The White River Valley Historical Society is offering a free Beginning Research workshop on Saturday, March 17. A monthly series of free themed research classes, held at the WRVHS in partnership with the Taneycomo Chapter DAR, will begin in April. Space is limited, and must be reserved in advance for both the workshop and the classes.

“The Beginning Research workshop is very popular with not only beginners, but also those with more experience who need some fresh ideas,” stated WRVHS Managing Director Leslie Wyman. “Genealogy is a fun hobby, but it can be overwhelming to those just starting out. This workshop has proven to be a hit over the years not only with people who are just learning how to research, but usually those with some experience are surprised at the new techniques they learn. The day-long workshop covers seven different topics, including organization, free online sites, and breaking through brick walls. There are hands-on projects throughout the day, but no computers will be needed for this event.”

“We’re also excited to once again offer our series of monthly classes for experienced researchers, partnering with members of the Taneycomo Chapter DAR (“Daughters of the American Revolution”). Each month, the attendees will start off viewing a short program, followed by time to work on their own research with members of the WRVHS and DAR on hand to help with questions and problems. To be in this class, you must be able to use a computer and may bring your own laptop or share in the usage of one of ours with other participants. You do not have to be interested in joining the DAR, SAR (Sons of the American Revolution), or any other lineage society to participate in these classes; however, if you are, any of the DAR members will be happy to visit with you about it and guide you through the process, or refer you to a local SAR chapter.”

Space is limited for each of these free courses, and registration is required. Reservations may be made by calling the Society at 417-546-2210, or completing a registration form linked below.

Beginning Research Workshop Registration

Monthly Genealogical Research Series Registration