Spring 2024

Section 5596 of OA505
Discussion Group -- : Jan 17 - May 22 2024
Class focuses on Roadblocks, Brick walls and DNA- Solve your research. This course is for the student interested in learning about how to work through those problems in genealogy research. The student will present their problem to the class and the class will attempt to solve their roadblock or brick wall. Introduction to Genetic Genealogy and DNA testing will be discussed how to best use results needed to solve roadblocks and brick walls.

Section 5798 of OA505
Discussion Group -- : Jan 16 - May 21 2024
Genealogy For Beginners- How to begin your research. This course is for a student preparing to learn about their family’s ancestry. It will cover how to organize and preserve documents, how to use online, as well as offline resources and how to establish a methodology to conduct genealogy research.

Section 6533 of OA505
Discussion Group -- : Jan 16 - May 21 2024
Class focuses on Advanced Genealogy-European Migration- why did they come? This course is for the student interested in learning why, where, when, and how their ancestor left their home country and their migration across the continent. Immigration and Emigration records, passenger lists, ships list and ethnic concerns will be explored. Ancestors living in various countries in Europe and Eastern Europe and the push & pull of their lives bringing them to America will be presented.

Section 6778 of OA505
Discussion Group -- : Jan 17 - May 22 2024
Class focuses on Advanced Genealogy- American Migration- where did my ancestor go? This course is for a student interested in learning the why, where, when, and how their ancestor migrated across the United States. Areas of study include ancestors leaving Germany, the British Isles, Italy, and eastern Europe including those of Jewish ancestry coming to America. Timeline includes before Colonial America through 1960.

Section 6779 of OA505
Discussion Group -- : Jan 16 - May 21 2024
Class focuses on database TOOLS used in researching Genealogy. This course is for the student interested in finding ancestral information online. The student will learn how to find databases & records and how to analyze them for researching ancestors.

Section 7293 of OA505
Discussion Group -- : Jan 17 - May 22 2024
Class focuses on Genealogy for Beginners- How to begin your research. This course is for a student preparing to learn about their family’s ancestry. It will cover how to organize and preserve documents, using online, i.e., databases as well as offline resources and establishing a methodology to research.

Fall 2023

Section 2012 of OA505
Discussion Group -- : Aug 15 - Dec 12 2023
Class focuses on genealogy for beginners- How to begin your research. This course is for a student preparing to learn about their family’s ancestry. It will cover how to organize and preserve documents, using online, i.e., databases as well as offline resources and establishing a methodology to research.

Section 2065 of OA505
Discussion Group -- : Aug 16 - Dec 13 2023
Class focuses on genealogy for beginners- How to begin your research. This course is for a student preparing to learn about their family’s ancestry. It will cover how to organize and preserve documents, how to use online, as well as offline resources and how to establish a methodology to conduct genealogy research.

Section 2297 of OA505
Discussion Group -- : Aug 16 - Dec 13 2023
Class focuses on Advanced Genealogy-European Migration- why did they come? This course is for the student interested in learning why, where, when, and how their ancestor left their home country and their migration across the continent. Immigration and Emigration records, passenger lists, ships list and ethnic concerns will be explored. Ancestors living in various countries in Europe and Eastern Europe and the “push & pull” of their lives bringing them to America will be presented.

Section 2882 of OA505
Discussion Group -- : Aug 15 - Dec 12 2023
Class focuses on Advanced Genealogy- American Migration- where did my ancestor go? This course is for a student interested in learning the why, where, when, and how their ancestor migrated across the United States. Areas of study include ancestors leaving Germany, the British Isles, Italy, and eastern Europe including those of Jewish ancestry coming to America. Timeline includes before Colonial America through 1960.

Section 3022 of OA505
Discussion Group -- : Aug 16 - Dec 13 2023
Class focuses on Database Tools and how to 'search' for records to facilitate genealogy research. Students will learn how to use records and analyze them.

Section 3121 of OA505
Discussion Group -- : Aug 15 - Dec 12 2023
Class focuses on roadblocks, brick walls and DNA- Solve your research. This course is for the student interested in learning about how to work through those problems in genealogy research. The student will present their problem to the class and the class will attempt to “solve” their roadblock or brick wall. Introduction to Genetic Genealogy and DNA testing will be discussed how to best use results needed to solve roadblocks and brick walls.

No office hours

Denise Beeson has been an Adjunct Instructor in the Business Dept. at SRJC for over 25 years. Now teaching in the Older Adult Program (OAP) Genealogy classes.

Denise Beeson has a BA from Whittier College and a MA from San Francisco State and a Licensing Certificate in Intellectual Property Licensing from the Licensing Executive Society (LES). She is published in the field of technology transfer, marketing and sales and networking. 

She is a member in good standing in the Sonoma County Genealogical Soceity.and has an ongoing interest in genealogy for over 15 years.

Check the SRJC schedule of classes in the OAP each semester for classes taught such as: Beginning Genealogy, Advanced Genealogy with an emphasis in American and/or European Migration, and Roadblocks & Brickwalls& DNA,   Do not hesitate to contact Denise Beeson for any questions you may have!

 

ONline classes  (FALL 2020) via ZOOM can also be added by contacting the Instructor. Once you have registered it is your responsibility to CHECK-IN to each online class for which you have registered. Failure to check-in is NOT the responsibility of the Instructor.

How to register:

  • NEW STUDENT SIGNUP online https://older-adults.santarosa.edu/join-class per the listed Section numbers above. Allow 7-10 days for processing!
  • CONTINUING/RETURNING STUDENTS WITH A STUDENT PORTAL see the OA 505 Discussion Group; Section Number and ADD to your shopping cart! You will be added to that roster!
  • You may contact the Older Adults Program at (707) 527-4533 for more information or the Instructor, Denise Beeson at (707) 694-6826.

 

NO Face to Face Instruction until further notice!