Library to Host Organization for the Genealogist

Now that you’ve collected documents, letters, and other paper records which help to tell the history of your family, what do you do with them? Organizing and storing large quantities of paper is a daunting task. While there are many great methods and systems to help with this task, digitizing them might be the answer. You will still need to be able to access and work with those documents, so a logical organization plan is needed.  Come to the Frankfort Community Public Library at 6 p.m. on Tues., Oct 9 to learn different ways to tame the paper jungle from Dennis Hoffman.

A life-long Clinton County resident, Hoffman completed a BS in Social Studies and Secondary Education at Ball State and a Masters of Library Science at Indiana University.  When he moved into his great-grandmother’s house in 1978, he found a lifetime of her memories, newspaper clippings, and letters. He discovered that his passion for history could also include his own family. He has attended more than thirty genealogy lectures and conferences over the years. There are over 55,000 people in the two trees he has on Ancestry.com. The history of his family has been an addiction for forty years.

The cost of the class is $2, and registration is required.  To register, call 765-654-8746, visit myfcpl.org/calendar, or stop by the library.

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