Family History Month starts next Monday, and there are informative events almost every day! Have a peek:

Monday, October 1, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Discovery Center
Basics of Scanning, Kay Spears
Learn about scanning, one of the ways to save your family photographs, documents, letters, diaries, etc. This program will cover the basics of scanning, from how to handle your different artifacts to the file format in which your family treasures should be saved. There will be a demonstration with a flatbed scanner, and you are invited to bring a few photographs to scan and save to your USB drive.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Discovery Center
City Directories: More than Basic Facts, Melissa Tennant
City directories provide more than just a name and address for a particular year. Discover the stories held within these volumes.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Discovery Center
Researching the History of Your House, Cynthia Theusch
Discover the various resources available to learn about the history of your house and the people who lived there. This session will help you with ideas for researching houses both in the city and rural areas.

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Discovery Center
DNA Interest Group Meetings, Sara Allen
Have you done a DNA test for genealogical purposes? Do you completely understand the results you received? Do you need advice in interpreting your results? Are you interested and wonder what the best test is for you? Come to the DNA & Genealogy Interest Group Meetings on the 1st Thursday of the month from to share and learn from each other! Beginners meet at 6:30 p.m., more advanced researchers gather at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, October 5, 2018 – Closed for Staff Day

Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10:00 a.m., Discovery Center
Sharing Your Story – Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow’s, Rick Voight
Would you like to relive treasured memories and share your story with kids and grandkids? We will show you fast and easy ways to digitize and revive photos of friends, family, and adventures that are gathering dust in closets and digital shoeboxes. Learn how to digitize pictures, restore them to original quality (with as little as one click), and how to tell your story to future generations. In one session, you can begin the enjoyable pastime of organizing, digitizing photos, and storytelling.
To register for any of these free events, call 260-421-1225 or email Genealogy@ACPL.Info.

Part of Family History Month 2018.