Genealogy @ Your Fingertips | Arts & Culture
Are you watching the new season of "Who Do You Think You Are?" on WIS? In the series, celebrities research their family trees and find out all sorts of interesting facts about their ancestors. Their research often takes them around the country and also around the world.
While most of us don't have the time or money to research our heritage this way, you can garner a great deal of genealogical information from the resources available at the Kershaw County Library and the Camden Archives and Museum. Currently the library and the archives are sponsoring a three part workshop on researching your family tree.
The first workshop was held at the Camden Branch on Monday, February 6. This workshop covered the online database HeritageQuest.. This database combines digital, searchable images of US federal census record with the digitized version of the popular UMI Genealogy and Local History collection. HeritageQuest is available to anyone who has a library card, and can be accessed from home via the library's website, www.kershawcountylibrary.org.
The next workshop will be held Monday, February 13th at the Camden Branch from 2:30-4 PM. This workshop will cover Ancestry Library Edition. Ancestry Libary Edition has census information for the years 1790 through 1920, as well as much more information, and has a good deal of international information. Ancestry Library Edition is only available to patrons within the libraries' branches.
On February 20 the workshop will move to the Camden Archives & Museum's Whiteley Room. Come learn about what is available here at the archives. This class will be held from 2:30 to 4 PM. All classes are free, but registration is required. Please call 425-1508 or come by the Camden Branch to register. Participants are urged to bring their research and questions.
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