Family History Month...What does this mean to you?
For me, personally, this means cousins, reunions and family trees...BUT, my true passion is in encouraging others into discovering their family history.
And, that is exactly what made this past month a fantastic Family History Month!
I have been working as the adult services librarian at a small town library in Indiana for a little over four years. Because of my knowledge and passion for family history, I was put in charge of my library's Indiana/Genealogy Area.
I do have genealogy and history programs throughout the year, but really pile them on throughout October for Family History Month. The last few years has not had the greatest attendance.
However, this year...Amazing!
Double the turnout, New faces, and Interested, spirited dialogue!
Oh, and an added bonus...a past genealogy volunteer had such fun helping a patron during our first event that she decided to volunteer again!! Woo hoo!!
Family History Month Events
- "Break Thru That Brick Wall" One-on-one Genealogy Help
- "Get to Know Greene County" Family History Info
- "Books + Internet = Success" Genealogy Class
How to Top Off a Great Family History Month?
With a FAMILY REUNION, of course!
|Reviewing the Family |
|Lots of fun photo props!|
|Always plenty of great food! Yum!|
|Yours truly talking family|
history with an interested cousin
|Hammin' it up!|
And, thus ends a truly wonderful Family History Month in Indiana!!