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Researching Your Family Tree: Monthly Genealogy Workshop

Nov 14, 2013 1:56 PM | 0 comments


When our doors swing open here at the Brooklyn Collection they are likely being pushed apart by the determined hands of a genealogist. Whether looking for the Williamsburg address of a great aunt or hunting down the high school yearbook photo of Dad, the Brooklyn Collection is where many an ancestor sleuth starts her journey. In order to better assist these researchers, and to introduce a whole new phalanx of patrons to the genealogy trade, we are teaming up with historian and genealogist Wilhelmena Kelly to offer monthly genealogy workshops in Central Library's ground floor Info Commons.

The first workshop will be held Wednesday, November 20th at 7pm in the Info Commons Lab at Brooklyn Public Library's Central Library. To clarify, this program will not be hosted in the Brooklyn Collection, but in the InfoCommons Lab space on the first floor of the library.  Patrons can expect to learn about many of the library's online genealogy resources as well as print materials. Attendees are also encouraged to come with any family histories they may have already assembled. 

Lap tops will be provided, but seating is limited, so be sure to come early to claim your spot at this first of many exciting and illuminating workshops.  

For more information feel free to contact librarian Ben Gocker at or by phone at 718-230-2778.

We hope to see you there!