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Posted by MPLadult on September 24, 2017

Wondering how to find an obituary for a relative who passed away? Or when you great grandparents came through Ellis Island? Or where your parents lived decades ago? Come to the MinotPicture1.png Public Library on September 28th at 7:00 pm to learn about the enormous variety of genealogy resources the Library has to offer, including Ancestry.com, its Minot Daily News microfilm collection and Minot area city directories. This event is free and open to the public.

Discover Your Roots
by Paul Amberg, Library Assistant

Genealogy has always been an interest to many and your local public library has many great resources to help you fill out your family tree. Whether you are just getting started or have been doing it for a while, we can help. We have library editions of ancestry.com and Heritage Quest which allow you to search through all the resources ancestry.com has without being required to pay for a monthly membership. If your family history is local, we have a lot of information on local history including the Minot Daily News on Microfilm dating back to the paper’s inception. We also have numerous books on ancestry research and a subscription to Family Tree Magazine as well as our Great Plains Room with many one-of-a-kind books on local history.

Our best resources though are the librarians who have experience working on family trees and can help you along. On Thursday, September 28th at 7:00 pm these experienced library staff will present a free program on genealogy. Staff will tell you how to find an obituary for a relative who passed away, find when your great grandparents came through Ellis Island, discover where your parents lived decades ago and much more. Come to the Minot Public Library on September 28th to learn about the enormous variety of genealogy resources the Library has to offer, including ancestry.com, our Minot Daily News microfilm collection, and Minot area city directories. Staff may even be able to come up with an idea you hadn’t thought of, or a site you didn’t know about. This event is free and open to the public. Please call 701-852-1045 for more information and head on over to the Library and let us help you get started finding out where you came from.

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