Bernalillo County offers free genealogy class | KOB 4

Bernalillo County offers free genealogy class

Brittany Costello
Created: November 21, 2020 07:13 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Bernalillo County is launching a free class to help people better understand their genealogy.

“For folks who want to delve deeper into who they are and understand their origins and know their own family history, it's a great way of compiling that, of documenting that, or recording it and being able to even pass on to your children or your grandchildren,” said Veronica Cordova, a Bernalillo County Community Program Specialist. 


The four-part series will help people explore their own history. 

Cordova said she started the same journey in the 90s and learned about her grandparents, great aunts and uncles, and even her 12th great-grandmother 

“These are things that are so important. It’s your family history, so in terms of studying that, it helps you understand your makeup of maybe some customs, traits, traditions. Things that you've done and you don't understand where did that come from, where did that start?,” she said,

The class is completely online and starts Monday, Nov 23. 

People are asked to bring whatever information they have about their family. The class instructor, Genealogist Victoria Sullivan, will tell people where to go from there. 

“It's the building blocks, right? So the introduction, knowing 'OK, I've got these pieces' and then it's like what software tools are out there to aid you in your discovery. What tools and resources are available that you can use to build upon your family tree,” Cordova said.

To register for the course, click here.

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