Explore your history

Genealogy has boomed in recent years to become the world’s most popular online hobby. The Vernon library and the Vernon and District Family History Society have partnered to present many sessions and activities for those interested in searching their family history on March 12.

  • Feb. 19, 2011 5:00 a.m.

Genealogy has boomed in recent years to become the world’s most popular online hobby. The Vernon library and the Vernon and District Family History Society have partnered to present many sessions and activities for those interested in searching their family history on March 12.

Free classes will be offered, “Beginning Genealogy on the Internet,” 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and “Using the Ancestry.com Databases,” 1:30 p.m. 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 p.m. to 3 p.m., and experienced genealogists will be available noon to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. to provide individualized advice on research.