- GEN1011/CEGN0011 U.S. Record Groups: This class took an in-depth look at U.S. record groups and methodologies. Once again, students were able to choose whom they wanted to research (most students opted to study their own family lines). Unlike other classes, this one focused on pre-1850 sources and connecting earlier generations. (NOTE: This class is now known as GEN1011/CEGN0011 U.S. Research II)
- GEN1016/CEGN0016 Tracing Immigrant Origins: In this class, we learned about immigration research, methodologies, histories, and documents. The goal was to connect our ancestors (or whomever we chose to study) to their country of origin. This class involved U.S. and international records.
There are several things to keep in mind…
- locating immigrant ancestors may not be easy for everyone (especially if our ancestors have lived in the U.S. for several centuries). If you don’t know who your immigrant ancestors are, you may have to research someone else’s immigrant relative.
- our immigrant ancestors may not have lived in our areas of expertise. For example, I’m going to be accredited in the U.S. Midwest region, but the only immigrant ancestor I was able to find spent most her life in the Rocky Mountain Region of the United States.
Although immigrant research is essential, this class may not build your hours toward becoming credentialed.
- students can choose to research male or female immigrants. This is great, but if you choose to research a female immigrant you will have to research a male immigrant on occasion (because not all records applied to females). If you want to study a female for this class, I recommend having a male individual ready to research too.
(NOTE: On the brightside, this class has maintained the same name and course numbers).
The link above leads to SLCC's current program specifications as of February 2016.
The link above leads to SLCC's program specifications as of September 2015. This link still exists thanks to Archive.org's Wayback Machine.