Elna Katherman

Elna Katherman is a professional Genealogist. Elna became interested in genealogy when she attended college and has been doing research for over 25 years. She is currently a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (SCCAPG), the National Genealogical Society (NGS), and The New England Historical and Genealogical Society (NEHGS).
Elna is currently teaching classes in Beginning Genealogy, and Finding Your Story in the US Census at the Family Search Library in Orange. She also teaches several classes in how to use the FamilySearch Family Tree program at the LDS Family History Center in Irvine.
In addition to public speaking she loves working at the FamilySearch Library in Orange, collecting family histories, attending Family History Conferences, quilting, kayaking with her husband and visiting with their 6 children and 13 grandchildren.

2016 Sessions with Elna Katherman

1B Beginning Genealogy
Syllabus: 2016/1B_Beginning_Genealogy.pdf

This is a class for the beginner genealogist. I will cover, where to begin, and the forms that are commonly used. There are a number of common mistakes beginners make that I will make you aware of. I will show you some computer software programs for storing your information, and discuss how you can locate records and access the favorite Genealogy Websites.

4B Using the Census in Genealogical Research
Syllabus: 2016/4B_Using_The_Census.pdf

Everyone loves a good story! The census can help you discover what your ancestors were like. It can help you find their occupation, and the birth places for their parents and children. It will help you find the Immigration and naturalization dates and so much more. Using the census can help you know where to look for records and save you time looking for those elusive records. Come find how it can help you find more information and share the story of your ancestors.

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