Toledo Library presents Two Great Genealogy Events

Daily Dose  |  05/25/2018 1:00 pm

The ABCs of DNA: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy:
You've see it on TV, now learn more! In celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month the Toledo Lucas County Public Library is pleased to present The ABCs of DNA: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy. Join us for an overview on using genetic tests to build your family history. Genealogy specialist, Debra Smith Renard, will explain basic DNA terms and concepts including:

  • Identifying your testing goals and objectives
  • DNA tests available for genealogical purposes
  • Understanding testing for inheritance patterns, limitations and results
  • Additional resources for further study

The ABCs of DNA: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy

Saturday, June 9 | 10 - 11:30 a.m.
McMaster Center
Main Library
325 Michigan St.
419.259.5233

About the speaker:
Debra Smith Renard is a genealogical researcher and founder of Eureka! She is co-leader of the Louisville Genetic Genealogy Special Interest Group. Debra speaks at the local, regional and national levels and is especially passionate about helping those with unknown birth families find their roots. 

Searching Chronicling America’s Newspaper Database -  How to Search Digitized Toledo Polish Newspapers
Did you know that you can full-text search through thousands of pages of Polish-language and other newspapers from Ohio (and beyond) on via Chronicling America, including the Toledo Ameryka Echo, 1889-1906? Learn how to use this free Library of Congress website, plus advanced search strategies, to find a variety of information covering local and family history to world events. A brief overview of Polish-American newspapers will also be provided. 

Searching Chronicling America’s Newspaper Database

Saturday, June 23 | 10 - 11:30 a.m.
McMaster Center
Main Library
325 Michigan St.
419.259.5233

About the speaker:
Speaker Jenni Salamon is the Coordinator for the Ohio Digital Newspaper Program at the Ohio History Connection where she manages their newspaper digitization and microfilming projects, including the National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio.

 



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