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Heritage Museum and Gardens of Dorchester Offers Genealogy Workshop

heritage-museums-and-garden-or-dorchester-offer-geneakogy-workshop-find-more-genealogy-blogs-at-familytree-comThe Genealogy Department at the Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester will be offering a full day of workshops on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Those who want to participate must register for the class sessions that they are interested in.

The Dorchester Heritage Museums and Gardens is home of the Dorchester County Historical Society in Maryland.

The campus features the Meredith House, which was built in 1760. It includes artifacts and exhibits supporting family life in Dorchester County through time. Admission to the Dorchester Heritage Museum and Gardens is $5/person over 12 and includes a self tour with a guided tour of the Meredith House. Afternoon Teas can be arranged for groups.

The Neild Museum focuses on farming life in the County. An 18th century strong house, a combination wheelwright/blacksmith shop, and formal herbal gardens are on site. There is also a research library on campus where people can get assistance with their genealogy and family history research.

The Genealogy Department at the Heritage Museums and Gardens will be offering a full day of Family Research workshops on October 8, 2016. It is a Saturday. Preregistration is required.

Local researchers will be leading classes on a variety of related subjects. Attendees can choose to take as many class sessions as they wish. The classes will be offered beginning at 9:00 in the morning and will run until 3:00 in the afternoon.

“Beginning Genealogy” will be taught by Dr. Clara Small, a retired Salisbury University professor and author. She will offer tips and strategies that will assist even the seasoned genealogist.

“Census Gold” will be taught by Teres Neild, Board member of the Dorchester County Historical Society. The class will explore the US Census. Participants will learn ways to glean nuggets of gold for family from these documents.

Carol Maurer will show the importance of hunting down the primary source documents for genealogy research. Indexers and abstractors can make mistakes!

Laura Weldon will prepare you for a trip to a large repository. There are things you should do at home before you begin your trip. She offers tips and tricks to make the most of your visit to the archives and other research centers.

The cost for these workshops is $10/class or $35/day plus the cost of lunch. People who are Dorchester County Historical Society members will enjoy a half price discount.

Image by Preservation Maryland on Flickr

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