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Sullivan County and Northeast State libraries to hold genealogy seminars

The Sullivan County Public Library and the Northeast State Wayne G. Basler Library will host free seminars in genealogical research Jan. 14 and 21. Each of the four free, identical seminars will be presented by Theresa McMahan, director of the Sullivan County Public Library System, and Chrissie Anderson Peters, reference and outreach librarian at Wayne G. Basler Library.

“We are excited about this opportunity to reach out to the members of our community in order to share our resources and expertise,” said McMahan. Peters added, “It’s also a great way to showcase how community partnerships can be used synergistically to meet the needs and wants of a wide variety of users.”

Each two-hour seminar will cover how to get started with genealogical research. Topics include where to start, what resources to use, and how to use those resources. Hands-on activities will be provided, as well as research tips. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops, as the number of onsite computers may be limited. 

The Jan. 14 and 21 seminars will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Northeast State's Basler Library, and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sullivan County Public Library in Blountville. 

Each session is limited to 15 and registration is required. To sign up for one of the Northeast sessions, please contact Chrissie Anderson Peters at 423.354.2463 or by e-mail atcapeters@NortheastState.edu. For a Sullivan County Public Library session, call Theresa McMahan at 423.279.2715, or e-mail at tmcmahan@wrlibrary.org.