No classes are currently scheduled, but check back often. We will be announcing our spring classes within the coming weeks.

– Class Descriptions –

Hands-on Genealogy with Alan Doyle Horbal, professional genealogist, along with Cathi Iuliano and Susan Bedard. 

Basic outline and instruction on researching the 1900, 1920, 1920, 1930 and 1940 US Census.  Learn how to find your ancestors’ emigration to the US using the website and the website, along with several other databases.  Discover how to search for family members outside of the US using  We will explore England, Canada, and Poland along with other countries.

All students must have an email account and be computer literate.  Space is limited.  Please register for sessions by calling the number(s) listed above. The classes are progressive; therefore we ask that you attend all classes in the series.

“One Family’s History – from 1840 to 1940” using the US Census and Ancestry Library Edition.

Join the Western Mass Roots Events team for this class, presented by Cathi Iuliano.  You will learn how to search for relatives listed on the US Census using the Library Edition of Ancestry. A single family will be traced from 1940 back to 1840, and a sketch of their lives will be constructed using the census and additional documents found on Ancestry. Computer literacy and an email account are required. A personal account is not necessary to take the class.

Registration is required and seating is limited so please call The Berkshire Athenaeum at 413-499-9486, extension 6, to sign up. You may bring your own laptops for use during class.  There is no charge for this class.