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VC offers 2 genealogy courses this summer

May 26, 2014 at 12:26 a.m.

Martha Jones

Victoria College's Workforce and Continuing Education Department will hold basic - Genealogy 101 - and advanced genealogy - Breaking Through Brick Walls - courses four nights in June.

In Genealogy 101, students can participate in easy-to-follow, interesting and enlightening classes detailing how to get started in tracing ancestors. By the end of June, students will have learned how to correctly document findings, where to search for historical records and files for long-lost family members and about accepted standards for genealogical research.

There are no exams, but family history homework will be assigned and checked for family group records, pedigree charts and documented sources used by classmates. The class will be taught by retired professor Dr. Martha Jones.

Both classes will travel to Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research in Houston on July 1 for the end of the study and application of newly learned genealogical research skills.

Genealogy 101 will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, June 3-24, in VC's Continuing Education Center, Room 203. The class will be taught by retired Victoria College educator Martha Everman Jones, Texas Tracers Group Leader, and columnist for the Victoria County Genealogical Society Quarterly and the Crossroads of South Texas quarterly.

For more advanced genealogy students, Genealogy (Intermediate): Breaking Through Brick Walls will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursdays, June 5-26, in VC's Continuing Education Center, Room 203.

Students registering for this course must have already attended a genealogy course lasting more than one hour, previously enrolled in Genealogy 101 and/or been to Salt Lake City with the Texas Tracers.

Enrollees can join a group of intermediate genealogy researchers for four nights of assistance and advice for research planning and execution, reasoning from evidence, compiling research results and the ongoing development of genealogical knowledge and skills.

Jones will also teach this class.

For more information, call 361-582-2528.

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