Genealogy Research

Geneology Family Scribe

Usually one person in each family seems called to find out about his ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story. Genealogy goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who we are and why we do the things we do. We develop a pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish, how they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. Without them we would not exist.

Each semester, we delve into new aspects of research in libraries, in family history centers, and online. Classes are open to beginners and more experienced researchers. Newbies learn from those who have worked though some knotty problems and the more experienced get reminded of the basics that they can often overlooked. Teamwork moves our work ahead.

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Classes Offered Spring 2016- Pamela Erickson, instructor

Wednesday — Genealogy 
Hillside Church 
545 Hillsdale Avenue, room 220 
San Jose 95136 
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Class meets 1-3 pm
Wednesday, 13 January– 27 April 2016
Material cost $60, payable to Pamela Erickson the first day of class

I will have someone stand outside the church front at the top of the hill and show you where the room is. As you face the front, it is on the right side of the building. Handicap parking is available.

Thursday — Genealogy 
Foothill Presbyterian Church
5301 McKee Road
San Jose 95127
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Class meets 10 am – 12 noon
Thursday, 14 January - 28 April 2016
Material cost $60, payable to Pamela Erickson the first day of class

Park in the front of the building, but walk around the left side of the classrooms. At the end of this building, turn right and go through the gate. We meet in Fellowship Hall, the building on the left after going through the gate.

Family Scribe census