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Genealogy for Beginners
The primary goal of this two-part class is for you to learn how to organize your family facts into a tree and to learn much more by using mostly free sites on the internet.  Various topics will be studied including the United States census, military, land, and immigration records.  A brief introduction to finding records outside the USA and about how DNA is used in genealogy will be included. Taught by Eileen Burton. Eileen Burton has been involved in genealogy as a serious hobby for over 10 years. Her research led to a trip to Germany to visit the villages of her ancestors. Class Limit 7.

2 Sessions $49 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 37)
Thur., 6/1 & 8 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.; Venus Building (old high school)

Archaeology/Local History

The People of Ridgefield Before 1708
Ten thousand years ago the glaciers had withdrawn from Ridgefield, leaving behind an environment that was inhospitable to plants and animals alike. Yet, there is evidence that at least one hunter was here. Since then Ridgefield has been populated by people, who lived their lives, raised their families, and lived off of the land. This course deals with these people, their lives, their tools; and their ability to adjust to the climate changes, and the changes in their environment over the ten thousand years they occupied this land. Taught by Lynn-Marie Wieland.

3 Sessions $ 71 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 53)
Wed., 9/27; 10/4 & 11 10 a.m. to 12 noon Venus Building (old high school)