Free Genealogy Class Series at the Brecksville Branch Library

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If you are interested in learning how to do genealogy and you live in Brecksville or nearby, you might want to take advantage of this class series:

Last summer, the Brecksville branch library asked Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society to present a series of genealogy classes. This March, Vice President/Program Chair Jane Gramlich will teach this 3-part series at the library. Classes are open to the public, but registration is necessary. Please contact the Brecksville branch at 440-526-1102, or register through the Cuyahoga County Public Library’s events calendar at

Wednesday, March 15 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Genealogy Skills 101
What’s really involved in doing good genealogy? Online database searching is just one approach. Learning about the research process and understanding records and resources helps develop the critical thinking skills needed for successful research.

Wednesday, March 22 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
A Closer Look at Basic Genealogical Records
Censuses, vital records, and obituaries are commonly used records. This session will cover what these records may tell us, how they differ over time and place, and where to look for them.

Wednesday, March 29 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Using Ancestry Library Edition and FamilySearch
These two free resources form an online genealogy powerhouse. In this session, you’ll learn what these databases have to offer and how to effectively search them.

I have heard Jane lecture several times and know that she is very knowledgeable on these subjects. In addition, she has a very comfortable presentation style. I plan to attend even as an advanced researcher because I know I will pick up some tips and hints.

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