"If you can't get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance"
-George Bernard Shaw

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Amazing Event

On September 16th  GTAGS had an amazing event at the Traverse Area District Library (TADL) put together by our past president, Mary B.  Our event was called "Hands On Genealogy" in which we exposed people to various sources for research at the library to assist researchers in their search.  The turn out was amazing.  We doubled our expected turn out.

Participants were given tasks to do in the library to find certain information on pre-researched information to help familiarize themselves with the resources available at our library.  I was posted at the 2 computers that the library has provided with databases where people can come and do their own research.  I was so amazed at the positive responses that we were given!  One participant even found her mother in a year book that the library had in it's collection.

All of GTAGS should be proud of the amazing accomplishment.  We planned for 20 to 30 people, and we had 51 registered participants, and about a dozen GTAGS members helping out.  We're already planning for our next event. 

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