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Sharing Your Family History

The holidays are just around the corner and this is a perfect time to get family members, especially the youngest ones, interested in your family history.  What's a good way to do this?  Come to the library and use library edition for free. (Copies are ten cents per page.).  Find one of your families in a U.S. census, particularly a census which includes information about citizenship, year of immigration (if foreign-born), and occupation.  Look for family members on ship passenger lists; you may be amazed to know not only how young they were at the time but also that they had a whole five dollars in their pockets!! You might also wish to find a family member such as great grandfather who registered for the World War I and print out his draft card. What next?  Bring your copies over the Computer Lab and laminate them for ten cents a page. Laminated copies are much easier to pass around.  It's a great idea to get the young members of your family interested in their history and the history of their country.

Created by Kathy O'Leary on Sep 14th, 2017 @ 2:37 PM.
Updated on Sep 14th, 2017 @ 3:11 PM.