Upcoming library events at West Oaks Branch

Upcoming library events at West Oaks Branch

ASR: Diggin' It!: A Genealogy Research Open Forum & Book Club

When: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: West Oaks Branch at West Oaks - Meeting Room 1

Join us for "Diggin' It!" a monthly club meeting at which we will support and encourage each other for continued progress in our genealogy research. Share and help each other with research successes and conundrums. Enjoy special topics and guest speakers. Participate in group discussions of assigned readings. Make progress toward publication of your genealogy research either online, as an e-book, in print form, or other formats. Join us for a lively give and take. Our club motto: "Only a genealogist regards a step backwards as progress."



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ASR: Genealogy, The Very Basics

When: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: West Oaks Branch at West Oaks - Meeting Room 1

So you want to learn more about your family history but don’t know where to begin? This program will introduce you to genealogical terms and techniques. Learn how to complete an ancestor chart and how to garner information from living relatives and household sources. A very brief discussion of sources that can be used for family history research will also be covered.

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ASR: Make Your Ancestors Come Alive with Newspaper Research

When: Thursday, July 06, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: West Oaks Branch at West Oaks - Meeting Room 1

Newspapers often functioned as the day-to-day diaries of community events and happenings. Newspapers can help to provide a kaleidoscope of information on the lives of our ancestors. Join us as we explore how you can use this rich source to expand your family history research.

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Genealogy: Using Online Library Resources

When: Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: West Oaks Branch at West Oaks - Meeting Room 2

Become familiar with the online genealogy databases and other resources available at the library that can help you learn how to start or grow your family tree. Recommended Audience: Adult.

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ASR: NGSQ Study Group

When: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: West Oaks Branch at West Oaks - Meeting Room 1

Interested in furthering your genealogical research skills? Then the NGSQ Study Group is for you! Each month will we select one article from the National Genealogical Society Quarterly that we will study and discuss. The conversation will focus on research techniques presented in article as well as logic patterns that were used to find a solution to the genealogical problem. The NGSQ is available in the library's collection at the West Oaks Branch Library and Genealogy Center.

July's article will be Julie Miller, "Who was Mariah, wife of Jacob Lasher (1773-1857) of Germantown, Columbia County, New York?" National Genealogical Society Quarterly 104 (September 2016): 191-210.

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ASR: Exploring Autosomal DNA

When: Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: West Oaks Branch at West Oaks - Meeting Room 1

So you had your DNA tested, now what do you do with your results? How do you know which matches are valid? How are chromosomes inherited and what is chromosome recombination? How is triangulation useful? What are centimorgans? How can X-DNA help me with my research? Come learn how to analyze and interpret your test results, and leave armed with enough information to start making your DNA work for you.

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Ancestry Library Edition Level 1

When: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: West Oaks Branch at West Oaks - Meeting Room 2

Want to trace your family history? Learn tips and tricks on how to find information by exploring the Ancestry Library Edition database offered free at the library.
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ASR: Your History through the Pages

When: Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: West Oaks Branch at West Oaks - Meeting Room 1

Learn more about your heritage through pictures and artifacts. Alberta Gibbs from Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) will show you how to create your very own scrapbook to preserve your family history and heritage. Bring your own photos, artifacts, and scrapbooks and learn how to put it all together in scrapbook format.

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