W103 | Researching Your Family History


1:30 - 3:00 pm


5/26, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23 & 6/30

Six Sessions 


This course is offered online via the easy-to-use Zoom program.

Interested in getting started or expanding your personal family history research? This course is for you! We will cover the role of DNA in genealogical research, searching for records and learning what new information you might find on them, building your own pedigree chart, keeping research records, and more. Also discussed will be the options available when information is scarce. Questions will be taken at the beginning and throughout the class to allow the instructor to provide answers to individual participants. The instructor will provide worksheets and a guide to students.


Instructor Lisa Swigart has spent over forty years working on her personal family history, along the way gleaning information that can be very helpful to others. Being taught to share as a child, she is happy to share this interest and knowledge with others. For the past several years Lisa has helped individuals by gathering and organizing their information and research. One of the unique qualities Lisa brings to the table is her ability to help you place your ancestors in their time and place, helping you better understand their lives.


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