Kathy   Burrow

With 40 years genealogy experience having served as Director and Training Director of the Oakhurst Family History Center. She is a well known speaker throughout the Central Valley and offers genealogy classes in the Fresno Area, serves as a volunteer field genealogist with the DAR and writes a genealogical blog.


May 02, 2014
6:00 pm : So You Think You Know How to Read a Census-- Simple Clues to Help You Avoid Errors

(All Levels) A census return can be a goldmine of information. Sometimes it can be used in ways you have never thought of. Learn to use the census productively and avoid mistakes in the interpretation of those records. Learn some hidden clues and historical facts about census taking. Learn to maneuver the online indexes that can be very misleading and find out which websites offer the best services when using census records. You'll be a better researcher because of your knowledge. Login First

7:20 pm : Learning to Love Charts, Forms, and Timelines - The Roadmaps to Research

(All Levels) Learning to use a timeline when doing your genealogical research can often help to break down a brick wall. In the same respect a good pedigree chart large enough to view entire families can bring new clues and show holes that need your expertise. Not to be forgotten, a nice wall chart with your family tree on it can excite the novice genealogist in your family. This class will explore the value of timelines, charts, and forms to assist your research in obtaining new heights. Login First

May 03, 2014
1:30 pm : Bring Family History Home

(Beginner) Whether you have an aunt Martha who did all your genealogy or you are the family's record keeper we still need to bring it home to our youth. This Class will explore fun ways to bring genealogy home to those future generations. Everyone has a story. Explore simple tools that can bring yours to life. Create a family pack to share with your grandchildren the joys of genealogy in simple and fun ways. Login First

2:50 pm : Citing your Sources - Creating a Strong Family Record

(All Levels) When sharing information online it is important to properly document your work so that others can follow your paper trails. In this class we will discuss reasons for good documentation, documenting your records using the software Celebrating my Family Tree and Me and using sources in various online Tree programs. Login First