Learn the Ins and Outs of Family History Research this October

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Release dated: 
September 3, 2014
Media contacts: 

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

Quick facts: 

Event: Topics on Family History: How to Research New States and Counties
Date: Saturday, Oct. 11
Time: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Place: Minnesota Historical Society Library
Address: 345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul 55102-1903
Cost: $32/$28 MNHS and MGS members.
Phone: 651-259-3300
Email: reference@mnhs.org
Website: http://www.mnhs.org/library

Learn the Ins and Outs of Family History Research this October

Family history researchers from beginner to expert, can pick up tools and tips on how to improve their research results through programs offered at the Gale Family Library at the Minnesota History Center.

I'm New Here"Topics on Family History: How to Research New States and Counties," is offered on Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $32 or $28 for MNHS or Minnesota Genealogical Society members.

Exploring family history can take researchers to unfamiliar places, like resources located in a different state, county or town. In this class, students will learn how to become acquainted with a new research location. Professional researcher and former Minnesota Genealogical Society Director Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D will teach this class.

Family history researchers, History Day students, and the general public can learn more about the Gale Family Library and what resources are available through the free class "I'm New Here: An Introduction to the Minnesota Historical Society Library" offered Every Saturday, year-round, from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

About 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 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.