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Posted on: December 31, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Resolved to Trace Your Family Tree?

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Learn how library databases can help you trace your family history with a free workshop on January 11 at Rock Island Main Library.

If you've resolved to fill in those gaps in your family tree this coming year, the Rock Island Public Library will offer a free class on "Using Library Databases for Genealogy" at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, January 11 at the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street.

Participants can explore how to use the library's newest database, Fold3, which offers free access to historical US military records, Native American history, African-American record collections, FBI case files, and Holocaust records. The continually growing collection of nearly 450 million records from world-class archives brings to life the details of America’s military veterans with stories, photos and personal documents. The Fold3 name comes from a traditional flag folding ceremony in which the third fold is made in honor and remembrance of veterans.

Additional library databases to be discussed include the library's subscriptions to Library Edition and Heritage Quest. Fold3 and Ancestry are available for in-library use.

The one-hour workshop is free and does not require registration.

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