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# Thursday, September 30, 2010
Celebrating Family History Month in October!
Posted by Diane

Tomorrow starts an exciting month around here—Family History Month! In 2001, Congress first passed a resolution, introduced by Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who wrote, "By searching for our roots, we come closer together as a human family.”

Similar legislation has passed in several years since. To my knowledge, there wasn’t an official declaration  this year, but family history organizations continue to observe Family History Month in October.

We’ve already told you about our free, beginner-oriented 10 Steps to Discover Your Roots webinar (Oct. 16) and Discover Your Family Tree Family Tree University course (running for two weeks starting Oct. 11).

We’ve also got a couple more surprises up our sleeves—stay tuned right here!

Family History Month often brings great opportunities to improve your genealogy skills, find out about new resources and meet others who share your passion for the past! Check program schedules for your local library and genealogical society to see what’s going on near you.

Here are some of the genealogy classes and other special events we’ve heard about (listed by state; click the link for more information on the event).

If your group is holding a special Family History Month event, please click Comments at the end of this post to share the news. Be sure to include a link where people can learn more.

California
Genealogical Society of North Orange County Family History Month 2010 Events, Yorba Linda area

California Genealogical Society and Library events (download a flier using the link about halfway down this page), San Francisco

Oakland Regional Family History Center Family History Month classes (click “See flyer” link to download schedule), Oakland

2 Norman Park Senior Center, Chula Vista, Annual Seminar

9 California Family History Day, Sacramento

Florida
Southwest Germanic Genealogy Society Family History Month series, Fort Myers (Fridays in October)

Illinois
Ela Area Public Library Family History Month events, Lake Zurich

Robert W. Lowe Public Library District Family History Month genealogy consultations (by appointment), Sheridan

23 Illinois State Genealogical Society Fall Conference, Peoria

Indiana
Allen County Public Library Family History Month events (click to download PDF of calendar), Fort Wayne

23 Indiana State Library Genealogy and Local History Fair, Indianapolis

Massachusetts
16 Family History Day 2010 with Ancestry.com and NEHGS, Boston

Oklahoma
Muskogee Public Library Family History Month events, Muskogee

Oklahoma History Center Family History Month activities (click on the “registration form” link), Oklahoma City

Go ahead and hold your own party, too. Give yourself a whole Saturday at the library or Family History Center, ask a relative your burning family history questions, bake Grandma's famous cookie recipe, jot down a family story, or tell your state representative how much you appreciate your public library's genealogy resources.


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Thursday, September 30, 2010 11:26:24 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [5]
Thursday, September 30, 2010 3:20:55 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Diane,
Thanks so much for including our events! The response to the Fall 2010 Beginning Genealogy Series has been overwhelming. 33 attendees showed up for the first class which is over capacity. This is the third consecutive year in which the California Genealogical Society has collaborated with the Oakland Regional Family History Center to present classes for beginners in October. It's an idea that I hope other societies and family history centers will duplicate. Clearly interest in genealogy is increasing and beginners want to learn how do research right!
Thursday, September 30, 2010 3:54:05 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Arizona - The Family History Society of Arizona is holding a Fall Seminar on Saturday October 23, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona Topic is Writing and Preserving Your Family History. The morning includes a panel of writers as well as learning how to write your history. The afternoon provides 12 classes to choose from in 3 different time periods.
Thursday, September 30, 2010 3:59:32 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
You're welcome, Kathryn, and thanks, Karen!

You can download a flyer about the Family History Society of Arizona Fall Seminar from http://www.fhsa.org/ (scroll down a little and you'll see the link).
Diane
Thursday, September 30, 2010 11:21:52 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
New Mexico- The New Mexico Genealogical Society is celebrating 50 yrs with a conference in Albuquerque on October 15th&16th. Local historians will speak along with representatives from Ancestry, Family Search, and Family Tree DNA. Registration forms at our website www.NMGS.org. No late charges. Thanks .

Jeam Montano
Jean Montano
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 1:51:19 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
In Houston, the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical research is holding a host of Family History Month activities. See the listing at http://www.hpl.lib.tx.us/clayton
Diane
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