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Genealogy class offered at DeKalb County History Center

Do you have photos like this one? Sign up for the genealogy class taught by Julie Dresser starting on June 12 to uncover stories connected to your ancestors.
Do you have photos like this one? Sign up for the genealogy class taught by Julie Dresser starting on June 12 to uncover stories connected to your ancestors.

“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.

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 Tuesday, June 12, Julie Dresser will lead a six-session 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 sessions will include 1) Introduction and home sources 2) Birth, marriage and death records 3) Census records 4) Immigration records 5) Military/court records and 6) 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 sessions and a series of handouts for each class.

The classes will take place from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 12 to 28, at the DeKalb County History Center, 1730 N. Main St. in Sycamore.

For information or to register, call 815-895-5762 or email info@dekalbcountyhistory.org.

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