October is Family History Month, and boy, do we have a lot of upcoming events! First of all, I have begun my fall quarter classes for the Institute of Extended Learning, held at the Magnuson Building on the SFCC campus, Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. The classes are $8.00 each. A couple are new and put together at your request! Please let your family members and friends know! Here is the upcoming schedule:
- Finding Your Ancestors in Online Obituaries and Cemetery Records - October 14
- Finding Your Ancestors in Online Census Records - October 21
- Organizing and Preserving Your Genealogy (NEW!) - October 28
- Finding Your Canadian Ancestors Using Online Records (NEW!) - November 4
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Next, there are two upcoming Family History Fairs put on by area LDS (Mormon) Churches for free. The first is brand new and will be held this Saturday, October 11th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM in Otis Orchards. There are 18 class topics, and workshop participants will receive a “My Family History” folder with a family tree chart and other handouts as a starter kit. A complete list of classes, along with more details, can be found at http://www.giftoffindyourfamily.com/.
The second one will be Saturday, October 18th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Hayden Lake LDS Church north of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. This also is free, including a delicious lunch. Visit https://sites.google.com/site/haydenlakefhc/home/seminar to view the class topics and register. They suggest you register by October 10th so they can plan accordingly. I will be presenting "Online American Digital Archives and Databases" during the first session. There are 25 classes to choose from for four sessions, plus your lunch hour.
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Come enjoy learning how to trace your family tree and dig deeper into new resources.