Discover Your Family Tree With a Two-Part Class Sept. 28 at the Minnesota Historical Society Library

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Release dated: 
August 28, 2013
Media contacts: 

Megan Lawson • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3141 • megan.lawson@mnhs.org

Jessica Kohen • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3148 • jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

Quick facts: 

Place: Minnesota Historical Society Library
Address: 345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul 55102-1903
Phone: 651-259-3300
Email: reference@mnhs.org
Website: http://www.mnhs.org/library

Discover Your Family Tree With a Two-Part Class Sept. 28 at the Minnesota Historical Society Library

Discover your family history and explore the resources available at the Minnesota Historical Society Library. On Saturday, Sept. 28, the Library offers a special, two-part class geared toward family historians.

I'm New Here ClassGenealogy Classes
Saturday, Sept. 28
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
$32 / $28 for MHS and MGS members
Reservations required, call 651-259-3300 or register online

Part One: Introduction to Family History, will help first-time or returning family historians get started with a five-step process. The steps include rounding up your facts, recording and organizing your information, deciding on a specific research focus, locating genealogical sources and interpreting what you find.

Part Two: Computer Databases and Websites, introduces researchers to online databases for storing and organizing genealogical information, such as FamilyTreeMaker and Ancestry.com

In addition to this special two-part class, every Saturday morning from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. the Society Library offers the FREE class, I'm New Here, introducing the many resources available at the Minnesota Historical Society Library.

Registration is required; call 651-259-3300 or register online at www.mnhs.org/library/classes. The class limit is 30 and classes with fewer than five registrants will be canceled one week prior to the class date.

The Minnesota Historical Society Library is located in the History Center at 345 Kellogg Blvd. W. in St. Paul. Regular library hours are noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday.

About the Minnesota Historical Society

This summer explore more than 500 museums statewide with the free Minnesota Museums app, brought to you by the Minnesota Association of Museums and the Minnesota Historical Society. Browse Minnesota museums by name, category or location; create an itinerary, check off museums you've visited and upload favorite museum photos; plus the app will also suggest museums based on geographic location. The Minnesota Museums app is made possible by the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.

The Society’s calendar of events is posted online at www.mnhs.org/calendar. The website also has information about all of the Society’s programs, museums and historic sites.

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, the Society preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.

The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.