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Genealogy classes offered this fall

The Douglas County Historical Society (DCHS) in Alexandria announces a series of four genealogy classes for October.

• October 6 - Introduction to genealogy. This class will cover the basics, including the standard forms that are used for record keeping on paper or on the computer, basic places to search for records and what you can find in them. Discussion will include how the Internet has changed genealogy research and what you will find online. Instructor is Barb Johnson.

• October 13 - Doing your research. Find out what is available at DCHS, at the Family History Center in Salt Lake City, Utah and other research centers. Why is research in these centers still important even in light of all that is available on the Internet? Instructor is Barb Johnson.

• October 20 - Norwegian research. Norway has excellent records. This class will show the types of records available and how to use them, and the extensive records available on the Internet. Instructor is Barb Johnson.

• October 27 - Jewish family history. Examine one of the many groups of folks from the Middle East and Africa to find out if you have ancestors from those areas. Class will also include useful clues for researching Jewish family history. Instructor is Dale Braunschweig.

The deadline for registration for all classes is September 30. Cost is $10 per class or $30 for all four. Participants may sign up for one or all classes. To register, call Kim at (320) 762-0382.