Friday, October 7, 2011

Free Ideas for Family History Month

October is Family History Month in New Hampshire!

Tuesday, October 11
Manchester, New Hampshire, The American Canadian Genealogical Society will be open from 8 AM to 4PM FREE, no need for membership or fees.  Anyone who would like to research their roots is welcome.  Genealogists will be available for assistance, too.   The ACGS Library is located at 4 Elm Street, next to the Blessed Sacrament Church.  603-622-1554  Website

Thursday, October 20
Genealogy and Vital Records, at the Derry Public Library, 6:30 PM, Christine Sharbrough, reference librarian and certified genealogist, presents a lecture on the history of vital records in the USA and strategies for finding evidence of births, marriages and deaths pre-civil registration.  Best for intermediate and expert genealogical researchers and those interested in the history of the development of US vital records.

Saturday, October 22
"What's your Ancestral Story?" Concord, The Concord LDS Family History Library, 90 Clinton Street will offer a FREE day of workshops and lectures on genealogy for all levels, beginners to advanced, and for all ages.  Open to the public.  Please pre-register since there is limited seating.  For more information see the website

Thursday, October 27
Genealogy and the Treasures of the New Hampshire Room, at the Derry Public Library, 6:30 PM, Christine Sharbrough, reference librarian and certified genealogist, will present a lecture on the hidden gems and unique local genealogy materials in the Library’s “New Hampshire Room”.  For all ages and skill levels.
Every day until October 15th is celebrating its 15th Anniversary by offering a free database, no need for a subscription!  

Don't forget, the Londonderry Leach Library and the Derry Public Library both offer and Genealogybank, two popular internet genealogy websites FREE everyday! There are also many reference books on genealogy and local history on the shelves.  Check them out anytime!   (If you live elsewhere, call your local library to see what online resources are available, and what help your reference librarians can offer for researching your family tree.)

Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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