Fenton Provides Genealogy Answers



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Janet Wahlberg

The Fenton’s Hall House Research Center, 73 Forest Avenue, Jamestown has a support group for those interested in working on their family’s genealogy. The group meets the last Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Hall House and also has a Facebook page titled Fenton Genealogy Support Group at the Hall House. While the group started off small, they now have 15 to 20 people at each meeting.

The group objective is to share expertise and continue developing skills as researchers. Each meeting includes an educational offering, as well as time for discussion and research.

At the July meeting Andrew Kolstee presented a program entitled DNA 101. A few of the past programs include tutorials available on Ancestry and Family Search, Using Newspapers on-line, Fulton Post Cards, an in-depth look at the Family Files located at the Library, Emibas and Archiv Digital.

The August meeting will feature a presentation on How to Publish Your Family History. September’s will be a program on the all-important topic, Properly Citing Your Sources. So, as you can see we present a variety of topics and an ambitious agenda.

We will be holding an Open House on October 15th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. where you may use the Hall House resources free of charge. Volunteers will be there to assist you.

If you have an interest in genealogy, consider joining us. Non-members are welcome to attend a meeting or two to try us out prior to joining the Fenton. Remember, your membership helps to support the library, the history center and its programs.