Family history programs offered at Seymour Library

Registration is still open for two free genealogy and family history programs to be presented Saturday by professional genealogist Michael Lacopo in the meeting room at the Seymour Library, 303 W. Second St.

Registration is preferred by Thursday by visiting or calling the Seymour Library at 812-523-4636.

The programs are being given for Family History Month and in preparation of the upcoming 2016 Indiana and Jackson County bicentennials.

The first program is “Finding Treasures in the Hoosier Courthouse: Dig Deeper to Find Your Ancestors.” It will be presented from 10 to 11:30 am. In this program, attendees will learn there is far more than meets the eye in the state’s courthouses. Attendees will learn to go beyond the vital records and the deeds and dig deeper to find their ancestors in Indiana, the “Crossroads of America.”

Lacopo’s second program, “More Than the Census: Our Families Did Exist Between Those Ten-Year Intervals!,” is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. This lecture is designed to show researchers that it is important to identify ancestors’ whereabouts in as many local records as possible, especially when Census records do not show your ancestors and if you wish to know more about their lives between censuses.

These programs are sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities through a grant to Indiana Humanities.

For information, call Janet Hensen or Becky Brewer at the library.