Saturday, September 21 at 1:00 pm

Saturday, October 5 at 1:00 pm

Saturday, October 12 at 1:00 pm

Saturday, October 26 at 1:00 pm

Saturday, November 9 at 1:00 pm

Saturday, November 23 at 1:00 pm

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.  Use the summer vacation period 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.

PLEASE NOTE : This is a six week course, and you should plan on attending all six sessions. You only need to sign up once, for the September 21 session, and you will be automatically registered for all six dates. The first two sessions in particular are very important, so if you will not be able to attend those, you should wait for a possible future offering of this course. Basic computer skills are needed for this program.

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.)

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