You never know what you'll find!  That's the fun behind genealogy and exploring your family tree.  The Superior Public Library makes it easy to do so with their "Foolin' Around With Your Family Tree" event - held annually in the spring of the year.  This years event will happen on Friday, April 9 and will occur virtually due to the response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Similar to the way the event has been planned in past years, it's aimed at both first-time and seasoned genealogists.  Attendees will find a variety of information presented for all skill levels from amateurs to experts.  On tap with this years event:

  • Eileen Gannon and Lisa Harmadi will give a presentation about DNA and genetic genealogy.  You'll learn how DNA can help you find new living cousins and even break-down some of the brick walls and dead-ends located along your family tree.  They'll also provide some background details on ethnicity estimates - and present pros and cons of this new and expanding genealogy field.
  • Thomas MacEntee - a nationally-known genealogy expert - will present "The 1950 US Federal Census - Are You Ready?".  The talk will provide information about the upcoming release of 1950 US Census information, which follows the "72 Year Rule" for records at the National Archives.  The 1950 US Census will become public information on Friday, April 1, 2022 and the time to get ready to incorporate this information into your own family tree search is now.  MacEntee will also describe the history of the 1950 census, why it differs so much from previous census forms, and how the data will be accessible to the general public.  In addition, he'll offer details on how you can get involved - through volunteer projects related to indexing and finding aids.

The Superior Public Library is asking that you reserve your spot for this virtual family tree event now - ahead of the presentation. Further details - along with the link to take part - will be released closer to the date.  To get registered, email mehlel@superiorlibrary.org or click here.

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