The Libraries are doing genealogy now!

Albert Einstein once said that the only thing that you absolutely have to know is the location of the library. In these pandemic days, few people physically go to the library. But video technology like Zoom, Hangouts, Teams, Skype, etc. have enabled us to still use the Library facilities. My wife, for one, gets lots of electronic books from the Library systems. Now we will be able to learn genealogy methods at our local library, remotely that is.

Kathy Nielsen, the leader of the Off-The-Charts writing meetings, is going to do a series sponsored by the Monterey Public Library all about genealogy. This new series will be on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 4:00 pm in the afternoon, live and in color, via Zoom.

I’m not sure where Kathy gets all of her energy,  she is a reference librarian and an educator. She is currently a popular genealogy speaker on the Monterey Peninsula. She has been featured on Lisa Louise Cooke’s weekly YouTube program, Elevenses. She is a co-founder of the Monterey County Genealogy Society’s special interest writing group, Off the Charts. Kathy incorporates her skills as a historian, storyteller, and librarian in her search for her family’s history.

The meetings are being done via Zoom, and registration is required. You can find out more about this new series by visiting the Monterey Library website or following this link

The schedule for the next 6 meetings are:

  • June 10th, 2021: Finding Family at the Library
  • July 8th, 2021: A New Life for Old Photos: Identifying, Organizing, and Restoring Photos
  • August 12th, 2021: DNA: The Key to Uncovering Your Family History
  • September 9th, 2021: Every Home Has a Story: Researching Yours and Your Ancestors’ Homes
  • October 14th, 2021: What to Do with All of Your Family Stuff? Heirlooms and Research
  • November 11, 2021: Share Your Family’s Stories….Just Jump In and Do It

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