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December 3
Family History Research at the Minnesota Historical Society
Instructor: Tom Rice, CG   This webinar is an overview of the various holdings of the Minnesota Historical Society Library and State Archives that relate to genealogy and family history and how to get the most out of them. Tom ...
January 10
MHS Topics on Family History: Using DNA for Family History Research
Instructor: Alice Eichholz, Ph.D., CG   DNA testing can provide helpful support for traditional genealogical research, bolster weak paper trails, and disprove hypotheses about relationships. Learn about the available tests—Y, mitochondrial, and autosomal—and the testing companies that offer them so you ...
February 14
MHS Topics on Family History: African-American Research
Instructors: Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D., and Myrtice Orr   African-American research is fun, rewarding, and challenging. Learn the steps and resources for tracing your African-American ancestors back to 1870, and map out strategies for extending research into the Reconstruction and slavery ...
March 14
MHS Topics on Family History: Sisters, Aunts, Mothers, Daughters--Adding Women to the Family Tree
Instructor: Alice Eichholz, Ph.D., CG   While it may be more challenging to add our female ancestors to our family tree, the challenge also offers opportunity. The whole family becomes the focus of the research. This workshop will focus on ...
April 11
MHS Topics on Family History: Researching Urban Ancestors
Instructor: J.H. Fonkert, CG   Genealogists face unique challenges when researching urban ancestors. Working class families were less likely to own land than their rural counterparts, and often moved frequently. Focusing on resources at the Minnesota History Center, this class ...