Genealogy Classes: Sharing Family History at the Minnesota Historical Society Library on Saturday, Dec. 14

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Release dated: 
November 6, 2013
Media contacts: 

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

Jessica Kohen • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3148 • jessican.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

Genealogy Classes: Sharing Family History at the Minnesota Historical Society Library on Saturday, Dec. 14

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What: Genealogy Classes: Sharing Family History
Date: Saturday, Dec. 14
Time: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $32 for two-class session; $28 for MNHS and MGS members.
Reservations: required, call 651-259-3300 or register online

Sharing Family Stories During the Holidays

Family holiday gatherings are a great time to collect the stories of ancestors and immediate family members. This session will offer suggestions for integrating story-telling into your family celebrations. Participants will have the opportunity to share ideas that have worked in their own families.
Getting Grandma To Talk
Sometimes relatives are reluctant to talk about their lives. "You've already heard about that" or "Its not very exciting" are two common responses. This session will offer tips for engaging your relatives in story-telling, bringing out stories of their lives and the lives of your ancestors.
Instructor Linda Coffin is a personal historian and owner of HistoryCrafters.
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.

What: I'm New Here: Introducing the Librarynew here
Date: Dec. 7, Dec. 14, Dec. 21, Dec. 28
Time: 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.
Cost: Free
Reservations: recommended, call 651-259-3300 or register online

The library contains an array of sources for finding family history; researching a term paper; looking into the history of a house, business, organization or neighborhood; or just discovering more about Minnesota's rich past and many cultures. This free class held each Saturday year round, introduces these resources and offers tips on how to use catalogs, request materials and purchase photocopies.


About the Minnesota Historical Society Gale Family 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.

About the Minnesota Historical Society

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.