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Family History Day

Family History Day features local and national speakers who will provide insight into techniques and resources to strengthen your genealogical pursuits. This fully- virtual event will have something to offer for people of all skill levels - whether you are researching family in the United States or around the world, trying to learn more about a historic family home, or just get started with research.

This is a free event, but registration is required.


Cleveland Public Library Family History Day 2022 Schedule
10:00-11:00 11:15- 12:15     Lunch     1:00-2:00 2:15-3:15 3:30-4:30 4:45-5:45

Michael Brophy

The 1950 Census

Christine Cochran 

Genealogy and Dual Citizenship 


Alec Feretti 

Italian Genealogy 101:Tracing Your Ancestors Back to Italy

Dana Ann Palmer

Buckeye Research: Using FamilySearch to Find Ohio Records

Denyce Porter Peyton

Free Persons of Color - Migrating to Ohio in the Antebellum Period

Jessica Trotter 

Your Results Are In! Using DNA in Your African American Research

Sunny Morton 

Meet PERSI, and Discover Treasures in Genealogy Periodicals 

Mary Jamba

Are You My Cousin?: Using AncestryDNA Matches 


Lauren Kuntzman

Researching with Maps

Deborah Abbott 

Paul Newman: The Genealogy of Shaker's Favorite Son

Katharine O'Connell 

Forensic Genealogy and DNA

Stephen Wendt

Jumping into German and Austro-Hungarian Family Research



A Zoom link will be emailed to attendees prior to the event and Zoom's Breakout Rooms feature will be used to allow attendees to select between simultaneous events. 

Questions? Please contact the Center for Local & Global History at CLGH@cpl.org or (216) 623-2864

Saturday, October 29, 2022
10:00am - 5:45pm
Main Library - Downtown
Adults Ages 19+ Seniors Teens Ages 12-18
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