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November 8 – Climbing Your Family Tree: Beginning Genealogy. Marilyn Cocchiola Holt, MLS provides an introduction to the process involved in searching for family roots — how to find the who, when and where of your family! Beginning with information gathering from family tradition and oral history interview, she reviews the methodology of recording, organizing and storing your family history. Information sources discussed will include census schedules, vital records and courthouse resources, church and cemetery records, and immigration and naturalization resources.
Ms. Holt is a librarian working in the Pennsylvania Department of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and is active in the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society. She has presented numerous programs on local and family history topics, worked with genealogical patrons, and taught courses on genealogy for over three decades.
November 15 – Ancestry.com: Beyond the Basics. Barry Atkins, MLS, librarian in Reference Services at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, will give a presentation and lead an intermediate-level discussion for those who have some experience in using Ancestry.com for genealogical research.
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