Looking for a great way to kick off your summer research season? The Fountaindale Public Library his hosting a fantastic array of programming which will help engage your next genealogical challenge!
Did your ancestors take up sides during the Civil war? Join us on Saturday, June 1 at 10 am for our Civil War Genealogy Workshop! Learn about the resources, research sites, and strategies for learning more about your veteran ancestors! Light refreshments served. Handouts and research materials provided.
Later in the day, join us for a fantastic program entitled Finding Hallowed Ground: America’s Civil War Sites Today with author Michael Weeks. While many Civil War sites are preserved as national or state parks, most are not. However, even the smallest sites hold incredible stories. Experiencing them firsthand remains the most memorable and enjoyable way to learn about the war and provides tangible ties to our not-so-distant past. An author book signing will immediately follow the event.
The FPLD Genealogy Club will host photographer Bruce Troyer for his program entitled Genealogical Clues in the Photographic Process on Wednesday, June 12 at 7 pm. Following the progress of early American photography, Mr. Troyer will help you spot clues in your family photographs which will assist you in your research. This program is a must for anyone interested in dating photographs, and discovering more about how early photography impacted our ancestors. Bring a few of your photographs to share, and Mr. Troyer will help you access a time period and help you discover more information about your items!
Need some help with your online research? Learn new skills with our free online genealogy classes! Held on Sunday, July 14 and August 4 from 1-5 pm, our Beginning Online Genealogy Classes will held from 1-2:30 pm. Following class, participants may conduct their own research and receive one-on-one assistance. Individuals wishing to use the session to conduct genealogy research but not participate in the class are also welcome. Registration is required.
Good luck with your summer research and we’ll see you at the library!