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Minnesota Genealogical Society

1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
Mendota Heights, MN  55120-1367
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Level One Genealogy Research Course

  • 9 Jan 2022
  • 20 Feb 2022
  • Online - GTM

 Are you relatively new to researching your family?  Or maybe your efforts have  been on and off for years and you need help focusing and sorting through all the records and websites.  Level One is designed for you.  Participants complete assignments as they work on their own family with instructor feedback and research guidance.

Level One is a series of four progressive classes designed to teach important genealogy skills, with three optional "office hours" coaching sessions in between classes to assist students as they progress through the course.

Participants will learn best practices, basic tools and methods, including commonly used record types, helpful forms, record keeping, navigating beneficial websites, research tools and planning.  By the end of the course, they will have produced identity profiles, timelines, locality guides, research plans and research results for their chosen projects.

Class dates and times
Four 2 ½ hour online class sessions

  • Sunday, January 9, 2022, 1 to 3:30 PM
  • Sunday, January 23, 2022, 1 to 3:30 PM
  • Sunday, February 6, 2022, 1 to 3:30 PM
  • Sunday, February 20, 2022, 1 to 3:30 PM

and three optional 1 hour intervening online coaching sessions

  • Sunday, January 16, 2022, 1 – 2 PM
  • Monday, January 30, 2022, 1 – 2 PM
  • Sunday, February 13, 2022, 1 – 2 PM

About the Presenters:

Lois Abromitis Mackin, PhD, is a professional genealogist focusing on American and English research.  Lois has a bachelor's, master’s, and doctoral degrees in history, and has studied at major genealogical institutes.  She writes for Minnesota Genealogist and The Septs, teaches about genealogical records and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.


Shirleen Hoffman is the President of the Minnesota Genealogical Society and a published author in several genealogical publications.  She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and has completed several professional genealogy courses.  She is currently working on her master's degree in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies.

Course Fee:

10 hours of instruction with 3 hours of coaching
$175 MGS members, $225 nonmembers
Maximum class size is 20 people

Location: Online at GoToMeeting



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