Thursday, October 13, 2011

Follow Friday - Family History Day at the California State Archives

On Saturday, October 15th, the California State Archives will open its doors to the 13th annual Family History Day, an all day, all free event.

This is a day when we celebrate National Family History Month.

This is a day when we introduce the joy of genealogy to the public.

This is a day when you will begin your journey back to the days of your ancestors.

Whether you want to learn how to start your family tree or refresh your research skills, the 23 genealogy classes available at Family History Day 2011 are sure to meet your needs.  All classes are presented by speakers who are experts in their subjects, teaching at the basic level, informing you of what resources are available and how to use them. 

Talk to representatives from the 27+ exhibitors who will help enhance your family history research.  The exhibitors include genealogical and lineage societies, libraries and archives, photographic preservation experts and technology tools.

The Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Library, housed on the 4th floor of the State Archives, will be open for browsing (and research if you have time).  Our librarian, Sammie Hudgens, and her team will be available for orientation and assistance.

Be sure to sign up for a tour of the State Archives.  You will enjoy a rare opportunity to get an inside look at how documents are received, prepared for storage and made available to the public for research.  Also, learn about the State Archives preservation process for documents held there.

The Family History Day blog has up-to-date news about the speakers, class topics, exhibitors, venue and parking.  The class schedule is there as are FAQs about the event.  Visit the blog today!

We look forward to seeing you at Family History Day 2011!

posted by Denise Hibsch Richmond

1 comment:

  1. Denise,
    This was the best Family History Day ever! There were more exhibitors and more attendees than any other year. I heard only positive comments! Kudoos to you and your team!


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