Genealogy 101: Unlocking the Puzzle of Your Past
Genealogy 101 is a 6 week class, offering a unique opportunity to learn how to trace your family tree. Classes are free, but registration is required.
Classes include guided hands-on work with Genealogy Reference materials, microfilm, and Census Data, as well as computer programs such as Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest, Findagrave, and FamilySearch.
Classes take place at the Downtown Library, and participants can register for one of two class times:
Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30 AM
Session One: February 11 and 14
Getting Organized; Tools Needed; Importance of Paper Records
Session Two: February 18 and 21
Computer Software Pros and Cons; Meaning of Names
Session Three: February 25 and 28
Making the best use of Library Resources; Archives; Historical Societies
Session Four: March 4 and 7
How to Interpret and use Census Info; Tax & Probate Records; Immigration/Naturalization Records
Session Five: March 11 and 14
Cemeteries: Stories in Stone; Interpreting Handwriting; Genealogical Vocabulary
Session Six: March 18 and 21
Heritage Albums; Writing Up the Family Story
For more information, or to register, contact Cindy Wallace at 378-6022
or email [email protected].