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Who’s In Your Family Tree?

Learn about the roots and branches of your family tree with some expert guidance from the Ontario Genealogical Society, Durham Region Branch! Drop in to one of these beginner sessions to get started with your genealogy research.

Class 1: Let’s Go On a Family Treasure Hunt 
Bowmanville Branch
Monday, May 6th, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. 

Exploring attics, basements, closets, and photo albums can reveal wonderful family stories. Include other relatives in the hunt, and you may discover you know more than you think!

Class 2: It’s Only a Little Pile of Paper!
Bowmanville Branch
Monday, May 13th, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. 

Even after a few weeks, the pile of paper (or electronic files) is starting to grow... Before it becomes unmanageable, tame that monster and develop good record-keeping habits with tools including genealogical programs and filing systems.

Class 3: Keep Your Eye on the Goal
Bowmanville Branch
Monday, May 27th, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. 

Going off in all directions while researching online will lead to frustration. Learning how to set research objectives will help keep your sights on the goal.

Class 4: Getting to Know Your Grandpa
Bowmanville Branch
Monday, June 3rd, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. 

What makes your “grandpa” unique? Getting to know your research subject will help with your quest. Mining your records and learning about his life, family, and friends will make sure you’re researching him and not his third cousin.

Class 5: Connecting Names and Places
Bowmanville Branch
Monday, June 10th, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. 

How did grandpa meet grandma? Knowing about where your people lived helps immensely in finding relevant records.

Class 6: Get Out There - It’s NOT All Online!
Bowmanville Branch
Monday, June 17th, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. 

Exploring archives, libraries, and genealogical societies will reveal a host of smaller, unique records that may not be online. Also learn about using DNA as a research tool. 

All programs are drop in; no registration required. Space is limited. 
Presented in partnership with the Ontario Genealogical Society, Durham Region Branch. 

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