Thursday, April 9, 2009

Students get how-to experience from CCGS members

Twelve student genealogists recently took advantage of the skills and experience of CCGS members by attending the "Constructing Your Family History" course offered as part of the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional Adult Education program at Dennis-Yarmouth High School.

During the 6-week evening course in February and March, Members of the CCGS Education Team shared their experience and knowledge of basic genealogical research with students from various parts of the Cape. Topics ranged widely and included vital records, church records, land records, probate records, interviewing family members, using the internet for genealogy, and supporting one's genealogical data with strong evidence.

Presenters from the Cape Cod Genealogical Society were Phyllis Koscso, Nancy Daniels, Carolyn Weiss, Bebe Brock, Bob Ward, Betsy Ferris, Brenda Hayes, and Dave Martin. As a special guest presenter Dr. Tom Jones of the National Genealogical Society spoke on standards for genealogical evidence.

The Education Team is considering similar course offerings for other Adult Education programs on Cape Cod.