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Central Library - January 2015 Family Detectives Club

Join us for weekly workshops and discussions with experienced genealogists who are available all day to help you solve your family's mysteries! These programs will run on Sundays from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m. in the Local History & Genealogy Division, 2nd floor of the Rundel Memorial Library Building, 115 South Ave., Rochester, NY.

  • January 4 - Read All About It!
    Newspapers can be an invaluable source for tracking down death notices, but what about other newsworthy events? Was your ancestor a bit of a scoundrel or, was there a family business that ran interesting ads? We’ll discuss some of the sources available and ways of searching for revealing stories or other tidbits of information.
     
  • January 11 - Reunite with Your Ancestors-
    even if you don’t know them yet. There is no better way to start than with the Federal and State Census. This week we will take an in-depth look at both and point out those choice pieces of information hidden – or not so hidden – in each.
     
  • January 18 - Roots Web
    Another free Internet resource that helps connect people so they can share genealogical research. Join us as we will explore this website’s tools and links to other useful resources.
      
  • January 25 - Open Forum - Recap and Review
    Each month we take a week to review past topics and present a case study with lessons helpful to breaking down brick walls. Bring your questions and tips to share.
 
Call (585) 428-8370 for more information. Free parking for library patrons in the Court Street garage on Sundays!  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr and check out the Local History Blog.  

The Central Library is accessible to people with disabilities. To request specific accommodations, call (585) 428-8304 ten days prior to the program.                                                

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