Need to brush up on your computer skills?

Want to know where to find those special genealogy websites
and how to use them when you do find them?
Attend one of our classes listed below.

Online Genealogy Series

sponsored by the San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society
and the History Center of San Luis Obispo County

What: Classes to facilitate online research
Presenters: Local professional genealogists
Cost: $5 for Genealogical Society Members; $10 for all others, paid at the door

Reservations required: email Cafi (

Downstairs research room
History Center of San Luis Obispo County
also called the Carnegie Library Building/Museum
696 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo, CA

Computer and Internet Genealogy

10:30 AM to 12 NOON
Cafi Cohen, Presenter

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Searching Censuses Online cancelled

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Google Searches for Genealogy

History Center of San Luis Obispo County
696 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo, CA

Cafi Cohen is a professional genealogy researcher as well as the past Seminar Chair and current Education Chair of the San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society. Since 1997, she has presented many sessions on research techniques both locally and at regional conferences. She is a member of the National Genealogical Society and the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Intermediate Genealogy Class, 2014-2015:
"Evidence Analysis and Genealogical Proof"

Objectives: Students will be able to:
  • Define and classify source, information, and evidence, as described in Mastering Genealogical Proof.
  • List and implement the five elements of the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS).
  • Write a proof statement, a proof summary, and a proof argument.
  • Lead Instructor: Cafi Cohen

  • Facilitators: Ginger Goodell, Cheryl Storton

  • Dates: second Saturday each month, except September (4th Saturday); no class in December

  • Time: 10:30 - 11:30 AM

  • Begins: Saturday, 9 August 2014 (class is structured with content overlap between sessions so that if you miss a class here or there, it wonít be a problem); last class is second Saturday in May.

  • Location: History Center of San Luis Obispo County (Carnegie Library Building), 696 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo

History Center of San Luis Obispo County
696 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo, CA

Cost: $30 for entire class to run 9 months ($40 for non-members of SLOCGS, $10 for SLOCGS Board members). Payment due at first class.

Required texts:
  • Mastering Genealogical Proof by Thomas W. Jones
    To buy online click HERE

  • Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace, 2nd Ed. by Elizabeth Shown Mills
Recommended texts/references:
  • The Researcherís Guide to American Genealogy by Val Greenwood

  • The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy by Loretto Dennis Szucs
Homework: 2-5 hours weekly or 10-20 hours per month.

If you have questions or wish to be added to the class list, contact Cafi at .