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Get your genealogical research started with the library’s “Finding Your Roots Series”

Orange County Library System Genealogy Events – September 2023

OCLS’s West Oaks Branch and Genealogy Center offers events that cover a range of basic and beginning genealogy research techniques, including how to interpret DNA results, census records, vital statistics, land records, probate records, and immigration records. As part of our ongoing partnership with the library, each month we let you know the genealogy events they are offering. For more information and to register, visit here.

Mastering Genealogical Documentation Study Group
Tuesdays, September 5 & 12, 1 p.m.
Join us for our Mastering Genealogical Proof study group focusing on genealogical documentation.

Genealogy Research Question Workshop
Wednesday, September 6, 6:30 p.m.
Sharpen your genealogy skills and learn about resources by sharing your research questions.

Global Genealogy: Italy
Wednesday, September 13, 6:30 p.m.
Explore resources, tips and tricks for finding records in the home countries of your ancestors. This session focuses on Italy.

Sunday Morning Genealogy
Sunday, September 24, 11 a.m.
Grab a cup of coffee (or tea) and join us for this Sunday morning genealogy hangout. Feel free to ask any type of genealogy question or propose a genealogy discussion topic.

Conducting Family History Interviews
Tuesday, September 26, 1 p.m.
Oral history is an important part of genealogical research. Learn how to get the most information from the family members you interview.

Genealogy Research Report Writing & Numbering
Wednesday, September 27, 6:30 p.m.
Learn about the different types of genealogy reports and numbering systems.