Pierre Family History Center Classes


Classes are held on the third Saturday morning of the month at 9:30.
506 N. Jefferson, Pierre, SD



2015 Class Schedule and PDF Handouts. Handouts will be available by Friday before the class:


January 17 - Beginning Genealogy: Where to start - each person you research needs the same beginning tactics  PDF Handout

February 21 - New Helps on FamilySearch Family Tree and in the Family History Center   PDF Handout

March 21 - Cancelled

April 18 - Resources and General Internet Research   PDF Handout

May 16 - Finding and Adding Sources to the FamilySearch Family Tree   PDF Handout

June 20 - Cemetery research online   PDF Handout

July 18 - Newspaper research online   PDF Handout

August 15 - Creating life stories and timelines

September 12 - Half-day Seminar starting at 1:00 pm   More information to come.   This will be on the 2nd Saturday due to a scheduling conflict.

October 17 - Giving Back: Family Search Indexing

November - No Class

December - No Class


Handouts from Past Classes

Climbing that brick wall  PDF

Documenting your research  PDF

Cemetery and gravestone records  PDF

Write your personal history in one hour    PDF

Questions asked in each US Census, and hints on using them   PDF

Finding your veterans and their military records    PDF

Archaic words for: Family Relationships, Occupations, Medical Terms    PDF

Reading Early American Handwriting  PDF

Writing Your Own Story  PDF

Writing Historical Life Stories of Your Ancestors  PDF



Go to Pierre/Ft. Pierre Genealogical Society Website