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Genealogy Day 2016: Hunting Down Sensational Stories – Wisdom Wednesday

Join us for Fountaindale Public Library’s sixth annual Genealogy Day on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 9:30 am to 4pm! Genealogy Day is free and open to the public!   In addition to the speakers, participants will enjoy Door Prizes, Society Booths, on the spot digital photo restorations, and three outstanding lecture topics!
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This year’s theme is “Hunting Down Sensational Stories” and will feature three outstanding presentations:

Using HistoryLines to Tell Your Family Story  with Adam Allgaier
Sensational Deaths and Where to Find Them with Tina Beaird
Tracking Infamous Ancestors in Court Records with Raymond Johnson

Due to the spectacular success of our Irish Genealogy: Resources for Success webinar earlier this month, our library will be streaming all Genealogy Day lectures online for free via YouTube!  Additional details and online registration will be announced next month!

Also: photography expert and historian Bruce Troyer will be available during lunch to examine and help you identify two photos from your collection. Bruce can help you identify what type of photos you have, the date in which they were taken, and information regarding their origin. This program requires a separate sign up and is limited to 12 consultations, so please register early.

Studio 300’s Anna Gillespie will also be be available with her digital software to perform on the spot photo restorations during break periods, so bring two photos, negatives, or slides and an 8 GB flash drive if you would like to save copies of your digitized items.

Participants are asked to bring a brown-bag lunch or Box Lunch Order Form. Due to limited parking, please carpool or make arrangements to be dropped off for this event.

For more information, please call Debra Dudek at (630) 685-4201.  Register for this event online here, or sign-up by phone at (630) 685-4176.

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