Did you ever wonder where your family originated, or if you are related to a king or queen?
Funded by a grant from Senator Robert Ortt, the Community Free Library, 86 Public Square, Holley, NY, will be providing free access to Ancestry.com, the world’s largest for-profit genealogy research program from June 1, 2016- June 1, 2017.
To aid in family history research, the library is offering two classes in June, free to community members. On Monday, June 6, 2016, from 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m., Dee Robinson will present a program on how to use Ancestry.com. Although the class will not be hands-on, community members who attend will learn how to navigate the site and use it to their best advantage.
For the year of the grant, Ancestry.com will be accessible, free, to community members, on library computers. In addition to using the normal library computers, there will also be two laptops available for genealogical research within the library, also purchased through Senator Ortt’s grant.
There is no registration required for the two classes, but it is suggested that interested people arrive early for good seats.
The library is exploring offering the programs a second time, if there is enough community interest.
Computers and Ancestry.com will be available to community members during regular library hours.
If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Shaw, Library Director, at 638-6987.