Build a better Family Tree with Lisa Dougherty July 26 6:30 PM

Summer reading for adults. Why should kids have all the fun this summer?? You too can have fun by participating in the Pember Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program “Build a Better World” July 12–August 16.

Genealogy, or the study of family history, has been described as the “fastest-growing hobby in America”. With the popularity of television shows like “Who Do You Think You Are”, the ease of sharing information via the internet and the reconnecting of distant relatives using social media, it’s no wonder more Americans than ever before are interested in discovering their roots. Professional genealogist Lisa Dougherty will help you get started in the pursuit of your own family history by offering guidelines for gathering information, conducting effective family interviews, and organizing your research.

Lisa volunteers at Crandall Library in Glens Falls once monthly answering genealogy questions, third Wednesday of every month from 10am-12pm. The remaining dates for 2017 are August 16, September 20, October 18, November 15, and December 20.

Our summer reading program is supported in part by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.