Registration for Family History Fair begins Oct. 6
If you’re looking to research your family’s ancestry, consider attending the Hennepin County Library’s third annual Family History Fair. The free event offers seven seminars, showcases the library’s genealogy resources and enables attendees connect with some of Minnesota’s leading genealogy experts.
The event is free, but advance registration is required. Registration opens Saturday, Oct. 6. You can register online at www.hclib.org or by calling 612-543-5669. The Family History Fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Minneapolis Central library, 300 Nicollet Mall.
History Fair seminars
- CSI in Genealogy: Solving Family History Mysteries
- Putting Grandpa on the Map - Tips for finding ancestral homes in the old country
- The 1940 Census - How to use the census as a gateway to the past
- Tumultuous Times: Minnesota in the 1860s - What we can learn about the times and the written records
- Finding Family History in Military Records - Finding and using records related to military service
- What’s New in Internet Genealogy? - Databases, indexes and family history websites
- Finding First Communities in the U.S. Where Your Family Settled - Migration and settlement resources
More than a dozen organizations will have resource tables at the fair, including:
- Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International
- Irish Genealogical Society
- Norwegian-American Genealogical Association
- Romanian Genealogy Society
- Rusin Association
- Daughters of the American Revolution – Minnesota
- St. Paul Family History Center
- Park Genealogical Books
- Friends of the Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery
- Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Minnesota
- Swedish Genealogical Society of Minnesota.
Genealogy collection tour
Attendees will be able to tour the Minneapolis Central Library’s genealogy collection and the Government Documents collection on the fourth floor.
Family History Fair 2012 is sponsored by the Friends of the Minneapolis Central Library in collaboration with the Minnesota Genealogical Society and One Minneapolis, One Read.
Published Sep. 26, 2012