Genealogy workshop in Tuolumne County

September 25, 2013 

— Tips on researching genealogy in newspapers, online, in books and in census data will be among topics at a workshop Oct. 12 presented by the Tuolumne County Genealogical Society.

Drop in from 9a.m. to 3 p.m. at the LDS Family History Center, 19481 Hillsdale Drive, Sonora. A fee of $5 for society nonmembers can be applied to first-time membership dues if the attendee joins the society. Society members may participate at no charge.

Local genealogy experts will conduct 45-minute classes on several topics, including https://familysearch.org; family trees; black history; the Civil War; World Wars I and II; newspapers; Evernote; Quaker research; and ethnicities including Italian, Irish, Scottish, Danish, German, Canadian and Mexican.

Volunteers will assist beginners and do problem solving on specific topics. Also available will be information about local resources including the Family History Center, the Tuolumne County Library and the Genealogy Library on Bradford Street in Sonora. To learn more, contact the Tuolumne Genealogy Library at (209)532-1317 or Lin Gookin, society education director.

The library is at 158 W. Bradford St., Sonora, and is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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