ASHEBORO – A new round of workshops for family researchers with librarian and genealogist Ann Palmer will take place in March at the Asheboro Public Library.
The classes, covering census records and Ancestry.com, are free and the public is invited (some of the workshops require registration). The classes are:
Making Sense of the Census, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, March 8. Census records contain important information about individuals and families. No other source can place people in a certain place at a certain time or provide details over many decades.
Each census record from 1790-1940 is different. Learn what is unique about the census records from 1790-1940 and how it will benefit your search for ancestors. No registration is required.
Using Ancestry.com Library Edition, 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13. Learn the basics of using Ancestry.com, the world’s leading database for researching family history. The workshop will explore the major features of Ancestry, plus provide tips on how to search more effectively. Ancestry Library Edition is available to use free of charge at any Randolph County Library.
The class also will cover differences between Ancestry Library Edition and the subscription version, and how to send your discoveries to your email account. Because a limited number of laptops is available for the class, registration is required; call 336-318-6803 to sign up. You may also bring your own laptop.
Finding Census Records On-line, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, March 22. Learn how to use computers to search Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest to view actual census images to find information about your ancestors. Explore effective search methods for both federal and state census records and learn how to read between the lines for additional information.
Because a limited number of laptops is available for the class, registration is required; call 336-318-6803 to sign up. You may also bring your own laptop.
The library is located at 201 Worth Street. For further information, call 336-318-6803.