Category Archives: genealogy

Local History Room Available to Public: Make an Appointment Today

Don’t forget our Local History Room is available for research by the public. Make an appointment to utilize our records and resources today! More info here: https://goo.gl/Jb2SDP Advertisements

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Genealogy Presentation: Tues, Oct 17th; 7-8pm

Katherine Willson, professional genealogist, will be in the library on Tuesday, October 17th at 7pm to discuss the topic “Resources for Genealogical Research in Foreign Countries.” No registration necessary.

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Family Search Lock-In: Sat, Sept 16: 2-5pm

Join other dedicated genealogists (and genealogical hobbyists) for our monthly after-hours “Family Search Lock-In” on Saturday, Sept 16th from 2-5pm. Attendees received uninterrupted time with the public computers in order to conduct genealogical research. No registration required.

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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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