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Beyond the Bookshelves: Jump into genealogy at the Geneva Public Library

Discover how to research your family history when local genealogist Jaymie Middendorf presents “Jump Into Genealogy” from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, at the Geneva Public Library, 227 S. Seventh St.

This introduction to genealogy will cover the value that census records, vital records and obituaries bring to your family history research. Learn which genealogy resources are the most helpful as you get started and how to keep your research organized.

Middendorf holds a certificate of genealogical research from Boston University. She has volunteered with the Illinois State Genealogical Society since 2016 and serves as their Honors and Awards Chair. She’s a member of the Colorado Genealogical Society, the Illinois State Genealogical Society, the National Danish-American Genealogical Society and the South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society (Illinois).

Sign up for the event at gpld.org/events or call 630-232-0780.

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Paula Krapf is public relations and marketing manager for the Geneva Public Library. The “Beyond the Bookshelves” column runs the third Thursday of each month. Feedback can be sent to editorial@kcchronicle.com.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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