Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester sets genealogy workshops
CAMBRIDGE — The Genealogy Department at the Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester will offer a full day of workshops Saturday, Oct. 8. Registration is required to attend these sessions.
Four local researchers will be leading classes on a variety of related subjects. Attendees may choose to take as many class sessions as they wish. Sessions will begin at 9 a.m. and will run until 3 p.m.
Dr. Clara Small, retired Salisbury University professor and author will teach “Beginning Genealogy,” which will simplify the process for those new or wishing to start climbing their family tree. She will offer tips and strategies that will assist even the seasoned genealogist.
Teresa Neild, board member of the Dorchester County Historical Society will lead “Census Gold,” which will explore the U.S. Census, one of the most useful and important documents to family researchers. Along the way, participants will learn ways to glean nuggets of gold for family history from these documents.
Carol Maurer will share her personal research experiences, including surprising discoveries she has made. One of these discoveries was the importance of using original documents, and she will show the importance of hunting down these “primar y source” documents.
Finally, Laura Weldon will prepare the researcher for his or her trip to a large repository. Whether traveling 70 or 700 miles to explore family history, there are things one should do at home before beginning the trip.
The cost for these workshops is $10 per class or $35 for the full day, plus the cost of lunch. Dorchester County Historical Society members will receive a halfprice discount.
For more information, call 410-2287953 or email email@example.com. The Heritage Museums are located at 1003 Greenway Drive in Cambridge.