Family and Local History

Writing Family History Stories: 10 Tools to Get You Started

Lynn Palermo, genealogist, author, and writing coach, will share 10 simple ways to help you get started on the road to writing your family history stories. Come learn how to choose a place to start, identify your first story to write, and learn how to use a variety of
writing tools like timelines and storyboards. If you’re a family historian who wants to learn how to organize yourself, simplify the writing process, and overcome being a shy writer, you won’t want to miss this session!

Tuesday, May 15
7 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Central Branch, Auditorium
Cost: $8/1 Class
Age: 18Y+
Course Code: 235388

Sharing Your Story Using Technology

This session will take you through the basics of using iMovie to create videos for sharing your family history. We’ll guide you through the planning process, help you create and edit your video, and discuss platforms for sharing once the video is complete. Bring your iPad or use one of ours to create videos of your memories. Participants are welcome to bring a USB key with images they wish to use.

Monday, May 28
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: Free/1 Class
Age: 18Y+
Course Code: 235401

Introduction to Eastern European Genealogy

In this session, Family Historian Eva Kujawa will help you determine your ancestors and their origins. You will be given a historical overview of Eastern Europe and look at the impact of culture and society. Finally, you will be guided through research resources to
address potential challenges and solutions to this type of genealogical research.

Wednesday, June 13
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Central Branch, Auditorium
Cost: $8/1 Class
Age: 18Y+
Course Code: 235391