Posts Tagged: Genealogy

The New LCN Digital Archive is Live!

If you are a Skidompha Library Card holder, you now have access to an online archive of historic issues of The Lincoln County News. This access is the culmination of a multi-year effort to preserve these historic newspapers. (For more information about the project, you can read this article from last fall featured in The Lincoln… Read more »

Genealogy: Scanning Best Practices

This short demonstration and talk will cover scanning basics. Handling and displaying original items causes wear and degradation. Good digital copies allow unlimited sharing while preserving the original items. We’re successful when the scan and documentation that goes with it are accessible beyond the life of the people who initially create the electronic record. Goal:… Read more »

Genealogy Beginner Class: EVENING

Genealogy beginner class. Class size limited; participants must sign up for the 4-session course in advance.  To do so contact Kathleen Maclachlan by email at

Genealogy at the Library

As a new resident of Lincoln County, I’ve been thrilled to learn more about this incredible place through Skidompha’s Genealogy resources. Kathleen Maclachlan – our on-staff Genealogist – is a wealth of information about local history, resources for ancestral research, and the latest archival preservation techniques. Kathy has shared her expertise with Skidompha since 2012… Read more »

Genealogy Round Table Discussions

Genealogy Round Table discussions are informal opportunities to share and collaborate with researchers on the same topics. No sign-up needed for this free time of sharing experiences and resources. July 10: Reading Old Writing– Bring a sample of “hard to read” writing. July 17: Stories of WWI – Share a brief story a family member,… Read more »

Skeletons In My Closet

Join researcher Susan Handel in Porter Meeting Hall at Skidompha Library as she takes us along on her research journey and uncovers several surprises! Titled “Skeletons in My Closet” Susan’s carefully prepared presentation includes the stories of four ancestors. Please join Susan and contemplate the question that researchers must consider before delving into family history:… Read more »

Genealogy Beginner Class (Full)

Designed for REAL beginners, this one-evening class will help participants know the basics of best practices for family research, giving a solid foundation for future research.  Staff genealogist Kathleen Maclachlan will also recommend books and other resources for beginners and will provide handouts. (This class is full.)

Traveling Back to our Ancestors’ Neighborhoods

Genealogist Kathleen Maclachlan will recount the details of researching and planning to visit four areas in Ireland and Scotland where her ancestors and her husband’s ancestors lived and the surprises which the trip held.  She hopes that others will be encouraged by this talk, can glean some helpful hints, and enjoy the adventure vicariously.