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Beginner Genealogy Workshop

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History & Genealogy

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Do you want to be part of the 102 million people doing your family history?  Are you asking where do I start? How do I find what I need?  This 5-step workshop will give you some ideas and methods to get started with your family history research. We will cover:

  • Identifying what you already know about your family.
  • Deciding what you want to learn about your family.
  • Selecting a record to search.
  • Obtaining the records.
  • How to use the information gained.

Registration is limited to 30 people.

The workshop will be lead by Archives Assistant and genealogy specialist Joan Wood. Joan began her journey into genealogy in 1979 when she began researching her own family history. Since then, Joan has effectively researched records in the United States, Sweden, Scotland and a variety of other places, accumulating over 2,000 family names. Joan has worked at the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives for over ten years. She has enjoyed assisting researchers with a variety of historical and genealogical questions and teaching patrons how to use the resources available to them. Joan has presented family history workshops, writes a blog, and more recently spearheaded the creation of the Family History Hunters. This group meets monthly at the Handley Library to discuss genealogical research and is open to veteran genealogists and people who are new to family history research.