Heritage Quest Research Library January Seminars

January 2017

As a courtesy, please do not wear perfume or heavy cologne to class.

Due to the possibility of inclement weather, please include your phone number when making a reservation.

Tuesday, January 17th 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. $15.00

Surname Distribution Maps with Janet O’Conor Camarata

Though this class will focus on the Germanic area of Europe, where our family surnames appear, these maps are available for other countries as well. Surname maps are created from population lists, e.g. censuses, electoral rolls, taxation records and telephone directories. The maps “graphically display locations where surnames occurred at different periods.” The location can be a starting point for research in the birth country.


Saturday, January 21st 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. $15.00

Adoption – Secrets Revealed with Dee Haviland Fournier

Adoption records are often marked closed or sealed. Yet, they may contain the secret to your identity. Do you want to find your birth parents or help someone find theirs? Are you a birth parent looking for your child? Are you doing family history and find an adoption in your family? This class will help you get started.


 Saturday, January 28th   1:00 –3:00   FREE

This is an all new class for 2017.

“Beginning Family History Research,” 

with Dee Haviland Fournier

Join Dee in a FREE class and learn how to begin the search for your family history. You will learn how to find and use birth, marriage, and death records, along with a discussion on how to use census records to further your research and some genealogy hints. Everyone is welcome and you may attend this class as many times as you like.

Tuesday, January 31st 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. $15.00

The ABC’s OF DNA with Janet O’Conor Camarata

What is DNA? What types of DNA tests are used for genealogy? What are the strengths and weaknesses of various companies? How do I know which test to take? If you have asked yourself these questions, then this presentation is for you. This class is designed to answer questions using a non-technical genealogy-oriented approach.


*3 ways to sign-up:*

1. In person at HQRL, 1007 S. Main St., Sumner, WA. The sign-up notebook is at the Front Desk.

2. E-mail HQRLinfo@gmail.com  provide name, telephone number and your HQRL membership number, if you are a member.

3. Telephone HQRL at 253-863-1806 between 10:00 am – 4 pm, Monday
through Saturday. Provide you name, telephone number and HQRL membership number, if you are a member.