October is National Family History Month and in celebration of this event the Williams County Genealogical Society will be offering a series of classes for those who are beginners in the realm of family research (genealogy 101). The Saturday classes will be held in the Harmon Room of the Local History and Genealogy Center (West Annex of the Williams County Public Library) from 10 AM to 2 PM on October 1, October 8, and October 15. Each session will deal with different areas of family research from utilizing best genealogical practices, filling out forms, interviewing relatives, using the census, employing genealogical technology, pursuing land records, checking out probate, and more.
Pam Lash, WCPL library assistant, WCGS publications chair, and area genealogist, will be instructing these sessions. The cost per session is $5, which will cover the participant’s lunch. Call the WCPL, (419) 636-6734 ext. 275 or email Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat in these classes geared for those who wish to start a family history project.