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April 26, 2012

Celebrate May with workshops, contests


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Librarian Sarah Livingston will be offering a series of genealogy programs next month and you may sign up for as many as you like.

Fees for materials, if any, are noted and can be paid at the time of the workshop.

Registration is required and may be done in person or be calling us at 432-1980.

Internet Resources for the Genealogist

This workshop will be an introduction to available resources such as Mormon records, USGenWeb, Ellis Island, Castle Garden, and email lists. There is a $5 materials fee. The session will be held 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8.

Irish Genealogy

Learn about the available resources for researching your Irish ancestors using Ancestry.com and other online websites. There is a $5 materials fee. Choose one of these two times: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 7, or 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 11.

Familysearch.org & Microfilm Lending Program

Learn about the resources available through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The lending program recently changed its methods of ordering film, and you will want to learn about the revised process. You'll also learn about the resources available through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. New and experienced users will want to attend one of these two sessions: 1 to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, or 11 to 11:45 a.m. Thursday, May 10. There is no fee for this workshop.

Military Records

During this workshop, you will learn how to locate and request records for your military ancestors. Online resources will also be included. It is scheduled for 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, and there is no fee.

One-on-One Sessions

Sign up for individual genealogy workshop sessions May 7 to 11 at the library. Using book and Internet resources, Sarah Livingston will work with you individually to help you with your genealogical research.

There is no charge for individual sessions, but registration is required. Registration deadline is Friday, May 4.

Each participant will be able to use a computer compliments of the Four County Library System Traveling Classroom during our workshops. Hours for the New York State Room are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. Other times by appointment.

Children's Short Story Contest

We're celebrating Children's Book Week, May 7-13, with a short story contest open to children in kindergarten through sixth grade. What do an eagle, a zebra, a cupcake, a rocket ship, and a kid named Riley have in common?

Type or handwrite a one-page story including all five subjects. Write your first name and age on the front, and add your full name and phone number on the back. Essays need to be delivered to the front desk at Huntington Memorial Library by 5 p.m., May 15. Write a creative story and be a winner in our contest.

Library Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.

Marie Bruni is director of Huntington Memorial Library in Oneonta. Her column appears in the community section of The Daily Star every Thursday. Her columns can be found online at www.thedailystar.com/librarycorner.