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Update: December 2018 

Don't miss our Miniatures Collection display in the Williams Wing at the library!

Coming up:

Starting in January 2019 we will begin offering a series of programs called Genealogy Essentials: 

This year-long series of programs will help you get started on your family history research with detailed classes on research strategies, best practices, and types of documents and records that help us explore and make sense of our past.  Kelly Mustian is a volunteer with the Special Collections and holds a professional certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University.  She has a strong background in freelance writing and specializes in both lineage documentation and in producing in-depth life stories of individuals and families in their historical settings. Kelly has graciously agreed to help with these programs, along with the staff of the Special Collections.  The classes will initially be tailored to beginners, but will increase in complexity and detail as we proceed throughout the year.  The first hour or so of each class will consist of a presentation, with time for questions and answers throughout.  Afterwards, there will be time for more individualized attention and/or skill practice for those who desire it.  Bring your own laptop or borrow one of ours!  

When: 2nd Wednesday of each month at 1pm
Where: Mooresville Public Library, Selma Burke Room

Here's what we've got worked out so far:

Jan 9th 1pm: ABCs of Genealogy Research (Beginners)
For those who are new to genealogy research, this class will cover the basics of where to start, what to look for, and how to organize the information you discover.

Feb 13th 1pm: Exploring African American Ancestry (Beginners)
This class will cover the basics of where to look for information on your African American ancestors, using on-line and other resources.

Mar 13th 1pm: County Records and Genealogical Research (Beginners)
Join us and staff of the Iredell County Register of Deeds office to learn about using county records in your family history research.

April 10th 1pm: Digging Deeper: Exploring Ancestry.com (Beginner/Intermediate)
This class will provide an in-depth look at Ancestry.com Library Edition with tips for navigating the site, exploring a variety of family history records databases, and avoiding the pitfalls of false trails.

We'll add more details on other classes as they become available.  Hope to see you there!

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