This summer, The Genealogy Center is offering two series of events to help you expand your family history search techniques.

Famly History Fundamentals sessions will be held one Saturday each month, at 10 AM in Meeting Room A. The first class will be "Researching Church Records," on May 25th, followed by "Locating Newspapers Online," on June 8th, "Just Start Looking on Ancestry," on July 13th, and finish with "Jumping Off Points: Getting the Most From a Single Record," on September 14th. For more information about these free classes, see the brochure.

Beyond Ancestry's Leaves & Branches sessions are on weekdays, but still in Meeting Room A. The first session is "What Can I Find at The Genealogy Center: A Catalog Tour," presented by Melissa Shimkus and Aaron Smith, on Thursday, April 11th, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Other sessions include "Find Births, Marriages and Deaths Online," on Wednesday, May 29th, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM; "WeRelate Overview," on Monday June 24th, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM; "Genealogy Jargon," on Wednesday July 24th, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM; and finally "Public Member Trees on Ancestry.com" on Thursday, September 12th, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. If you want to learn more about these free classes, check the brochure.

Now, notice, there are no classes scheduled in August. That's because the Federation of Genealogical Societies is holding its annual conference here Wednesday through Saturday, August 21-24, with Librarians' Day on Tuesday, August 20th.

So there you have it! A cornucopia of events to enlighten and entertain you through the summer, Make your plans and sign up soon!