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Genealogy Workshop (WK17-26a-d)

  • Mon, January 29, 2018
  • Mon, April 30, 2018
  • 4 sessions
  • Mon, January 29, 2018, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • Mon, February 26, 2018, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • Mon, March 26, 2018, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • Mon, April 30, 2018, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • Media Room


  • NOTE: This class is rescheduled for February 5
    2:00-4:00pm. Please call for more information.

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Mondays, Jan 29, Feb 5*, Feb 26, Mar 26, Apr 30


*Note: New date and time. The first class will meet on Feb 5 from 2:00-4:00pm. Remaining classes will still meet 1:00-3:00pm.

Facilitated by: Marsha Hosfeld

In this workshop series, we will discuss the typical genealogy resources and creative ways to use them, as well as problem-solving techniques when primary sources are not available. Each class will include time to ask questions and get assistance with your own research into your family history. Bring a laptop if you have one. Forms and source lists will be provided.

January 29  February 5 (2:00-4:00 pm) - Let's Grow a Tree we will go over forms, software, online options for trees, and then start doing research

February 26 - Let's Find Records we will talk about Census reports, Birth-Marriage-Death certificates, and Military records as well as doing our own research

March 26 - Let's Look at Newspaper we will talk about free and subscription newspaper sites, as well City Directories and County Histories, and then ... research

April 30 - Let's Talk DNA  we will discuss different sites and their tests and strategies for using the results as well as doing our own research

Please register by two days before start of class

Office Phone: (815) 877-0118

Fax: (815) 877-0265

3333 Maria Linden Dr.

Rockford, IL 61114

Monday - Thursday

9:00a - 5:00p

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