Genealogy class for beginners through advanced

SYCAMORE – “Who am I” is a very philosophical question, but there are some concrete ways to find answers. One of the most popular ways to explore this topic is by studying your genealogy.

For many historical societies and research libraries, genealogy is the most common reason for visiting. Through this research, you can validate family stories, find out if you are related to someone famous, better understand your family traditions, reconnect with other family members and even satisfy your curiosity – while sometimes creating new questions.

On Thursday, April 3, Julie Dresser will lead a six-week class that will provide hints, tips and tricks for genealogists. 

Dresser started as a genealogist at age 11 and has never lost her passion. Now, she is sharing her knowledge with those interested in starting genealogy or those who want to brush up their skills. The six weeks will include introduction and home sources, birth, marriage and death records, Census records, immigration records, military/court records, and local and national repositories. She will provide many personal examples during the class, and it is open to all ages.

Registration is required, and there is limited space available. There is a $25 charge, which will cover all six weeks and a series of handouts for each class.

For more information or to register call 815-895-5762 or email The class will take place from 7-8 p.m. Thursdays at the Sycamore City Center, 308 W. State St. in Sycamore, lower level.

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