The Berkshire Athenaeum and the Berkshire Family History Association are sponsoring genealogy classes at the Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave.

Classes for novices will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays, March 27 and April 3, with a lunch break from noon to 1 p.m. Instructors are Janet Rogge and Angela Rifkin. No prerequisites are required.

March 27 workshops include Organizing Records and Planning Research and Introduction to Census Research.

April 3 workshops include Using Vital Records and Beginning Immigration Research.

Instructor Alan Horbal will lead a four-week workshop on Continuing Genealogy Research Using the Census and Other Resources on Tuesdays, April 8 to 29. Participants may choose either a morning session (10 a.m. to noon) or an afternoon session (1 to 3 p.m.)

Participants must have an established email as a prerequisite for these sessions. It is requested that all four classes be attended. Bring a laptop or use a library laptop.

Class sizes are limited and preregistration is required by calling the Athenaeum’s Local History Department at (413) 499-9480, ext. 6.



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