Find your roots at Longview’s library

June 22, 2012 by  

Beginning Wednesday, June 27, there will be a day of genealogy help at the Longview Public Library Genealogy Room at 1600 Louisiana Street in Longview, Washington. This assistance runs from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and will repeat each Wednesday afternoon.

Lola Weber, from Rootsweb, will meet with people interested in studying their family genealogy. The Lower Columbia Genealogy Society was established in Longview in 1963 and joined the Longview Library program in 1980 to create a book collection on the subject. During this time, the Genealogy Society started providing information to people around the area and had soon established a research assistance program to aid residents. It was during this period that the funds raised from the projects and society dues were put towards research materials to the Genealogy Room; a practice which continues to this day.

At the weekly sessions, guests will be able to look up their family’s historical events with the assistance of members from the Genealogy Society. They can receive local records by mail from researchers who live in and around the area. The Society will be happy to show guests how to find the research they require, as well as how to organize it once they have located it. With the program occurring every Wednesday, all guests can continue to locate the materials and documents they require to keep their projects growing and moving forward.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Flyer printing and poster printing may have been used to promote this program. For more information, visit the Longview Library website or stop by the library.