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Fall 2020 Heritage Library Online Classes

October 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until October 21, 2020

One event on October 13, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on October 27, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on September 28, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on October 12, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on October 26, 2020 at 11:00 am

$15

Heritage Library Online Classes

The Heritage Library will host our traditional fall ancestry and history classes in an online format using Zoom. Classes run approximately 1 hour and enrollment will be limited in order to provide ample time for questions and discussion between participants and instructors. Reservations are required and can be made at heritgelib.org. See the class schedule below and sign up today!

Once registered, on the day prior to class, participants will receive a Zoom link from heritageclasseshhi@gmail.com. Be sure to check your SPAM file If you do not see the link to your scheduled program. Instructors will provide time at the beginning of each class to test audio and video. If participants need further ZOOM instruction, please visit their support website at support.zoom.us for helpful tips and videos prior to the class.

Classes will be added to the schedule throughout the year so be sure and check the website regularly. http://www.heritagelib.org

Cost: $15 non-Library member and $12 Library member

 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 | 10:30 – 11:30 AM

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: A WORLD WAR NO ONE KNOWS

Instructor: Rich Thomas

The long-standing mythology of the American Revolution, American Exceptionalism and the founding of the first modern democracy is supported by the interpretation of history that American colonists of Great Britain were the first of their kind to win independence from a European empire in a war fought on their soil, virtually on their own. In this class discover how looking at the American Revolution in a broader context as a World War fought by Great Britain on four fronts with dozens of countries involved changes the narrative of our founding story.

 

Monday, September 14, 2020 | 10:30AM – 12:00 noon

PIECES OF YOUR PAST: A GENEALOGY PROJECT TO SHARE YOUR RESEARCH WITH CHILDREN

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Looking for a fun and straightforward way to share your family story with the next generation? This step-by-step class will take participants through a sample project to learn how to share the highlights of your own family story. PREREQUISITES: basic computer skills for creating a word document (various programs work); photos and family information to use for the project; basic knowledge of Family Tree Maker is helpful. | NOTE: Examples will be done using FTM 2019 software and Word.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

SHEPHERD OF THE SABLE MULTITUDE: GENERAL RUFUS SAXTON

Instructor: Rich Thomas

Examines the life and career of General Rufus Saxton, a champion of Lincoln’s original plan for Reconstruction. He was stationed on Hilton Head Island during much of the Civil War and was eventually appointed Military Governor of the Department of the South and Inspector of Settlements and Plantations under General Sherman’s special order creating the reservation for resettlement of Freedmen. Saxton’s determined struggle to resist President Johnson’s order to return confiscated land to its former owners allowed the blacks on Edisto and the other sea islands, including Hilton Head Island, to retain the lands they had purchased from the government following Emancipation.

Monday, September 21, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 1: OVERVIEW AND THE FIRST STEPS

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 1 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. Why use Family Tree Maker software? What can be produced with it? How to buy the software and begin entering data into the program? This class is part of a 4-part series, you will find it most helpful if you take all 4 classes (there is no prerequisite for this class).

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

STARTING YOUR FAMILY RESEARCH

Instructor: Susan Dobbs

This is a class for those new to family research and those in need of a refresher focusing on the basic concepts of genealogy and where to begin collecting data.

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 2: GETTING STARTED: PEOPLE AND MEDIA TABS

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 2 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. Now it’s time to add people; set relationships; add and categorize media; set profile pictures; link media to several people at once; back up your files and more. This class gets you started on the process of documenting your family history in this software. | PREREQUISITE: You should have purchased FTM 2019 and installed it on your computer.

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

EARLY FAMILIES OF HILTON HEAD ISLAND

Instructor: Dee Phillips

For a small coastal island in South Carolina, Hilton Head is home to many historical moments and interesting historical characters. The first session will discuss the life and actions of James and Charles Davant, Captain John Stoney, and Isaac Baldwin, and their families. What talents did they bring to the island? What did they do here? How did they live? What footprints did each of these families leave on this island?

Monday, October 5, 2020 | 10:30 – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 3: INTRODUCING THE WEB SEARCH AND PLACES TABS

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 3 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. Learn to follow your ancestors through maps; search web sites through Family Tree Maker, add favorite search sites; and add information directly to your tree. This is the next step toward creating a finished product. | PREREQUISITE: Completion of FTM Part 2 – 9/28 at 10:30 AM).

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

THE INSTITUTION OF SLAVERY-PART 1: THE BEGINNING THROUGH THE TRIANGULAR TRADE

Instructor: Rich Thomas

Explore the evolution of the slavery in different parts of the world from primitive man through the English shipment of Africans to the New World. Gather understanding of the Portuguese exportation of Africans to Brazil as a precursor to the beginning of the African trade with the West Indies and North America, along with learning about the history of the Native American slave trade.

Monday, October 12, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 4: CREATING A FINAL PROJECT: FIND AND FIX ERRORS, GET STARTED WITH THE PUBLISH TAB

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 4 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. The last step in the process of creating a final project. Participants will learn how to find and fix duplicate information and errors; what reports can be created from the software; how participants can share work; and how to create a book. | PREREQUISITE: Completion of FTM Parts 2 & 3 – 9/28 and 10/5 both at 10:30 AM).

Monday, October 12, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

RECONSTRUCTION ON HILTON HEAD ISLAND & BEAUFORT COUNTY (1862-1877)

Instructor: Dee Phillips

In 1862 the Port Royal Experient, also known as the “Rehearsal for Reconstruction” began right here on Hilton Head Island. Join the discussion, as the class looks at the early efforts to integrate the new Freedmen into society, the Amendments that extended civil and political rights to newly freed African Americans, the gain of education, land, representation, and the brave trailblazers who led the way.

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020 | 10:30AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER 2019 REFRESHER: MEDIA AND SEARCH REVIEW

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Class will begin with a brief review of the basics of Family Tree Maker 2019 followed by questions and answers. Have specific questions? Please email them to instructor Carol, cclemens318@gmail.com, at least 1 week prior to the class. | PREREQUISITE: Open only to those who have completed the 4-part FTM Zoom class OR a previous FTM class through the Heritage Library.

Monday, October 19, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

RESEARCHING YOUR QUAKER ANCESTORS

Instructor: Susan Dobbs

Have you found Quaker ancestry in your research? This class focuses on the history of the migration of the Quaker population beginning in the early 1600s, the reason for continuous migration, and how this unique population kept records.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

THE INSTITUTION OF SLAVERY-PART 2: COLONIAL DEMAND THROUGH ABOLITION

Instructor: Rich Thomas

Learn how the changing economy in the Southeastern American Colonies drove the development of the English trade in African slaves. Examine the impacts of Triangular Trade and the management and treatment of slaves on Southern Plantations. Explore the rise of the Abolitionist Movement and the path to Emancipation with special focus on the influence of events on Hilton Head Island and the Port Royal Sound area in the early 1860s.

 

Monday, October 26, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 NOON

MAXIMIZING THE DNA TOOLS AT ANCESTRY

Instructor: Jan Alpert

Have you taken a DNA test through Ancestry? This class is a review of the Ancestry DNA website including Shared Matches, ThruLines, and Common Ancestors. Learn about updates on Ancestry’s website within the past year including, colors and tags to identify surname groups and how to indicate adoption, hypothesis, brick wall, and more. New search tools have been added to find and communicate with a cousin match. PREREQUISITE: This class is for people who have tested their DNA on Ancestry and have not taken one of Jan’s DNA classes before.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 10:30AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER 2019 REFRESHER: FIXING ERRORS AND BEGINNING A BOOK

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Class will begin with a brief review of the basics of Family Tree Maker 2019, focusing on fixing errors and beginning a book, followed by questions and answers. Have specific questions? Please email them to instructor Carol, cclemens318@gmail.com, at least 1 week prior to the class. | PREREQUISITE: OPEN ONLY TO THOSE WHO HAVE complete the 4-part FTM Zoom class OR a previous FTM class through the Heritage Library.