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Genealogy Basics with

Thursday, November 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Members & guests–Free. To register, please scroll down or call the Village office at 773.248.8700.

When she began to research her family history, Village member Marsha Dowd found it was frustratingly spotty, with many small pieces of information and little context. By the time she became a member of, her older family members were gone and any information they might have had was no longer accessible. Eight years and thousands of hours later, she has developed a richly textured and expansive genealogy of her family. The pursuit of answers, the solutions to mysteries, and the creation of the family tree has given her much fun and satisfaction. Join Marsha as she shows you how to start your genealogy journey using It is recommended that all attendees sign up for a two week free trial of prior to the class so you may follow along in learning the site’s mechanics (do not sign up for the trial before November 3 or you will not be able to access it during the class).

Note: The Village Chicago is a membership organization, but a limited number of spots for this program are reserved for guests on a first come, first serve basis. If this event becomes over-subscribed, members will receive priority and non-members will be notified and reimbursed their full payment.


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Thursday, November 14, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Village Office
2502 N. Clark
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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