Get started from home – Research Your Family Tree: 6 part-course for Beginners

*Two Slot Remain Open To Join!

Ready to take the plunge but haven’t any idea how to start researching your family history? Register for a six-part course and join in one of America’s most popular hobbies, second only to gardening! Getting started is the hardest part!

Researching Your Family Tree has started meeting through email.  There are 2 spots still open to join this program. These slots are being offered  to Kimball Patron Card Holders who respond first. 

On-line we are getting the search started by gathering resources at home and viewing videos and research related articles.  We are communicating with the course instructor through group email. The instructor assists students through email providing resource links and guidance to help participants become ‘organized genealogists” with critical thinking and valuable print and electronic research skills.

Once the Kimball Library is re-opened to the public, the 6 six-part course on introduction to genealogy researching will resume meeting in person on Wednesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 (Dates TBA).  Topics discussed will include: Free databases, biographical sources, newspapers; Using online free resources such as HeritageQuest /Ancestry Library Edition; Researching immigration/passenger manifests; Naturalization and case studies; and sharing what you found!

*Participants must have basic computer skills to participate. 

A registration fee is required to attend. *2 spots still open to join this program. These slots are being offered first to Kimball Patron Card Holders who respond.  We are offering this program at a substantially reduced rate of $30.00 for Atkinson Residents. Payment can be made over the phone using a credit card or call for other payment options.  Just call 603-362-5234 to register.  

Course instructor, Linda MacIver is an educator, lecturer, librarian and genealogy researcher. She recently retired from the Boston Public Library where she inaugurated the Boston Public Library patron genealogy classes. Linda is the Civil Records Director for Federal Records for the Massachusetts Genealogical Council and a member of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists (MSOG) and the Essex (MA) Society of Genealogists (ESOG.) She serves as the New England Representative for the Essex (England!) Record Office.Linda has a BA in History from the University of New Hampshire, an MEd from Boston University and earned her MLIS at Simmons College. Linda is thrilled to come back to New Hampshire and offer this program and share valuable genealogy resources with the Kimball Library and Atkinson community.