Free Genealogy Series at Detroit Lakes Library

Speaker, writer and genealogist Rick Crume began researching his family history at the age of 14. His quest yielded answers.

“A brother of my ancestor was last recorded in the 1880 census. For years, I wasn’t able to find any record of him-it was like he vanished!” shared Crume. “When newspaper records went online, I found him again! He could be traced from Minnesota to California to Central and then finally to South America,” Crume continued. “Turned out he had married four times…without necessarily divorcing the previous spouse. He was on the run and made big headlines!” he added.

Join Rick Crume for a free genealogy series beginning next Monday at Detroit Lakes Library to learn more about yourself and your family’s past.

“There’s a very good chance that genealogy websites like Ancestry and HeritageQuest have information on your family, but finding information on your ancestors can be hit or miss. In these presentations, you’ll learn tips and tricks to save time and search these sites effectively,” Crume concluded.

10 Best New Web Tools of the Past 10 Years with Rick Crume

Monday, November 15 from 6-8 p.m.

The Internet has dramatically transformed genealogy over the past decade. Today genealogists rely on tools that weren’t even around ten years ago, but have already become indispensable. If you’re not taking advantage of these tools, it’s time to get with the program!

10 Space-Saving Tips for Organizing Genealogy Research with Rick Crume

Monday, November 22 from 6-8 p.m.

Most genealogists face the same predicament: How do we stay organized while printed census records, research notes and family tree charts pile up, but our space to store them remains limited? These ten space-saving tips will help you get organized and make the best use of your available space.

Genealogy Hacks: Tricks to Crack the Top Genealogy Web Sites with Rick Crume

Monday, November 29 from 6-8 p.m.
(Rescheduled for Wednesday, December 8 from 6-8 p.m.)

If you regularly return to the same Web sites and repeat the same old searches without finding much, it’s time to give your search an overhaul. Get out of that rut—and finally find your ancestors—with these “hacks” for effectively mining the Internet’s most-frequented family history stops.

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Programming is sponsored by Lake Agassiz Regional Library and supported in part or in whole with money from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage fund.

This series is offered in partnership with the Heart-O-Lakes Genealogical Society. All classes are free, but kindly pre-register by calling the Detroit Lakes Library at 218-847-2168.