Category Archives: genealogy

Author Presentation: “This Picture I Gift” May 16th – 7pm

The Manchester District Library and the Family History Guild are honored to host Michelle Andonian as she recounts her grandmother’s epic escape from the Armenian Genocide, discussing her book “This Picture I Gift”  

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October is National “fill in the blank” Month

Name a cause. It can be ridiculous, offensive, personally meaningful, or thought provoking. According to wikipedia, October is popular among several causes. In no particular order, October is: National Pizza Month Hispanic Heritage Month Domestic Violence Awareness Month National Liver … Continue reading

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Family History Presentation: Adding a Genealogical Codicil to Your Will

When you die, what will become of all the genealogical materials you’ve accumulated through the years? Does your family know what to do with these materials after your death, or is there a risk of losing everything to the trash … Continue reading

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Freedom Township Historic Cemetery – Sign Dedication

Freedom Township has researched the two historic cemeteries owned by the Township since the 1840s and the settlers buried there who were influential in the Township’s formation. Two permanent signs have been designed and created for the cemeteries, and they … Continue reading

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Family History Guild – restoring family photos

The February meeting of the Family History Guild featured an excellent presentation by photographer Michael Hough from Ivory Photo in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He talked about the importance of family photos, and about possibilities for restoring and archiving old or damaged … Continue reading

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How to store, reproduce, and restore old family photos

On Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 7pm, Michael Hough from Ivory Photos will present “What To Do With an Attic Full of Old Photos” at Manchester District Library. The presentation is free and open to the public. Michael Hough has … Continue reading

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Adopted Ancestors and Family History

On Tuesday Jan. 15th, the library’s Family History Guild hosted noted genealogist and presenter Bobbie Snow. Bobbie talked about finding information on family members who either left the family through adoption, or were adopted into the family. She started by … Continue reading

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Bobbie Snow presents “Adopted Ancestors”

On Tuesday, January 15, 2013, Bobbie Snow will present “Adopted Ancestors: How to track down those ancestors who did not grow up in the family home” to the Family History Guild at Manchester District Library. The presentation is open to … Continue reading

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looking ahead

Both the Family History Guild and the Book Discussion Group are taking a break this month for the holidays. That doesn’t mean, though, that there’s nothing in the works! In January, the Family History Guild will host local genealogist guru … Continue reading

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Family History

Annual holidays like Thanksgiving are traditionally spent with family. The Family History Guild encourages you to grab the opportunity this year to learn more about your family’s background! Here are a few ideas to get you started: Collect family recipes. Pass … Continue reading

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