Genealogy Programs

 


All programs are designed and presented by Tim Seman, Genealogy and Local History Librarian, Information Services Department, Main Library
Contact: tseman@libraryvisit.org, or 330-744-8636
Program duration is approximately 90 minutes.
Registration is required by phoning 330-744-8636, online via the library’s events calendar, or directly from the program link below the description.


Do you want to start your family tree?
Can we help you break through a brick wall?
Or are you merely curious about the hottest hobby in the U.S.?

Come to Main Library for one-on-one assistance, and get answers.

Meet with our genealogy volunteers every Thursday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Genealogy and Local History Center, Information Services Department, second floor.

And don’t forget, you are always welcome to schedule a meeting with the genealogy and local history librarian, Tim Seman, tseman@libraryvisit.org


Upcoming Genealogy and Local History Programs


Thank you for attending! 


2020 Bedrock Series

Begin the new year with these nuts and bolts classes to develop and refresh your skills.

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Preserving Your Family History Treasures

This is your introduction to Preservation and Conservation issues relevant to the genealogist. Whether the information is in the form of original documents and artifacts, or as generated research findings, this seminar will cover basic care, storage, and handling techniques; repairing and reformatting; technology migration; disaster response; and legacy planning. For adults and teens. Registration is required by calling the Information Services Department 330-744-8636, online via the library’s events calendar, or directly from the program link below.

Poland Library Meeting Room, 6:30 P.M., Thursday, March 12


Cemetery Research for Family History and Genealogy

Churchyards, graveyards and cemeteries are disposed to tell us much about our ancestors and how humans think about life, and the mystery of death. But are cemeteries a permanent part of the landscape in family history research? During the 21st century it is likely that dwindling land space, environmental concerns, the surge in non-burial options, and the availability of new technologies all will lead to significant changes in death rituals. We will examine what this means for genealogy. For adults and teens. Registration is required by calling the Information Services Department 330-744-8636, online via the library’s events calendar, or directly from the program link below.

Austintown Library Meeting Room, 6:30 P.M., Thursday, March 19


Genetics and Genealogy

Can DNA testing help you determine your ancestry? Discovering the level of genetic relationship you have with other individuals and cultures can be enlightening. We will examine this process, acknowledging the benefits and drawbacks. For adults and teens. Registration is required by calling the Information Services Department 330-744-8636, online via the library’s events calendar, or directly from the program link below.

Canfield Library Meeting Room, 6:30 P.M., Thursday, March 26


April’s Theme is All About Writing:

 

Writing Obituaries

A well-written obituary is an essential way to preserve someone’s legacy.  It is an indispensable source of information for descendants.  We will learn what to include in an obituary and discuss the specific techniques used when writing your own obituary, or when preparing one for a family member or friend.  For adults and teens. Registration is required by calling the Information Services Department 330-744-8636, online via the library’s events calendar, or directly from the program link below.

Boardman Library Meeting Room, 6:30 P.M., Thursday, April 2


Writing Your Family History

Turn the extraordinary lives of your ancestors into compelling stories – for fun, for publication and for posterity.  We will examine the two commonly used genealogical formats: Register style and the ahnentafel.  For adults and teens. Registration is required by calling the Information Services Department 330-744-8636, online via the library’s events calendar, or directly from the program link below.

Canfield Library Meeting Room, 6:30 P.M., Thursday, April 16


Publishing Your Family History

It is the goal of most genealogists to gather and arrange research materials into a single text, one that is well-organized and attractive.  Issues to consider include editing, book and cover design, photo layouts and indexing.  To this end, you may wish to find a publisher or undertake self-publishing.  We will discuss the current options.  For adults and teens. Registration is required by calling the Information Services Department 330-744-8636, online via the library’s events calendar, or directly from the program link below.

Boardman Library Meeting Room, 6:30 P.M., Thursday, April 30