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Good Day Reads: Researching your family tree

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- Does the new year have you wanting to learn new things about your past? Mary Jane Herber, director of the Brown County Public Library's Local History and Genealogy Department says genealogy is a great opportunity to find out about the history of your family. It leads you into asking questions that you may never have thought to ask. It connects you to those who have preceded you. Herber suggests the following book to help you get started:

1. The Family Tree Problem Solver, Marsha Hoffman Rising

2. The Sleuth Book for Genealogists, Emily Anne Croom

3. A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your Female Ancestors, Sharon DeBartolo Carmack

4. Genealogy 101: How to Trace Your Family’s History and Heritage, Barbara Renick

5. Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era, William Dollarhide

The library is also holding a series of classes called "Genealogy 101: Research, Record & Preserve Family Histories."

This series of classes is offered on consecutive Saturdays, January 20- March 24, 2018 from 9:10 – 10:45 a.m. in the Central Library auditorium. Bonus programs are scheduled from 10:45 a.m. – Noon.

Pre-registration appreciated. Call 920-448-5815.

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