Genealogy on the Internet classes 2018

Posted by Scott on March 1, 2018

(written by Anita Doering, Archives manager)

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Join us for two new genealogy classes this month.  To register, call the Reference Desk at 608-789-7122 to reserve a space.  The classes are held in the computer training room in the Library’s basement.


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Megan from the Archives staff will lead “No More Microfilm: FamilySearch in the Digital Age” on March 6 from 10am-12pm and repeated Thursday, March 8 from 5:30-7:30pm.  FamilySearch has been busy digitizing their microfilmed holdings of original primary source material – a goldmine for genealogists!  Please set up for a free account with FamilySearch before coming to this class – all you need for that is an email address.  Don’t have an email address?  Sign up for the free Gmail class or stop by the Reference Desk for assistance.


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Archives staffer Carla will lead “March Back in Time with Online Newspaper Searching” to help you navigate using NewspaperARCHIVE and other online newspapers to find obituaries and/or local history.  This class will meet Tuesday, March 13 from 10am-12pm and again Thursday, March 15 from 5:30-7:30pm.