Time to Start Your Genealogy Research

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Our next meeting is June 28 at 1 PM. This will be a Zoom meeting.

For 2021-22, the Genealogy Club will focus on starting research. The first meeting, June 28 at 1, will be a Zoom meeting discussing the basic principles of genealogy research.

Genealogy research combines understanding history, finding documents, and solving problems. It is an opportunity to understand the lives of your ancestors. It isn’t just recording vital statistics, it’s also understanding where people lived, how they lived, and why they moved. It’s understanding who married whom and why. It’s understanding America – from the earliest settlers in the 1600s to the immigrants who entered via Ellis Island around 1900. It’s understanding the “old country” – what it might have been like to live in Germany, Ireland, Poland, Italy, or wherever and to immigrate to America. It’s understanding the role religion played in the lives of our ancestors. It’s finding a newspaper article from 1925 where your grandparents are featured.

The Oakmont Genealogy Club is open to all. We meet the 4th Monday of each month at 1 PM (July and December excepted). There are no dues.

If you would like to get a link to the meeting and/or receive our newsletter, send your email address to oakmontancestry@gmail.com.