Mark your calendar for these free fall programs at various KDL branches:
The Orphan Train in Michigan
Nearly 12,500 children from New York City and Boston areas, riding aboard the Orphan Train, were placed in Michigan from 1854 to 1927. Father-son team Al and David Eicher, research historians and television producers whose family has ties to the orphan train, have researched and documented those events and will present the program, to be held at the Lowell Township Hall, 2910 Alden Nash SE.
Tuesday, September 18, 7:00 PM – Englehardt branch
Sponsored by the Friends of the Englehardt Library and the Lowell Area Historical Museum
Adventures into Michigan’s Past
Larry B. Massie, bestselling author, historian and dynamic storyteller, takes his audience on a pilgrimage into our beloved state’s past.
Saturday, October 6, 11:00 AM – Krause Memorial branch
Sponsored by the Friends of the Krause Memorial Library, the Rockford Area Historical Society, Bishop Hills Elder Care Community and Meijer
The Stories of Your Life
Personal historian Deb Moore will focus on how to make you and your ancestors unforgettable by adding the stories behind the names and dates on your family tree. Tips and techniques will help you get started preserving the stories of five or more generations of your family.
Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 PM – Englehardt branch
Sponsored by the Friends of the Englehardt Library
Introduction to Genealogy
An introduction to basic tools for tracing your family’s history and concepts for the beginner. Presented by Susan Rabick of the West Michigan Genealogical Society.
Monday, October 22, 6:30 PM – Krause Memorial branch
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