Introduction to Genealogy is geared towards those interested in preparing to research and document their family’s ancestral heritage.
The course will cover how to organize and preserve documents using online databases as well as offline resources and establishing research methodology. Each of the two sessions is two hours long for a total of four hours. Session One will help participants outline what they wish to learn about their ancestors and set them up to begin their exploration. Session Two will focus on research methodology including specific databases used by genealogists.
Instructor: Denise Beeson
Denise Beeson is a graduate of Whittier College, with a BA in Communications, and from
San Francisco State University, with an MA in Speech Communications. She has been interested in genealogy for over 20 years, with her interest initially awakened by researching the medical history of her family. She has been teaching genealogy for over 5 years at various locations, including the Family History Center in Santa Rosa, CA, Santa Rosa Jr. College, the Lifelong Learning Center at Pebble Creek, AZ and Estrella Mountain Community College in Goodyear, AZ. She is a frequent guest speaker at various venues and is a member in good standing in the Santa Rosa Genealogy Society, The PebbleCreek Genealogy Club, and the Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board.