Researching Your Family Tree

Sessions:  4  Class Time:  12:45-2:45pm

THURSDAY— 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21  Class Limit:  12  Member $35/ Non-Member $60

Learn basic techniques and sources for researching your ancestors in the United States with emphasis on the 19th and early 20th centuries.  Become familiar with repositories and websites to locate census records, vital records, immigration and naturalization records and other pertinent information.  The course will include some “beyond the basics” topics as well.  Familiarity with the internet is useful as the course will focus primarily on internet sources.

Johanna Becker is a retired Vice President and actuary of MetLife and an amateur genealogist.  She has been researching her family tree as well as her husband’s for 30+ years and enjoys providing friends and family with basic information on their ancestors.  She is a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, National Genealogical Society and the Daughters of the American Revolution.  She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas-Austin and a Master of Actuarial Science from the University of Michigan Business School.