With the number of genealogy resources rapidly expanding and available online, there’s never been a better time to research your family history! These free classes, taught by McPherson Public Library staff, will give you the tools you need to succeed in your quest.

You may attend one or all of the sessions. Registration is required.  Class size is limited to 25 people. Minimum class size is eight.

Questions? Call us at (620) 245-2570 or email us.

 

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Basic Training I
Our three Basic Training classes will give you the skills your need to grow your family tree.  Topics covered in this class include:

+  Getting (and staying) organized
+  Research essentials
+  Where to begin
+  Two easy ways to find a date
+  Strategy, strategy, strategy

When:                            Saturday, September 15 at 1:30 p.m.
Class length:                 1 and 1/2 hours, including a break
Designed for:               Beginners or those with minimal experience
Presenter:                     Steve Read
Registration opens:    August 15

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Basic Training I
Our three Basic Training classes will give you the skills your need to grow your family tree.  Topics covered in this class include:

+  Doing things right from the start
+  The critical importance of knowing where you are
+  The Gold Standard:  The U.S. Federal Census
+  The Big 2 1/2:  Ancestry, FamilySearch, HeritageQuest
+  The FAN club
+  Forms that will keep you sane

When:                            Saturday, September 29 at 1:30 p.m.
Class length:                 1 and 1/2 hours, including a break
Designed for:               Beginners or those with minimal experience
Registration opens:    August 15

click here to register for this class

 

Basic Training I
Our three Basic Training classes will give you the skills your need to grow your family tree.  Topics covered in this class include:

+  Who’s their daddy?
+  Using the Ancestry and FamilySearch catalogs
+  A stroll around HeritageQuest
+  The Net (don’t get caught in it)
+  Hitting the pavement (and the post office)
+  The tangled branches of public trees

When:                            Saturday, October 13 at 1:30 p.m.
Class length:                 1 and 1/2 hours, including a break
Designed for:               Beginners or those with minimal experience
Presenter:                     Steve Read
Registration opens:    August 15

click here to register for this class