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Geneology/Lineage Workshop

Daughters of the American Revolution and the Huntsville Public Library to host Lineage Workshop in June.


Who Could Be in Your Family Tree?

Have you ever wondered if your ancestors fought alongside George Washington in the American Revolutionary War, or maybe even sold provisions to the Continental Army? Perhaps they were passengers on the Mayflower. Want to prove it? Then a lineage society is for you. And while a lineage society is a way to take pride in an ancestor’s accomplishments, it’s also a great way to test your research skills and learn more about certain lines in your family history.

The Mary Martin Elmore Scott Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Huntsville Public Library are hosting their annual Lineage Society Workshop Thursday, June 11, 2015. Be sure to put it on your calendar!

Held from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Huntsville Public Library, located at 1219 13th Street, the workshop will offer assistance in preparation of lineage applications to any patriotic or lineage society (for women and/or men).

“Anyone interested in joining a lineage society is invited to participate,” said Mary Kokot, Huntsville Public Library Adult Services Coordinator. “Bring any genealogical & family materials you have, such as birth, death, and marriage certificates, bible records, land records, etc.

“If in doubt, bring it along. Help will be available to assist in preparing your lineage papers, and worksheets and handouts will be furnished.”

The workshop is taught by Johnnie Jo Sowell Dickenson, a local professional genealogist who has helped many with history and lineage society applications.

Attendees will have an hour for an independent lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required. To attend the workshop and receive the handouts and worksheets, interested parties can register at the library or online at www.myhuntsvillelibrary.com.

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