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October is Family History Month

In 2002, the U.S. Congress designated October as “Family History Month” to acknowledge people’s desire to research their family heritage and to recognize that “within our Nation’s libraries and archives lie the treasured records that detail the history of our Nation, our states, our communities, and our citizens.” Genealogy continues to be one of the most popular hobbies, and libraries all over the world continue to provide the skills and resources people need to explore their family history. The Palm Beach County Library System will have numerous activities throughout this Family History Month to give you what you need to start your research!

E.g., 10/15/2018
E.g., 10/15/2018

Genealogy Help: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Oct 18, 10:00 am

Want to learn about your family tree? (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

About this Series

Want to learn about your family tree? (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

10/11
10/18

Introduction to Jewish Genealogy

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Oct 18, 2:00 pm

President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of PBC, Cindy Potter Taylor, discusses how to start researching your Jewish ancestry.  (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of PBC, Cindy Potter Taylor, discusses how to start researching your Jewish ancestry.  (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

10/18

Meet the Author: Donna Gruber Adair

Tequesta Branch
Thu, Oct 18, 2:00 pm

Author of "An American Odyssey" crafts a riveting tale of her family's pioneer travels through the early American Frontier.  Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Author of "An American Odyssey" crafts a riveting tale of her family's pioneer travels through the early American Frontier.  Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

10/18

Genealogy & the U.S. Decennial Census of Population

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Oct 23, 2:00 pm

Learn how to find and trace your families and communities over generations by searching and analyzing primary records created for the 1790-1950 censuses. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn how to find and trace your families and communities over generations by searching and analyzing primary records created for the 1790-1950 censuses. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

10/23

Getting Started With FamilySearch

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Oct 25, 2:00 pm

Research your family history; educate yourself on how to use this popular genealogy website.  (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Research your family history; educate yourself on how to use this popular genealogy website.  (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

10/25

Family Genealogy

West Boca Branch
Sat, Oct 27, 10:30 am

Celebrate Family History Month by working on your family tree with Ancestry. Ages 5 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Celebrate Family History Month by working on your family tree with Ancestry. Ages 5 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

10/27