[Editor's note: The following press release about various Family History Month events at Family Tree Magazine was recently received and is reproduced here to inform our readers.]
Discover Your Roots During Family History Month In October
Curious about your family’s past? Begin exploring your family tree this Family History Month with free programs from Family Tree Magazine.
On Oct. 16 at 2 p.m., the magazine will present 10 Steps to Discover Your Roots, an hour-long online workshop to help people get started in genealogy. Part of a national Family History Month event, the program will be broadcast live over the internet to libraries and genealogical societies across the country.
“Most people get curious about their family history at some point in their lives,” says Allison Stacy, publisher/editorial director of Family Tree Magazine and the host of 10 Steps to Discover Your Roots. “The goal of this event is to give people the guidance they need to make discoveries about their family.”
Stacy will be joined by Diane Haddad, managing editor of Family Tree Magazine, David A. Fryxell and Nancy Hendrickson, both contributing editors to the magazine, and Lisa Louise Cooke, producer of the popular Genealogy Gems Podcast. They’ll offer tips for gathering information, searching online, finding historical records and more. Registration is free at http://bit.ly/discover-webinar.
Those interested in digging deeper will want to take advantage of a two-week online course from Family Tree University. Enrollment for Discover Your Family Tree: Genealogy for the Absolute Beginner, which begins Oct. 11, is free in honor of Family History Month.
Beginners also can enter a contest to become Family Tree Magazine’s “Family Tree Firsts” blogger. One newbie will be selected to write about their experiences on FamilyTreeUniversity.com and be featured in the magazine.
All family tree buffs will appreciate the Ultimate Family History Giveaway—one lucky person will win a genealogy prize package worth more than $2,000. The prize includes products and services from many family history companies. Learn more and enter at http://win.familytreemagazine.com.
For more information about Family History Month resources and programs from Family Tree Magazine, visit http://familytreemagazine.com/info/family-history-month.
About Family Tree Magazine
Family Tree Magazine, America’s leading family history publication, is part of the Genealogy Community at F+W Media, Inc. <http://www.fwmedia.com>, which also encompasses Family Tree University online courses and webinars <http://www.familytreeuniversity.com>, the Family Tree Books imprint and the ShopFamilyTree.com <http://www.shopfamilytree.com> online store. These publications and products are devoted to providing engaging, easy-to-understand instruction that makes genealogy a hobby anyone can do.
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