Genealogy 101

Genealogy 101 dates in 2015 will soon be announced.  Please email if you would like to be notified of upcoming genealogy programs.

Tracing your family can be an immensely rewarding experience.  This three-session introduction to genealogy will help you get started, teach you basic research skills and acquaint you with vital records, state and federal census records, deeds and wills, cemetery and other databases, online websites and more.  Visits to the County Clerk’s office, County Surrogate Court and County Historian’s office will help familiarize you with resources available at the county level.  Basic genealogy forms and other resource materials will be provided. Pat Peck, an experienced local genealogist, will lead the seminar.

The cost of this 3-part seminar is $45 per person. Pre-registration is required for this popular class.

The Saratoga County Historical Society at Brookside is a non-profit organization located at 6 Charlton Street in Ballston Spa that inspires community memory by telling the story of Saratoga County through engaging exhibits and interactive programs. Brookside’s programs and services are made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. For more information, please visit  or call 518.885.4000.

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