22-W8 Introduction to Genealogy – Cherkowski, Shannon and Lough, Tammy

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Instructor: Shannon Cherkowski
Course Date: May 2, 2022 to May 20, 2022
This course takes place from 10:35 AM to 11:35 AM:
Monday to Friday

SKU: 22-W8 Categories: ,

Take a journey with us to discover the basics of family history research online and offline. Learn how to locate the genealogical sources, keep on a meaningful research path, acquire the skills needed to organize and preserve your research findings, all while capturing the story of your ancestor. The course will cover church and civil registration records for birth, marriage and death, census records, migration records, land records, wills and probate records, newspapers and military records.


Shannon Cherkowski and Tammy Lough enjoy coordinating genealogy classes and conferences and sharing their knowledge with those eager to start on their family history. Tammy Lough (photo below) has been researching family histories since 2001.  She attained two Professional Learning Certificates in Genealogical Studies (PLCGS) in 2019 with the National Institute of Genealogical Studies, specializing in Canada and England.  Tammy has been volunteering with the Strathcona County Library since 2012 providing one-on-one assistance to patrons researching their family history. She has given presentations at the library for the monthly genealogy meeting, “Family Tree Trackers” and won the Volunteer of the Year Award for the Strathcona County Library in 2018 with fellow recipient, Shannon Cherkowski. ​​ Shannon is an experienced genealogist who assists people worldwide with their genealogical journey. Shannon has provided genealogy presentations across Alberta, organized genealogy conferences, established the Family Tree Tracker Genealogy group in Sherwood Park and coordinated it for 7 years. She is currently a volunteer with the Alberta Genealogical Society and a member of the Ancestry Canada Family History Advisory Board. Shannon and Tammy taught Genealogy at ELLA in 2016 and 2019.

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