Uncovering your family’s history can be as exciting as reading a good mystery novel—scattered clues, unidentified photographs, hidden secrets and surprising heroes. While esteemed Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. makes it look easy on his PBS show, “Finding Your Roots,” in reality, the process can be labor intensive and challenging. However, using your library card, you can access several resources that can help get you started:
On Dec. 2 at 3 p.m., Kenton Library will host local author and genealogist Stephen Hanks, who specializes in African American genealogy, for a presentation that will help participants learn:
Even if you are just starting to gather important birth dates and facts about your family, this event will be a great way to learn more and decipher what you are finding in the research.
For more information about genealogy research, visit multcolib.org/genealogy.