Genealogy is the second most popular hobby in America according to a Marist Poll conducted by Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. (Gardening is the first). Now, Reading area residents interested in learning more about their family histories can attend a series of free classes, beginning with an introductory class, “What is this Thing Called Genealogy?”
The class is taught by local expert Carl H. Bloss, who has been teaching genealogy classes locally for more than seven years. The introductory class will be held at the Mifflin Public Library in Shillington on Tuesday, April 5. The introductory class will be followed by a free, four-week, more intensive series of classes, “An Introduction to Genealogy,” to be held at The Heritage of Green Hills in Shillington on consecutive Fridays: April 22, April 29, May 6 and May 13. All five classes – at the library and at The Heritage – will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
The Mifflin Public Library is located at 6 Philadelphia Avenue in Shillington. The Heritage of Green Hills is located at 200 Tranquility Lane in Shillington, just off Morgantown Road/Route 10 across from The Flying Hills Golf Course.
If is recommended that attendees plan to attend all classes for continuity. Contact Elizabeth Shepley at the Mifflin Public Library in Shillington (610-777-3911) to register for any or all classes.