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Family History Day

Family History Day

Don't miss Cleveland Public Library's first genealogy and local history conference! Throughout the day, attendees can choose from 16 genealogy workshops and presentations by eight notable speakers. The Cleveland Digital Public Library will be leading tours and doing scanning demos throughout the day. All sessions are free and open to the public, see below for the complete schedule. Registration is required; boxed lunches will be provided.

Main Library is easily accessible by public transit. Plan your trip using RTA's Trip Planner or Google Maps.

Parking options are available here: https://parking.downtowncleveland.com/civic-center/

Click "Begin Registration" button, below. Questions? Call 216-623-2864.

Saturday, June 29, 2019
10:30am - 5:30pm
LSW 02 - 2nd Floor - Learning Commons, LSW 00 - Lower Level - Auditorium
Main Library - Downtown
Adults Seniors Teens
Registration has closed.

Family History Day Schedule










LSW, Auditorium Lobby


LSW, Auditorium

J. Mark Lowe: Looking for Papa, Finding a People

J. Mark Lowe: Is it Really Online?

J. Mark Lowe: Oral History and Genealogy

LSW, 2nd Floor Learning Commons

Shamele Jordon: Mapping Your Ancestors

Lunch Available

Tim Pinnick: Newspaper Research Imperatives

Shamele Jordon: Reconstructing 19th Century Lives

Tim Pinnick: Examining African American Migrations

LSW, 2nd Floor, Conference Room B

Sunny Morton: Comparing the Genealogy Giants

Amanda Epperson: Who are the People in Your Neighborhood? European Ethnic Communities in Cleveland

Cynthia Turk: Forensic Genealogy and 21st Century Research

Deborah Abbott: An American Icon- Chef Boyardee

LSW, 2nd Floor, Conference Room C

Carla Cegielski: Mining for Treasure in the Internet Archives

Carla Cegielski: Lifelong Learning- Enhancing Your Genealogical Skills

Tim Pinnick: Maximizing Your Reach: Research in University Libraries

Peggy Lauritzen: Preparing for Your Cemetery Research Trip

LSW, 2nd Floor, Conference Room D

Amanda Epperson: Who Lived Here? House Genealogy

Deborah Abbott: An Overlooked Source- Using City Directories

Sunny Morton: Reconstruct Your Ancestors’ Neighborhood

Amanda Epperson: Build a Wall of Brass-When Your Ancestors Weren’t Wanted

Main, 3rd Floor

Cleveland Digital Public Library: Scanning demos, tours

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