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. 

These are the classes offered at 9am on October  12th  2019:


Presenters Kay Swenningsen and Cindy Taicle  

 This class will help familiarize you with the operations and proecedures at the Family History Center in Salt Lake City.  It will detail the layout of the building, how to find records, and what levels of assistance are available .


For more information contact Kay Swenningsen

and Cindy Taiclet

Presenter Diane Gould Hall

Ancestry is one of the most popular genealogy websites containing billions of historical records. This class will take you through the basic features which help you search for your family ancestors. We will show you how to create your own family tree  and search for common ancestors in the trees of other Ancestry members


 For more information contact Diane Gould Hall



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 or contact our education director.

**  Classes are subject to cancellation or change on short notice  **


Local Resources

Presenter Susi Pentico

In this class we discuss the San Diego area libraries, why they are essential, search techniques you can use for the library, how to find the right library, and what the libraries contain. We show how to use searching aids such as WORLDCAT and PERSI and how to prepare for your library visit.  The resources available at the San Diego City Public Library, the San Diego County Library, the Carlsbad Public Library, independent Libraries such as Coronado and Escondido, and university libraries like UCSD and San Diego State are detailed

Presenter Diane Gould Hall

The objective of this class is to discuss various functions and capabilities of The presentations is a combination of Power Point slides and live demonstration of the program, with an emphasis on the latter. Since this class will be held twice this year, we will discuss different functions and capabilities at each session. Those include; but are not limited to the following:

--New functions and changes

--Functions that may not be well known by current users; but are very helpful in conducting research.

--A periodic review of the most useful and popular functions of

--Due to the rapid growth in the use of DNA in genealogy and the importance of Ancestry’s DNA testing and software tools, we spend some time discussing them.

Address: Post Office Box 635057

San Diego, CA 92163


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