Basic Genealogy series offered

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We are pleased to announce a Basic Hands-on Genealogy series with Alan Doyle Horbal, professional genealogist, has been scheduled. This evening series, running 5:15 – 7:15 pm, is offered with the needs in mind of those who work during the day. The class meets on Tuesdays: September 26, October 3, October 10, and October 17.

Horbal will outline and provide instruction on researching the 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940 U.S. Census.  Attendees will discover how to find their ancestors’ emigration to the U.S. using the http://stevemorse.org website and the www.ellisisland.org website, along with several other databases, as well as learn  how to search for family members outside of the U.S. using http://familysearch.org.  Exploration of England, Canada, Poland and other countries will be included.

The series is free; however registration is required and space is limited. All registrants must have an email account and be computer literate. We require that you commit to all four classes. Attendees are asked to please bring a personal  device/laptop; a limited number of library laptops are available for loan, with a library card, from our Reference Department.   Register at  https://tinyurl.com/36av7g3 or contact the Local History and Genealogy Department at 499-9480 x6.

The series is sponsored by The Berkshire Athenaeum and The Berkshire Family History Association.

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About Berkshire Athenaeum

We are the public library for the city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
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