Genealogy – The ABC’s of Family History Spring 2023


Time: Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, March 15 to April 5, 2023.    4 classes, 8 hours Fee: $85
Location: Worcester Technical High School; 1 Officer Manny Familia Way, Worcester, MA 01605


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We all know something about our families. It’s what we don’t know that’s intriguing. Genealogical research is becoming very popular and for good reason. You might be living right next door to a 3rd cousin twice removed!

The research can be simple, or it can be a real challenge. “ABC’s” will guide you along the right path with tips on research on- and off-line. Web sites, archives, attics…wherever the records might be. It has been estimated that only 10% or less of the available material can be accessed on line. We’ll learn about more than just birth and death certificates, census records, and ships’ manifests. The trick is finding all these records.

Would you like to have a conversation with your own great grandparents? Then your job is to tell your family story to hand down to your descendants. There’s a lot to learn so let’s get started!

This course is being taught by Dave Robison, a professional genealogist, owner of Old Bones Genealogy of New England, and president of both the Western Massachusetts Genealogical Society (WMGS) and the Connecticut Society of Genealogists (CSG). He holds a Certificate of Genealogical Research from Boston University and has completed the 18-month ProGen course in Professional Genealogy. Dave has taught dozens of courses in genealogical research at all levels.


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