Genealogy Opportunities

ALL ARE WELCOME                                                       
2018 SCHEDULE BELOW                                         




   Wednesday, April 25th, 12:30-2:00
Family Bible Records – Finding, Using, Preserving
This presentation by Kathleen Maclachlan focuses on how to search for family Bible records online and in other repositories and how to use those records in your family history research.  Resource sheets will be distributed and preservation suggestions for your own family Bible (or other family record book) will be presented.  The talk will also include an update of Skidompha Library’s Family Bible Digitizing Project.  Today’s presentation will be held in Porter Meeting Hall, 1st floor, Skidompha Library.



Thursday, May 3rd, 5:00-6:30
Researching Quaker Ancestors
by B.J. Jamieson

$5 donation suggested to support genealogy programming




Wednesday, May 30th, 12:30-2:00
Researching a House History

An Informal Talk with Peggy McRae

$5 donation suggested to support genealogy programming




Thursday, June 7th, 5:00-6:30
Roundtable:  Share the Story of an Ancestor’s New Life in North America
Facilitated by staff genealogist, Kathleen Maclachlan, this informal time of sharing will consist of participants briefly telling the group what they’ve learned about the life of an ancestor in their first ten-twenty years in North America.  This could be the story of a name change, involvement in an ethnic fraternal organization, church, or musical group, a description of a living situation or workplace, migration within North America as the new immigrant searched for a place to put down roots, or the still-unanswered questions raised by family history research.
Note:  There will be a daytime session for this same topic later in June!!  DATE TBA.

Free One-on-One Genealogy Consultation Available by Appointment
Get help developing a research plan, attacking a “brick wall,” practicing your online search techniques, dealing with facts that don’t match, finding new sources to explore, or discussing your own special genealogy questions.
Email HERE for a one-hour appointment.  Preference will be given to those who have not had an appointment in the previous three months.  Appointments will fill up quickly!
Dates Available:
Wednesday, May 2nd     
All appointments are now filled for this date
Wednesday, June 6th     2 appointments available
Wednesday, July 11th     4 appointments available

Mrs. Maclachlan will not be available on Thursdays May 10th, May 17th, and May 24th.   The genealogy section is available to researchers during all library hours; please remember to sign in and sign out at the section kiosk.  Please place all books, etc on red cart when finished.