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Adding to Your Story

From Genealogist to Family Historian

2019-04-20 14:00:00 2019-04-20 15:00:00 America/New_York Adding to Your Story Local History/Special Collections

Saturday, April 20
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-04-20 14:00:00 2019-04-20 15:00:00 America/New_York Adding to Your Story Join us to learn how to use historical research techniques within Alexandria Library's Local History/Special Collections' archive to give life to your family’s story. Local History/Special Collections

Join us to learn how to use historical research techniques within Alexandria Library's Local History/Special Collections' archive to give life to your family’s story.

Your ancestors were more than just a name, date of birth, and date of death.  Join us to learn how to use historical research techniques within Alexandria Library's Local History/Special Collections' archive to give life to your family’s story.  This workshop will inspire you to search for clues in unconventional places whether you’re a beginner or a genealogical Sherlock Holmes. 

We will discuss:

·         Finding aids & primary source materials

·         Archive etiquette

·         Using the collections in Alexandria Library's LH/SC archive

·         How to get the most from the Library of Virginia (for VA residents)

Local History/Special Collections

pwalker@alexlibraryva.org
Phone: 703.746.1706
Fax: 703.746.1720

Hours
Mon, Apr 22 1:00PM to 9:00PM
Tue, Apr 23 2:00PM to 9:00PM
Wed, Apr 24 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Apr 25 Closed
Fri, Apr 26 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 27 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 28 Closed

About the library

Parking: No library parking lot.  Street parking is available.  A paid parking lot is available on the 100 block of North Alfred Street.

Public Transit:

  • Metrorail: Yellow and Blue lines at Braddock Road (1 mile) and King Street Stations (1.1 miles). 
  • Metrobus: 10A, 10B, 10E, 11Y
  • DASH Bus: AT2/AT5/AT8
  • King Street Trolley:  King & Columbus

Upcoming events

Sun, May 05, 10:00am - 11:30am
Join Mark Livingston of the Capital Jewish Museum on a guided walking tour of Jewish Alexandria.