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Classes are offered throughout the year, with an especially rich offering during the Open House in the spring when the GFO hosts nine days of classes--all free and open to the public. Classes in the past have provided information about beginning genealogy; using, FamilySearch, and other popular websites; understanding and making the best use of the GFO Library resources, DNA, photo editing, organizing your research, and many more.

Check the GFO calendar, subscribe to the weekly E-News, and check the Forum Insider for announcements.

Don't see what you're looking for?  Check out our Special Interest Groups, Workshops and GenTalks.

Beginner's Boot Camp

Wed., Jan. 31, 2018

9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Join Laurel Smith at the GFO for a day of beginning genealogy. There will be sessions about the census, vital records, immigration and naturalization, discussions about genealogy software and database use, organizing your research and more — all geared toward beginners.

Bring a sack lunch so the discussion can continue while we eat. GFO members may attend for free, non-members $20 at the door.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops, but it is not required. Please let us know if you plan to attend by sending a message to The handouts will be emailed in advance.

Open House 2018

Sat., Mar. 3 thru

Sun., Mar. 11, 2018

Please join us at the GFO for nine days of classes that are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  Check out our Calendar page for a complete list of subjects and class times so you don't miss a thing!

Make sure to take note of DNA DAYS on Sat. & Sun., March 10 - 11.  The GFO's own Emily Aulicino, Lisa McCullough and Tim Janzen are teaming up to provide introductory and intermediate genetic genealogy topics on Saturday, and intermediate to advanced topics on Sunday.  We guarantee that you will learn something!

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