Jan 15 2011

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Roots 101: beginning genealogy

Beginning genealogists can get a few pointers from experienced researchers in January and February with a series of workshops sponsored by the East Texas Genealogical Society (ETGS) and the Tyler Public Library.
Roots 101: Beginning Genealogy (Research for Rookies) will introduce the basics of family research on four Saturdays from 1-3pm starting Jan. 22 in Tyler Public Library’s Taylor Auditorium.
“The sessions are designed to introduce ‘rookie’ researchers to the basic concepts of family research,” said Evelyn McLane, Library programming associate. “The course will help answer questions about getting started, organizing files and accessing Internet resources.”
As the sessions continue on Jan. 29, Feb. 5 and 12, ETGS members will introduce participants to pedigree charts, group sheets, census records, Internet search engines and basic Internet searches. The group will tour the Local and Family History Section of the Tyler Public Library, begin computer research assisted by ETGS members and explore various sources for genealogical information, including courthouse records, land records and church records.
At the last session attendees will be invited to meet with ETGS members at their monthly gathering.
The free workshops are open to those interested in starting family research. The public is welcome, but registration is required and limited to 50. For information or to register, go to www.TylerLibrary.com  or www.etgs.org. Participants can also register by email at programs@tylertexas.com or by calling (903) 593-7323.

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