Family Roots Wisconsin and the library hold this monthly genealogy workshop on the third Saturday of each month at 9:00am in the lower level Company E Room of the library.
This month the Roots have invited a special speaker:
Dr. Daniel Hubbard has been seriously researching his family history since he was 11 years old. He is a former particle physicist who lived in France, Switzerland and Sweden for 20 years before returning to Libertyville, Illinois, with his family. A full-time professional genealogist, book designer and writer, he is the owner of The Personal Past website with research concentrating on North American and Northern European records. He is past president of the Lake County Illinois Genealogical Society and a member of the Swedish-American Genealogy Society Advisory Board at the Swedish-American Museum in Chicago.
Dr. Hubbard's talk -- When a Life Becomes Myth: history, myth and family stories -- is about the reconstruction of a life. An odd and dramatic family tale showed a life slowly being converted to myth over generations. Using genealogy and history to reconstruct what seems to have happened revealed a fascinating life that was not so far from the storyline of a myth from the very beginning. In the end it has come full circle, from story to research to storytelling.
Laptops and Chromebooks are available at the workshop; access to Ancestry.com is always free inside library.
The general public is invited.
All programs at the Elisha D. Smith Public Library are free and for everyone. Those with special needs are encouraged to call the library office at 920.967.3662 within 24 hours of an event to assure that specific needs with regards to parking, building and meeting room accessibility are met.
Todos los programas de la Biblioteca Elisha D. Smith son gratuitos y para todos. Aquellos con necesidades especiales pueden llamar a la oficina de la biblioteca 920.967.3662 con 24 horas de anticipación a un evento para asegurar que las necesidades específicas de parqueo, acceso al edificio o acceso a las salas de reunión puedan ser satisfechas.