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If you're missing branches on your family tree, UW Archives can help

Kathryn Otto, new archivist at UW-River Falls, is inviting the community to free classes for those interested in learning about the archives, doing historical research, or seeking ancestors.

The sessions will focus on specific counties from 9:15-10 a.m. on the second Saturdays for the next four months, beginning Saturday, Sept. 11 (focusing on Pierce County residents), Oct. 9 for Polk County residents, Nov. 13 for Burnett County, and Dec. 11 for St. Croix County. Everyone is welcome to attend and work on anything they choose, not just the county of focus.

These classes are free, open to the public and there will be experienced local genealogists on hand to help patrons. Volunteers are still needed to help out.

All classes will be held in the University Archives and Area Research Center, located on the lower level of Chalmer Davee Library.

New Fall Hours

Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and the second Saturday of each month 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Look for a story on Kathryn Otto in next week's print edition.