“Genealogy for Beginners” class


“Genealogy for Beginners” class offered through Spring Grove Community Education

 When: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2010 6:00 – 7:30

Topics: March 2 – What does Giants of the Earth have to offer genealogists and non-genealogists?

March 9 – How do I add my family story to the Spring Grove Collaborative Database and to my family history?

March 16 – What other resources are out there and how can I take advantage of the subscribership sources as well was the free sources?

March 23 – What can i do now to further my search for my family history?

Fee: $5 for Giants of the Earth members $10 for nonmembers

Site: Spring Grove High School Computer labs located on the lowest floor of the high school on the south end of the building.

Spring Grove has been a starting point for Norwegian immigrants in America. Local genealogists have compiled a database of more than 30,000 names using Ancestry.com as a host. These records represent decades of research. Giants of the Earth is committed to providing help to genealogists of all skill levels. These sessions will teach how to use this database and well as how to contribute to the database. Our local writing guru Mary Deters will be available to assist those who wish to write their family stories on March 9th. Attendees will have time to explore various family trees from Ancestry.com as well as free genealogy resources on the net.

Questions about the class may be directed to Bill Fried at bfried@springgrove.coop or by calling 507 498-5611 after 5:00 pm.

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