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Upcoming Events

* Jen currently has the follwing in-person courses scheduled in the Twin Cities area.

 

Click on the links below for registration.

* Virtual Classes Available for Your Organization - $100 Fee

Coming soon - On demand webinar

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Online Courses Available

If your organization is interested in hiring Jen to present any of these classes, reach out to schedule. 

Classes are presented via Microsoft Teams and are 1 hour in length, plus additional time for questions. Participants receive a handout highlighting information covered. Cost is $100.

Introduction to Online Genealog

There has never been a better time to start discovering your family's history. Gone are the days of only traveling to courthouse basements and archives. You can now research easily from your own home. Join me as I teach you how to get started, reviews of subscription websites, which tools to use, which types of records you'll find, plus how to be an effective and accurate researcher.

  • Monday, January 8th, 2024, 6:00pm - Diamondhead Education Center, Burnsville, MN 

  • Tuesday, January 9th, 2024 6:00pm - Minnetonka, MN Community Center (Link coming soon)

  • Monday, January 15th, 2024 6:30pm - New Brighton, MN Community Center

  • Tuesday, January 16th, 2024 6:00pm - Plymouth, MN Community Center (Link coming soon)

  • Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024 6:30pm - Richfield, MN Community Center (Link coming soon)

  • Monday, January 29th, 2024 6:30pm - Edina, MN Community Center (Link coming soon)

  • Tuesday, February 13th, 2024, 6:00pm - Bloomington, MN Community Ed Center (Link coming soon)

  • Tuesday, February 20th, 2024, 6:30pm - Virtually through Cambridge, MN (Link coming soon)

  • Tuesday, February 20th, 2024, 6:30pm - Virtually through Prior Lake, MN (Link coming soon)

  • Tuesday, February 20th, 2024, 6:30pm - Virtually through Frederic, WI (Link coming soon)

  • Tuesday, February 20th, 2024, 6:30pm - Virtually through Siren, WI (Link coming soon)

  • Tuesday, February 20th, 2024, 6:30pm - Virtually through Alexandria, MN (Link coming soon)

  • Tuesday, February 20th, 2024, 6:30pm - Virtually through Winona, MN (Link coming soon)

  • Tuesday, February 20th, 2024, 6:30pm - Virtually through New Ulm, MN (Link coming soon)

  • Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024, 6:30pm - Anoka, MN Educational Service Center (Link coming soon)

Level Up Your Genealogy 1 - Intermediate Class

MyHeritage and Ancestry are some of the biggest research sites, but what do you do when they don't have the information that you're looking for? This course covers how to use the Family Search Catalog, working with autosomal DNA for known and unknown family lines and other repositories to use beyond the large genealogy platforms.

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  • Saturday, January 13th, 2024, 10:00am - Finnish Genealogical Society of Minnesota

  • Monday, January 22nd, 2024, 6:00pm - Falcon Ridge Middle School, Eagan, MN

  • Tuesday, January 30th, 2024, 6:30pm - New Brighton, MN Community Center

  • Tuesday, February 6th, 2024, 6:00pm - White Bear Lake, MN Senior Center

  • Monday, February 12th, 2024 6:00pm - Edina, MN Community Center (Link coming soon)

  • Monday, February 19th, 2024, 6:00pm - Plymouth, MN Community Center (Link coming soon)

  • Thursday, February 22nd, 2024, 6:30pm - Minnetonka, MN Community Center (Link coming soon)

  • Monday, March 4th, 2024, 6:00pm - Bloomington, MN Community Ed Center (Link coming soon)

  • Monday, March 25th, 2024, 6:30pm - Virtually through Cambridge, MN (Link coming soon)

  • Monday, March 25th, 2024, 6:30pm - Virtually through Prior Lake, MN (Link coming soon)

  • Monday, March 25th, 2024, 6:30pm - Virtually through Frederic, WI (Link coming soon)

  • Monday, March 25th, 2024, 6:30pm - Virtually through Siren, WI (Link coming soon)

  • Monday, March 25th, 2024, 6:30pm - Virtually through Alexandria, MN (Link coming soon)

  • Monday, March 25th, 2024, 6:30pm - Virtually through Winona, MN (Link coming soon)

  • Monday, March 25th, 2024, 6:30pm - Virtually through New Ulm, MN (Link coming soon)

  • Monday, May 6th, 2024, 6:30pm - Centennial Lakes Community Ed (Link coming soon)

  • Tuesday, May 7th, 2024, 6:30pm - Anoka, MN Education Center (Link coming soon)

Level Up Your Genealogy 2: Genealogy Boot Camp - Intermediate Class

Moving beyond auto-generated hints on the big platforms like Ancestry.com and MyHeritage is the only way to make progress in your research. I will show you more ways to find obscure records, how to use them and research techniques used by the pros. 

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  • Monday, February 5th, 2024, 6:00pm - Falcon Ridge Middle School, Eagan, MN 

  • Wednesday, February 21st, 2024, 6:30pm - New Brighton, MN Community Center

  • Wednesday, March 6th, 2024, 6:00pm - Plymouth, MN Community Center (Link coming soon)

  • Tuesday, March 26th, 2024, 6:00pm - Edina, MN Community Center (Link coming soon)

  • Wednesday, March 27th, 2024, 7:00pm - Minnetonka, MN Community Center (Link coming soon)

  • Tuesday, April 16th, 2024, 6:30pm - Virtually through Prior Lake, MN (Link coming soon)

  • Tuesday, April 16th, 2024, 6:30pm - Virtually through Alexandria, MN (Link coming soon)

  • Tuesday, April 16th, 2024, 6:30pm - Virtually through Siren, WI (Link coming soon)

  • Tuesday, April 16th, 2024, 6:30pm - Virtually through Winona, MN (Link coming soon)

  • Tuesday, April 16th, 2024, 6:30pm - Virtually through New Ulm, MN (Link coming soon)

  • Thursday, April 25th, 2024, 6:00pm - Bloomington, MN Community Ed Center (Link coming soon)

Genealogy Methods: Research Skills Through Case Studies

It can take years to learn how to research effectively. Watch as I go through the steps that I use as a professional genealogist to solve common research problems. These case studies will show you techniques that you can apply to your own research.

Past Classes

  • December 14th, 2023 - Centennial Lakes Community Ed - Intro to Online Genealogy

  • December 12th, 2023 - Plymouth, MN Community Center- Genealogy Methods

  • December 11th, 2023 - Anoka, MN - Intro to Online Genealogy

  • December 7th, 2023 - Roseville, MN - Intro to Online Genealogy

  • December 6th, 2023Virtually through Alexandria, MNLevel Up Your Genealogy 1

  • November 28th, 2023 - Bloomington, MN Community Ed CampusLevel Up Your Genealogy 2

  • November 14th, 2023 - New Brighton, MN Community CenterLevel Up Your Genealogy 2 

  • November 13th, 2023 - Plymouth, MN Level Up Your Genealogy 2 

  • November 1st, 2023 - Virtually through Alexandria, MN - Intro to Online Genealogy

  • November 1st, 2023 - Virtually through Breckenridge, MN - Intro to Online Genealogy

  • November 1st, 2023 - Virtually through Winona, MN - Intro to Online Genealogy

  • October 30th, 2023 - Spring Lake Park, MN Parks and Rec - Intro to Online Genealogy 

  • October 28th, 2023 - Northtown Library (Anoka County) in Blaine, MN Level Up Your Genealogy 1

  • October 24th, 2023 - New Brighton, MN Community Center - Genealogy Methods

  • October 17th, 2023 - New Brighton, MN Community Center Level Up Your Genealogy 1

  • October 16th, 2023 - Plymouth, MN Community Center Level Up Your Genealogy 1

  • October 11th, 2023Bloomington, MN Level Up Your Genealogy 1

  • October 10th, 2023 - Prior Lake, MN Level Up Your Genealogy 1

  • October 9th, 2023 - Northtown Library (Anoka County) in Blaine, MN - Intro to Online Genealogy

  • October 4th, 2023 - Edina, MN Level Up Your Genealogy 1

  • September 28th, 2023 Burnsville, MN - Intro to Online Genealogy

  • September 27th, 2023 - Shoreview, MN - Level Up Your Genealogy 1

  • September 26th, 2023 - New Brighton, MN - Intro to Online Genealogy

  • September 25th, 2023 - Plymouth, MN - Intro to Online Genealogy

  • September 19th, 2023 - Bloomington, MN - Intro to Online Genealogy

  • September 18th, 2023 - Minnetonka, MN - Intro to Online Genealogy

  • September 13th, 2023 - Shoreview, MN - Intro to Online Genealogy

  • April 26th, 2023 - Shoreview, MN - Level Up Your Genealogy 1

  • April 11th, 2023 - New Brighton, MN - Level Up Your Genealogy 1

  • April 12th, 2023 - St. Anthony, MN - Intro to Online Genealogy

  • April 10th, 2023 Armour, SD Genealogy Society - Level Up Your Genealogy 1

  • April 4th, 2023 - Shoreview, MN - Intro to Online Genealogy

  • March 30th, 2023 - Edina, MN - Intro to Online Genealogy

  • March 28th, 2023 - New Brighton, MN - Intro to Online Genealogy

  • March 20th, 2023 - Armour, SD Genealogy Society - Intro to Online Genealogy 

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