Genealogy 101 Workshop

Genealogy 101 Workshop

This session of the Genealogy 101 Workshop session is FULL, but we will likely run it again in the fall. To be added to a wait list for the current session or to be added to a list regarding a fall session, please contact

Want to get started on family history? Or have you tried to get started and need some help? This two-part workshop will give you tips and inspire you to build your family tree. Limited spaces. Free to AFHS members. $25 for non-members.

Session 1: Sunday, March 19 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm – Hybrid meeting from the AFHS Library and via Zoom (mainly instructional)

  • Why Genealogy?
  • How to Organize and Record
  • BMDs
  • How to fill out a Family Group Sheet
  • Importance of Citing Sources
  • Where to Look
  • The Internet as a Source
  • Homework assignment

Session 2: Sunday, April 2 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm at the AFHS Library (in-person only)

  • Review homework
  • Pedigree Charts
  • The Research Process
  • Census Records
  • Timelines
  • Time to research with experienced AFHS members using the resources of the AFHS Library

To register for the Genealogy 101 Workshop, please send an email to by March 15.

Prior to the meeting, you may want to check out’s Genealogy 101 article.

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