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Bucks Genealogical Society announces spring events

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The Bucks County Genealogical Society announced several in-person, on the road and virtual programs lined up to assist family history enthusiasts with their genealogy this spring, whether researching roots in Bucks County or across the pond.

On Monday, April 24, BucksGen is presenting an Introduction to Genealogy at the Bristol Township Senior Center, 2501 Bath Road, at 2:30 p.m. Free, open to anyone over 50. Guests are encouraged to bring family history information, laptops or other devices. Free WiFi available. After the presentation, several experienced genealogists will be available to assist guests individually. Registration required at publicity@bucksgen.org.

On Saturday, April 29, BucksGen will have a table at the Crooked Billet History Fair at the former Pennypack Elementary School in Hatboro, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests can receive assistance in beginning or enhancing their family history research. BucksGen will also participate in the Bristol Sunday Stroll on Sunday, May 21, from noon to 4 p.m. Assistance on the road is always free.

BucksGen also announced two upcoming programs on Zoom by speaker Cathy Ivins, who will present a two-part Genetic Genealogy class. Part one, “DNA for Newbies and Wannabes,” takes place Saturday, May 6, at 10 a.m. The introductory program will help attendees determine the right test and testing company for their wants and needs, whether they’re a “newbie” needing help understanding results, or a “wannabe” curious what DNA can do for their genealogy research. Part two, “Digging Into the DNA Toolbox,” is presented on Saturday, June 3, at 10 a.m. Enjoy an overview and tips for today’s tools, technology and third party sites helpful to DNA enthusiasts, whether to expand their family tree or solve a mystery. Follow a successful and heartwarming case study solving a non-paternity event. Cost for each program is $5 for BucksGen members; $10 for non-members.

For complete information and registration, visit bucksgen.org.

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