Wednesday, January 28, 2015

My "Beginning Computer Genealogy" OASIS Class is Mondays, March 9-30, 2015

There is a senior adult education organization called OASIS that focuses on lifelong learning, active lifestyles, and community involvement.  There are local OASIS organizations in many U.S. cities.

In San Diego, the OASIS website is at  They publish a catalog of educational classes, lectures, and activities each trimester.  The current catalog is for January to April 2015 and is online at

I did a search for "genealogy" in the San Diego catalog, and found several entries:

1)  "Beginning Computer Genealogy" by Randy Seaver, 4 Mondays, March 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., at Mission Valley Macy's, Fee is $56:

2)  "Me, My Family and I" by Jill R. Scott on Tuesday, April 7 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at San Marcos Senior Center, Fee is $14:

3)  "Computer Genealogy" by Anne Renshaw, on January 21, and another class on February 4, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., at Escondido Senor Center, Fee is $10:

To sign up for any class, register at San Diego OASIS (

I've been doing my class three times a year since 2009, and a number of my students have joined local genealogical societies and are doing well in their research.  Unfortunately, two of my 2014 classes were cancelled due to lack of interest.

If these San Diego classes interest you, then please sign up for any or all of them, attend them and use what you learn to extend your genealogy research.

If you live outside of San Diego, investigate if there are similar classes in your local area.  If you have a local OASIS organization, and they don't have a genealogy class, you could volunteer to teach one if you feel capable.

If you have a local OASIS organization, consider signing up for other classes also.  In San Diego, the catalog has many classes on computer usage to help you master computer basics, specific programs, social media, and more.

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