Ge­neal­ogy Fair to be held at Boyertown Com­mu­nity Li­brary

The Boyertown Area Times - - LOCAL NEWS - From Su­san Lopez Boyertown Com­mu­nity Li­brary

The Boyertown Com­mu­nity Li­brary and the Boyertown Area His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will hold a Ge­neal­ogy Fair on Sat­ur­day, Oct. 13.

This free event will bring lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions to­gether to show­case ge­nealog­i­cal re­sources and ser­vices they have to of­fer peo­ple in­ter­ested in re­search­ing fam­ily his­tory. At­ten­dees can sign up for as many of the ses­sions as they wish.

Pre-regis­tra­tion is re­quested. At­ten­dees will have an op­por­tu­nity to at­tend the fol­low­ing in­for­ma­tion ses­sions:

• 10 a.m. Sherry Knight, Pottstown Fam­ily His­tory Cen­ter:

Sherry Knight, Fam­ily His­tory Con­sul­tant for the Church of Je­sus Christ of Lat­ter-day Saints, will dis­cuss the Church’s Pottstown Fam­ily His­tory Cen­ter and how their re­sources can help you in your ge­nealog­i­cal re­search. Sherry has been a fam­ily his­tory con­sul­tant for sev­eral years and en­joys help­ing peo­ple learn more about their fam­i­lies.

• 11 a.m. Betty and Miles Dechant, Daugh­ter of the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion and Sons of the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion:

Betty has been a mem­ber of the DAR for more than 40 years and has served on the lo­cal and state lev­els of the or­ga­ni­za­tion. She is cur­rently the regis­trar of the Berks County Chap­ter, a po­si­tion that she has held for more than 20 years. Miles has been a mem­ber of the SAR for more than 45 years and has served the or­ga­ni­za­tion on the lo­cal, state and na­tional lev­els. He has been the regis­trar/ge­neal­o­gist for the Gov. Joseph Hi­ester Chap­ter as well as the Philadel­phia Con­ti­nen­tal Chap­ter. To­gether they will present an in­tro­duc­tion to both or­ga­ni­za­tions.

• 1 p.m. Jeanne Sorg, Mont­gomery County Recorder of Deeds:

The Mont­gomery County of Deeds is charged with keep­ing all land doc­u­ments, and other types of doc­u­ments, recorded in Mont­gomery County in per­pe­tu­ity. In this ses­sion, ge­neal­o­gists will learn how deeds and other doc­u­ment can help with their search. Many doc­u­ments held by the Recorder of Deeds date back to Mont­gomery County’s in­cor­po­ra­tion in 1784. Ge­neal­o­gists will also learn how to use the sys­tem that con­tains these doc­u­ments.

• 2 p.m. Dar­lene Moyer, PA Ger­man Cul­tural Her­itage Cen­ter at Kutz­town Univer­sity:

Dar­lene, a Berks County na­tive and As­sis­tant Direc­tor of the PA Ger­man Cul­tural Her­itage Cen­ter at Kutz­town Univer­sity, will present, “Are Your An­ces­tors Look­ing for You? - Serendip­ity in Ge­neal­ogy.” Dar­lene will share ge­neal­ogy study tips that she has

learned from al­most 30 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in the sub­ject. She will also dis­cuss the phe­nom­e­non of serendip­ity that can oc­cur and how it can ben­e­fit your re­search.

To reg­is­ter, please con­tact Su­san at the Boyertown Com­mu­nity Li­brary at 610369-0496 or sbodi­rec­tor@gmail.com or Lind­say at the Boyertown Area His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety at 610-367-5255 or boy­er­town­his­tory.li­brary@wind­stream.net

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