The Western Reserve Society SAR invites all Clevelanders to join us for a free introduction to the joys and pit falls of Genealogy. Have you seen all of those Ancestry ads? Well, come to our free event and learn from a true professional some of the Ins-and-Outs of genealogy.
Our speaker is Mr Joe Hardesty, Library Director of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution, in Louisville, KY.
Two different programs:
What you never knew about Irish immigration to the USA in the 1800s!
Learn what drove so many to leave their native homeland, what enticed them to America and what records and powerful online tools of genealogical value are available to help you understand the great sacrifices these new arrivals made to live the American dream.
Introduction to African American Genealogy —
Conducting African American family history presents unique challenges – especially when reaching back into the mid 19th century or further. Learn how to trace ones family back to Emancipation and discover other resources (i.e. plantation records, etc.) that can be of tremendous help.
RSVPs ARE required for attendance but at no cost.
Picnic Lunch may be purchased by members or non-members. RSVP’s required for the picnic. Meal cost is $15 per person and covers the picnic meal & non-alcoholic drinks. The picnic begins at 12pm.
RSVP’s are due by September 10th, 2018
. SPACE IS LIMITED. RSVP early!
Our speaker will return in 2019 to talk to Cleveland about the history of the US Census. Be informed prior to the start of the next Census in 2020.