Local Genealogy Classes

Genealogy Classes in the Central Peninsula
Listed below you will find links to some of the local Genealogy Classes. 
 

Local Genealogy Classes – Please check each offering organization for current classes and schedules; schedules may be affected by the pandemic.


Intermediate Genealogy: Palo Alto Adult School Wednesdays 12.30-3pm
Location: Greendell School Room P3 http://www.paadultschool.org
Instructor: Christine Bell Green PLCGS

Prerequisite: Beginning Genealogy or 1 year Genealogy research experience.

Do you have brick walls in your family history or ancestors you know little about? Learn to research using a broad cross-section of genealogical records and extract all the information from them, use the Internet effectively and become skilled at inferential genealogy. We maximize our efficiency by organizing our research better and sharing helpful tips. We write stories that will interest our families.  Field trip is included.


Jump-Start Your Genealogy: Palo Alto Adult School Thursdays 6.30-9pm 
Location: Palo Alto High School Room 204 http://www.paadultschool.org
Instructor: Christine Bell Green PLCGS candmres@aol.com

Discovering your roots is exciting — it teaches you about yourself as well as your family. This class is designed to give family historians/genealogists a strong foundation. We learn to effectively use common genealogical record types and important family history websites. Helping each other by sharing our journeys is an important part of the class. Field trip is included. 


Intermediate/Advanced Genealogy: Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School Mondays 1:00-3:30 pm 
Location: Mountain View/Los Altos Adult School room 107, 333 Moffett Road, Mountain View http://www.mvla.net/MVLA_Adult_Education
Instructor: Christine Bell Green PLCGS

Break through your brick walls and solve complex genealogical problems using a broad cross-section of genealogical records. Become skilled at inferential genealogy.


Beginning/Intermediate Genealogy: Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School Tuesdays 1:00-3:30 pm 
Location: Mountain View/Los Altos Adult School room 107, 333 Moffett Road, Mountain View http://www.mvla.net/MVLA_Adult_Education
Instructor: Christine Bell Green PLCGS

Learn to use a wide variety of genealogical records to discover your roots. Sharing your journey with other passionate genealogists is a part of the class


Trinity Monday Genealogy Club (Intermediate/Advanced) Mondays 10-12am
Location:   Classes are currently being held remotely via Zoom.  

Instructor: Margaret Melaney

This is a participatory class where students learn about genealogy from each other by sharing their techniques, hints, and discoveries.  There is also have a class blog.  Students should be experienced in doing independent research, and will be expected to actively engage in class discussions.  Topics are decided during the first session based on class input.
The class meets every week from September to late May, with a short break in December.  Fees are set by the class members.  Last year it was $75 membership for the year.  
For more  information, please contact margaretmelaney@gmail.com


Family History – The Next Step (mainly intermediate level), Thursdays 8:45 am-11:15 am 
Location: San Mateo Adult School/SMART Center, 789 East Poplar Avenue, San Mateo
Instructor:  Inge Harding-Barlow 650-558-2100 

Register in person, by mail or at the first class meeting.     Website http://www.smace.org
Description: Family History (Genealogy) is a journey into the lives of our ancestors – their joys, triumphs and problems. These 10 classes will review basic genealogy and websites. Then the class will discuss more advanced information available for the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany and other countries from which the ancestors of the 2017 Winter-Spring class members originate. The classes will consist of talks, discussions and individual work on class members’ family trees with “instant” help being available from the teacher and classmates on problems and some brick walls. Class members are also encouraged to set up 90-minute individual consults on their genealogical brick walls with the teacher at the specialized genealogical Family History Library in Menlo Park. These classes will also help participants understand what they can and cannot obtain via computers.


Discover Your Roots at the Library, First Monday of every month, 1:30-3:30 pm  On hold during library shutdown
Location: Atherton Library, Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton CA

Learn about your family history. Sign up or drop-in to a casual one-on-one genealogy instruction.
Info, check calendar for first Monday of each month


If you are interested in any of these local genealogy classes, please check out the websites listed for upcoming classes and schedules.