Could there be a witch in your family tree? Perhaps one of your ancestors lived during a time and location where ‘witch trials’ took place. The Oct. 16th SGS meeting will feature presentations by Mary Gill, Sally Daugherty and Karen Childs who will share the history of witchcraft and their family connections to it. ‘If you have ancestry from early Essex County, MA, you have an excellent chance of finding a connection to the Salem Witch Trials of 1692”. Join us for what promises to be an interesting, if not bewitching evening!
Technology Innovations for the 2020 Census
As the U.S. Census Bureau readies itself for smartphones and online census responses, security procedures are in place for collecting and “safeguarding information about every person living in the United States”. Read the full article HERE.
Genealogy Classes at the Library
Three genealogy classes are being offered at the library for beginners to family history research or for those interested in a review course. Classes are taught by Kevin Mittge, Adult Services Librarian and Professional Genealogist.
The class schedule is :
– Beginning Your Family History Search – Thursday, Oct 17; 1 – 2:30 pm
– Finding and Using Records – Thursday, Oct. 31; 1 – 2:30 pm
– DNA Basics – Thursday, Nov. 14 ; 1 – 2:30 pm
Attendance is limited and pre-registration is required. Sign up at the library’s Reference Desk or call 541-997-3132.