Many people have begun to trace their family lines and how they arrived in America lately. Sometimes there is a fair amount of money involved with getting information. Sometimes sifting through it requires work and some people don't know where to start. Here's an opportunity to learn and maybe start your own tree.

The St. Louis County Historical Society is hosting a workshop entitled Basic Genealogy: How to Create a Working Binder on Thursday, July 13, from 9:30 AM to noon in the Ruth Maney Room on the ground floor of the Depot. You will learn how to search for, understand and sort through historical and family documents to create an easy-to-read binder. A Toolkit for Beginners - free to attendees - will include local, state and national resource as well as tips for successful genealogy research.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Kathleen Cargill is the workshop leader and an experienced teacher of basic genealogy. Seating is limited, so please contact Kathleen Cargill, 218-733-7586 or kathleen@thehistorypeople.org to reserve a place! Refreshments will be served.