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Posted on: October 4, 2018

"Ask Granny," and create a genealogical gift for your grandchildren

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The stories of family members live on in your memories. When you attend the Rock Island Library's "Ask Granny" © genealogy workshop, you can capture them on paper for your grandchildren - and their children!  The event will allow participants to create a genealogical gift for their grandchildren by answering the question:"What can Granny (or Grandpa) tell us about our family ancestors?"

The free workshop is Monday, Oct. 22 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm, at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. All supplies are provided, and the event is limited to 20 people. Registration is required. To sign up, call the Rock Island Library at 30-732-7341 or register via the library website. 

Rock Island Library reference and local history librarian James F. Shearouse will demonstrate an easy way to transfer family information for you and your spouse onto paper. No computers are involved. At the end of the workshop, you'll have recorded your ancestors onto a simple family tree. Bring a friend and create a genealogical gift for your family.

"Ask Granny" produces free genealogical materials for seniors. The senior seminar company won the 2011 "Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Genealogy" given by the Georgia Genealogical Society and of the July 2014 Seton Shields national award by the "Honoring Our Ancestors" Foundation.

For more library events and services, visit the library website, follow the library's social media sites, or sign up for the library's email newsletter. For other questions about library services and programs, call 309-732-READ.

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