Have you always wanted to start researching and documenting your family’s history? These upcoming programs will help you navigate the maze of historical records, explore genealogy online, and assemble your findings and your own photos into a treasured tome to pass down to future generations. Programs are sponsored by the Greene County Room and the Greene County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, and will all take place at Xenia Community Library.
Saturday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. • Adults • Greene County Room
This class for beginning and intermediate genealogical researchers will teach you how to use research forms, court records, vital statistics, census records, cemetery records, and much more. The instructor is Diana Nelson of the Greene County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. Class materials will be provided. Lunch is on your own. If you bring a sack lunch, you will have the opportunity to ask questions.
Creating and Publishing a Cherished Family Book
Saturday, June 2 at 10:00 a.m. • Adults • Greene County Room
Do you ever wish Grandma had left stories and photos for you to enjoy? At some point you will want to share your family history research or other projects with family or others. Creating a memorable family book results from careful consideration of your intended audience and what type of book you want to share. In this presentation, Dana Palmer will teach us how to use Microsoft Word to create beautiful and cherished family books. A board certified genealogist (CG), she has extensive knowledge editing digital photographs and has published over 30 books for her genealogical society and clients.
Genealogy Resources Using Computers
Saturday, June 16 at 1:00 p.m. • Adults • Greene County Room
The class will teach you how to use popular online genealogy resources, such as Ancestry, HeritageQuest, and FamilySearch. Computers will be provided, or you can bring your own laptop for this hands-on class. The instructor is Diana Nelson of the Greene County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society.