Description – Introduction to Genealogical Research, using free Library Subscription to Ancestry.com. Sample research focus will be on Samuel Eastburn, prominent historical figure in Solebury. Attendees will get assistance in starting their own family trees.
Presenter – Wendy Appleton, STHS
Place – The Free Library of New Hope and Solebury
Dates – Three Saturdays: March 9, March 16, March 23
Time – 10am, 1 to 1 1/2 hours
Notes – Attendees may wish to bring a USB thumb to store documents provided/discovered during the workshop, or money to purchase printed copies of documents from the Library. Free copies of documents can be emailed to attendees.
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Tag Archives: New Hope
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