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Getting the Most Out of Find-A-Grave (Virtual Genealogy Class); Partnership between PPLD & PPGS

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Age Group:

Adults, Seniors
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Allowed Ages: Over 18 and up

Program Description

Event Details

Find-A-Grave can be an invaluable tool for providing you with information and clues on your ancestors and their extended family. Think you already know Find-A-Grave? Perhaps not as well as you might believe. This class will cover all you need to know about Find-A-Grave from basic to advanced functions as well as how you can use Find-A-Grave to help others in their research.

Covered in the class will be:

  • Getting Started: Community rules, FAQ, support, other links, tutorials, how it works
  • Basics: Searching memorials, creating an account, editing and linking memorials, messaging vs. email
  • Intermediate: Creating memorials, adding photos, requesting photos
  • Advanced: Transferring memorials, merging memorials, cenotaphs, formatting entries, saving to Ancestry or FamilySearch
  • Other: Leaving flowers, sponsoring a memorial, setting up favorite and virtual cemeteries, paying it forward

Instructor: Elaine Fraser
Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Beginner
Class Size: Minimum 8
Restrictions: None. Open to the public.
Reservations: Required. Please fill out the registration form below or call PPLD at 719-531-6333 ext. 7752

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (MOUNTAIN TIME)

THIS IS A ZOOM MEETING. Please set up your computer with the Zoom client app prior to the meeting, so that you are not delayed getting into the meeting. Set-up is simple but is specific to the search engine you use - follow directions carefully.

The ZOOM invite information and class materials will be sent to registered participants a few days prior to the class.