On Saturday, May 14, please join the Genealogy Society of Rockland and the library as they offer a joint double program. Beginning at 10:30 AM, Sharon Hodges, researcher and genealogist, will diiscuss, "How Did Your Family Get There and Why Did They Go?" Early settlers in the region moved a lot more than you might think and often, researchers are stumped about their move. Come to this talk and perhaps Sharon will help shed light. Sometimes understanding the migration routes may lead you toward unsolved queries.
Bring your own lunch and stay for the afternoon as society members offer mini-workshops on some genealogy basics. There will be tables set up around the room. Visit the table of interest and when the bell rings after 15 minutes, move to another. Topics such as census interpretation, cemetery records and vital records will be presented. This program is intended to offer a glimpse at what is involved in researching these important areas. Afterwards, you can visit the Rockland Room and learn a lot more.