W101 | The Beginners Guide to Genealogy


9:30 - 11:00 am


1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23 & 3/2 (make-up session)

Six Sessions 


This course is offered online via the easy-to-use Zoom program.


Please email us if you would like to be added to the wait-list for the course.

Starting a journey or beginning your research into your family history is an exciting adventure. This class will help those who are new to the process learn more about the steps to take in their research; as well as help any who have been doing research and looking for more information about what to do with all they have found. This class is designed to answer specific questions from the participants. Worksheets and guides are included in this course.


Instructor Lisa Swigart has spent over forty years working on her personal family history, along the way gleaning information that can be very helpful to others. Being taught to share as a child, she is happy to share this interest and knowledge with others. For the past several years Lisa has helped individuals by gathering and organizing their information and research. One of the unique qualities Lisa brings to the table is her ability to help you place your ancestors in their time and place, helping you better understand their lives.

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