406-453-4662 or 866-249-7866 (Toll
Beginning Genealogy Classes
*****Pre-register by January 18, 2013*****
To register or for more information call 453-4662 or e-mail
When: Wednesdays, beginning January 23 at 6:00pm
Where: Big Sky Genealogy, Columbus
Center, just inside the front entrance
Cost: $12.00/each. If you pre-register for all six weeks, the fee is $65.00.
genealogy experience is necessary nor do you need any computer experience.
These classes are designed to teach basic research skills.
Week 1 - Why do people research; how to get started; developing a filing system
Week 2 -
and Forms: What are they and how they keep you organized
(Students will start a 4 generation chart in class)
Week 3 - Records:
Introduction to the U.S. Federal Census; Social Security Death
Index and Vital Records: Birth, Marriage and Death
Week 4 - Learn more about the U.S. Federal Census and its clues to research
Week 5 - Records: Immigration and Naturalization;
"Not everyone came through
Ellis Island"; a basic explanation of the process and where records can be found
Week 6 - Source
Documentation: Importance of documenting evidence and
Preservation: Basic discussion of preservation do's and don'ts
All classes will include handouts
Classes will last approximately 1 1/2 hour to 1 3/4 hours, depending upon discussion.