Genealogy Classes coming up at SPL

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN RESEARCHING YOUR FAMILY’S HISTORY?

The Genealogy Staff of The Seattle Public Library are presenting classes and tours this fall designed to assist you with getting started on your family history project. The following genealogy classes, plus tours of the Genealogy Section have been scheduled.

BEGINNING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH

Darlene H working with a genealogy patron, Photo courtesy of Jason Bowen

Are you interested in finding out who your ancestors were and what they did? An introduction to family history research and an overview of resources available for research in the Seattle area will be presented by Darlene Hamilton, Senior Genealogy Librarian. Sample genealogy charts and bibliographies will be provided in the class. Pre-registration is not required.

 These classes are scheduled for:
Thursday, September 3, 2008, 6-7:30 p.m. at the North East Branch
Thursday, October 15, 2008, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Hill Branch
Thursday, November 5, 2008, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Montlake Branch

GENEALOGY: DATABASES AND THE INTERNETJohn L working with genealogy patron, photo courtesy of Jason Bowen
Do you want to learn how to use the electronic databases and Internet resources found on the Seattle Public Library’s Web site to search for your ancestors? HeritageQuest and Ancestry Library Edition are the focus of this workshop presented by John LaMont, Genealogy Librarian.

Prerequisite: computer basics or equivalent skill level. Registration is required. Please call 206-386-4636 to register for the class at Central Library or call the appropriate branch.

These classes are scheduled for:
Wednesday, September 25, 2008, 4-6 p.m. at the Central Library, Computer Lab, Level 4.
Wednesday, October 23, 2008, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Capital Hill Branch
Wednesday, November 13, 2008, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Montlake Branch

TOURS OF THE GENEALOGY SECTION, CENTRAL LIBRARY
Did you know that The Seattle Public Library has the largest Genealogy Collection in the Pacific Northwest? Darlene Hamilton, Sr. Genealogy Librarian will be giving tours of the Genealogy section. A brief demonstration of the on-line catalog and the genealogy databases will be included. Pre-registration is required. Please call 206-386-4636 to register.

The tours are scheduled for:
Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 5:30-7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 5:30-7 p.m.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 5:30-7 p.m.

Plan to join us to learn more about researching your family’s history.
~Darlene

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