Beginning Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 pm
Ongoing Series (6 sessions)
Ready to take the plunge but haven’t any idea how to start researching your family history?  Register for this six-part course and join in one of America’s most popular hobbies. Getting started is the hardest part!
Beginning with ‘Six Key Steps to Launching Your Family Search” learn the basic skills, especially how to get organized from the beginning, to save time and frustration later in your research.  Understand the many things you can, and should, do in the comfort of your home 24/7.  As the spring holidays approach, prepare to take advantage of the many opportunities to learn from your family connections.  Begin to add to your skills as we investigate many free as well as major online commercial tools and the wealth of resources available to you in the Boston metro area.  There is an added drop-in session (Wednesday April 24) just before the last week for an opportunity for a one-on-one discussion about a brick wall in your research.
Presenter Linda MacIver is an educator, lecturer, librarian and genealogy researcher.  She recently retired from a 27-year career at the Boston Public Library where she inaugurated the BPL patron genealogy classes in 2011. She is the Secretary of the Massachusetts Genealogical Council and a member of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists (MSOG) and the Essex (MA) Society of Genealogists (ESOG.)
Registration is required. You must register for each session.

For more information, please contact the Reference Desk at 781-246-6334 x2, or e-mail us at