Genealogy for Beginners

Do you want to learn more about genealogy, but don't know where to start? This four-week series is a great way to start learning. Attend one or all four, the workshops can be taken separately or as a set. Led by genealogist Hillary Schau with funding provided by the Friends of the Library. Signing-up will help staff prepare this workshop for you.

Class 1, Introduction to Genealogical Research (Saturday, July 7): This is a great for getting started researching your family.  The workshop reviews step-by-step pedigree and family group sheets, sample organizing, and where to begin your research.

Class 2, Census and Vital Records (Saturday, July 14):  Census and vital records are staple resources for genealogical research.  Learn what they are, what you can discover by using them, and how they have changed over time and location.

Class 3, Immigration, Naturalization and Migration (Saturday, July 21): Locate and understand passenger lists, immigration and naturalization documents, and more including how migration can affect genealogy research.

Class 4, Unique Records (Saturday, July 28): Digging deeper into the unique records available concerning military records, land records, wills and probate, and includes an overview of DNA, the newest tool for genealogy.

Saturday Jul 7, 2018
12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
Shadd Jamison    413-263-6840
East Springfield
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