23 January 2013

Genealogy Computing Week-March 2013

Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois, is pleased to announce a return to “Genealogy Computing Week.”

All classes are offered on our Galesburg, Illinois, main campus (A and B on the map). Registration information below.

Swedish Research Using Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.Com
This two-day series will discuss elements of Swedish family history research, focusing on church and emigration records in Sweden. An overview of the Swedish materials contained on Ancestry.com and FamilySearch will be given, along with information on how to locate and use online images of records. We will work through several research examples throughout the two-day series. A knowledge of Swedish is not necessary—we will discuss techniques for reading records in the Swedish language.

Dates: Monday & Tuesday, 03/11/13 & 03/12/13, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: B26, Michael Neill
$79 CSI C04 600

Google For Genealogists
In this all-day session, we’ll start by talking about clever ways to search online, but we will move into other aspects of Google, including Google Books (scanned, searchable images of hundreds of thousands of books), Google Alerts, Google Maps, and more. There is much more you can do with Google for your genealogy than simply performing a few searches. Attendees should know the basic online search techniques.

Date: Wednesday, 03/13/13, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: B26, Michael Neill
$39 CSI C04 601

Using Archive.org
Archive.org offers thousands of online free digital copies of books and national archives microfilm. We will see how to find old county histories free for the downloading on archive.org. We will discuss how to search these materials, ways to download, save, and utilize them. Also discussed will be census, passenger list and other National Archives microfilm that is free for the download (unindexed) at Archive.org. Did you know that you could download entire rolls of census microfilm from Archive.org to your computer? We will see how.

Date: Thursday, 03/14/13, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: B26, Michael Neill
$39 CSI C04 602

Social Media for Genealogists
Confused by how to use Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Mailing Lists, Bulletin Boards, and other online media to enhance your genealogical research? In this all-day session, we will look at means by which genealogists can interact online with other genealogists in a variety of ways to increase their research skills, network with other genealogists, and locate research materials. Social media is not just for those under twenty-five. Family historians don’t have to be isolated any more. 

Date: Friday, 03/15/13, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: B26, Michael Neill
$39 CSI C04 603


Presentations are made by Michael John Neill. Neill is on the Sandburg faculty and has been actively involved in genealogical research for nearly thirty years. He can be reached at mneill@sandburg.edu.

Want to Join Us?

Registration is limited and on a first-come, first –served basis. You can call or email either of our staff members to register:

·         Linda Hankins is an Administrative Assistant to the Director of Business and Community Education. Contact: 309.345.3501, lhankins@sandburg.edu

·         Linda Lamm is the Office Assistant for the Business & Community Education Department. Contact: 309.345.3502, llamm@sandburg.edu