The Sacramento Public Library hosts another year of free genealogy classes intended to help amateur family historians improve their research skills. Here's a summary of upcoming sessions in January and February:
Jan 8: Common Surname Search Strategies with Lisa Louise Cooke. 1:30 - 3 p.m. West Meeting Room. Registration not required.
Jan. 15: Getting Ready for the 1940 Census with Stephen Morse. 1:30 - 3 p.m. West Meeting Room. Registration not required.
Jan. 22: Naturalization: Rules & Records with Barbara Leak. 1:30 - 3 p.m. West Meeting Room. Registration not required.
Feb. 4: Beginning Genealogy - Using Records to Tell Your Ancestors' Stories with Karen Burney. 1 - 2:30 p.m. West Meeting Room. Registration required.
Feb. 18: Introduction to Online Genealogy (Computer Class). 10:15 -11:45 a.m. 3rd floor Technology Lab. Registration required
Feb. 26: Beginning Genealogy with Janice Sellers. 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. West Meeting Room. Registration required.
For more information on the classes call 264-2920 or see the website.
Incidentally, the "Book a Genealogist" service at the Public Library has a new schedule starting this month. Genealogy volunteers will be available Tuesdays (1, 1:45, 2:30 and 3:15 p.m.) and Thursdays (1, 2 and 3 p.m.). Call 264-2920 to arrange a 45-minute session with a volunteer.
PHOTO CREDIT: Library volunteer Bernard Marks, right, shares genealogy researching advice with Blair Leatherwood, center, and his wife Judy Emick-Leatherwood at the Sacramento Public Library. 2010 Sacramento Bee photograph by Autumn Cruz