Family History Events at Barrett and Special Collections Branches

Inspired to find the missing branches of your family tree and preserve your ancestral history after watching television shows like "Who Do You Think You Are?" and "Finding Your Roots"? Librarians from Special Collections Branch and a representative from the Office of Historic Alexandria (OHA) can help. On Saturday, May 11 at 11 a.m., Terilee Edwards-Hewitt of OHA, will show you how to preserve your family’s stories. Learn the basics of conducting an oral history interview. At 1 p.m. George Combs, Branch Manager will present "Preserving Your Family Memories." Learn how to safeguard your cherished items for generations to come. Please bring no more than two letters, photographs or other keepsakes for examination. The following Saturday, May 18 at 1 p.m., Leslie Anderson, Reference Librarian presents "Introduction to Genealogy." Learn how to begin your family history research. All three events – held at 717 Queen Street – are a part of our All Alexandria Reads program celebrating life experiences. We wish you well on your quest to learn more about your family and preserve its treasures.


Oral History Workshop
Barrett Branch Library
May 11 at 11 a.m.

Preserving Your Family Memories
Special Collections Branch Library
May 11 at 1 p.m.

Introduction to Genealogy
Special Collections Branch Library
May 18 at 1 p.m.