Family Pearl just completed delivering a six week “Introduction to Genealogy” class to students who were participants in the MS Evening Program at the Inglis House in Philadelphia.  Inglis House enables people with disabilities to achieve their goals and live their lives to the fullest. The MS Evening Program is designed specifically for people with MS who are living in the community.  The two hour, once a week lessons began in September and ended yesterday, and covered everything from census records to historical newspapers to sources of information, from Ancestry.Com and FamilySearch.Org to Family Tree Maker software and scanners for organizing research electronically, and from African American research challenges to Ellis Island research.  The class evolved to a “Genealogy Roadshow” of sorts, as a family tree was created for each of the 5 students, and ancestral charts were printed and distributed at the conclusion of the class.  Students, caregivers and Inglis House staff expressed strong interest in family research and gratitude that theirs had been documented formally.

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