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Beginning Genealogy

Event Type: Adult
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 9/5/2018, 9/12/2018, 9/19/2018, 9/26/2018
Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Time: 6:30 PM
 Wednesday, September 5th - Getting Started – You will learn what forms are used for genealogy and how to fill them out; which places have genealogical information; how to cite a source; how to organize your research; how to use the library’s website for city directories, family Bibles, and other useful genealogy tools; and how to look up obituaries, marriage announcements, etc. in the local newspaper. This also includes a tour of the genealogy resources available in the Indiana History Room.

Wednesday, September 12th - Vital Records – You will learn how to use indexes and microfilm to find birth, marriage, and death records; how to use cemetery records; how to use; and how to use to find vital records and to use the Social Security Death Index.

Wednesday, September 19th - Census Records – You will learn what a census is and what information is on it; how to use the census tracking form with a census record; what the differences are between each of the census records from 1790 to 1940; and how to use and HeritageQuest to find your ancestor in a census.

Wednesday, September 26 - Internet Genealogy – You will learn about websites that can help you with general genealogy searches, such as Cyndi’s List; which websites can help you find historical books and family histories; where to find newspapers online; where to look at photographs online; where to find information on DNA genealogy; where to find information for sharing genealogy with children; and a more in-depth look at and

Classes will be held in the Indiana History Room.


Registration Ends: 9/4/2018 at 5:30 PM
Presenter: Melissa Wiseheart
Status: Waiting List
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