Classes

The Library offers beginning genealogy classes quarterly. Times and dates vary, so check the Oconee County Library's homepage or the monthly in-house calendar. Registration is required.

Genealogy 101: The Basics

Topics include vital records, family charts, research checklists, and standard formats for recording information. There are no class pre-requisites. There are no class pre-requisites. Limited to twelve participants.

Download the class packet.

Genealogy 102: Census Records Online

Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest Online, two reputable internet resources for family research, are covered. Both sites are accessible only through GALILEO. Class pre-requisites: both Genealogy 101 (or similar experience) and computer skills. Limited to four participants.

Download the class packet.

Searching After Sunset

A four-hour workshop for beginners. Genealogists-to-be can learn how to conduct family research, spend time researching their families, and meet others interested in genealogy. The program is held annually each January.

Other Resources:

Resources for the Beginning Genealogist - A bibliography listing research basics, Georgia resources, online databases, area genealogical societies, and more.

Reproducible Forms - A notebook of family history charts, research checklists, and each U.S. census record, all available for photocopying.