Genealogy & Computers 2: Advanced Beginners -CANCELLED


1:10 PM – 2:50 PM

9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1

Genealogy & Computers II: Advanced Beginners

This course is for those who have significant experience with computer software and the internet but who are new to genealogy. Students learn the fundamentals of genealogy, including lessons in documentary evidence, family history research methodology and the Genealogical Proof Standard. They are also introduced to the types of documents and the sources used by genealogists: census records, birth, marriage and death records; immigration and naturalization records, military records; city directories and newspapers. Homework is optional but recommended.


Genealogy & Computers II:  Advanced Beginners
Janeen Bjork,

Week 1: Introductions; Goals for the course; Introduction to Genealogy

Week 2: Documentary evidence; what’s in a name; The U.S. Census

Week 3: The U.S. Census continued; State censuses; Foreign country censuses

Week 4: Vital records; Birth, Marriage and Death

Week 5: Religious records; Cemetery records;

Week 6: Immigration and Naturalization records

Week 7: Military records

Week 8: Online newspaper resources


Facilitator: Janeen Bjork

Janeen Bjork as a television researcher has applied detective, analytic and presentation skills she garnered during a 30-year career to explore her family tree and then the trees of friends, students and clients. She enjoys introducing others to the colorful characters in her family tree as well as to the research methods and strategies that make it possible for her to find and preserve their legacies for posterity. Her engaging and interactive presentation style uses participation with actual examples and case studies to prepare audiences to find the family members and stories that have eluded them.