Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 1.48.52 PMWinona State University’s Senior University will host “Discover Your Ancestors” from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 4-25, in Krueger Library, room 102.

This course will address ways to start and get organized in researching ancestral lines, featuring sources for records, citing sources and separating fact from fiction. While this class will specifically focus on beginning researchers, topics will be pertinent to those farther along in their research.

Instructor Janis Martin is a genealogical researcher who has taught genealogy at all skill levels for higher education in Minnesota. She is the director of Unclaimed Persons, a national volunteer organization that assists coroners and medical examiners in locating next-of-kin for the deceased.

Registration for this course is $40 and can be found online.

Senior University is open to all people of retirement age in the Winona community. The program is a series of non-credit short courses that are peer-led by WSU faculty, retirees and community members. The goal is to provide intellectual and cultural stimulation and growth for lifelong learners. Courses cover events, history, philosophy, science, art, poetry and literature.

For more information on this course or other Senior University courses contact the Retiree Center at 507-457-5565 or visit the website.

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