The White River Valley Historical Society is offering a free Beginning Research workshop on Saturday, May 18th. A monthly series of research classes, held at the WRVHS in partnership with the Taneycomo Chapter DAR, will begin in June. 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 multiple topics, including organization, online sites, newspapers, and breaking through brick walls. There are hands-on projects throughout the day, but computers will not be used at 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”). This year, we will be “adopting” a local “cousin” and going on mini field trips to learn how to research at cemeteries, libraries, and in court records. Not everything is on the computer, although we will also visit assorted free sites online to locate records in other counties. At each monthly session, attendees will have time in the afternoon to work on their own research with members of the WRVHS and DAR on hand to assist 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.”
Space is limited for each of these free courses, and registration is mandatory. Reservations may be made by calling the Society at 417-546-2210, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or completing a registration form below.