Genealogy Classes taught at the following locations in Western Pennsylvania:
Community College of Allegheny County, North Campus held at the Community College of Allegheny County, North Campus, 8701 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. (Rt. 19, one
traffic light south of Cumberland Road) (Classes were taught 1993 through Spring 2007 by Elissa Powell, CG.)
Butler County Community College, Cranberry Township Campus
(Classes were taught by Elissa Powell, CG from 1998 to 2003.)
Your Location: Elissa Scalise Powell, CG is available to come to your location to teach a series of classes for a minimum group of 6 people. Content can be adjusted
to fit the needs of the participants. See below for some ideas as well as the individual lectures here.
Genealogy: A to Z
taught by Elissa Scalise Powell, Certified Genealogist
An 18-hour course in beginning genealogy. No text is necessary as handouts are given each week. Please call to schedule your group's personalized course of instruction.
PURPOSE: To learn about various tools and techniques that will enable you to
discover more about your family history through the diverse records and information that are available to you.
Week 1 – Introduction; Record Keeping; Home Sources; Vital Records
Week 2 – Organizational Software; Soundex and Census; Ancestry.com
Week 3 – Courthouse Records; Migration Trails; Maps
Week 4 – Church and Cemetery Records; Military Records; Libraries and Archives
Week 5 – Field Trip to local research facility for hands-on work with instructor
Week 6 – Passenger Lists; Computer Usage; Email lists and Subscription services
The Computer as a Genealogical Tool
taught by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG
A 12-hour course in how to use the computer in your genealogical research. This course presumes some knowledge of genealogical terms and research techniques. No text is
required, although books will be recommended. To see details of what is covered, click on the class content below.
PURPOSE: To learn about various ways that your computer can be useful in your
genealogical research, organization and publishing of information, and as an educational tool.
Week 1 – Introduction; Getting Organized; Evidence Evaluation; Portals
Week 2 – Email Lists; Libraries and Archives
Week 3 – Search Engines; Genealogy Software, GEDCOM
Week 4 – CD-ROMs; On-Line Services; On-Line Classes