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   Tuesday, May 24, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Basic Hands-on Genealogy with Alan Horbal
Event Location: Computer Classroom
Contact: Eileen Crosby   (413) 420-8107
Four-part Basic Genealogy class in the Computer Classroom
When: Tuesdays, May 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2016, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Third floor Computer Classroom, Holyoke Public Library, 250 Chestnut Street, Holyoke
To participate, you must:
-have an email address
-have basic computer skills (using a keyboard and looking at websites).  
-sign up for all 4 classes (call (413) 420-8107) 
Alan Doyle Horbal, Genealogist, will show students how to conduct genealogical research. He will present an introduction to genealogy along with helpful hints for conducting your research. You will learn how to use the U.S. Census from 1790-1940 and the Ellis Island website to find relatives coming from Europe. Alan will also demonstrate international research for Canada, Poland, Galicia and England. 
Limited to 12



   Monday, June 6, 2016
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Introduction to RootsMagic family tree software with Hillary Schau
Event Location: Computer Classroom
Contact: Eileen Crosby   (413) 420-8107
historyroom@holyokelibrary.org
Hillary Schau will offer two workshops on June 6 and 13 for anyone interested in getting started with RootsMagic or learning more about its features and functions. Both workshops take place in the Computer Classroom (seats 12) and are free and open to the public.  Pre-registration is required.  See below and read the History Room News page for details. 
 
Monday, June 6, 2016, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm:  The first class will provide an overview of the program, both the free version and the upgraded version.  It will go over the installation and  features as well as the process for entering the first people into your tree.  We will also discuss the use of RootsMagic To Go.  With this tool, students  will be able to bring their own tree to future classes and on research visits to any repository with computers. 
Preregister by calling (413) 420-8107.




   Tuesday, June 7, 2016
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Elizabeth Murray
Event Location: Community Room
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   Monday, June 13, 2016
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
RootsMagic family tree software: features and functions, with Hillary Schau
Event Location: Computer Classroom
Contact: Eileen Crosby   (413) 420-8107
historyroom@holyokelibrary.org
Hillary Schau will offer two workshops on June 6 and 13 for anyone interested in getting started with RootsMagic or learning more about its features and functions. Both workshops take place in the Computer Classroom (seats 12) and are free and open to the public.  Pre-registration is required.  See below and read the History Room News page for details. 
 
Monday, June 13, 2016, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm:  The second class will continue with a focus on sources and citations, which document where you discovered each fact you have added to your tree. We will also explore the web search feature of the program and how it can be modified to include any genealogy sites that you are currently subscribed to as well as free sites you enjoy visiting.  Last but not least, we will review the important step of backing up your work. 
Preregister by calling (413) 420-8107.