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April 20, 2017
12:00 PM
North Hill
865 Central Avenue, Needham, MA

Genealogy is one of the most valuable pursuits you can participate in-learning about who you are, where you come from, and "meeting" the thousands of people who came before you, can be a rewarding and even life-changing experience. But, how do you get started? You may have inherited family papers or research from a relative, have dabbled on a number of websites, or started your research and have already found a few records of interest. What's next? There are plenty of websites, libraries, and printed sources out there, but access to all that information can leave a beginner feeling overwhelmed.
In this course you'll learn how to navigate the first steps in tracing your family history and gain basic strategies for researching and recording data. Even if you've already been doing research for a few years, I'm sure you'll learn a new tip or two!

Presented by: Ann Lawthers, Genealogist at the New England Historic Genealogical Society

Ann assists NEHGS library visitors, both on-site and online, with their family history research. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and the Harvard School of Public Health, and has completed the Boston University Certificate in Genealogical Research program. She has conducted genealogical projects as an independent researcher. Ann's areas of interest are Massachusetts, Vermont, the Mid-Atlantic, Indiana, Kansas, Arkansas, Canada, Ireland, and Germany.
If you are unable to attend and would like the materials to be sent to you, please contact our office and we will be happy to accommodate your request: 508.202.1818.
This event is limited to 25 participants, so reserve your seat early!
Park in Guest Parking. North Hill, Crescent Heights- Grand Lobby Entrance, Conference Suite, 4th Floor.