Trace your family tree during Old Saybrook class
OLD SAYBROOK >> A five-session beginner’s class in genealogy is offered by the Old Saybrook Historical Society on Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 12, 19, 26, April 2 and 9.
Sessions will be held at the society’s archives. The class, “Learn How to Trace Your Family Tree,” will introduce participants to genealogy records, useful forms for record keeping, interviewing relatives, interviewing techniques, where to find and how to use vital statistics, military and church records, immigration and naturalization records, probate and land records, online databases and genealogy programs.
The instructor is Gregory E. Thompson, a professional genealogist specializing in Early American and Native American Research. Cost is $65 for historical society members and includes all materials and $75 for others, which includes a free one-year membership in the society.