Family History: Introduction to Genealogy

FebruaryFeb 15 2020 01:30pm - 03:00pm

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The Library is pleased to partner with Diane Rogers, genealogical educator and researcher, to offer a five-part Family History series in February and March. Through presentations and hands-on workshops, you will learn how to uncover your family history and trace your ancestral roots using a variety of methods.

Saturday February 15, 2020 1:30-3:00 Introduction to Genealogy

If you have ever wondered about your family’s stories – who’s in your family tree, where they come from, how they lived, come to this introductory session and learn about best practices for getting started on your voyage of discovery.

Saturday February 22, 2020 1:30-3:00 Newspaper Searches

The growth of on-line historical newspaper databases provides easier access to a wealth of genealogical “news” about your family and the places they lived. This hands-on session discusses how to best use historical newspapers online and learn strategies to overcome search obstacles.

Saturday February 29, 2020 1:30-3:00 Online Searches

Searching for the correct records in the large commercial genealogy websites can be overwhelming. This hands-on session discusses how to use these efficiently.

Saturday March 7, 2020 1:30-3:00 DNA Searches

Hear about the newest initiatives and the questions you should ask before testing as well as how testing can benefit your own genealogy and family history research.

Saturday March 14, 2020 1:30-3:00 Post-War Immigration

Searching for family who emigrated to Canada after WWII can be challenging due to privacy restrictions. Learn about available sources and how best to use them.

Register for one or more of the Family History series! Pre-requisites: none. Free. To register call 604-527-4665 or visit us in person.

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