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Genealogy for Beginners
The first class covers starting your family tree, understanding relationships, finding sources of information, using the Internet to find records, and keeping tract of records using popular software. The second session highlights include: studying the US Census from 1790 - 1930, locating immigration records, reading ships’ manifests, using other available records, and a brief introduction to finding records outside the USA. Taught by Eileen Burton. Eileen Burton has been involved in genealogy as a serious hobby for over 10 years. Her research led to a trip to Germany to visit the villages of her ancestors. Class Limit 7.

2 Sessions $49 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 37)
Thur., 6/1 & 8 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.; Venus Building (old high school)

Archaeology/Local History

The People of Ridgefield Before 1708
Ten thousand years ago the glaciers had withdrawn from Ridgefield, leaving behind an environment that was inhospitable to plants and animals alike. Yet, there is evidence that at least one hunter was here. Since then Ridgefield has been populated by people, who lived their lives, raised their families, and lived off of the land. This course deals with these people, their lives, their tools; and their ability to adjust to the climate changes, and the changes in their environment over the ten thousand years they occupied this land. Taught by Lynn-Marie Wieland.

3 Sessions $ 71 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 53)
Wed., 9/27; 10/4 & 11 10 a.m. to 12 noon Venus Building (old high school)


Voice-Overs . . . NOW is YOUR Time!
In what could be the one of most enlightening 2 hours you’ve ever spent, this class will show you how YOU could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, videos and more! Most people go about it the wrong way. In this class, you will learn about a unique, outside the box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers out there! This is a business that you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with practically no overhead! And NOW is the best time to make this happen as new companies are looking for new voices like never before. This exciting and fun class could be the game changer you’ve been looking for!
1 Session $ 31 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 24)
Mon., 10/2 from 7 to 9 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School