Genealogy 101

Building Your Family Tree

New to genealogy or want a refresher on the basics of building a family tree?

  • Learn how to trace your family’s history in five easy steps, starting with what you know about parents and grandparents
  • Identify gaps in your family tree, focus your research direction, and set priorities
  • Find out about useful free resources that can help you move backward in time to identify older ancestors, and use the multi-page handout to start climbing your own family tree

Marian Burk Wood is an experienced genealogy speaker and the author of the Amazon best-selling genealogy book, Planning a Future for Your Family’s Past. She earned a MBA from Long Island University in New York and a BA from the City University of New York. Marian held executive positions in banking and the nonprofit sector before becoming a college textbook author. She has been tracing her family tree for more than 20 years and blogs about genealogy at 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomaston Library

Thursday Jan 28, 2021
6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM
Virtual Program
There are many spaces available.