Explore steps to build your family history your way

Interested in researching your family tree? ​Come branch out with us.

Tuesday, July 16, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Orcas Library

— from Kathi Ciskowski —

The Orcas Island Genealogy Club will meet for the regular meeting on Tuesday, July 16, the third Tuesday of the month, from 10:30-12:30 in the Community Room of the Orcas Island Library.

Organizing genealogical papers, artifacts and online research is a significant part of this hobby. For the July meeting, genealogist and club member, Linda Duffield, will share information and show samples of how she compiled scrapbooks as part of her organization plan. She will include talking about the tools and supplies she uses and how to choose the best way to tell your own genealogical story. In the past she had a business called “It’s All Relative” where she developed and utilized different approaches for each client.

Also included will be time for individuals to work on a family name with people helping each other. Bring a name of an ancestor you want to research and any of the facts of their lives that you have gathered. Fresh eyes may help break a “brick wall”.

The Orcas Island Genealogy Club is free and open to anyone who is interested in exploring family genealogy–whether you have years of experience or are just wanting to begin now, you are welcome to join. Bring a computer or other device that can connect to the internet and find out how to connect to the library version of Ancestry.com.

Coordinators, Vicki Leimback, Rebecca Johnson, and Kathi Ciskowski are passionate about research and will bring their organizational and genealogical skills and resources to share. ​​All three live on Orcas. Call either Vicki (206-714-3348), Rebecca (360-298-6007) or Kathi (360-376-4186) for more information.

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