Course Descriptions

Classes and Seminars

 

*  Due to Covid restrictions, Raleigh Senior Tech Ed is hosting classes online using the Zoom app and will follow all CURRENT NC & CDC health & safety guidelines for live, on-site classes.   The ‘Location’ field of our Schedule will indicate if the class is being held on-site or via Zoom.  *

Open Help Workshop                                                           [NO charge if we can’t help you.]           Fee:  $5.00 

These workshops are for anyone.  Have questions about using your computer?  Just drop in (no advance registration required) and get one-on-one assistance with laptops, tablets, smart phones.  Volunteers are available to help with a variety of questions such as: how to use Windows 10, photos management, computer apps, help with some hand-held devices, assistance with problems such as malware, virus protection, or for

Courses are based on Microsoft Windows 10 operating system, except the Android and Apple iOS classes. Classes are single sessions, two hours in length unless otherwise noted. Students may need an email account, ID & password. and a flash drive for some classes. Classroom laptops are provided, or students may bring personal devices.

Costs:         1 session/seminar = $10         2 sessions = $15         3 sessions = $20         4 sessions = $25

Windows Technology (PC Systems)

 


PC #1 – Getting Started –  PC  Hands-On
(Basic Level)

Fee:                       $25.00

4 sessions.          Pre-Req: Little or no computer skills.

Instructors:       Sue Olmsted/Jennie Gunther

This course is for new users with limited or no computer experience who are starting to get familiar with a computer, mouse, and keyboard. Class exercises improve skills and teach participants to create and save documents.


PC #2 – Getting Started – Internet and email
(Basic Level)

Fee:                     $20.00

3 sessions.        Pre-Req: Getting Started – Hands-On

Instructors:      Alice Jones/ Jennie Gunther

This course is for users with limited computer experience.  Students are introduced to: basic internet usage, sending and receiving email messages, and uploading/downloading attachments and photos.


PC #3 – Going Further with Your PC
(Intermediate Level)

Fee:                       $25.00

4 sessions.         Pre-Req: Getting Started courses or equivalent.

Instructor:         Tom Ogburn

This course is for students who have basic experience using the mouse and keyboard.  Students will learn the basics of Windows 10:  how to use the different features and functions, how to enter/edit text, and how to save and retrieve data files.

PC #4 – File Explorer – Where’s My Stuff?
(Intermediate Level)

Fee:                       $20.00

3 sessions.        Pre-Req: Going Further with Your PC or equivalent

Instructor:         Jennie Gunther

This course offers ways to manage data storage in files and folders.  Covers folder creation, structure, and organization using Windows File Explorer.

Windows 10 Tips & Techniques
(Advanced Level)

Fee:                    $10.00

1 session.         Pre-Req:   Experienced PC User.

Instructor:      Tom Ogburn

This seminar will present some helpful tips and techniques for using Windows’ latest operating system. These techniques will guide the user to utilize Windows 10 more efficiently.


Introducing Windows 11
(Intermediate Level)

Fee:                      Free

1 session.          Pre-Req:   Experienced PC User.

Instructor:       Tom Ogburn

The Windows Operating System is 35 years old. Windows 10 is 7 years old. Now Windows 11 is being introduced. So what is new in Windows 11? What new features and functions are being introduced? Can I use it – what are the requirements? How do I get Windows 11? All these questions and more will be addressed in this class.


Windows Backup
(Advanced Level)

Fee:                    $10.00

1 session.         Pre-Req:   Going Further with Your PC or equivalent.

Instructor:      Tom Ogburn

Learn the importance of backing up your computer onto various storage devices. Students will learn how to automate regularly scheduled computer backups. Several methods of backing up data will be discussed.

Apps


Book Your Memories with Shutterfly
(Intermediate Level)

Fee:                      $10

1 session.           Pre-Req:           Experienced PC user.

Instructor:       Nell Kilmartin

This abbreviated version of the Shutterfly class will be a short introduction to the storage and editing features of the Shutterfly App.


Create a Photo Book with Shutterfly
(Intermediate Level)

Fee:                      $15.00

3 sessions.       Pre-Req: Experienced PC user.

Instructor:       Nell Kilmartin

This workshop will begin with a short introduction to the storage and editing features of the Shutterfly App followed by a step-by-step process of creating a multipage photo book.


Fun with Google Photos
(Intermediate Level)

Fee:                       $15.00

2 sessions.        Pre-Req: Experienced PC user.

Instructor:        Nell Kilmartin

Google Photos is a basic organizing, editing, and sharing program which can be used on most devices. In this class, a PC will be used but some of the differences in using the App for mobile devices will also be mentioned..


Google Photos Overview
(Intermediate Level)

Fee:                       $10.00

1 session.            Pre-Req:            Experienced PC user.

Instructor:        Nell Kilmartin

This seminar is a single-session condensed overview of the full Fun with Google Photos class and covers some of the same material: how to store, organize and share photos on a PC with a comparison to the App on a mobile device.

MS OFFICE


MS Office: Excel: Level 1 – Introduction
(Basic Level)

Fee:                    $10.00

1 session.        Pre-req:    Experienced PC User

Instructor:     Will Barbee

This class starts with basic definitions of spreadsheets; continues with calculation examples and discusses formatting and using colors in cells.


MS Office: Excel: Level 2
(Intermediate Level)

Fee:                     $10.00

1 session.         Pre-Req:   Excel Level 1 or experienced PC / Excel users.

Instructor:      Will Barbee

This class builds on the lessons in the Excel Level 1 class, adding more functions, how to find them, sorting data, drawing a graph, header/footer creation, and page-break previews.


MS Office: PowerPoint: An Introduction
(Basic Level)

Fee:                     $10.00

1 session.         Pre-Req:  Experienced PC user.

Instructor:      Will Barbee

Learn basic presentation definitions and how to create the various page and slide types, and how to use transitions and other tips to produce effective presentations.


MS Office: Word Level 1 — Introduction
(Basic Level)

Fee:                     $10.00

1 session.         Pre-Req:   Experienced PC user.

Instructor:      Will Barbee

This seminar gives an overview of text management using MS Word functions to create a document, including keying, font selection, numbered lists, spellcheck, page layout, using the Thesaurus, and format styles.


MS Office: Word Level 2
(Intermediate Level)

Fee:                      $10.00

1 session.           Pre-Req:  MS Word 1 or experienced PC users familiar with MS Word.

Instructor:       Will Barbee

This class builds on the lessons in the MS Word 1 — Introduction class, adding data tables,  labels, Table of Contents, and Tables of Figures and Citations.

Using the Internet


Browsers, Browsers, and Browsers
(Basic Level)

Fee:                    Free

1 session.         Pre-Req:  None

Instructor:     Henry Spencer

Confused about which web browser to use? This seminar will review many of the popular web browsers with comparisons of features and will demonstrate Google’s Chrome browser and Microsoft’s Edge browser.


Browsers: Using Chrome
(Intermediate Level) 
           

Fee:                   $15.00

2 sessions      Pre-Req:  Getting Started or equivalent.                   

Instructor:     Henry Spencer                                        

Chrome is used by 2/3 of the browser users worldwide.  This class provides a comprehensive tutorial on how to use this popular and FREE Internet browser from Google.  The class includes a large and detailed manual which can also be used for reference.


Browsers: Using Edge
(Intermediate Level) 
           

Fee:                   $15.00

2 sessions      Pre-Req:  Getting Started or equivalent.  

Instructor:     Henry Spencer     

Microsoft has come out with a totally NEW browser. This class provides a comprehensive tutorial on how to use this powerful and FREE Internet browser.  The class includes a large and detailed manual which can also be used for reference.


Cloud Computing – An Introduction
(Advanced Level)

Fee:                     $15.00

2 sessions.       Pre-Req:  None

Instructor:      Tom Ogburn

Introduction to Cloud Computing is an overview of the basics of using the “Cloud” for data storage, document backup, and utilizing cloud-based applications. The first session is a general overview with discussion and Q/A and includes a demonstration of some cloud vendor services like Microsoft’s OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. The second session involves class exercises.


Google Can Do That?
(Intermediate Level)

Fee:                      $15.00

2 sessions.        Pre-Req: Going Further with Your PC or equivalent.

Instructor:       Alice Jones

Google is known primarily as a Search Engine, but it is way more than that. This class will cover more comprehensive ways of searching and using Maps and includes exercises to illustrate and use apps such as Photos, YouTube, Google Play, Contacts, Gmail, Calendar, and Google Drive, Docs, and Sheets.


Google Drive
(Intermediate Level)

Fee:                      $10.00

2.5 hours.          Pre-Req:   None

Instructor:       Henry Spencer

Google Drive is Google’s cloud storage facility. This seminar will teach you how to use this popular capability to store your data for automatic backup, offload your hard drive; share data to collaborate with others, create and edit documents with Google’s free web apps such as Docs and Sheets and make data available anywhere.


Google – More Than a Search Engine
(Intermediate Level)

Fee:                       $10.00

1 session.          Pre-Req:    Experience with internet browsing.

Instructor:       Alice Jones

When you have a question about something or want to learn more about it, you might say, “I’ll Google it”. But there’s more to Google than just Search capabilities – this seminar will introduce you to many of the other apps and functions that are part of Google.

Greetings: Send Free Online eCards
(Basic Level)

Fee:                      Free

1 session.           Pre-Req:  Basic computer/web browser experience

Instructor:       Alice Jones

Sending free ecards is a great way to let friends and family know you’re thinking about them, whether they live next door or across the country. There are numerous sites where you can send an ecard.  This class will explore some sites and focus on those that allow you to send an ecard without having to create a user account.


Password Management
(Basic Level)

Fee:                     Free

1 session.         Pre-Req:   None

Instructor:      Will Barbee

Online security and personal privacy are being hacked and attacked every day. This class will help you understand the importance of creating strong and secure passwords and finding and using safe and reliable password management tools to safeguard your data.


Travel Planning Using the Internet
(Basic Level)

Fee:                     $10.00

1 session.          Pre-Req:  None

Instructor:      Alice Jones

Learn the basics of how to use the internet to plan your trips, vacations, and more – explore travel sites, research specialty trips, make travel arrangements, and explore tourist attractions.


Using the Cloud Made Easy with Google Drive
(Basic Level)

Fee:                    Free

1 session.         Pre-Req:  The workshop is open to anyone with basic computer/web browser experience

Instructor:     Henry Spencer

Tired of worrying about backing up all your files and folders? Google Drive will do it automatically. Want to make your data available on all your devices anywhere in the world? This Seminar will demonstrate how you can use Google Drive and the free Google Drive web app. You can share your data and collaborate with others. You can create and edit your documents with free online web apps. You can even replace your computer or add a new one without all the hassle.

Android Technology

Android:  Using Your Android Smartphone
(Basic Level)

Fee:                       $10.00

 1 session.          Pre-Req:   None

Instructors:      Tom Ogburn, Jesse Waters, Ed Campbell

Learn the basics of how to use your Android-based Smartphone. Understand settings for safe and efficient use. Learn the practical use of your phone’s applications (Apps).


Android: Smartphone Applications Workshop
(Intermediate Level)

Fee:                       $10.00

1 session.           Pre-Req:   Using Your Android Smartphone or equivalent.

Instructors:      Tom Ogburn, Jesse Waters, Ed Campbell

Learn how to use the Play Store, find new applications, and download them to your Smartphone. Learn all the tricks to take good pictures. Learn the Map application and how to use your GPS – never get lost again! Many, many applications are available for your Smartphone. We will cover as many as we can.


Android: Smartphone Settings Workshop
(Intermediate Level)

Fee:                       $10.00

1 session.           Pre-Req:   Using Your Android Smartphone or equivalent.

Instructors:      Tom Ogburn, Jesse Waters, Ed Campbell

Learn how to customize and personalize your Smartphone to meet your needs. Learn how to manage notifications and interruptions. Set up your Security management to protect your privacy. Learn how to extend the life of your Smartphone battery and much more.


Android: Using Your Android Tablet
(Intermediate Level)

Fee:                    $10.00

1 session.        Pre-Req:  Using Your Android Smartphone or equivalent

Instructor:     Tom Ogburn

Need help getting your Android Tablet to work the way you would like? This Seminar will review the Tablet set-up options and operational considerations. Learn how to find, download, and set up the applications you want and need. Learn to enjoy your Android Tablet.

Apple Technology

iOS #1: iPad/iPhone – Introduction to the Basics

Fee:                    $10.00

1 session.        Pre-Req:   None

Instructor:      Duane Reaugh

 This course will focus on mobile devices from Apple to illustrate their capabilities and underlying concepts.  In this course, you will be shown how to set up these devices and be provided with a brief overview of the many applications(apps) available including the “Find My” app. Be ready with your iPad and/or iPhone as well as your Apple ID and password.


iOS #2: iPhone: Getting to Know Your iPhone

Fee:                    $10.00

1 session.        Pre-Req:   None

Instructor:      Duane Reaugh

This course will teach you how to get the most out of your Apple iPhone, including basic setup, making phone calls, and more advanced telephone features such as “Do Not Disturb” and, importantly, how to stop all those robocalls.  Bring your iPhone along as well as your Apple ID and password.


iOS #3: iPad/iPhone: Going Further with Built-in Apps

Fee:                    $10.00

1 session.          Pre-Req:   iOS #1 Introduction to the Basics or iOS #2  Getting to Know Your iPhone classes, or an intermediate iOS user.

Instructor:      Duane Reaugh

 Learn about the apps that were included with your iPhone/iPad; especially the Contacts, Calendar, Camera, Photos, and FaceTime Apps.  Advanced settings will also be covered. Either “iOS1 – The Basics” or “IOS2: Getting to Know Your iPhone” class is a prerequisite. Bring your iPad and or iPhone as well as your Apple ID and password


iOS #4: iPhone/iPad: Enhance with New Content

Fee:                   $10.00

1 session.         Pre-Req:    Either iOS#1 Introduction to the Basics or iOS#2 Getting to Know Your iPhone or intermediate iOS user.

Instructor:      Duane Reaugh

There are over 2 million apps available, over 26 million songs, and millions of books that you can get for your iPhone/iPad. Learn how to search and download some of this great content from the App Store, the iTunes Store, and the iBooks Store as well as how to check out eBooks from the Wake County Public Library. Bring your iPad and/or iPhone along as well as your Apple ID and password.


iOS #5: iPad: Introduction to iCloud

Fee:                    $10.00

1 session.         Pre-Req:   iOS #1   Introduction to the Basics or iOS #2 Getting to Know Your iPhone

Instructor:      Duane Reaugh

The iCloud service allows users to securely store personal computer files on Apple’s iCloud servers and access them from multiple devices. It also lets you sync multiple devices, including your iPad, iPhone, iPod, and PCs running Mac OS or Windows. Consider it a highly capable personal Internet hard drive! This class will show you how to set up an account and make the best use of the service. Bring your own iPad, iPhone, or iPad Touch, and your Apple ID and password.


iOS #6: iPhone/iPad: Getting to Know Siri

Fee:                     $10.00

1 session.          Pre-Req:   Intermediate device user.

Instructor:      Duane Reaugh

Siri is an Apple iPhone and iPad personal assistant app, using natural language to answer questions, make recommendations, and send requests to services such as OpenTable, Apple Maps, Settings, and more. This seminar will describe this technology and how to best use it.


iOS #7: Taking, Editing & Sharing your iPhone/iPad Photos

Fee:                     $10.00

1 session.         Pre-Req:   iOS #1   Introduction to the Basics or iOS#2 Getting to Know Your iPhone or intermediate iOS user

Instructor:      Duane Reaugh

Over 80% of all photos are taken on mobile devices. Most of those photos are still only on the device that was used to take them. This workshop will discuss the best way to take, edit, and share those digital photos from your iPad/iPhone. Bring your iPad/iPhone and learn how to take, edit, and share great photos.


iOS #8: Apple Watch

Fee:                     $10.00

1 session.          Pre-Req:   Intermediate iOS user

Instructor:      Duane Reaugh

Learn the basic functions of the latest personal technology from Apple as well as helpful tips and tricks! The course will also cover the new medical advances of the latest version which include a one-lead EKG and fall detection. Stay connected, stay safe!


iOS #9: iPhone Tips & Trick

Fee:                     $10.00

1 session.          Pre-Req:   Intermediate iOS user

Instructor:      Duane Reaugh

This class will feature 10 tips/tricks that you can use to make your iPhone experience easier. Quick little shortcuts that every iPhone user should know. Whether you are a new user or an experienced user, you will learn something you didn’t know.

Other Technology

 


Chromebook – Introduction
(Basic Level)

Fee:                     $10.00

1 session.        Pre-Req:   None

Instructor:      Henry Spencer

Chromebooks are a newer choice for users who do not need all of a PC or Mac functionality.  If you just use a computer to surf the Web, do email, stream services such as Netflix, and do not need desktop software that you install on a computer such as Microsoft Office, or to store a lot of files on your computer, a Chromebook is a good choice for you.  Chromebooks are less expensive than PCs and Macs, easy to set up and use, and start up and shut down in seconds.  They are very secure with built-in security, so you won’t have to worry about getting viruses.  This seminar will discuss the basics of how to buy and use a Chromebook and will prepare users for a simpler, less expensive computing experience.


Cut The Cable – Save on HDTV
(Intermediate Level)

Fee:                     $10.00

1 session.        Pre-Req:   None

Instructor:      Tom Ogburn

Cable TV costing too much? Not happy about your channel choices? This class will help you with your choices for TV without cable. This class will help you save money while enjoying all the programs you like to watch.


Exploring Future Technologies Affecting Our Lives
(Intermediate Level
)

Fee:                    Free

1 session.        Pre-Req:   None

Instructor:     Tom Ogburn

Have you seen the TV ads for 5G and wondered what they were talking about? They tell us 5G is coming — we better get ready. What are we supposed to do? How about IoT? Haven’t heard much about that? It is an important part of modern technology coming with 5G. This seminar will leave you with a new appreciation of technology evolution over the next 5-10 years and how our technology lives may change.


History of Information and Computing
(Intermediate Level
)

Fee:                     $10.00

1 session.        Pre-Req:   None

Instructor:     Tom Ogburn

Today we take all our information technology processing abilities and instant access to information for granted. This ability has evolved over thousands of years. Papyrus and ink were discovered around 2500 BC and the next 4500 years were packed full of many exciting inventions, machines, processes, and technologies that bring us to today. In this seminar, you can take that exciting 4500-year trip in two hours and develop a deeper appreciation for what we have today.


Purchasing a New Computer
(Basic Level)

Fee:                     Free

1 session.        Pre-Req:   None

Instructor:     Will Barbee

There are so many details to consider when buying new technology – what type of device? How much memory? What size screen? This class will walk you through some of these choices to help you decide the best equipment for your needs and price range.


Using Zoom as a Host/Presenter
(Basic Level)

Fee:                    Free

1 session.         Pre-Req:    The workshop is open to anyone with basic computer/web browser experience

Instructor:     Tom Ogburn

Zoom is currently one of the more popular video conferencing tools.  This workshop will provide basic training to host Zoom presentations.  It will cover setting up a Zoom account, scheduling a meeting, sending out the Invite, including a sample template.  It will demonstrate how to manage attendees using various Zoom controls and features like – Waiting Room, Muting participants, etc. It will also demonstrate how to share information and screen displays.

Using Zoom as a Participant
(Basic Level)

Fee:                    Free

1 session.         Pre-Req:    The workshop is open to anyone with basic computer/web browser experience

Instructor:     TBD

Zoom is one of the more popular video conferencing tools. Video conferencing allows attendees from around the globe to see and talk to each other for meetings, classes, business, and family get-togethers. Whether you are using Zoom for online education or for chatting with friends, this workshop will teach participants about Zoom features: how to log into Zoom and explain on-screen controls to help users control their experience.


Zoom Features – Improving and Having Fun with your Zoom Video Image
(Basic Level)

Fee:                    Free

1 session.        Pre-Req:  For Windows PCs only

Instructor:     TBD

Whether you use Zoom for adult activities or to chat with your grandkids, you will want to know all your options for enhancing your video image.  This course will introduce you to the value of a profile picture and to the use of virtual backgrounds, filters, and other Zoom image options.  There will also be general do’s and don’ts for managing your surroundings. This course is for PC users only. 

Genealogy Courses

This is a collection of Seminars & Workshops open to anyone.   Topics may range from hardware tools, internet databases (like Ancestry.com and FamilySearch), offline family tree apps (like FamilyTreeMaker and RootsMagic), research tips, finding aids, records, and much more. Students are encouraged to bring their own questions, family challenges, brick walls to class.  Students may select the sessions that are of most interest to them and are encouraged to bring a flash drive to classes to store digital handout versions and website search results.

Building Your Tree on Ancestry.com   
(Intermediate Level)

Fee:                     $15.00

2 sessions        Pre-Req:  Knowledgeable computer user, experienced with Web browsing, and beginning or casual Ancestry.com users.

Instructor:      Henry Spencer

This class will teach you how to build your tree on the popular Ancestry.com website.  If you don’t already have an account at Ancestry.com, the instructor will explain how to get one.  Topics will include getting started, adding people with pictures and stories, researching using hints and searches, and using other genealogy resources such as Find A Grave.  Navigation of the Ancestry.com site will be explained as well as copying people from other trees, inviting people to see your tree and settings for the site

 Making sense of your Ancestry DNA Test Results
(Intermediate Level)

Fee:                     $10.00

2.5 hours.        Pre-Req:  Knowledgeable computer users, experienced with Web browsing.

Instructor:      Henry Spencer

This seminar is intended for students who have had their DNA tested by Ancestry.com. It will benefit students who either have an Ancestry tree linked to their test results or have just had their DNA test completed and do not yet have a tree. Users without a tree can view their DNA results without having to pay for an Ancestry subscription. Students who already have a tree on Ancestry will already have an account. Subjects of the seminar will cover ethnicity results, DNA match lists, and techniques to find matched people in those lists. The instructor will demonstrate. Q/A included in the class.


 Ancestry.com Workshop
(Intermediate Level)

Fee:                     $10.00

2.5 hours.       Pre-Req:    Ancestry.com account and some experience (such as having a tree on Ancestry.com).   

Instructor:     Henry Spencer

This workshop is presented as a forum to promote best practices, address students’ questions, issues, problems, and/or suggestions about using the Ancestry.com website. Topics raised by students will be discussed in class.  The instructor will lead the class with a demonstration of students’ topics and/or the student can demonstrate. 


 Private Coaching on Ancestry.com
(Intermediate Level)

Fee:                     $15.00

2 hours.        Pre-Req:    Knowledgeable computer user, experienced with Web browsing, and are beginning or casual Ancestry.com users.

Instructor:       Henry Spencer (Zoom only)

This will be a private 1-1 coaching session with the instructor of our Ancestry.com classes. After you sign up, the instructor will call you to arrange a date and time for the coaching session. You will be able to use your own tree if you have one. The instructor can optionally demonstrate additions and changes to your tree (with “editor” privilege for the instructor during the session and revoked after the session). If you do not already have a tree, the instructor will step you through starting it and show you how to get started building your own family tree. Meeting times on Zoom will be scheduled by the instructor.

 
Genealogy 101: Basic Genealogy Concepts
(Basic Level)

Fee:                   $10.00

1 session.        Pre-Req:    None.  The workshop is open to anyone who is interested in genealogy and family history. 

Instructor:      Jennie Gunther

This session introduces genealogy basic concepts:  how and where to start, basic recording forms, beginning the family tree, organizing manual and digital files, inventorying artifacts, local resources, and much, much more.


Genealogy 102: Organizing Your Genealogy “Stuff”
(Basic Level)

Fee:                    $10.00

 1 session.        Pre-Req:   Basic Genealogy Concepts or equivalent experience. 

Instructor:     Jennie Gunther

This session will suggest various tools and techniques to help organize the digital and manual “pile” of information generated by genealogy research, including color-coding systems, numbering systems, file naming, basic recording forms, beginning the family tree, organizing manual and digital files, inventorying artifacts, local resources, and more.


Gen:  Citing Your Sources
(Basic Level)

Fee:                     $10.00

1 session.          Pre-Req:    Some experience working with genealogy or family history.

Instructor:      Jennie Gunther

In real estate, it’s “Location – Location – Location” In genealogy research, it’s “Documentation – Documentation – Documentation.” This workshop will describe what genealogy sources are, the need to cite the sources used as documentation for genealogy research, and how to properly format the various types of citations, including web-based sources.

 


Gen:  Resources – More Libraries and Archives for Genealogists
(Basic Level)

Fee:                    $10.00

1 session.         Pre-Req:    None.  The workshop is open to anyone who is interested in genealogy and family history. 

Instructor:     Sue Olmstead

The variety of libraries and archives that are available by visiting in person or online can give genealogists a wealth of information to document their research. Each will have distinct types of records that can supply proofs for your research, background for your written family history, or clues as to where to search next.


Gen: Resources Online & FREE!
(Basic Level)

Fee:                    Free

1 session.         Pre-Req:    None.  The workshop is open to anyone who is interested in genealogy and family history.

Instructor:      Jennie Gunther

There is a ton of genealogy-related resources available on the web. The challenge is to find them. This seminar reviews some of the more well-known, and not so well-known, online resources available to researchers for FREE!


Gen:  Resources – Useful Websites for Genealogists
(Basic Level)

Fee:                    $10.00

1 session.         Pre-Req:    None.  The workshop is open to anyone who is interested in genealogy and family history.

Instructor:     Sue Olmstead

Even more websites are useful to genealogists tracking down their ancestors. These are some favorites from personal discovery or gleaned from others. Genealogy is all about sharing the knowledge


Gen:  Tech Tools – More Tools & Websites
(Basic Level)

Fee:                     $10.00

1 session.         Pre-Req:    None.  The workshop is open to anyone who is interested in genealogy and family history.

Instructor:      Sue Olmstead

This is a continuation of the topic of online tools that are useful to genealogists and writers of family history. They include but are not limited to: YouTube, gleanings from Geoff Rasmussen’s Tech Tools webinars, Timelines & tools to supply background or context, translation of foreign texts, GenScriber, Snap Tool, the US GenWeb, and International GenWeb, Deedmapper, et al.