What Does Your Birth Record Reveal? FREE Genealogy Series @ Ada Library Begins October 7!

Speaker, writer and genealogist Rick Crume began researching his family history at the age of 14.

His quest yielded answers.

“A brother of my ancestor was last recorded in the 1880 census. For years, I wasn’t able to find any record of him-it was like he vanished!” shared Crume. “When newspaper records went online, I found him again! He could be traced from Minnesota to California to Central and then finally to South America,” Crume continued. “Turned out he had married four times…without necessarily divorcing the previous spouse. He was on the run and made big headlines!” he added.

Join Rick Crume along with the Norman County Genealogical Society for a free genealogy series beginning Thursday, October 7 at Ada Library to learn more about yourself and your family’s past.

“There’s a very good chance that genealogy websites like Ancestry and HeritageQuest have information on your family, but finding information on your ancestors can be hit or miss. In these presentations, you’ll learn tips and tricks to save time and search these sites effectively,” Crume concluded.

Beginner’s Guide to Online Genealogy with Rick Crume

Thursday, October 7 at 7 p.m.

Rick will guide you through the best online destinations for beginning genealogists.

Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest @ your Library with Rick Crume

Thursday, October 14 at 7 p.m.

Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest bring the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resources to your library. Unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

Finding German Immigrant Ancestors with Rick Crume

Thursday, October 21 at 7 p.m.

Tracing your German ancestry is challenging-name changes, foreign language records and more. You needn’t be intimidated by German genealogy-Rick is here to help!

Resources of the Norman County Genealogical Society

Thursday, October 28 at 7 p.m.

Learn about the many resources available locally including census records, city directories, land records, tax records, World War I Alien Registration forms and much more.

Programming is sponsored by Lake Agassiz Regional Library and supported in part or in whole with money from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage fund.