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Friday, April 22 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Chasing Your Own Tale: A Librarian's Introduction to Genealogy and Genealogical Sources

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Genealogists, from absolute beginners to professionals, love nothing more than talking about their ancestors. Teaching a genealogy class means listening to those stories, and also guiding the search and providing resources to enrich the stories. One of the first places a genealogist visits to do their research, the public library is a natural fit for this kind of class. You don't have to be a professional genealogist to teach research methods and introduce students to quality websites, library databases, and specialized collections. YOU can help your patrons find and tell their own stories. This introduction is geared towards library professionals who have little or no experience with genealogy.

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Margaret Harmon-Myers

Library Assistant, Adult Services, Eugene Public Library
I used to read the backs of cereal boxes at breakfast - I think it's safe to say I was the only first grader at Normandy Village School in Jacksonville, Florida whose vocabulary included Niacin, Riboflavin, and Thiamine.

Malia Laughton

Reference Librarian, Wilsonville Public Library

Greg Martin

Adult Services Librarian, Wilsonville Public Library

Friday April 22, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Sisters, Room C