Spring Genealogy Series

Sundays, March 5, March 19, and April 2 from 2 – 4 PM

March 5: “DNA Testing for Genealogy: What’s it All About?”
Sohier Room, Main Library

We see the ads everywhere: swab your cheek and find your ancestry. But how does it work? What will the results tell you? What won’t they tell you? What companies do it, and how do you choose? Should you be concerned about privacy? Join library director and long-time genealogist Patricia Cirone for a closer look at this popular trend. Free, no signup needed.

March 19: “Hidden Treasures”
Sohier Room, Main Library

What can you find in our local repositories? Come hear four speakers talk about what records can be found in various places. Sue Goganian from the Beverly Historical Society, John Thomson of the First Baptist Church, Charles Wainwright from the First Parish Unitarian-Universalist Church and Wes Slate, City Clerk will talk about what kinds of records you can find in these repositories and how to request access. Pat Cirone will also talk briefly about searching for and locating manuscripts and other records in archives and libraries. Free, no signup needed.

April 2: “Hands-On Genealogy Workshop” ** Registration required for this session **
Beverly Room, Main Library

Bring your laptop, notebook and questions to the library today. We will be gathering in and around the Beverly Room (located on the 2nd floor of the library) to explore what is in the Beverly Room and dip into the library’s many online genealogical and history databases. Unlike our regular genealogy talks, space is limited, so you must register in advance. While we can’t guarantee to knock down your brick walls, we will attempt to give individual attention to every attendee who request it.

All sessions are free and open to adults. Info: Pat Cirone at cirone@noblenet.org or 978-921-6062, ext. 2130.

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