Library Program on Beginning Genealogy
LAKEPORT—In recognition of Family History Month, Lakeport Library. will present a program called “First Steps in Family History Research” on Oct. 27, 9:00 a.m. at 1425 N. High St. Jan Cook of the library staff will introduce the basics of genealogy: research and will cover resources available through the library. Guests will have a chance to do some internet research and will receive a packet of materials to take home.
Sign-ups are requested, but no library card is required to attend this free program. Lakeport Library’s phone number is 263-8817. The library website is http://library.co.lake.ca.us.
On the subject of family history, Alex Haley commented in Roots "In all of us there is a hunger, marrow deep, to know our heritage - to know who we are and where we came from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum, an emptiness, and the most disquieting loneliness." Mark Twain expressed a different view of genealogy: "Why waste your money looking up your family tree? Just go into politics and your opponents will do it for you."
Genealogy is a puzzle with no end, a mystery that expands with every solution. Finding one ancestor leads to two more. Everyone is welcome to attend this library program and to begin exploring his or her own unique heritage.