Genealogy is very popular on TV this month.
NBC is offering Who Do You Think You Are?, which features celebrities researching their family history and their family’s connections to historical events. And PBS just wrapped up its four-episode run of Faces of America, which explores the family histories of 12 celebrities through genealogy and the latest tools in genetics.
Have these shows made you curious about your own family history? Or were you interested before, but aren’t sure how to start your research?
If so, please consider registering for our Beginning Genealogy Workshop this Saturday, March 13 from 8:30-4:00 at the Main Street Library. The workshop will be presented by our own Amy Groskopf, manager of the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center, and Donna McNamara, former director of the Family History Center.
Topics for the workshop include an introduction to genealogy, record keeping, census records and newspapers. You will also learn more about the Family History Center, Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society (SCIGS) and the many resources available at the Special Collections Center. Attendees will receive a Beginning Genealogy packet.
The workshop fee is $10, which is a bargain for an all-day learning experience! For more details, or to reserve a spot, please call us at 563-326-7902.