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9/14/2020 - Fee or Free Genealogy on October 15, 2020

On Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 1-2pm, the Southbury Library will be hosting a Zoom lecture on fee or free genealogy options presented by Marian Burk Wood.

Genealogy research doesn't have to be costly, although it often pays to pay for birth, marriage, and death records of direct ancestors. See how to click beyond the big-name websites and find information about ancestors from free and low-cost sources such as Linkpendium, the Ancestor Hunt, historical and genealogical societies, and other resources. Also learn how to decide whether to pay for a family-history document, based on details in the record, time and distance from the source, the uniqueness of the record, and what else is missing from the family tree.

Marian Burk Wood is a Southbury-based genealogy speaker and author of the best-selling genealogy book, “Planning a Future for Your Family’s Past.” Born in the Bronx, she has been researching her ancestors from Eastern Europe and her husband's ancestors from England and the Midwest for more than two decades. Her genealogy blog, "Climbing My Family Tree," is ranked among the country's most popular family-history blogs.

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this program is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. This program is sponsored by the Janet Mann Fund. Space is limited and registration is required. Please visit the link below or call 203-262-0626 ext. 130 to register.

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