Free four-week geneaology workshop starting Thursday

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Genealogy is a very popular activity among Americans looking for their family heritage. Have you been wondering how to get started? Our friends at Shoreline Area News has this story on a free boot camp hosted by the Sno-Isle Genealogical Society, working together with the Shoreline Stake Family History Center, starting this Thursday, June 2.

The four-week boot camp will feature Margaret Robe Summitt, president of the Sno-Isle Genealogical Society, on June 2, 9, 16, 23 and will include a training session immediately followed by an optional opportunity to implement the training on site at the family history center.

The four topics are: 1. Principles of genealogy and the initial steps, 2. Using family group sheets and pedigree charts to define your research, 3. Picking the low-hanging fruit first and, 4. Miscellaneous help for attendees along with using local archives and the internet. These boot camp experiences will be held in a classroom adjacent to the family history center hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 22015 48th Ave. W. in Mountlake Terrace.

While the presentations will be sequential and attending all four will be most helpful, it is not required to attend each session. Seating is limited and each presentation will be limited to the first 50 people to register. Adult members of the public may register themselves and family members by sending an email with the name(s) and which session(s) they wish to attend to sigs@alderwood.org. Attendees must be 12 or older.

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