6 Ancestors in 6 Days - February 2023
Explore your ancestry in this 6-day, hands-on, intensive course guided by expert instructor, Lisa Alzo.
Meet Your Instructor: Lisa A. Alzo
Course Access: February 13 - 19, 2023
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Before we begin ...
Day 1 Goals and Objective
Birth Certificates and Alternatives
Death Records and Alternatives
Discuss Your Day 1 Results: Birth and Death Dates
Day 2 Goals and Objectives: Your Ancestor's Address
Online Census Secrets
City Directories Introduction
City Directories Slide Presentation
City Directories with Deborah Abbott, Ph.D.
Common Problems and Solutions
Discuss Your Day 2 Results: Ancestral Addresses
Day 3 Objectives: Find an Immigration or Migration Date
Online Passenger Lists
Researching African-American Ancestors During the Great Migration to Northern Cities
Discuss Your Day 3 Results: Migration Records
Day 4 Objective: Military and Occupational Records
Occupational Records Q&A with Gena Philibert-Ortega
Working with Military Records
Discuss Your Day 4 Results: Military Records
Day 5 Objective: Newsworthy Ancestors
Find Your Ancestors in Online Newspapers
Discuss Your Day 5 Results: Newsworthy Ancestors
Our courses consist of four or more written lessons that may also contain videos, slide shows, and other elements. There are self-directed quizzes and/or exercises to help you apply your knowledge. In addition, you'll have access to discussion boards where you can ask your instructor, questions about the materials during the course dates.
Instructor access for the duration of the week, so you can ask questions about what you've learned.
Our courses are designed to be easily accessible! Once you've registered for the course, you'll be able to log in on the start date to see all the lessons. Each lesson is available within your browser. You can work at your own pace.
All the materials will be available for download, and you'll have access to the course materials online for about a year after the start date. After the course end date, it will go into read-only mode, so you'll still be able to reach the materials, but you'll no longer have access to the instructor or message boards.
Please ensure that you have internet access and that your browsers and computer system are fairly up-to-date. The course materials are designed to be compatible with most devices.