State-wide Virtual Genealogy Lock-in

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, October 6, 2017
Contact: Kanya Lyons, 512-974-7379

State-wide Virtual Genealogy Lock-in

Celebrate Archives Month and Family History Month on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 11 AM to 6 PM with this state-wide virtual genealogy lock-in featuring a variety of programs for genealogy enthusiasts of all levels. Two of the workshops listed on the flyer will be taught in-person at the Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe St. Those workshops are listed below. For more information call 512-974-7480 or visit austinhistorycenter.org.

12 noon-1:30 PM Beginner’s Guide to Documenting Your Family History
LaToya Devezin, Community Archivist, Austin History Center

Researchers will learn how use resources to create a family tree, record and organize their information, and navigate online and archival records to find their ancestors. Learn a fresh approach and up-to-date information in this first-step Beginner’s class.

1:40 - 2:40 PM Discover Local History through a Regional Depository
Laura Saegert, Assistant Director for Archives, Archives & Information Services Division, TSLAC

The Regional Historical Resources Depository (RHRD) Program of the Texas State Library & Archives Commission collects, preserves and makes available for public use the historical records of the local governments of Texas. The RHRDs house records with genealogical interest, in microfilm but also original paper records. The presentation will introduce you to these wonderful sources of information for your genealogical and historical work. 
 
About the Austin History Center
As the local history collection of the Austin Public Library, the Austin History Center provides the public with information about the history, current events and activities of Austin and Travis County. The Center collects and preserves information about local governments, businesses, residents, institutions and neighborhoods so that generations to come will have access to their history.

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