Genealogy for Beginners: Classes in May

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The Local History Department, in  collaboration with the Berkshire Family History Association, is pleased to announce a new series of classes for beginning genealogy research.

Intro to Familysearch.org: Thursday, May 5, 10 – 12 or 1 – 3pm

Familysearch.org is a resource to learn more about family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch has been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Class instructors will be library volunteers, Janet Rogge and Angela Rifkin, along with Vera Silva.   Limited to 10 participants.

Intro to Ancestry.com: Thursday, May 12, 10 – 12 or 1 – 3  pm

Ancestry.org is a commercial database created to help you discover your family history and build a family tree with the world’s largest genealogy website. Search birth records, census data, obituaries and more!
Class instructors will be library volunteers, Janet Rogge and Angela Rifkin, along with Vera Silva.   Limited to 10 participants.

Registration is now open.  Register online at www.pittsfieldlibrary.org and click on the Calendar of Events page or contact the Local History Department at 499-9480 x6.  Please register for one session only. Register soon as classes fill up fast.

 

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