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First Steps to Family History Research: Free Workshop for Beginning Genealogists at Library
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First Steps to Family History Research: Free Workshop for Beginning Genealogists at Library

On Saturday, February 1, at 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Margaret Troke Branch Library will host First Steps to Family History Research, a free Genealogy Workshop for Beginners!   Volunteers from the San Joaquin Genealogical Society will present useful information and insights to help you with your genealogy research!
Following a good research methodology can save you from floundering around for years with few results. Even one piece of erroneous information can result in adopting a whole set of wrong ancestors! By learning good research procedures, you will be able to locate and evaluate various documents that will tell help put together the true story of your ancestors. This informative session will help newcomers learn the basics of best practices so that they can efficiently find accurate and comprehensive information.
After the presentation, members of the San Joaquin Genealogical Society will be available for individual help in online research.  Feel free to bring your own laptop or use one of ours.
For further information, contact Lori at (209) 474-6448 or email the Society at
Space is limited! Those interested in attending this workshop must sign-up at the Troke Branch Library Information Desk or call (209) 937-8221.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops and use the Library's free WiFi!
Continue the learning about family history by checking out books, reviewing online databases, and searching the Internet - all for free at your local public library!
This free program is provided through the generosity of the San Joaquin Genealogical Society and the Friends of the Stockton Public Library.  The Margaret Troke  Library is a part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and is located at 502 W. Benjamin Holt Dr in Stockton.  For more information, call 209-937-8221 or (866) 805-7323 (READ) (COUNTY).  Visit the Library’s website at and fan or follow us on and
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