Two free beginners' workshops planned for July

NEPTUNE, NJ -The Monmouth County Genealogy Society will present two beginner's workshops entitled "Genealogy 101" on Thursday, July 11 and July 25, 2013, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at the Monmouth County Connection, 3544 State Highway 66, Neptune.

The first session helps amateur genealogists learn the best places to start tracing their family tree.  The second session will include organization practices, research and organization tips. The workshops are free and open to all residents, but registration is required. To register, please call 732-303-2828.

The Monmouth County Connection is located at 3544 State Highway 66 in Neptune in the strip mall adjacent to the Home Depot and across the street from Walmart.  This new office of Monmouth County government offers a variety of services including passports, passport photos, free notary public, veterans' IDs, election/voter information, senior and veterans' services, public access computers and more.

The office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The County Connection is under the direction of County Clerk M. Claire French and is supported by the Board of Chosen Freeholders.