Discover something new . . .
Further your genealogy research or learn some new skills at our spring classes. The classes are held in the large meeting room of the lower level at Wheaton Public Library on the following Saturdays from 1 to 3 PM. To register, sign up online at wheatonlibrary.org using the 'Programs and Events Calendar' or call Wheaton Public Library at (630) 868-7520.
March 4, 2017
Investigating Your Family History with The History Cop, Raymond Johnson
Join professional genealogist, author and local historian, Ray Johnson for a fun look at beginning the investigation into your family history. Topics include “Where do I start?”, census records, naturalization and immigration records, vital records, newspapers and cemetery research. Tips and tricks as well as how to stay on track.
March 18, 2017
Become a Census Sensei with Tina Beaird
Learn how to locate, access and use agricultural, manufacturing, school, state, territorial and other special censuses. Find out how your ancestor’s taxes supported the school district, what type of crops were grown on their farms, and the cash value of a farm, livestock, machinery and business enterprises. Many of these special censuses are not available on a federal level. Learn which repositories house these records and what online records are available.
April 8, 2017
FamilySearch.org – The Ultimate Free, On-Line Genealogy Resource with Maureen Brady
It’s all about family. FamilySearch.org is the largest, free genealogy resource on the internet. Learn why you want to have an account, how to search the records, use FamilySearch’s Family Tree, add photos, stories and documents, access FamilySearch’s digitized books, get help, search the catalog and order film.
April 15, 2017
FamilySearch.org – (part 2) Family Tree with Maureen Brady
Learn out to use the Family Tree function of FamilySearch.org
You may attend any or all of these classes.
Each class is $10, payable with check/cash at the door.
Registration is kindly requested, but not required.