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PCHA offers ancestry research training

Interested in learning how to do online ancestry research? The Pierce County Historical Association (PCHA) will be offering a Family-Search website training led by one of our esteemed members, Shirleen Hoffman.

Hoffman has family roots in Warrentown, near Maiden Rock. She is the president of the Minnesota Genealogical Society and has a strong background in conducting ancestry research. She has generously offered her time and expertise to lead two training sessions on how to use the online research tool, FamilySearch.

Part 1: FamilySearch for Beginners, 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7

Are you relatively new to researching your family? Or maybe you have been at this a while and need a refresher._This class is for you!_You will learn about FamilySearch,_the free website with the largest collection of genealogy records in the world._The class will cover navigating the home page, basic search strategies, a few tricks of the trade and the FamilySearch family tree.

Part 2: Advanced FamilySearch, 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4

Only 30 percent of the records at Family- Search are indexed._You are missing 70 percent if you do not know how to find them. This session will demonstrate how to use the advanced features to improve your searching methods and strategies to take full advantage of the resources and records at FamilySearch.

It is encouraged to attend both training sessions if possible. The sessions will be one hour followed by 30 minutes for questions. Both sessions will be offered via Zoom and also in person at our Bay City office for a limited number of people. If you wish to attend in person, save your spot fast! The trainings will be freewill donation. You can donate in person, via mail, or via PayPal on our website (www.piercecountyhistorical. org).

Contact Julie Huebel to sign up for the training sessions at [email protected] org, or message us on Facebook, or call our office and leave a message at 715-594-3118.

The Pierce County Historical Association is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library.

Mailing address: PCHA, P.O. Box 148, Ellsworth, WI 54011.

Office address: W6321 E. Main Street, Bay City, WI 54023.

Submitted by PCHA