Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Genealogy Classes now being offered!

Terri Nelson, the local history librarian at PPL, has busy putting together some wonderful classes that explore online genealogy resources and databases. Here are the classes for May:

Thursday, May 11, 7-8:30 p.m.
Free Genealogy Resources Online

The big subscription databases hold a wealth of information, but there’s even more sitting out on the Internet at no cost to you. Come explore the wealth of free information and help that’s available, from large volunteer projects that cover the entire country to a single person who will happily look up information for you.

Sunday, May 14, 2-3:30 p.m.
Digital Collections for Genealogy Research
The great progress in digitizing text and making images available online is a boon to the genealogy researcher, but much of it is hard to find or part of the “invisible Web.” This class will explore digital libraries containing family and local history, statewide projects to make vital records available on the Internet, and many other digital collections of help in genealogy research. Also learn how to explore a new resource and how to evaluate its quality.

Seats are still free for both the classes. Call (609) 924-9529 x220 or send an email to refstaff at princetonlibrary dot org to register.

Stay tuned to this blog for further announcements of summer computer classes and programs.

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