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Family History Day 2023

Family History Day returns to the Louis Stokes Wing for 2023! Six speakers will present about various topics related to genealogy and local history in the Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium. Family History Day showcases the Library’s facilities & collections, educates researchers about best practices, and celebrates the diverse family legacies that are a part of each of our lives.   

Family History Day 2023 Schedule

10:30 to 11:30 -  LaDonna Garner –  Don’t Forget Their House!: Researching the Homes of our Ancestors 

11:40 to 12:40 - Jayne Davis – The History and Researching Records of Children’s Homes and Orphanages 


1:15 to 2:15 -  Brian Rhinehart – I Have a Civil War Ancestor… Now What? 

2:20 to 3:20 -  Shamele Jordon – First Freedom: Freedmen’s Bureau 

3:25 to 4:25 - Kate Townsend – Applying Investigative Skills from the Financial Crime World to Genealogy 

4:30 to 5:30 - John Kerezy – Jesse Owens - The First Global Sports Hero

Saturday, October 28, 2023
10:00am - 6:00pm
LSW 00 - Lower Level - Auditorium, LSW 02 - 2nd Floor - Learning Commons
Main Library - Downtown
Adults Ages 19+ All Ages Seniors
Education / Lifelong Learning Genealogy Local History
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