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Wabash Valley Genealogy Society offering beginning genealogy classes

Monday, March 3, 2014

Did you ever think about looking into your family's genealogy? Do you have a family bible or other family records that list a whole bunch of names of people you feel like should know, but you don't. Maybe it is finally time to pursue researching your family history in an organized way.

The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society (WVGS) headquartered in Terre Haute and serving seven Indiana counties and three counties in Illinois, soon will be offering a series of Beginning Genealogy Classes. These classes offer a great opportunity to learn how to approach researching your family's history in a systematic way.

In the classes you will learn: how to fill out genealogy charts; how to record and organize information, where to find information to extend your family tree; and how to search online and in repositories.

The Beginning Genealogy classes will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Classes will meet in the lower level meeting rooms of the Vigo County Public Library in Terre Haute.

Cost for the classes and materials is $25. This fee includes one year membership in the WVGS. Classes are limited to 30 participants. You can register and get more information on the classes by visiting the WVGS website at www.inwvgs.org.

So who should take this course? Anyone new to genealogy and family history research. Genealogy "dabblers's who need additional direction in order to advance their research. Researchers who want a refresher course in core research principals.

The course will be taught by several different instructors. Every week different WVGS members will be giving instruction in their areas of expertise. These individuals love genealogy research and enjoy sharing what they have learned with you.

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