Professional genealogist Alan Doyle Horbal will lead Basic Hands-on Genealogy from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Oct. 4 to 25, at the Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave.

The course includes instruction on researching the 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940 U.S. Census, and using databases to search for family members.

All students must have an email account and be computer literate. Bring a laptop or use one at the library.

Space is limited; students should attend all four classes.

This free course is sponsored by the Berkshire Athenaeum and the Berkshire Family History Association.

Register at or call the Local History and Genealogy Department at 413-499-9480, ext. 6.