Get the Most from Your Internet Research with Genealogy Workshop Nov. 23

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Release dated: 
October 16, 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

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Event: Genealogy Classes: Getting the Most out of Your Internet Research

Place: Minnesota Historical Society Library
Address: 345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul 55102-1903
Date: Saturday, Nov. 23
Time: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $32/$28 for MHS and MGS members
Phone: 651-259-3300
Registration: required, call 651-259-3300 or register online
Email: reference@mnhs.org
Website: http://www.mnhs.org/library

Get the Most from Your Internet Research with Genealogy Workshop Nov. 23

The Minnesota Historical Library has a number of genealogical resources available to visitors. Learn how to use their resources and research family history effectively by taking a class at the library.

Genealogy Classes: Getting the Most out of Your Internet Research

Researching family history can be a daunting task. On Saturday, Nclassov. 23, the Minnesota Historical Society Library is offering a class to help make family research more manageable and more reliable. Learn how to get the most out of sites like Familysearch.org, Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest and others during this two-hour workshop. The workshop is a combination of lecture and demonstration led by Tom Rice, a board-certified genealogist, professional genealogy researcher and past director of the Minnesota Genealogy Society. Participants will learn how to search effectively, how to measure the quality of information on the internet and how to keep information organized. Bring a laptop or mobile device to the class and follow along using the Society's free WiFi.

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.

I'm New Here: Introducing the Library

The Minnesota Historical Library also offers a class that serves to introduce visitors to use the resources available at the library. The class is free and takes place year round on Saturday mornings, from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Reservations are recommended, call 651-259-3300
or register online.


About the Minnesota Historical Society Library

The Minnesota Historical Society Gale Family 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.

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.