The Williams County Genealogical Society held their lock-in workshop on November 15, 2014. It was entitled Searching for Your Roots.
President Pat Goebel greeted everyone and thanked them for coming out in the cold weather.
Vice President Mary Alice Roth presented many different ways and places to collect your family information. She cautioned how all names, birth and death dates, marriage records, court records, church records and areas lived in should be compared to make sure the person considered to be your relative is the correct one. She also discussed how the computer is very useful to find information but what looks like the right person may not be. Keep searching and compare information gathered to see if it fits in like pieces of a puzzle. Handouts of information covered were provided.
Pam Lash gave tours of the library and different resources available for their research. While guests did research, she helped with different problems they were having finding information.
There were nineteen guests in attendance plus board members that assisted guests with their searching. Three new members were gained and others very interested in attending our upcoming meetings.
Our next meeting will be held Monday, December 8, 2014 at 6:30pm. Bring your favorite festive dish to share and enjoy mingling with genealogy friends. Plates, table service and coffee will be provided.
The purpose of the WCGS is preservation of county records and family research. Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, excluding July and August, at 6:30pm, in the conference room of the West Annex of the Bryan Public Library. The public is invited to attend all meetings.
For further information concerning the WCGS, visit the Website at www.wcgs-ogs.com or write to the WCGS, P.O. Box 293, Bryan, Ohio 43506.