Library's genealogy series begins Thursday

Loutit District Library's local history and genealogy specialist, Jeanette Weiden, will conduct a series of three weekly genealogy programs on Thursdays, beginning Oct. 13. "Beginning Your Family Genealogy' will kick off the series on Oct. 13. Weiden will explain how to begin, how to stay organized and where to find records.
Oct 11, 2011


The second program is on Oct. 20. “Starting Your Dutch Genealogy” will focus on Dutch genealogy of the community. Many residents of Ottawa County are descended from Dutch immigrants, so Weiden will outline the history of the Netherlands and its culture. She will also explore websites that contain Dutch records.

The final program on Oct. 27 is titled “Preserving Your Family Treasures.” Weiden said when one becomes the family genealogist, they also become the family historian. She poses the question: What does one do with it all? Weiden will present practical ways to store old photographs, grandmother’s wedding dress, the family Bible and other heirlooms.

All programs are free and will be held in the library’s Program Room A from 7-8:30 p.m. Registration is not required.

For more information, visit; or call 842-5560, ext. 225.


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