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Genealogy workshop marks anniversary
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MONROE - The Green County Genealogical Society will hold an anniversary workshop on Saturday, May 3 at the Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Ave., to celebrate its 13th anniversary.

The annual meeting begins at 10 a.m. A short break will precede the first lecture, which is free.

Certified genealogist, George Findlen, will be the speaker. Findlen is a retired academic administrator. He has written numerous articles and spoken at numerous genealogical events.

The first lecture following the meeting will be "Not In My Family - How Genealogy Can Help You Understand Your Family." He will discuss how to handle embarrassing family information.

There is a charge for the afternoon workshop, which will follow the first lecture. The workshop includes lunch and two additional lectures. The cost is $15 for members who register by Thursday, May 1 and $20 after the deadline and for non-members.

The second lecture will be "Using Standard Histories to Find Elusive Relatives," which will discuss the importance of vital records and state, industrial and local histories.

The third lecture will be "Mining Obituaries," which will show how to locate obituaries and extract family information.

The registration form is available at and can be turned in at the GCGS Resource Center, located in the Monroe Public Library, or mailed to Green County Genealogical Society, 925 16th Ave., Monroe, WI, 53566.

For more information, call 815-868-2416 or 608-921-1537.