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Several Western NY public libraries to offer August programs

Several public libraries in Western New York will present genealogy classes in August.

There will be a genealogy workshop hybrid program at the Walworth-Seely Public Library every Wednesday in August from 3-4 p.m. From 2:00 – 3:00 pm, individual assistance in researching is available.  This includes getting started with your family tree, finding out what resources are available and/or scanning and uploading images.

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The Palmyra Community Library will present Genealogy and Ancestry Help, in person, on Tuesdays in August.

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The Buffalo and Erie County Public Library will present “Anatomy of a U.S. Military Pension File: Revolutionary War through Civil War” on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 2 p.m.  U.S. military pension files are one of the most genealogically rich record sets. This presentation will discuss the type of information you may learn from military pension files and how to access them.

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In addition, the Western New York Genealogical Society will be offering free research assistance in the Buffalo Public Library Central Library local history room on Saturday, August  12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. They are there to assist researchers with the society’s library collection and answer general research questions.

The Geneva Public Library will have a genealogy research roundtable on Saturday,  August 19 at 10 a.m. Get together with others who are interested in family history research. Other attendees and a library staff member can help you with your research. Just starting out? Attendees will be glad to show you tools you need to being your journey.

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