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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.

For a peek at the Open House last year . . .

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