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Tips for Successful Genealogy Research

  • 07 April 2024
  • 28 April 2024
  • 4 sessions
  • 07 April 2024, 2:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • 14 April 2024, 2:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • 21 April 2024, 2:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • 28 April 2024, 2:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • Zoom


Join Mary Ann Evan and Linda Stufflebean for this 4-class series that will enable both beginners and more advanced genealogy researchers find success as they document their family history.

Classes will be held on April 7, 14, 21, and 28th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Eastern Time). All classes will be on Zoom.

Class 1 looks at the basics for getting started – genealogy software on the market, how to organize information, and taking the first steps into family history research. Class 2 covers tips for successful research, plus an in-depth look at our unique Carpatho-Rusyn history and its records. Class 3 reviews the vast number of resources available online. Class 4 will be a special question & answer session with our instructors.

Registration closes April 5th!

Questions? Contact Sharon Jarrow: sjarrow@c-rs.org

About our Instructors

Linda Stufflebean has been researching her family history since 1979. Originally from Passaic, New Jersey, home to many Carpatho-Rusyn immigrants in the early 20th century, she moved westward to California in 1978. She became interested in her roots as a young adult, leading to many questions about her Rusyn paternal branch of the family tree as well as her maternal family representing colonial New England, Denmark and Sweden with a touch of Dutch in the mix, too. She has done professional genealogy work through the years, but prefers to volunteer her time doing presentations. After retiring from a long career in Special Education, Linda found she had lots of time to pursue her genealogy hobby and has taught her local in-person class, Anquestors, since 2010, in addition to being a member of multiple genealogical societies. Currently, she is the author of EmptyBranchesontheFamilyTree.com, a free daily genealogy blog.

Mary Ann Evan got her start in genealogy by listening as a child in Cleveland to the stories her grandparents told about “the old country.” In the 1970s she began tracing their paths back to their ancestral villages in Poland, and has since then visited all four of those villages and has found living relatives in three of them. She has made research trips to other Eastern European countries, including Lithuania, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. Mary Ann settled down in Washington DC after studying and working in Pennsylvania, California and Oregon. She is a longtime volunteer at the Washington, DC, Family Search Center, in Kensington, Maryland, where she is presently facilitating an Eastern European Special Interest Group, begun in 2014. Mary Ann loves to apply to genealogical research the analytical skills she used in her day job in Information Technology, the communication skills from two decades of teaching adults in a variety of settings, and the creativity and imagination she employs in her avocation as a writer.

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