Tue, May 24|
Caldwell Public Library
Genealogy 101 with The Family History Center
Start your family history journey at the library!
Time & Location
May 24, 2022, 6:30 PM
Caldwell Public Library, 1010 Dearborn St, Caldwell, ID 83605, USA
About the Event
According to Ancestry.com, family history (genealogy) research is the second-most popular hobby in the United States. The advent of the internet helped immensely, making billions of records, like census data and ship passenger lists, readily accessible. You can, with a few clicks of the mouse, easily find out what your last name means and what it says about you.
Family history’s current popularity is a continuation of years of growing interest in where each of our progenitors came from. By the mid-20th Century, generations of immigrants had assimilated into the American culture; but their children had often lost touch with their heritage. This sparked a renewed interest in searching out one’s roots. For many modern families, organizations, and church groups, searching for their kindred dead has always been an integral part of their heritage and tradition. We invite you to become part of this tradition.
On Tuesday, May 24th, the Caldwell Public Library, in coordination with the Caldwell Idaho Family History Center, is offering a seminar on “Beginning Your Family History Journey.” We will have handouts, a presentation, some displays, refreshments, as well as answer many of your questions—about how to begin or continue your interest in searching out your ancestors. All youth and adults are invited to attend.