Thursday, October 29, 2009

Two genealogy programs coming up

Family research marathon hosted by library
The library will host a family research marathon from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at the Warrenton Library. Librarians and researchers will be available to help participants research their family histories, and light refreshments, provided by Friends of the Fauquier Library, will help marathon participants keep their strength up.

The marathon is free, but advanced registration is required and registrants must be 18 or older. Call (540) 347-8750, ext. 6, to register. The library’s online databases, including HeritageQuest and Ancestry Library Edition from Ancestry.com , will be used by marathon participants.

Ancestry Library Edition, only available for use in the library, provides a wide range of resources for genealogical and historical research. It includes records from the U.S. Census, military records, court, land and probate records, vital and church records, directories, petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more. Ancestry Library Edition is only available in the library.

Beginning genealogy research workshop slated
Those beginning or about to begin family history research or those just curious about genealogy can learn basic research steps and get information on recommended Web sites and other information sources during a free workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Bealeton Library. The workshop includes an introduction to online databases, including those mentioned above.

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