Interested in learning more about your ancestors, but don't know where or how to begin? Afraid of what you might find if you go barking up the family tree? Any skeletons in your family's closet? Stumped about how you're really related to Cousin Harold?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might want to join genealogist Nancy Giles as she explains these topics and more in Genealogy 101, a free, four-week course held this spring at the Scott County Public Library in Georgetown. The next class is scheduled to begin on March 30, 2017.
Among the topics Giles covers in the course are documenting family groups, extracting information from U.S. Censuses, the value of local newspaper articles and obituaries, and searching court records. She will cover immigration records and resources, and provide handouts containing links to valuable online content, including military records. Genealogy 101 is an excellent first course in exploring your ancestry, or a timely review for those already familiar with genealogical research.
Genealogy 101 will be held on four consecutive Thursday nights from 6:00-8:00 p.m. beginning on March 30, 2017. Classes will be held at the Scott County Public Library, 104 S. Bradford Lane, in Georgetown. Class size is limited. To register for the course, call the Library at (502) 863-3566 after March 1, 2017.