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Branching Out Is Back!

Branching Out TreeAfter the success of our Genealogy & Local History Library Branching Out classes in 2013–2015, we are happy to announce that Branching Out is back with a new two-part format, updated classes, and several completely new topics. Utilize time-honored research methods and innovative technologies to unravel the mysteries, support the stories, and piece together your family history. Each 90-minute class is offered on the second Thursday of the indicated month followed one week later by a collaborative follow-up session. Join us at the Genealogy & Local History Library for the whole series or just the topics of interest to you. Make sure to check the Special Events section of each newsletter for a reminder of what classes will be offered that quarter. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Please call 1-800-613-3163 to register for this program. 

All classes will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

January 14 & 21 Let’s Get Physical: Organizing the Stuff of Your Family History
February 11 & 18 Bridging the Digital Divide: Scanning, Software Programs, and Storage
March 10 & 17 Sharing and Collaborating on Social Media
April 14 & 21 the Forest and the Trees
May 12 & 19 Family Search: More Than the Census
June 9 & 16 Heritage Quest: Revolutionary War, Freedman’s Bank, PERSI
July 14 & 21 From the Courthouse to the Church: Using Official Records
August 11 & 18 All That’s Fit to Print and More: Newspaper Research
September 8 & 15 Where We’ve Lived: Researching Property
October 13 & 20 Uncovering Family Details Through Cemetery Research
November 10 & 17 Heroes in our History: Military Records
December 8 & 15 Making a Home in a New Land: Immigration, Naturalization, and Asylum

Don’t see a topic listed that you’d like to know more about? Tell us; we may be able to add it to next year’s schedule or create a research guide to assist you. Just getting started with genealogy and not sure if these classes are right for you? Call to schedule Branching Out Basics, a 60-minute tutorial on beginning genealogy research.