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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4th
Virginia Group 10am – noon
The Quakers – history, beliefs, and their lives in records
Presenter: Peggy Baldwin
The early Society of Friends, more informally known as Quakers, had a belief in the equality of all people who called on the Divine within. Their beliefs lead to a unique organizational structure of monthly, quarterly, and yearly meetings that resulted in incredible records. We’ll discuss types of records, record repositories and websites, and how to effectively access the Quaker record holdings on Ancestry.com.
German Group 1 – 3pm
Speaker: Barbara Forster
Topic: writing family history and storybooks
Plus: time to view some of the books which we purchased, etc.
The German Interest Group was formed in the spring of 2011. It is intended to be a source of information and inspiration for anyone with German speaking ancestors. One goal is to provide information on a variety of topics related to Germanic history and migration. We also will provide time for members to share their research journeys and connect with others who may be researching the same region or time period.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5th
Manuscripts Work Party 9am – noon
Explore our manuscript, personal papers and Bible collection while we organize, scan and create finding aids. Drop by at the time that works for you. Questions? Send a note to email@example.com.
LABELS WORK PARTY!! 9am – noon
Come help the Library Committee put labels on books so we can get them back out to the shelves for our researchers! Come for as long or short as you can. We need all the hands and wonderful attentive minds and eyes we can get!
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6th
Free First Monday 9:30am – 5pm
That’s right! It’s the first Monday of the month again, and YOU know what THAT means!! The GFO Library is open and free to the public every first Monday of every month of every year (excepting major holidays, but then the library is usually free the next Monday). Come on by and bring a friend!
All of these events are FREE and open to the public.