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The Hayner Genealogy & Local History Library offers Branching Out classes at the Genealogy & Local History Library, 401 State Street, Alton. On the second Thursday of each month, library staff presents a discussion of a genealogy research topic. On the third Thursday, we gather around the fireplace, and each of us gets a chance to share family stories, photos, and projects. We just relax and listen when we don’t have anything to share. We learn from each other and have some laughs too! Branching Out classes take place from 10:00-11:30 a.m.

January 12: Let’s Set Goals and Plan Our Research
January 19: Discussion Group

February 9: Photos and Important Papers: Organize and Preserve Them
February 16: Discussion Group

March 9: Family Trees and Organizing Our Digital Files
March 16: Discussion Group

Branching Out classes and discussion group meetings will continue throughout 2023 on the second and third Thursdays of each month.