Library to host three family history research workshops in November

20 Oct 2019 | 05:50

The Albert Wisner Public Library will host three hand-on workshops for beginner level genealogy research in November, led by family historian Deborah Sweeton.

The first session on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 1 to 2 p.m. will be a group session showing where to start, demonstrating tools like the library's Ancestry and Fold3 accounts.

This will be followed by individual one-hour sessions from 2-5 that day, with additional individual one-hour help sessions offered Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or Thursday, Nov. 21, from 5 to 8 p.m.

This free program is open to all Warwick Valley School District residents, but you must call the Help Desk to reserve your space.

Call 845-986-1047 option 3 to register for the introduction and a one-hour individual session.

Every family history a journey of discovery

Deborah Sweeton has been researching her family history for more than 20 years, and has lived in Warwick for 60 years. She was born in California and had no known family ties to this area. But through DNA matches discovered to her astonishment that she is related to some of Warwick’s oldest families and is eligible for the Daughters of the American Revolution.

In addition to familiarity with basic search tools, she also has experience with several DNA testing companies and their web resources and can help each participant further on their journey to knowing their family’s past.