On January 4, 2014, the Genealogical Committee of the Western Reserve Historical Society <http://wrhs.org> will present a hands-on workshop, in which you will learn how to use the website FamilySearch.org <http://familysearch.org> to create a free, sharable family tree, print out family group sheets and ancestor charts, and use the microfilm collection of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City through the WRHS FamilySearch Auxiliary Library program.
This workshop will run from 1 pm to 4 pm, during which you will be able to use a computer work station at WRHS to create your tree (If you have a laptop, you may bring it along and use it to create your online tree using the Society’s free Wi-Fi service.). After you create your tree, you will be able to print out and take home an ancestor chart and family group sheets. To get started with your online tree, bring whatever information you know about parents, grandparents, and earlier generations. Through FamilySearch.org, you will be able to search for new information about people you enter in your tree. You then will be able to access the online tree from your home Internet connection to show relatives and friends—and to add new information as you acquire it. Privacy Note: Information about living people in your tree online will not be disclosed to other viewers.
There is a fee of $15 for this workshop, for which you will receive not only the instruction on creating your tree, but also valuable guide material to take home with you. Registration required: www.wrhs.org (go to online calendar of events) or by email to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org (include “FamilySearch Workshop Registration” in the subject line).