Welcome to the Shenandoah Community Computer Center! The computer center opened in March 2005. We came into being as the result of a USDA Broadband Grant award. The computer center was supported entirely by the grant for two years. The town now supports the center as a service to the community.

The computer center offers high speed internet access and unlimited use for $12.00 per year. We also have printing services to fulfill all your needs, We print documents, photos, brochures, business cards, letterhead, newsletters and much more. We also offer binding and laminating services.

The computer center also offers many classes for a nominal fee year round. Please stop in or call to inquire about how we may help you. We have two volunteer instructors: Bruce Arnold and Gary Patterson.

The computer center employs one full time and one part time associate. Joyce Fluharty is the Computer Center Supervisor, Betty Knowles is the Administrative Assistant. Betty Knowles also serves as a volunteer Assistant Instructor. We can can be reached at 540-652-8773.

 



  Computer Center Genealogy Workshops

 

All Classes Will Be $10 Per Session Per Person

1. Introduction to Genealogy Saturday January 11, 2014 9am-1pm

Learn what you need to get you started and get organized.

2. Searching Courthouse Records Saturday February 8, 2014 9am-1pm

Learn how to search for records and to write to clerks to request records.

3. Census Records Part I 1790-1840 Saturday March 8, 2014 9am-1pm

Learn what information is available from these early census records.

4. Census Records Part II 1850-1900 Saturday April 12, 2014 9am-1pm

We will look at how the census records changed starting in 1850 and the wealth of information in them.

5. Census Records Part III 1910-1940 Saturday May 10, 2014 9am-1pm

We will look at how the population changed dramatically from 1910-1940 and how it affected our ancestors.

6. Census Records Part IV Saturday June 14, 2014 9am-1pm

We will look at 1890 Veteran’s Census, the Mortality Schedules for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1885-(State and Federal), and the 1850 and 1860 Slave Schedules.

7. Searching for Your Military Ancestors Saturday July 12, 2014 9am-1pm

We will teach you where to look and how to request records from the National Archives and the different heritage organizations associated with your ancestor’s military service.

8. Searching the Internet for Your Ancestors Saturday August 9, 2014 9am-1pm

You will learn the techniques for searching the internet for information, the proper way to process the information and all the available free and pay sites for research.

9. Published County Histories and Family Histories Saturday Sept 13, 2014 9am-1pm

You will learn where to find these useful books and utilize the information available.

10. Documenting and Sources for Your Genealogy Saturday Oct 11, 2014 9am-1pm

You will how to properly source all the information you have compiled for your family history.

We will feature guest speakers for many of the classes who are experts in their field to assist you in your quest.

 
Services

We have "Armchair" Genealogy Research available for $10.00 per hour. Call 540-652-8773 for more information.


     We are also a full service digital photo print shop. We can print your photos from a camera, flash drive or memory card. Need photo restoration? We can repair your old damaged photos and reprint them.

 Have a special project? Stop in and speak with us. Why drive to Harrisonburg or Luray for your needs.  

 

Hours Monday thru Thursday 9:30am ‘til 8:30pm

Friday 9:30am-2:30pm

Closed Daily 1:30pm ‘til 2:30pm 

 

High Speed Broadband Computer Use Available $12.00 per person yearly or $1.00 per person per month

Unlimited Use 

 

Tel: 540-652-8773 email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

The computer center has a volunteer instructor, Bruce Arnold who is currently in his ninth year as an instructor at the computer center. 

 

 

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