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.
A second class, “Digging up your ancestors online”, will be offered on Monday, June 13, from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. This will be presented by Melissa Ierlan (Clarendon Historian) and Marsha DeFillips, (Holley/Murray Historian), who will introduce patrons to online sources such as Fulton’s Postcards; handouts will be available.
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.