Athenaeum Local History Department Offers Genealogy Classes
The Athenaeum’s Local History Department has scheduled a series called New Beginner’s Genealogy Classes.
September 15, 2016 10am-12pm: Organizing your Family Research and Introduction to the Census. Learn suggestions on organizing your family research, along with what a census is and how to glean information from it.
September 22, 2016 10am-12pm: Using Vital Records/Beginning Immigration Research. Learn how to navigate through various vital record sites, as well as how to begin research on your immigrant ancestor.
September 29, 2016 10am-12pm: Introduction to Ancestry.com. Ancestry.com is a database 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!
October 6, 2016 10am-12pm: Introduction to FamilySearch.org. 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.
Class instructors will be library volunteers, Janet Rogge and Angela Rifkin, along with Vera Silvia. The series is co-sponsored by The Berkshire Athenaeum and The Berkshire Family History Association. Limited to 10 participants. Registration is now open. Register online at The Berkshire Athenaeum website or http://tinyurl.com/36av7g3 or contact the Local History Department at 499-9480 x6 during regular library hours.