Local and State Genealogy Experts Offer Up Resources, Tips and How-To Advice
Four programs are designed to help with your family history search at the Brighton District Library.
As a child you probably heard stories or bits and pieces of information from your parents, grandparents or relatives about your family history. Sometimes everything matches up - facts, dates, names, and photos. Other times however, information may be missing, or individuals are left with little or no information about their family background. When this occurs, there’s a strong curiosity to find answers and fill in those ancestry gaps.
Help is on the way! Join us at the Brighton Library for four genealogy programs and workshops aimed at answering those unanswered or perplexing questions. Workshop experts include Genealogy and Local History Librarian Mark Mullinax from the Brighton District Library, archivist and librarian Jessica Miller from Archives of Michigan, and Guenter Loepertz, President of the Livingston County Genealogical Society.
Long Distance Genealogy: How do I research THERE when I live HERE? Monday Sept. 24 - 7-8:30 p.m.
Have you been frustrated by trying to conduct genealogy research in a state where you don't live? Join Guenter Loepertz, president of the Livingston County Genealogical Society, for an informative program on researching your family history when you don't live where your ancestors lived. Using examples from his own research in the Finger Lakes Area of New York, Mr. Loepertz will describe long distance research techniques and give hints and tips to help make researching in other states effective. Call 810-229-6571 ext. 227 to register.
Drop-In Genealogy Assistance, Tuesday, Oct. 4 - 2-4 p.m.
Join Mark Mullinax, Genealogy and Local History Librarian, for some one-on-one help in your family history search. Computers will be available to access Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest and other websites. No appointment necessary. This event takes place the first Tuesday of each month.
Genealogy Assistance, Monday, Oct. 15 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Join Livingston County Genealogical Society representatives in the Brighton Room for some one-on-one help with your genealogy research. Both beginning and advanced researchers welcome. No appointment necessary.
Genealogy After Hours, Friday, Oct. 19 - 6-11:00 p.m.
Genealogists, novice and advanced, have the run of the library and the exclusive use of library computers during this fun and informative annual after-hours event. Archivist Jessica Miller will give a presentation entitled Seeking Ancestors with Seeking Michigan and other online resources. This presentation will focus on Michigan records and include live demonstrations and a discussion of tips, hints, and strategies to use when searching Seeking Michigan and Family Search. It will also touch on using online indexes, guides, and catalogs to prepare for visits to the Archives of Michigan. Space is limited, so call the Information Desk at 810-229-6571 x227.
Jessica Miller – Jessica Miller is an archivist at the Archives of Michigan. She currently works with records from the Office of the Great Seal, helps to staff the reference desk, and assists in answering telephone and e-mail reference questions. Jessica earned a Master of Library and Information Science degree and archives administration graduate certificate from Wayne State University in 2009.
The Brighton District Library is located at 100 Library Drive, Brighton, Michigan. For additional information about these programs call 810-229-6571 ext. 227 or visit our website at www.brightonlibrary.info.