In continuance of “Exploring Your Family History,” we will explore the wealth of genealogical material available on the internet and in various physical repositories around the country. You will learn how to find, search and use newspapers, probate records, county histories, maps, and military records in constructing your family history. This class assumes you are already comfortable using your computer to conduct genealogical search and are familiar with Google, Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org. If not, consider taking "Exploring Your Family History" either before or concurrently with this class.
Professional Bio: Education: MS Water Resources, UW; BS Chemistry, UW. Certificate in Russian, Defense Language Institute West Coast. Career in Environmental Science and Water Resource Management. Community volunteer (1992-2012) in Boy Scouts of America. Genealogy Research assistant at Bellevue Regional Library, 2007-present and volunteer Librarian, Bellevue Family History Center, 2012-present; member of Board of Directors, Eastside Genealogical Society (EGS), 2007-present, VP/Pres. EGS 2008-2011, Education Chair (2009-present).
Personal Bio: I have been actively involved in genealogical research for over 20 years and I am currently a member of the Eastside Genealogical Society, Seattle Genealogical Society (SGS) and a supporter of the Fiske Genealogical Library Foundation. I have given genealogical programs/classes for the EGS, SGS, Family History Expo and the King County Library System. I have taught genealogy classes at Telos for the past several years. I am a Washington native, a Vietnam Veteran and have two adult children. In addition my passion for genealogy I enjoy reading, fly-fishing, gardening and duplicate bridge.