The Hayner Genealogy & Local History Library offers Branching Out classes at the Genealogy & Local History Library, 401 State Street, Alton. Branching Out classes take place from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 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!
October 12 – Uncover Family Details with Cemetery Records
October 19 – Discussion Group
November 9 – Heroes in Our History: Military Records
November 16 – Discussion Group
December 14 – All That’s Fit to Print: Newspaper Research
December 21 – Discussion Group
Branching Out classes and discussion group meetings will continue throughout 2023 on the second and third Thursdays of each month.