A four-week beginning genealogy class, “Digging Up Your Roots,” will be held at the Washington Historical Society Museum on Wednesday mornings March 19 through April 9, from 9:45 a.m. to noon each day.

The class is being offered by Four Rivers Genealogical Society with Barbara Duemler as coordinator.

The very first class will be repeated Thursday, March 20, for some of the attendees who are unable to be at the first Wednesday class.

The class will cover basic genealogical concepts and will be targeted to individuals getting started on their family research or those who want a refresher on current sources for information.

Those who have been doing genealogy for years, might not be familiar with some of the newer sources now available.

Each week’s session will consist of two topics with a midmorning break. Topics will include Absolute Beginnings, Charts to Use, Organizing What You Have, Sources: What, Where Access and Citing Sources, Digging Up Whole Families in Census, Using Deeds and Land, Help From Free Internet Sites and Tips on Using Pay Sites.

Classes will be taught by experienced genealogists from the society.

Class size is limited and registrants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Registration should be made by emailing 4riversgen@gmail.com, or by writing to Four Rivers Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 146, Washington, MO 63090. Registration will be confirmed to you upon receipt of the registration fee.

The Washington Historical Society Museum is located at Fourth and Market streets in Washington.