Join us as we welcome Jessica Trotter to The Genealogy Center and she shares her knowledge and stories with us! Jessica will present “Scandalous Ancestors” from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Discovery Center, with ideas for tracing “scandalous” ancestors and a case study featuring an unreliable ancestor with a research story that begins in 1860s Detroit and ends in Logan County, Illinois. Then come back from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for “Tracking My Trotters: A Case Study in African American Research.” Sorting out her father’s family has been a joy for Jessica… and maddening. But it’s also offered great lessons in research and made our history as a country more real—from the Second Great Migration, to the Jim Crow South, to Slavery.

Remember that for each program you attend in October, and each time you interact with us on Facebook, you will be entered into a drawing for door prizes!

For more information, see the brochure. Register for these free events by calling 260-421-1225 or send an email.