Monday, August 17, 2015

Upcoming CLASSES 2015

I am pleased to again be offering two courses this Fall through Arcola East Community Association. The first one will be "Unpuzzling Your Past - using the Internet" which will begin Tuesday Sept. 15th and run every Tuesday until Oct. 6th.

[Each year I update this course to include the most recent sites, but this year is phenomenal. There have been so many advances made, and new opportunities offered it's like a brand new course. I often have students take this course more than once. For anyone considering, THIS would be the year to do it.]

Unpuzzling Your Past is the course you should start with – whether a beginning genealogist or a seasoned researcher. You won’t believe what you’ve been missing until you begin using the most up-to-date methods I teach! Locate reliable records – many available for free on the Internet – once you learn where to find them and how to use them. This is a fun, exciting course that helps you: build your solid foundation, avoid common errors, begin finding and using dozens and dozens of free and trusted genealogy web sites, or even break down some old brick walls! It also supplies you with the knowledge to progress to the next level of courses. Students work with their OWN family research. No matter how much, or how little, you have – do NOT underestimate the importance of this course!! Extensive Internet usage. Pat Ryan is a professional genealogy instructor and researcher as well as an experienced conference speaker who has presented from Whitehorse Yukon all the way to Scotland. She is a 1st generation Canadian who has found THE most amazing things and will help you do the same, no matter where your ancestral roots lie!! AND you’ll have tons of fun!! For full details about this course and additional courses, keep checking here, or email , or phone [cell] 306-533-3941 or [office] 306-695-2241.

Instructor – Pat Ryan

Tuesday September 15, 22, 29 and October 6 7:15 – 9:15pm @ AECC.
Cost - $160.00

All details are now confirmed for the following course.
The next course will be totally 'hands-on' where you will be searching for your own families through various record types. In this course you will have the opportunity to do instructor-led research AT two of the most useful repositories in the city of Regina, as well as online. It is a fantastic opportunity to learn the proper protocols as well as many of the tips and tricks that professional researchers employ. You will also be treated to a behind-the-locked-doors tour of one of the locations we will research in - the Saskatchewan Provincial Archives! This course will run Tuesday from Oct. 13th - Nov. 3rd, with two additional online lessons within the course ... so you don't even have to leave your home to receive these lessons with full instructions on how to conduct the specific research projects geared to helping you find answers about your ancestral lines. All web sites used will be free, and totally trustworthy. The two on-site sessions at SAR will take place in the mornings; the third onsite session will take place at the Prairie History Room in the evening. You must have completed the above course "Unpuzzling Your Past" before enrolling in this course as you will need the knowledge learned there to advance to this course.

I'll be posting additional information about these courses soon. For anyone wishing to pre-register, or requiring additional information please feel free to call Pat at 306-695-2241 or 306-533-3941, or email

These courses usually fill very quickly, and I keep the number of students low to ensure I have time to interact with each of you. I always look forward to meeting new genealogists and helping them on their way to success!

Instructor: Pat Ryan

Session 1: Tues. 13 Oct. Arcola East Community Association Regina 7 - 9pm
Emailed Lesson 1: 14 Oct.
Session 2: Wed. 21 Oct. onsite Saskatchewan Archives Regina 3303 Hillsdale 10am - noon
Session 3: Wed. 28 Oct. onsite Saskatchewan Archives Regina 3303 Hillsdale 10am - noon
Emailed Lesson 2: 29 Oct.
Session 4: Tues.03 Nov. onsite Prairie History Room 2311 12th Ave 7 - 9pm

So a total of six lessons within four weeks. Yup, you'll be busy, but busy having fun searching for your own ancestors ... online and onsite! And of course the lessons are yours to keep, and continue working on *forever*.

Cost - $200.00

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