CAMBRIDGE — The Genealogy Department at the Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester will offer a full day of workshops Saturday, Oct. 8. Registration is required to attend these sessions.

Four local researchers will lead classes on a variety of subjects. Attendees may choose to take as many class sessions as they wish. Sessions will begin at 9 a.m. and will run until 3 p.m.

Dr. Clara Small, retired Salisbury University professor and author will teach “Beginning Genealogy,” which will simplify the process for new researchers. She also will offer tips and strategies that will assist even the seasoned genealogist.

Teresa Neild, board member of the Dorchester County Historical Society will lead “Census Gold,” which will explore the U.S. Census, one of the most useful and important documents to family researchers. Along the way, participants will learn ways to glean nuggets of gold for family history from these documents.

Carol Maurer will share her personal research experiences, including surprising discoveries she has made. One of these discoveries was the importance of using original documents.

Finally, Laura Weldon will prepare the researcher for his or her trip to a large repository. Whether traveling 70 or 700 miles to explore family history, there are things one should do at home before beginning the trip. Weldon will offer tips and tricks on how to make the most of visiting archives and other research centers.

The cost for these workshops is $10 per class or $35 for the full day, plus the cost of lunch. Dorchester County Historical Society members will receive a half-price discount.

For more information, call 410-228-7953 or email The Heritage Museums are located at 1003 Greenway Drive in Cambridge.

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