Memorial Hall Library

Upcoming Genealogy Programs

Discover Your Past Genealogy Club

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:00am

Memorial Hall Library's Discover Your Past Genealogy Club meets the second Thursday of the month from 10:00am to 11:00am. Everyone is welcome, whether you're just getting started or have been researching your family for years. Most meetings will have a predetermined topic to discuss. Participants will learn from and help each other.Read more

Discover Your Past Genealogy Club

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:00am

Memorial Hall Library's Discover Your Past Genealogy Club meets the second Thursday of the month from 10:00am to 11:00am. Everyone is welcome, whether you're just getting started or have been researching your family for years. Most meetings will have a predetermined topic to discuss. Participants will learn from and help each other.Read more

I Found My Village! Now What?

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 7:00pm

Finding vital records for one's family in Poland is a critical step in exploring our Polish ancestry, but can sometimes be confusing. After a brief overview of the Polish partitions to introduce beginners to the history and geography of Poland, Julie Roberts Szczepankiewicz will illustrate the use of church records, passenger manifests, naturalization records, and other documents from U.S. sources,... Read more

Life Under the Tsars: Documenting Jewish Ancestors in Imperial Russia

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 7:00pm

Records from the Russian Empire show that people were often registered as citizens of one town but lived in another. What was the system of registration and residence permits under the tsars and later in the Soviet Union? How were people divided into social estates? How did our ancestors obtain steamship tickets and travel from their shtetls to the steamship... Read more

Finding Jewish Records From Ukraine and the Russian Empire

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 7:00pm

Records from the Russian Empire show that people were often registered as citizens of one town but lived in another. What was the system of registration and residence permits under the tsars and later in the Soviet Union? How were people divided into social estates? How did our ancestors obtain steamship tickets and travel from theirshetls to the steamship ports?... Read more

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