Genealogist to offer workshop on tracing family trees at Chatfield library

Genealogist and author Rick Crume will share his program “How to Trace Your Family Tree on” at the Chatfield Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. This presentation will offer search techniques and best practices for anyone interested in learning more about their family’s history.

One does not need to spend a lot of money to research family history., a free site, has a large, growing collection of historic records, books, photos and family trees. In this class, participants will learn how to search the databases on FamilySearch and how to share and preserve family photographs and historic records on the website.

Crume is a contributing editor for Family Tree Magazine. He specializes in online research, genealogy software and British genealogy. Those interested can learn more about him at

This project is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities. More information is available at

All events are free and open to the public.

Crume is visiting several area libraries during the Month of October, offering different programs based on genealogy.

Harmony will host How to Trace Your Family Tree on on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 1 p.m.

LeRoy will host the A Guide, on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m.

Spring Valley will host A Guide on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m.

Lanesboro will host Tree-Keeping on Monday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m.

Rushford will hold Tree-Keeping on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 6 p.m.