Genealogy Education

All society-sponsored classes, presentations, workshops, and roundtables on the Philip Miller Library premises are open to the public at no charge. Some offer printed materials for a nominal donation, and may ask for registration through this website to allow for expected attendance. General education that focuses on proper genealogical research and documentation is a major goal of this society.

Committee Members

Susan Simpson, Chair
Noel Ferre
Lynnette Pendleton
Joyce McGough
Pamela Orcutt

To clarify the type of event being offered, the following definitions are provided:

Class/Presentation – usually held in the West room at the library – is a traditional lecture class demonstrating a technique or methodology.

Roundtable – is a session of focused, shared information on one topic with a leader but usually without a presentation.

Workshop: – is hands on, with a leader and perhaps a short presentation, and plenty of time for Q&A and personal help.


Beginning Genealogy & Practical Genealogy

This two-part offering (class/workshop) consists of two, two-hour presentations. The first part is designed to teach the basic concepts of proper genealogical research, and the second offers a hands-on opportunity to practice those techniques under the supervision of an experienced researcher. These two sessions are offered annually, possibly more than once, to make this basic knowledge accessible to as many people as possible. If you are a beginner or need brush-up on the basics, you are invited to register.

Check the Calendar of Events for the next Beginning Genealogy & Practical Genealogy dates.

Genealogy Beyond the Basics

Throughout the year, knowledgeable presenters will offer in-depth help on topics of interest to researchers. These may be classes, workshops, and roundtables which may include information on software use, online search engines, new or established genealogy websites, sourcing, immigration, international records, brick wall approaches, and other subjects of interest. The formats will vary, but all are provided free of charge to enhance and enrich your genealogical research.

Check the Calendar of Events to see what interesting topics are coming up.