Oakville Public Library Geneology/Genealogy Research.
With Christmas on it's way, thoughts have turned to what to buy for loved ones that is 'different' or keeps on giving. I remember one year my Dad gave my brothers and I the perfect gift- an album filled with photos of our ancestors along with a story about each of them and where they fit in to the family tree. It was one of the very best gifts I have ever been given.
This year I decided to make one for each of my sons.
Searching for your roots can be both exhilarating and frustrating, all at the same time. It can lead you to far-off places, both in your mind and physically and once you are bitten by the genealogy bug, it can become an all-consuming passion.
For those who would like to do research into their family history, did you know that access to Ancestry.com Library Edition is available free of charge at all of the Oakville Public Library branches?
Oakville Public Libary is offering three free workshops on genealogy. The workshops will teach you how to use 'Ancestry Library Edition' and also show you other resources that are available online to help you in your search.
These workshops are FREE, however registration is required through IRIS. Please see the link for the Oakville Public Library above for more information.
The course codes you will need for registering are listed below.
January 17, 2013 10-11:30 am Course Code 174793
February 27, 2013 2-2:30 pm Course Code 174795
March 19, 2013 10-11:30 am Course Code 174794
These courses are filling up quickly! Only a few spots remain open so be sure and register today.
With so many resources available at a low cost or no cost basis, what's stopping you from delving into your family's fascinating past?
This can become an exciting family project and one which your children and other family members will greatly enjoy as stories come to light and new connections with long lost branches of the family are re-newed.
Drop into one of the Oakville Public Libaray branches today to find out more about how you can research your family's geneology/genealogy free of charge through the use of the library's resources.