Genealogy Classes

Meet at 9am in the classroom upstairs at St Andrews Lutheran Church just prior to our second Saturday meeting.

The classes cover a wide range of topics of interest such as social media, computer genealogy software selection, working with census records, online resources, etc. 



                                                         May 12 


Organizing Your Records and Data

 Presenter Claire McKarns


As one enters the tangled web of Genealogy, there are many records to file and ancestors to keep in line. It is always a challenge to stay focused and to keep in order. This class will offer some ideas for organizing records that have worked for the presenter and others. Some examples will be displayed. There will be an opportunity for questions and ideas at the end of the seminar. 


Publishing Your Own Genealogy Family Album

Presenter Colin Whitney  


This presentation starts with a recap of the genealogy family album. It discusses which kinds of information to search for that fit well in the album format. It describes how to lay out your information, how to organize your documents to facilitate assembly of the album, how to format charts, maps and residence data, and how to insert your family narrative. A list of software tools required is provided as well as how they are used. Techniques for keeping the generations straight are shown. We talk about the advantages of e-book versus hardcopy. 



June 9




                                                Presenter Kathleen Fernandes

This class addresses topics related to DNA testing and analysis, including the basics of DNA testing, an overview of the major testing companies, third party sites, and strategies for analysis and interpretation of testing results. The class is open to all levels of experience. It is recommended that attendees read “The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy” by Blaine Bettinger prior to attending the class.




















Limited Seating, RSVP Required to  for a spot if you plan to attend.


For more information about these classes, please check the calendar of events.



Address: Post Office Box 33725 

San Diego, CA 92163

Phone: 619-246-5117


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