There’s still time to register for our amazing Genealogy Day! Join us our fantastic free program on Saturday, April 20 from 9:30 am to 4 pm and learn more about the following genealogical topics:
Homesteading Records – The Homestead Act of 1862 allowed any qualified individual to claim up to 160 acres of free land. Over 1.6 million people rose to the challenge and claimed 270 million acres of land. Original homestead claims are a fantastic collection of documents, certificates, applications, land descriptions, citizenship affidavits, testimonies, and written receipts. Learn how to access these great records and how they can fill in the gaps to your research.
Naturalization : Beginning of your U.S. Family Heritage – Find your immigrant ancestors’ naturalization papers and to see the beginning of your roots in American History. Traditional and online sources are reviewed. Great program to find clues to your heritage.
Using Railroad Records in Family History Research – Vast members of Americans in the 19-20th centuries were railroad employees. Many personnel records still exist and provide a potential treasure of family history data to researchers. Learn about the real history of railroads in the US and ways to access these valuable records.
In addition to the speakers, participants will enjoy Door Prizes, Society Booths, Author Book Signings, and refreshments.
Participants are asked to bring a brown-bag lunch or pre-order a lunch from Brooks Café. You can email a lunch order form from the Brooks cafe website: http://brookscafe.weebly.com/
Due to limited parking, please carpool or make arrangements to be dropped off for this event!
If you have any questions, call the library at (630) 685-4176! Call your friends and sign up today!
See you at the Library!