The White River Valley Historical Society  is offering a free Beginning Research workshop on Saturday, March 21st at 297 Main St, Forsyth (across from the Judicial Center). 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.

“This is the fifth time we’ve held the Research workshop, with most sessions filled to capacity,” stated WRVHS Managing Director Leslie Wyman. “Research, particularly Genealogy, is very popular right now, but can be overwhelming to those just starting out. Even experienced researchers occasionally find themselves needing a ‘refresher’ to help them with a specific problem. The day-long workshop covers seven different topics, including organization, free online sites, and breaking through brick walls.”

“Beginning in April, we’re excited to also offer a series of monthly classes, partnering with members of the Taneycomo Chapter DAR.  Each month, the participants will start off with a short program on a specific theme, followed by time to work on their own research, with members of the WRVHS and DAR on hand to help with questions and problems. Participants may bring their own laptops or share in the usage of one of ours with other classmates. The DAR is a lineage society, so each member has had to prove her descent from a Revolutionary War Patriot, and I think those attending the classes will be amazed at how much research knowledge some of the members have. You do not have to be interested in joining the DAR, or SAR (Sons of the American Revolution), 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 courses, and registration is required. Reservations may be made by calling the Society at 417-546-2210, or completing a registration form online at www.wrvhs.org.