Has anyone ever asked you where your family came from? Do you have an answer? How many of your great-grandparents can you name? Do you want to know about your ancestors; where they lived, what they were like, their medical history?
If you want to learn more of your family history, there will be plenty of help available at the genealogy workshop in Louisiana on Saturday, April 27. Pike County Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, is sponsoring the event at the First Presbyterian Church, 121 South 8th Street, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everything is free. There is no charge to anyone and all are welcome.
Family history is more than lists of names and dates. Getting your history together is like working a puzzle. Start with the outside edges (facts that you know) and work toward the middle. Bring with you the information that you have and there will be people present to help you get started. If you have already done some research and have reached a roadblock, we will try to help there, too.
Information will be given to each one attending on sources that are available for research and how to organize your material. Think of yourself as a detective looking for clues to complete the puzzle of your own life history. Bring a loose leaf notebook and pens or pencils and any research you may already have done.
You may contact Marilyn Johnson at 573-754-5303 if you plan to attend or if you would like more information about the workshop.