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Offered every Saturday (9:15am to 10:15am)
Cost: Free, no registration required
The Library contains an amazing array of sources for finding your family history; researching a term paper; looking into the history of your house, business, organization or neighborhood; or just finding out more about Minnesota's rich past and many cultures. Let our experts introduce you to this treasure trove of sources in our free class held each Saturday at the Minnesota History Center Library. You'll learn about our collections and get tips on how to use catalogs, request materials, and purchase copies of historic papers and photos.
Offered about once per month, these classes delve deeper into genealogy subjects. Each class focuses upon a different type of source material and/or a different aspect of the family history research process.
Instructor bio: Alice Eichholz, Ph.D., CG, has more 30 years of professional research experience, with specialization in New England and colonial America. She is editor of Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, a leading genealogy guidebook, and a full-time faculty member at Walden University. Alice received the Minnesota Genealogical Society’s Ambassador Award for her accomplishments in American genealogy.
Instructor bio: Sara Markoe Hanson is the Executive Director of the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, a lifelong family historian, and a long-time scrapbooking enthusiast. She especially enjoys “bringing ancestors to life” by sharing their personalities with current generations in her heritage albums. Mixing this craft with her training as a preservation specialist and genealogist has been a wonderful way to use her skills.