Spring is finially here! Let's get together and work on a lovely project to get ready for the gardening season. This month we will be decorating terra cotta pot with supplies provided in your take-and-make bag. Join us via Zoom for instructions and conversation with fellow crafters. Registration is required. We will contact you prior to the event with instructions and a link. *Take-and-make bag quantities are limited.
In honor of Pride month, Liz will be covering Queer cinema. We'll look at Groundbreaking documentaries like Paris is Burning, LBGTQ creatives, and early pioneers.
Join us for a genealogy roundtable discussion! Have you hit a brick wall? Did you just unearth a great find? Do you need help navigating a certain type of record or region? Then this session is for you.
Join local panelists from the Derry Library and Derry Heritage Commission as we dig into some local History and Mysteries! From missing time capsules to missing bones, who knows what we’ll run into next?
Featuring TJ Cullinane(Derry Heritage Commission), Karen Blandford Anderson(Derry Museum of History), Erin Robinson (Derry Public Library).
Family search is a massive (free) genealogical website which can greatly benefit researchers—if you know where to look. Are you using FamilySearch effectively enough to find what you need? Join us as we deep dive into this database and master the skills to make it work for us!
While forensic genealogy is often referred to in terms of the use of genetics and DNA it is quite a bit broader. In fact, forensic genealogy covers everything from document analysis to photo identification, to missing heir research, military repatriation and more. Let’s look at a few examples of how to use forensic genealogy in your own research by applying our skills to signature analysis and photo identification.
March is Women’s History Month! Let’s put our genealogical skills to the test as we search for Elsie Gaskin, Derry Public Library’s first female (dare I say, “favorite?”) librarian. Elsie took over as librarian after her father, the Reverend William Gaskin, fell ill. We’ll dive into census records, vital records, old newspapers, local history books and more to see how far and wide Elsie roamed.
What kind of records do churches hold? What clues can a genealogist hope to find at the church? Are records accessible and open to the public or available on a case-by-case basis? Join us to find out how church records can be useful to your research.