Sunday, July 24, 2011

Discovering Your Ancestors Online

The Special Collections Division of the Akron-Summit County Public Library and the Summit County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society are pleased to present "Discovering Your Ancestors Online" on Saturday, August 6, 2011 from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. This FREE day-long program will take place in the auditorium of Main Library, located at 60 South High Street, Akron, OH 44326.

Featured speakers are: Laura Prescott, current President of the Association of Professional Genealogists and a consultant at; ProQuest Training Specialist Edward Loera; and Judith Porter, Director of the Family History Center in Tallmadge, Ohio.

Program schedule:

9:30 - 9:45 Introductions
9:45 - 10:45 Genealogy Research Online: Sites and Strategies That May Surprise You (Laura Prescott)
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 Find Your Family on (Laura Prescott)
12:00-1:15 Lunch on your own
1:15 - 2:15 Ancestry (Edward Loera)
2:15 - 2:30 Break
2:30 - 3:30 Heritage Quest (Edward Loera)
3:30 - 4:30 Family Search - The Largest Source of Free Genealogy (Judith Porter)

Parking is free in the High-Market Parking Deck. To sign-up, contact the Special Collections Division at 330-643-9030 or For more information, visit