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Twice a month classes are free to the public

Quincy – The Quincy Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 816 S. Pat Thomas Parkway, will host free family history classes for the public starting Nov. 13.

The classes are scheduled for the second and third Wednesdays of the month from 6-7 p.m.

Family history is a way for families to connect generations.

Charles Watson, director of the Tallahassee Family History Center, which supports the Quincy Branch, believes family history research connects the generations.

“We believe families are the foundation of our society. Researching our families is a way to link one generation to another,” he said.

Class attendees will be introduced to FamilySearch, the largest genealogy organization in the world with more than four billion names researched. The free program helps families and individuals research their family trees.

“A great part of our experience comes because is unique in that it uses a ‘One World Tree.’ Often, after someone adds their first or second generation of deceased relatives to the tree, their lines will connect with research that others have previously added to the tree. They are delighted to see their line automatically fill in with generations of their ancestors,” said Watson.

Local family history experts will teach the Quincy Branch classes.