Library digs into family histories

Genealogy has boomed in recent years to become the world’s most popular online hobby.

Genealogy has boomed in recent years to become the world’s most popular online hobby.

Therefore the Vernon branch of the Okanagan Regional Library and the Vernon and District Family History Society have partnered to present sessions and activities for those interested in searching their family history.

Free classes will be offered March 12 on Beginning Genealogy on the Internet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Using the Ancestry.com Databases from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Pre-register for one or both classes by phone at 250-542-7610, ext. 3 or in-person at the branch’s reference desk. Class size is limited.

Tours of the branch’s genealogy section will be conducted from 11:30 a.m. to noon and 2:30 to 3 p.m., and experienced genealogists will be available between noon and 1 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. to provide individualized advice on research.

This is all happening free at the Vernon branch at 3001 – 32nd Ave.