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Saturday: Family history day in Menlo Park

The Menlo Park Family History Center will hold a full-day event on Saturday, March 22, to help people research their family history.

Free to the public and open to the community, the event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Menlo Park LDS Church at 1107 Valparaiso Ave. in Menlo Park.

The event will include:

● Some 35 classes with information on resources, tools, and methods to discover ancestors.

● Hands-on instruction at a computer lab with 45 computers plus bring-your-own laptop stations.

● Signup for a consultation with a genealogist at a later date to answer questions and help with research.

Bay Area author Greg McKeown and DNA specialist Steve Morse will speak.

"From beginner to expert, those with family history interest will find practical techniques, tools and methods to bring greater success in their searching for their family," says Dave Ellison, director of the Menlo Park Family History Center.

Go to mpfhc.org for more information and to register.

The Menlo Park Family History Center offers free access to online and offline genealogy resources, including billions of online historical records and 2.5 million microfilms from more than 100 countries, plus the online services of FamilySearch, Ancestry.com, FindMyPast and others. Serving the Palo Alto to San Carlos area for nearly 40 years, the center has a staff of about 60 volunteers who offer free genealogy consulting to the public.

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