Genealogy Fair to be held at 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 email@example.com or Lindsay at the Boyertown Area Historical Society at 610-367-5255 or firstname.lastname@example.org