Wednesday, May 15, 2019

TCCC Fall Genealogy Class Schedule

OK, folks here is the approved schedule for the fall genealogy classes at Tri-County, my 23rd year teaching genealogy on the campus. If you find something interesting to sign up for give Lisa Long a call at 828-835-4241 and she will hook you up.


Tuesday Night – Legacy Genealogy Software Track:

Legacy Genealogy Software 101:  You can do genealogy on paper. That is how it was done until the age of the PC computer. If you are researching your family history and not using computer genealogy software, your family history research will suffer. This is an introductory course covering the fundamentals of Legacy 9, the gold standard of genealogy computer software. It will include instruction on the basic data entry including the proper entry of names, places, and dates; program menus; importing and exporting projects, and other features to get the beginner started using Legacy. This course is a prerequisite to take any of the advanced Legacy courses. 12.5 hrs. (5 weeks)
Instructor: Van Horn                                    Min: 8
August 27 – September 24                        T
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.                                  $40

NEW Entering Genealogy Records and Citations in Legacy:  Genealogy without documentation is mythology so entering records into Legacy and recording our citations is essential to sound genealogical research. Genealogy records are the lifeblood of a quality and accurate family history. This class will cover entering major record groups into the Legacy genealogy software and properly citing them. 12.5 hrs. (5 weeks)
Instructor: Van Horn                                    Min: 8
October 1 – October 29                              T
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.                                  $40

NEW Legacy Genealogy Software Beyond the Basics:  This genealogy computer class will explore some of the advanced feature and research tools available in this world-class genealogy software package. Completion of the Legacy Genealogy Software for Beginners is required to take this class. 7.5 hrs. (3 weeks)
Instructor: Van Horn                                    Min: 8
November 5 – November 19                      T
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.                                  $25

Thursday Night – General Genealogy/DNA Track

AncestryDNA 101:  If you are researching your family history, taking an autosomal DNA test has become a must-do task. The premier company to take that first DNA test with is AncestryDNA. This class will cover the basics of autosomal DNA testing, a step-by-step guide to testing at Ancestry, and a basic overview of what you will see after that test clears the lab. 7.5 hrs. (3 weeks)
Instructor: Van Horn                                    Min: 8
August 29 – September 12                        TH
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.                                  $25

NEW DNA Segmentology – The Art of Triangulation:  Autosomal DNA is an ever-changing field. This course will cover the latest methods of analysis and interpretation for the non-scientist genetic genealogist. The triangulation method requires a chromosome browser and the knowledge to calculate the shared amounts of DNA that we share with our genetic cousins. This class will cover the segment basics and answer the questions “What is a chromosome browser?”, and “How can I use these methods in my own genealogy?” 7.5 hrs. (3 weeks)
Instructor: Van Horn                                    Min: 8
September 19 – October 3                         TH
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.                                  $25

NEW Advanced DNA Research Tools:  Earlier this year AncestryDNA and MyHeritage introduced a host of new DNA research tools in Beta on their websites. This class will cover those new tools and any changes and updates made to those tools since their introduction in the spring of this year. 7.5 hrs. (3 weeks)
Instructor: Van Horn                                    Min: 8
October 10 – October 24                            TH
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.                                  $25

NEW Become a Genealogy Detective – Overcoming Brick Walls:  Having trouble finding the elusive ancestor? Can't seem to get that lineage any further back than 1850? Then this class is tailor-made for you. In our genealogy brick wall class, you will learn techniques, trick, tips, tools and proven methods to bust through the brick walls in your genealogy. Sign up for this class, bring your bricks to class and we will work on knocking those walls down. 10 hrs. (4 weeks)
Instructor: Van Horn                                    Min: 8
October 31 – November 21                        TH
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.                                  $35


Saturday, February 9, 2019

Percy James Ridgley / Lethey (Leathe) May Sharpe Descendants

Percy James Ridgley was born on 2 Oct 1892 in Hope, Bartholomew Co, Indiana. He died on 27 Sep 1962 in Indiana. James married Lethey May Sharpe, daughter of John Sharpe and Florence Olverson, on 20 Nov 1920. Lethey was born on 29 Jan 1897 in Jennings Co, Indiana. She died on 6 Jun 1968 in Hope, Bartholomew Co, Indiana.

They had the following four children.

1. Mary Ruth Ridgley. Mary married William Eli Downing, son of Roy Edgar Downing and Ethel Maud Means. William was born on 10 Jan 1921 in Fountain Co, Indiana. He died on 26 Jul 1983 in Loma Linda, San Bernadino Co, California. They had the following children.
Marvin Roy Downing, Mary Evelyn Downing, Marjorie Ann Downing, Deborah Kay Downing, Denise Vivian Downing, Deanna Joy Downing.

2. SGT Joseph Paul Ridgley [Joseph P Ridgley] WWII US Army was born on 14 Nov 1922 in Hope, Bartholomew Co, Indiana. He died on 6 Oct 1996 in Columbus, Bartholomew Co, Indiana. Joseph married Ruth McCormick. They had the following child. Joseph Darryl Ridgley. Joseph married Holly. They had the following children. M Drew Ridgley, Max Ridgley, Sam Ridgley.

3. Martha Elizabeth Ridgley was born in 1924 in Hope, Bartholomew Co, Indiana. She was buried in Moravian Cem, Hope, Bartholomew Co, Indiana. Martha married Bennie Sexton. They had the following child: Linda Sue Sexton. Martha also married Luther Robertson. Martha also married Male.They had the following child:
Elizabeth M Ridgley.

4. David James Ridgley was born on 20 Sep 1936 in Hope, Bartholomew Co, Indiana. He died in Dec 1985 in Nashville, Brown Co, Indiana.
David married Martha Elizabeth Maggard. They had the following child: Ronald Ridgley and James Ridgley.

If you are related to Percy and Lethey Slarpe-Ridgley or any of their descendants, please contact me directly as we have information and material to share. You can contact me directly via email: familyhistorian at frontier dot com.