Genealogy Class Schedule

 

          Learn to trace your family history, make a family tree, find details of your house’s past and more through genealogy classes offered at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

            The “Learning About Your Past” series classes cover a variety of topics and levels of genealogy. Becky Hill, head librarian at the Hayes Presidential Library and an experienced genealogist, leads theses classes.

            Times are 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $10 per person and can be paid the day of class or online at the links below.

Pre-register to Hill at bhill@rbhayes.org. Classes are sponsored by RootsMagic, Inc.

The schedule of "Learning About Your Past" classes is as follows: 

Oct. 7, 2017 - Tracing Your House's History – Head Librarian Becky Hill will explore the genealogy of the house, highlighting, but not limited to, the Birchard Historic Neighborhood of Fremont. She will explain how to use printed and online sources to track the owners and history of a property through deeds, Sanborn Maps, city directories, tax records and other sources. Pay the day of class or in advance here: http://www.rbhayes.org/events/2017/10/07/class/tracing-your-house-s-history-class/

Nov. 4, 2017 – Ancestry.com & Paid Genealogy Websites – Learn how to make the most of the paid subscription sites available at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums – Ancestry.com, Archives.com, FindMyPast, Fold3; HeritageQuest, MyHeritage.com, NewspaperArchives and NewEnglandAncestors.org. Pay the day of class or in advance here: http://www.rbhayes.org/events/2017/11/04/class/ancestry.com-and-paid-genealogy-websites-class/

Feb. 17, 2018 - Make a Family Tree on Ancestry.com – Head Librarian Becky Hill and Dustin Austin will give an overview on how to create an online family tree with an Ancestry.com subscription. Audience participation will be encouraged.

March 3, 2018 - Beginning Genealogy – Learn to get started doing your family history, especially using the resources available at the Hayes Presidential Library. 

March 24, 2018 - Using Free Genealogy Websites – Learn how to utilize the free genealogical websites in family history research. Such internet sources as the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums’ Ohio Obituary Index, along with FamilySearch.org, USGenweb.org, Worldcat.org, EllisIsland.org and other popular websites will be explored in depth.

April 7, 2018 - Ancestry.com & Paid Genealogy Websites – Learn how to make the most of the paid subscription sites available at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums – Ancestry.com,  FindMyPast, Fold3; HeritageQuest, MyHeritage.com, NewspaperArchives and AmericanAncestors.org.

For information, call 419-332-2081, ext. 231 or email bhill@rbhayes.org.

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