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Heritage Quest Training

Posted by Ardyce on 16th April 2013

April 18, 2013
6:00 pm

The Friends of the Library fund our subscription to this database.  Spend about an hour learning how to best navigate these resources. Heritage Quest may be accessed from your home computer using your Pember  library card.


HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.

18th Century or 20th Century. European or Native American. Farm or Factory. East Coast or West Coast. Where does your American past begin?

Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

The collection consists of six core data sets:

U.S. Federal Censuses feature the original images of every extant federal census in the United States, from 1790 through 1930, with name indexes for many decades. In total the collection covers more than 140 million names.

Genealogy and local history books deliver more than 7 million digitized page images from over 28,000 family histories, local histories, and other books. Titles have been digitized from our own renowned microform collections, as well from the American Antiquarian Society via an exclusive partnership.

Periodical Source Index (PERSI), published by the Allen County Public Library, is recognized as the most comprehensive index genealogy and local history periodicals. It contains more than 2 million records covering titles published around the world since 1800.

Revolutionary War records contains original images from pension and bounty land warrant application files help to identify more than 80,000 American Army, Navy, and Marine officers and enlisted men from the Revolutionary War era.

Freedman’s Bank Records, with more than 480,000 names of bank applicants, their dependents, and heirs from 1865–1874, offers valuable data that can provide important clues to tracing African American ancestors prior to and immediately after the Civil War.

LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set records the memorials, petitions, private relief actions made to the U.S. Congress back to 1789, with a total of more than 480,000 pages of information.

Plus, with a robust search interface, easy-to-use document management tools, and convenient remote access—it’s easy to see why HeritageQuest continues to be one of the most recommended resources by family history publications and genealogists.

The clues are out there waiting. Let HeritageQuest help you to find them.

This program is FREE, preregistration is not required.

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Quilling Class

Posted by Ardyce on 11th April 2013

April 4, 2013
6:00 pm
April 25, 2013
6:00 pm
One of the quilling books we have available at the Pember Library

One of the quilling books we have available at the Pember Library

Pat O will teach us more quilling or feel free to join us if you have a project you are working on and just like to chat while you are crafting.

Quilling is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. Pre-registration is not required, materials provided. Beginners welcome. For information, call 518-642-2525.

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Book Sale

Posted by Ardyce on 9th April 2013

April 13, 2013
9:00 amto3:00 pm

As April showers fall, grab your umbrella and boots and head over the Pember Library, Main Street in Granville on Saturday, April 13th   for the annual Spring Paperback Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Pember Library

There will be an extensive selection of gently read paperback books which include fiction, non-fiction and children’s titles.

From 9am to 2 pm, regular sized paperbacks will be priced at just $.25 or 5/$1.00.  Large paperbacks will cost $.50.

From 2-3 pm, there will be a $1.00 bag sale.  Bags will be provided.

Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to pick up lots of new titles for your springtime reading.

Book Sale!

Book Sale!

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Pember Board meeting

Posted by Ardyce on 3rd April 2013

April 17, 2013
6:00 pm

A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Pember Library and Museum will be held on the third Wednesday of each month at the Pember. This is a regular meeting and open to the public.

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Book Club

Posted by Ardyce on 13th March 2013

April 16, 2013
1:00 pm

The book club will read biographies this month, reader’s choice. I would like to suggest the following. These describe how books affected the writers’ lives.

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