Class: Using Ancestry’s Database, Family Trees, Message Boards, and Other Features

Class meets on November 6, 9:00am – 12:00pm

This class is free, but you must REGISTER below to receive the Zoom instructions and handout.

Class Description:

Larimer County Genealogical Society is pleased to present this FREE class on “Using Ancestry’s Website.” The class will comprise of using the world’s largest online database with over 18 billion records in 32,750 databases, creating or accessing 80 million family trees, and over 300 million photos. The instructor will review the Library edition versus the multiple home editions.

In addition, the instructor will review the family trees, and extensive learning library with lots of genealogy articles and videos to supplement your research. Plus optional videos in their Academy paid section.

Ancestry also has a collaborative section on message boards that date back to 1991. Many genealogists use the message board to communicate with cousins on finding their ancestors.

The instructor will not review the DNA section as our society had a class on “Using Ancestry’s DNA Database” last May. We will repeat that class next year.

The large screen will show the different live views of Ancestry’s website.

Presenter Bio: Nichelle Barra

Nichelle Barra Professional Genealogist

As a history and English major in college, Nichelle works for as a professional genealaogist and researcher. She is well versed in research standards as she has applied it to her own family research since 2003. Nichelle completed the National Genealogical Society Home Study Course (Nov 2014) as well as the Boston University Certificate in Genealogical Research (Aug 2014). She is also a graduate of ProGen Study Group 25 (August 2016) and plan to continue my education as much as possible and look forward to taking part in institutes in the future. She specializes in Mid-Western research, land records, New England research, and house histories.

Everyone that is interested in genealogy or family history is welcome!
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Please register below for this class to receive the Zoom online instructions and handout

Zoom info and handouts will be sent to our guests on November 5 by 7 pm.


Registration is closed for this event.