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Family History Month

Along the line of October being the month of spirits, it is also Family History Month. Have you ever wondered what your great-great grandparents were like? Or maybe you look at your last name and wonder if you are a descendent of that great person in history who shares your name. This curiosity is a good reason to start your climb up your family tree.

In the Tri-Valley we’re fortunate to have several places to find help to begin our genealogy.  The Pleasanton Library has a great selection of genealogy books as well as computers with access to Ancestry and other on-line genealogy sites. Docents from Livermore-Amador Genealogy Society are on hand on Wednesdays from 10am – 1pm to help interested individuals get started with their family trees. For information on our two local genealogy societies, meetings, and genealogy links please visit their websites:
 Livermore-Amador Genealogy Society –
www.L-AGS.org
San Ramon Valley Genealogy Societywww.srvgensoc.org 

Even if you don’t currently have time to pursue your family history, now is the time to capture stories and family information from your parents and family members to pass along to your children.  Genealogy is a great way for families to understand world history by learning the roles your ancestors played in the migration and settlement of different regions, as well as in the great events of history.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to be a part of history!

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