Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Family History Festival in Detroit

October is just around the corner and with it comes Family History Month. There will be all sorts of activities in libraries and genealogy societies around the country. Here in Detroit, the Detroit Public Library (main branch) will be hosting their second annual Burton Historical Collection Family History Festival this Saturday, September 29 to kick it off. The event will be cosponsored by the Detroit Society For Genealogical Research, the Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society, and the Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation.

There will be a series of free sessions on a wide variety of genealogy topics including analyzing photos, Polish genealogical research, Native American genealogy, French - Canadian genealogical research, DNA in genealogy, and more. Registration begins at 9:30 AM. There will be a keynote address to start things off then the sessions will run until 4:15 PM. Lastly, There will be a reception held in the Burton Historical Collection's Reading Room from 4:30 to 6:00 PM.

Click here for more information on session times, topics, and presenters.

I don't know about you, but it sounds like a good time to me!