Thursday, October 10, 2019

Genealogy Day 2019

Join us on October 19, 9am-4pm, for Genealogy Day at Grems-Doolittle Library!

We have three speakers lined up to educate you on a variety of genealogy topics and the library will be open extended hours for research. Tickets are $8 for the day and free for members. See the schedule below for more details:

Maps can be great supplements to genealogy research, especially when using land records.

9-10:15am: “Complex Evidence: Untangling Multiple, Same-Name Individuals” presented by Judith Herbert

It’s pretty common for names to be reused in families, but it can be frustrating to track your genealogy when it seems everyone is named John, Jacob, and Mary. Judith Herbert, certified genealogist, will present strategies for untangling the confusion caused by same-name individuals within your family tree.

10:15-11:30am: “Patching Families Together Through Land Records” presented by Tina Post

When genealogists hit brick walls it’s not fun. Land records can provide the clues necessary to put stymied research on track again. This presentation will provide examples of how relationships can be gleaned using deeds, bounty lands and land grants. In addition, platting will be discussed as a means of creating more leads to investigate.

11:30-12:45pm: “Gravestone Conservation for the Genealogist” presented by Christopher White

Have you ever seen that unreadable gravestone or that toppled monument and wondered what can I do to address its condition? There is a correct way and a wrong way to remedy that gravestone. Christopher White, a genealogist, historian, and gravestone conservator, will present a program on gravestone conservation including cleaning, repair, what to do, what not to do, when to do nothing, and when to seek a professional conservator.

12:45-4pm: Research in the Library

Learn to care for gravestones and memorials at this year's Genealogy Day.