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Explore Your Roots with Genealogy Classes

Delve into your family history this summer at the Mill Valley Public Library with genealogy classes led by the Marin Genealogical Society. Also take part in our moderated genealogy meetups. Read on below for information about each session and links to register. All sessions will take place in the Library's Creekside Room.

Introduction to Ancestry.com
Saturday, June 2nd | 1:00pm

Have you been wanting to double check those rumors about royalty in the family tree or learn more about your relatives who came out West during the Gold Rush? The Marin Genealogical Society will provide a primer on the ins and outs of Ancestry.com, a powerful online tool for conducting genealogical research. Learn how to search Ancestry.com’s more than 20 billion family history records – birth, marriage, death, military service and immigration records – to trace your family history and find your relatives. You’ll also learn how to use Ancestry.com to build a family tree.
Click here to register.

DNA Research with Ancestry.com
Saturday, June 9th | 1:00pm

So you’ve taken an Ancestry DNA test, now what? Join the Marin Genealogical Society to learn what all the buzz is about genetic ancestry testing and what you can do with the results of your test. From discovering where your ancestors came from and exploring migration patterns to breaking through difficult parts of your family tree, DNA testing is becoming a powerful tool for exploring your ancestry. The class will also address concerns regarding DNA research, from privacy issues to the chance of discovering unexpected information.
Click here to register.

Genealogy Class: Beyond Ancestry.com
Saturday, June 16th | 1:00pm

Try out some tools of the genealogical research trade. From Google Books and FamilySearch.org to census records, wills, land records, and even gravestones, the Marin Genealogical Society will discuss sources both online and offline that can help jump start your family history study.
Click here to register.

Genealogy Meetup
Thursday, June 28th | 6:30pm
Thursday, July 26th | 6:30pm
Thursday, August 16th | 6:30pm
Join a moderated meetup with fellow researchers and share tips and tricks for finding genealogical information. For all levels of expertise.
Click on individual dates above to register.