Power Course: California Genealogy

Course Id: 2163-3
Continuous: Register any time and receive immediate access for 7 days.
Instructor: Lisa Alzo
Available Seats: 15      
Tuition: $39.99
Description
Family Tree University Power Courses are designed to provide a concentrated dose of genealogy education on a single topic. Students have a week to go through approximately two hours of course material. In less time than it would take to watch James Cameron’s epic Titanic, you’ll boost your research and leave with new tips and tricks to help you find your ancestors. This course is self-led and does not contain any graded exercises, but instructors are available to answer any and every question you may post on the Discussion Board.

In this particular course, you’ll learn all the specifics on how to go about digging for your ancestors in California. Both newcomers to California genealogy and seasoned veterans will discover helpful tools, sources and strategies to find their Golden State ancestors.

Note: Unlike other Family Tree University courses that begin on a set date, our power courses begin as soon as you register! You'll have immediate access for 7 days. For those 7 days, you'll be able to interact on the message boards, ask questions of the instructor, and read or view all course materials. All course materials are also available for download in the course, so you can keep a copy of everything in case you don't have time to go through everything during your 7 days of access.


Course Outline

 WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • Essential California history
  • Details on the records available and where you can find them
  • What ethnicity-based records your ancestors may have left behind
  • How to trace your roots in Los Angeles and San Francisco
  • The best websites for finding your California ancestors

WHAT YOU’LL RECEIVE:

  • A one-hour California Genealogy Crash Course video
  • A California Genealogy Guide PDF explaining how-tos, fast facts, key websites and resources, and a timeline of California history
  • A in-depth PDF Sourcebook with a historical overview, record highlights, reference map with county boundaries, bibliography of California state resources and directory of archives, libraries and societies—plus a breakdown of what records are available in each county and where to get them
  • PDF city guides of Los Angeles and San Francisco that document key websites, resources and research strategies

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE:

  • Those just beginning to research their California ancestry
  • Those looking for tips and tricks to break their California genealogy brick walls
  • Those wanting to learn more about California genealogy, including history of the area and the effect it has on your family research

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • This Power Course assumes you understand the basics principles of genealogy. The first course in our First Steps series–Discover Your Family Tree–will provide a helpful foundation for genealogy beginners.