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Thursday, September 06, 2012

FAMILY HISTORY FAIR AT JEFFERSON COUNTY LIBRARY

Jefferson County Genealogical Society and the Jefferson County Library, Northwest Branch will host a Family History Fair on Saturday October 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Library, located at 5680 State Road PP, High Ridge, Missouri. This is a great opportunity to learn how you can start your family history project or get great tips on advancing your research!

Presentations will be given throughout the day. Attendees can choose between “Basic Genealogy for Beginners” or “St. Louis: Cradle of the Czech Catholic Experience in America” from 10-11a.m.; followed by “Finding Your German Roots” or “Finding Genealogical Clues in Probate Records & Wills” from 11:30 -12:30 p.m.

Afternoon programs include: “The Special Collection at the Northwest Branch of the Jefferson County Library: More Than Just Local History” from 1:00 -2:00 p.m.; and National Personnel Records Center from 2:30 -3:30 p.m.

Several genealogical and historical organizations will be present to talk with and answer questions, plus the Library will offer free access to its online genealogy databases Ancestry, Heritage Quest and Fold3. This will be a perfect time to locate yourself or your parents in the 1940 Federal Census. Volunteers will be available for assistance.

There will also be door prizes and a grand prize, a $20 gift certificate to Applebees.

Lunches can be purchased in the library café.

The program is free and open to anyone interested in family history. Registration is not required. For more information, contact Christine Merseal or Mindy Hudson at 636-677-8186.

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