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Moore adds beginning genealogy class to free computer class schedule


ComputerThe Moore Public Library has announced its schedule for free computer classes for September. Classes take place in the Computer Training Center of the library, 225 S. Howard Ave.

Registration is required in advance for each class and may be completed at the library, by calling 793-4349, or online here .

A new offering this month will be a Genealogy for Beginners class at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 18. Kathryn Ramsay, Local History and Genealogy Resources Librarian for the Pioneer Library System, will present this class for beginners.  


Participants will learn the basic steps in getting started with family history research, including a look at the Pioneer Library System’s genealogy databases, Ancestry Library and Heritage Quest, and discovering the best free online resources for genealogy research. Participants should have intermediate computer skills.

The full schedule includes:

Sept. 7, 9:30 a.m. – Computer Basics – An introduction to the computer with practice using a mouse.

Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m. – Internet Basics Part 1 – An introduction to the Internet. Learn basic browser and toolbar functions, and practice web surfing.

Sept. 13, 6:30 p.m. – Basic Windows 7 – Introduction to the operating software Microsoft Windows 7. Includes exploring the computer desktop and understanding the basics of Windows 7.

Sept. 14, 9:30 a.m. – Internet Basics Part 2 - Go further on the internet by learning tools and tips that help you search the internet better and faster. Internet Basics Part I or equivalent is a pre-requisite.

Sept. 18, 9:30 a.m. – Genealogy for Beginners –  Learn the basic steps in getting started with family history research through a variety of online resources.

Sept. 25, 9:30 a.m. – Basic Microsoft Excel 2010 – Very basic introduction to the spreadsheet software Microsoft Excel 2010. Includes creating a simple worksheet. Intermediate computer skills are recommended.

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