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Genealogy 101: Introduction to Researching Your Family Tree

Families from the community of Eureka, NY, taken in front of the Eureka one-room school- house in the early 1900s. The community of Eureka was eliminated in the late 1930s to build the Rondout Reservoir, part of New York City’s water supply system.
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GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — The workshop “Genealogy 101: Introduction to Researching Your Family Tree” will be held at the Time and the Valleys Museum on Route 55 on Sunday, June 8 from 2 to 4 p.m.

This free introduction to genealogy will help participants learn the basics about family tree research. Topics include how to search local church and cemetery records; dating family photos and postcards; use of local and state government records; learning which websites are most reliable; how to maximize the use of census records; and the steps to joining organizations such as the Daughters of the American Revolution. Attendees also receive free admission to the museum.

Call 845/985-7700 or e-mail info@timeandthevalleysmuseum.org.