Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Fall 2012 Genealogy Classes at TCCC Peachtree NC

The following are the classes that I will be teaching this Fall at Tri Community College in Peachtree, NC. At this point you can get on the interest list, but they won't sign you up until later this summer when they creat the classes in their course computer system.

Researching an American Genealogy, Part 2 - Advanced Genealogy Course

For those who want to learn how to build pedigrees and reconstruct family groups, tying them from one generation to the next, this course is a must. This course also has value to other researchers. Historians, demographers, and sociologists studying people in the past will find that this course will provide important guidance in assessing which records will provide the facts needed. Part 2 of this popular advanced genealogy course will cover in-depth records and their uses. This course will look at vital records; census; probate and basic legal terminology; land records; court, church; and military records; and many more.
Prerequisite: Beginning/Intermediate Genealogy Course
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Tuesday Nights (13 weeks)
August 21 - November 13, 2012

Planting Your Family Tree Online

When you decided to work on your family history, you undoubtedly learned about places you should go (libraries, archives, courthouses, cemeteries, etc.) and tools you should use (libraries, catalogs, microfilm, etc.). As genealogists, we should seek out new resources and adopt new tools that may prove valuable in our research. This course will accomplish that by introducing you to new technology "places" and tools that you can use in your genealogy research. Social networking; blogs; wikis; photo and video sharing; genealogy software: free, paid and on the web; and online trees are just a few of the topics to be covered in this new technology related
Prerequisite: This course is open to all, but a basic understanding of
genealogy principles and computer technology is strongly recommended.
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Wednesday (10 weeks)
September 5 - November 7, 2012

Who Do You Think You Are? - Beginning/Intermediate Genealogy Course

NBC's TV program Who Do You Think You Are? sparked a lot of interest in genealogy research. If you would like to learn how to do your own family research then this course is for you. Some of the course material includes the usage of a variety of record sources in the pursuit of ancestor hunting. Sources such as vital records, census, church records, court, military, land property, and tax records will be discussed in detail. Genealogy basics as well as advanced topics such as DNA testing will be included as part of this course. This course is a requirement to take any of the advanced genealogy courses offered at TCCC.
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Thursday (14 weeks)
August 16 - November 15, 2012

You can get your name on the course interest list for any of these genealogy courses by contacting Lisa Long, the director of community outreach at TCCC via phone 828-837-6810.

* Larry Van Horn - Biography *

Larry Van Horn is a native of San Antonio, Texas, who joined the U.S. Navy in 1971 and served on a variety of ships and in the naval aviation community until his retirement in 1993. He retired with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. During his naval career he earned the Navy Achievement medal (2 awards) and the Navy Commendation Medal during his 22 years of military service.

He is currently employed at Grove Enterprises in Brasstown, North Carolina, as the assistant/technical editor of an international communications magazine, and the magazine's staff journalist. Larry has written several books, dozens of magazine features, and hundreds of technical articles for a variety of communications publications here in the United States.

Larry has been a family historian/researcher for the last 33 years and is currently researching hundreds of ancestral family surnames and has documented nearly 35,000 ancestors and descendants in compiling his family genealogy. This includes ancestors who served during in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican American War, Civil War, World War I/II, and two Texas Rangers.

When Larry is not chasing his family roots he is the teaching genealogy at Tri County Community College in Peachtree, North Carolina. He has taught numerous classes over the last 13 years including Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Genealogy; Genealogy and the Internet; Organizing Your Genealogy, Hidden Genealogy Sources and Using Family Tree Maker, Legacy and Master Genealogists Software.

He regularly lectures throughout the Tri-State area to various civic groups, schools and genealogical groups on a variety of family history subjects. Larry also works with the local legal community researching difficult probate court cases requiring specialized genealogical research techniques. He writes a weekly syndicated newspaper column (Finding Your Roots) on genealogy. He is member the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the National Genealogy Society, and he has served as the elected National Registrar for the Nicolas Martiau Descendants Association for the last nine years.

Larry currently lives in Brasstown, North Carolina, with his wife Gayle Hennington-Van Horn.