

Participants are encouraged to bring laptops or tablets to fully participate.

Class size is limited and registration is required. Register online, by calling the library at 302-645-2733, or stopping by the Circulation Desk.


Related LibGuide: Genealogy by Patty Langley

Thursday, October 3, 2019 Show more dates
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Large Meeting Room East, Large Meeting Room West
Lewes Public Library
  Adults     Older Adults  
  History and Genealogy  
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