Monday, April 11, 2016

Upcoming Genealogy Garage

Saturday, April 16, 2016
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) Richard Riordan Central Library
630 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
History & Genealogy Dept., Lower Level 4
Meeting Room: LL420

Interviewing Techniques

This workshop will prepare you for a basic interview…and provide tips for more difficult quests and questions. If you have some tips you have learned, prepare to share!

Your workshop leader will be veteran genealogist Donie Nelson who began with haphazard interviews in the 1980s, but learned through trial & error how to get the most out of each interview.

Genealogy Garage workshops assist family researchers at all levels of expertise. No matter whether you are a beginner or have been researching for years, here is an opportunity to “tune-up” your current research skills or learn something new about family history research.

To RSVP: CALL Central Library Info: 213-228-7000, then ask for the History and Genealogy Dept. Tell them you are making a reservation for the Genealogy Garage workshop on [give the specific date]. Give them your name and an e-mail address or phone number so you can be notified if the workshop is unexpectedly cancelled.

Genealogy Garage is designed to be interactive, so bring your questions! Other items to bring: pedigree charts, family group sheets, pens/pencils, paper, and/or your laptop computer. Genealogy Garage workshops are limited to 12 attendees, so please RSVP.

At the end of most workshops Charlotte Bocage will conduct a tour of the Genealogy Department. Need help? Stay after the tour for personalized attention.

Directions to Central Library and parking information is available at: http://www.lapl.org/central/

Use this link for directions:

Park UNDER the library, entering at 524 Flower St., just off 5th Street. You need an LAPL card to receive the $1.00 Saturday parking rate. Apply for the card at your local LAPL or at the Circulation Desk when you arrive. Just bring identification. Show your library card to get your parking ticket validated at the Information Desk before returning to your car. The History & Genealogy Dept. is on Lower Level 4 and accessible by escalator or elevator. Genealogy Garage is held in Room LL420.

Please travel light. This is a public building—it is NOT recommended that you leave computers, purses or other personal items unattended while researching.