Have you ever wondered about where your ancestors came from or what they did? Come and learn how to use the genealogy research website FamilySearch.org at the Marshalltown Public Library on Sunday, March 12 from 1:30-3:30p.m. in the library’s community meeting rooms.
Jay Carollo, president of the Central Iowa Genealogical Society, will teach a beginner’s class on how to use FamilySearch.org. FamilySearch is run by the LDS Church in Salt Lake City, Utah and is one of the largest free repositories of genealogical records available to researchers. In the class, Carollo will provide a basic introduction to the site, including how to begin searching digitized records online as well as tips and tricks to finding what you’re looking for on this site.
The presentation will last approximately 60 minutes, with a chance for a question and answer session following the class. If time allows, we will practice doing some searching. The library has some Chromebooks that can be used for searching, or bring along your own laptop computer.
This class is free of charge, and no pre-registration is required. For questions or more information, please contact the library’s Information Desk at 641-754-5738 ext. 4.