Genealogy for Beginners


The Berkshire Athenaeum Local History Department has announced a schedule of Genealogy Classes for Beginners.

  • September 27, 2018 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.

  • October 4, 2018 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.

  • October 11, 2018 10am-12pm: Introduction to 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 18, 2018 10am-12pm: Introduction to 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. Class is sponsored by The Berkshire Athenaeum and The Berkshire Family History Association. Limited to 10 participants. Classes are free and open to the public.

Registration is now open. Register online at under Calendar of Events or contact the Local History Department at 499-9480 x6. Classes book quickly, so sign up now!!


About Berkshire Athenaeum

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