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Libraries offer workshops on researching ancestors

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Tracing ancestors will be the topic of two workshops held at the Kanawha County Library and its branches.

An all-day workshop on tracing Scots-Irish ancestors will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 26 at the Dunbar Branch Library.

Many West Virginia natives have Irish or Scots-Irish ancestors. Brian Trainor and Finan Mullan, with the Ulster Historical Foundation, will give advice on how to proceed searching your genealogy.

The seminar will include how to use Irish church records, estate farming records, and information from headstones. There will be an extended question-and-answer session.

Registration is required for the workshop. There will be a brown-bag break for lunch.

Genealogy and the Revolutionary War will be the topic of three workshops that Joetta Kuhn and Patsy Adkins of the Anne Bailey Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will teach.

The workshops will cover how to get started researching your family's history, common problems and solutions in research and free resources. Both presenters are qualified genealogists. Detailed handouts are included, and registration is required.

The workshops will be given at 2 p.m. March 30 at the Main Library on Capitol Street; noon April 20 at Clendenin Branch Library; and 2 p.m. April 27 at St. Albans Branch Library.

Check www.kanawhalibrary.org for more information.


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