Genealogy 101


Two Sessions: Wednesdays, March 21, 28; 1-2:30 PM

Location: Iowa Genealogical Society; 628 E. Grand Ave; DM

Cost: $18

Class Limit: 15


Have you wanted to learn about your family history but didn’t know where to start? If so, this is the course for you! Session one will cover the basics to develop a road map for researching your family history: the best websites for genealogical research; the keys to using them efficiently; the necessity for in-person research. You will have a little homework, recording what you know about your family on provided forms. Session two will be a hands-on workshop, allowing you to find your family in census and other records. You may bring your laptop but it is not necessary.


Instructor Theresa Liewer teaches beginning and advanced classes at the Iowa Genealogical Society. She began her search into her family history 40 years ago, communicating through letters. Now, although she works with all the resources found online, she understands that there is still room for the more traditional ways of research.



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