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Tutorials and Guides
Beginning Your Search
This companion website to the PBS series Ancestors is a great introductory guide. Also look for the Web Courses button. Free online genealogy classes are offered.
Help for Genealogical Researchers
This page on USGenWeb gives you a great outline on where to start and how to tackle specific genealogical challenges, from searching the census, to organizing your results, to genealogical computer software.
Genealogy Learning Center
This guide from Genealogy.com will show you all you need to know to get started, with glossaries and step-by-step guides to finding information.
FamilySearch.org offers research classes online. Many lessons have video sessions, and many are on research with specific nationalities.
A great resource on how to find obituaries, gathering the information you need and organizing your requests.
National Genealogical Society
Courses offered for beginners though advanced genealogists; must be a NGS member to access them.
Book a librarian
Book a Librarian - Mesa County Libraries
Reference Librarians are available by appointment for help with business, genealogy, health, local history, computer, book and author questions and more. Book an individualized 30 minute appointment.