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Genealogy Online: Using Ancestry.com & Family Search

Date: 
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

 Have you always wanted to start your family tree, but were unsure how? Join Lauren Landis, Genealogy Division Manager, and staff members of the Stark County District Library Genealogy Department as they present a series of genealogy classes for the “budding genealogist” on Tuesdays, September 11, 18 and 25, at 6:30 p.m. in Rodman Library’s main auditorium.

Beginning Genealogy, the first class in the series, provides a broad overview of the types of records available to you, how to interpret and organize those found records and then build your family tree based on the collected information. Class date is September 11.

Effectively Using the Federal Census, the second class, focuses on how to use the federal census and what it does and doesn’t say about your family. In April 2012, raw data from the 1940 U.S. Census was published online by the National Archives – over 3.8 million digital images of census information was made available to the public. The U.S. Census is much more than just numbers, facts and stats. It’s a must for anyone wanting to create a family tree. Class date is September 18.

Getting the Most out of Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org, the last in the series, explores two of the largest databases for researching a family tree. Ancestry.com is the largest online family history resource in the world, with genealogical records on its site such as immigration and census records, military records, and birth, marriage and death records. FamilySearch.org, a free service with a 100 year old history, is a non-profit family history organization dedicated to connecting and preserving the records of families through the generations. Class date is September 25.

Class registration is required and accepted by telephone or in person. Call 330-821-2665 to register or for more information.

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