Learn How to Navigate the Challenges of Researching Female Family Members

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Release dated: 
February 12, 2014
Media contacts: 

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

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

Quick facts: 

Event: "Women in the Family" March Library Genealogy Class

Date: Saturday, March 15
Time: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $32/$28 for MNHS and MGS members

Reservations: required; call call 651-259-3015 or register online

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

Learn How to Navigate the Challenges of Researching Female Family Members

For many family history researchers the trail ends when it comes to finding a woman's parents, locating a distant relative's daughter or identifying major life eWoman vents for a female family member. These are common genealogical challenges. Women were the "social glue" that kept generations together, but their stories were often not told.

On Saturday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., learn about the challenges and opportunities of researching your female ancestors with this Minnesota Historical Society Library genealogy class. Instructor Alice Eichholz will cover traditional genealogical approaches and introduce some lesser known tactics while stirring in a bit of DNA research. Alice Eichholz, Ph.D., CG, has more than 30 years of professional research experience.

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.

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.

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